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Old 13th April 2012, 12:18 AM   #1441
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Default The continuing saga of the 6EB8 crunch machine . . .

I just got this link from a customer who built my MTB-1XE and posted a video of it in action on YouTube:

MTB-1E Sound sample fuzzy and clean - YouTube

Impressive, no? The playing, I mean, the playing!

Anyway, lest anyone still think that a lone 6EB8 cannot produce a usefully healthy amount of crunch distortion, let this video put that untested fiction to rest for good.

BTW, I commented on the video, in response to a question about the circuit, that the circuit was available here in post #1019. So if there's a new and continuing stream of people wandering in to register at DIY Audio from that post, you'll know where they came from.

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Old 13th April 2012, 01:05 AM   #1442
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Nice to hear a sound clip Cassiel.
It was nice until I heard somebody playing better.

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Thank you Cassiel.
You're welcome. That looks to be a nice bedroom amp Tubekit. Hmm, my recording skills are crap, even that amateur YouTube clip sounds better. And I mean the sound quality NOT the amp. But I guess you were right about your amp's distortion level Tubekit, no cheating there right? No pedal? OK, now I got to better this. YouTube video coming on!!!!!!!!!


+- I've just realized I don't have a video camera. LOL

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Old 13th April 2012, 01:27 AM   #1443
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That's a nice sized amp with a little bigger speaker, like a 10" or 12" vintage Jensen.

Despite being a "bedroom" amp, all a guy really needs is a couple watts and a reasonably efficient speaker for day to day plucking.
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Old 13th April 2012, 01:34 AM   #1444
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Feck me, a professional guitar player owes me a favor. I know what I'm going to do.
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Old 13th April 2012, 01:48 AM   #1445
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I just got this link from a customer who built my MTB-1XE and posted a video of it in action on YouTube:

MTB-1E Sound sample fuzzy and clean - YouTube

Impressive, no? The playing, I mean, the playing!

Anyway, lest anyone still think that a lone 6EB8 cannot produce a usefully healthy amount of crunch distortion, let this video put that untested fiction to rest for good.

BTW, I commented on the video, in response to a question about the circuit, that the circuit was available here in post #1019. So if there's a new and continuing stream of people wandering in to register at DIY Audio from that post, you'll know where they came from.

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Old 13th April 2012, 01:50 AM   #1446
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I just got this link from a customer who built my MTB-1XE and posted a video of it in action on YouTube:

Impressive, no? The playing, I mean, the playing!
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Playing? Yes, good. Amp sound? Nice, but that amp definitely needs a different speaker.
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Old 13th April 2012, 01:53 AM   #1447
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We want no YouTube people wandering around here, he better post his schematic on Ebay.
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Old 13th April 2012, 01:54 AM   #1448
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Playing? Yes, good. Amp sound? Nice, but that amp definitely needs a different speaker.

Sounds thin. Probably the box.
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Old 13th April 2012, 02:11 AM   #1449
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Sounds thin. Probably the box.
Yes, thin, but the overall tone is there. Could be the box or the speaker, but the tone is on. The player does have a lot to do with that though, meaning the good tone.
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Old 13th April 2012, 04:43 AM   #1450
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I would like to hear it with a different speaker, in a bigger box if possible. It does sound off, somehow it also sounds like there is some mid scoop happening but with the simple circuit I am not sure what is going on. Mind you an out of phase position on the guitar might do that. Probably sounds better live, in the middle of the clip the overdrive does get a bit wonky, might be the size of the output transformer. But for a low buck design not too bad.
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