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rat rod guitars


rat rod guitars

cbgs that may look a bit rough around the edges but sound like hot rods

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"Rat Rod" builds

Started by Greg Potts. Last reply by Blind Lemon Cello Jun 23, 2014. 1 Reply

ageing..adding years the quick way

Started by jasus. Last reply by Tramp Guitars Feb 2, 2014. 10 Replies

Tip : Get it all Nice & Rusted !!!

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Comment by Gobi on December 15, 2014 at 7:03pm

Thanks a lot! This will be my project over the holidays, if I get the tubes.

I see, you are from Tallinn, I'm from Berlin - not so far away, word is getting smaller! YEAH!

Comment by Argo on December 15, 2014 at 5:04pm

No, the circuit is  no secret at all - just ordinary two tube gain stages like in Fender Champ or others. And I remembered it wrong  - it runs on 12V DC not 24V. I made several mods during building and i think the one in picture below had simple tone control - 10n cap from volume pot to ground. Building your own is fun  - It's so simple circuit and  with point to point wiring and not being afraid to loose the resale value of  original boutique pedal  you can experiment with different components and  values .

Here's the schematic as i remember building it last

Comment by Gobi on December 15, 2014 at 12:20pm

Cool! I bought the "Mutterstolz" Peal right now, I think its close in the idear, works with ECC83.... Is your circuit a secret? It would be more fun to build  a tube overdrive be my  own...

Comment by Argo on December 15, 2014 at 9:12am

Gobi, it's kind of a three in one pedal - boost, overdrive and fuzz. Fuzz is generated with germanium diodes after two tube gain stages by activating left foot switch. There's Volume knob in the middle (it goes to eleven ;-) ), Gain and Tone (Big Muff Pi) knobs. Tube is 12 AT7 running from  24 Volts DC

Comment by Gobi on December 15, 2014 at 8:32am

Hey Argo, what exactly is it? A Tube Fuzz?

I've benn absent for a long time, wow, a lot of cool stuff is showing up here!

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on December 14, 2014 at 9:41pm

Nice RATS Eric & Argo!!!!!! 

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Comment by Argo on December 14, 2014 at 7:31am

Some of my rats

Comment by David Davies on December 12, 2014 at 2:29pm
Eric. I'm gonna say.... hell yeah

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