Repair of a Colorsound Supa Tonebender

Just got to post some pics of this one.

Colorsound Supa Tonebender

This one uses old BC184 transistors and its got the date 7 FEB 1974 stamped inside the chassies, nice.

Inside the Colorsound Supa Tonebender

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Designing a new tube pedal update 1

Got the DC converter circuit board fabricated and populated. Testing it with the tube circuit connected.

High voltage tube pedal
Tube pedal circuit

A bit diffucult to se but It reads 245,7 VDC

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Maestro PS-1A update 6

Here’s what it looks like with some graphics.

MaestroPS-1A Clone zeta-sound
Maestro PS-1A clone
MaestroPS-1A Clone zeta-sound
Maestro PS-1A clone

I’ve fixed one issue with the speed preset switch, it could sometimes skip one of the three speeds, jumping from slow to fast skipping medium. It now goes steady from slow (1Hz) -> medium (2Hz) -> fast (7Hz).

I’ve made the depth trimmer available from the bottom lid and added a trimmer for the fast speed as my client requested, adjustable 3- 7Hz.

MaestroPS-1A Clone zeta-sound
Maestro PS-1A clone

So lets try to list what differs from the original.

  • I’ve used 2N5952 fets instead of the 2N4303.
  • It’s got a new input buffer suited for guitar.
  • It powerded by 9VDC.
  • Adjustable high speed.
  • The speed selector circuit, tap the switch and change the speed.

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Designing a new tube pedal

Decided it was time to start working on a new tube pedal. Just sharing some picture of what’s to come.

High voltage tube pedal
Pots and tube sockets
High voltage tube pedal
Component side
High voltage tube pedal
Mounted in chassie

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Ampeg/Hagström Patch2000 service

This set of rare equipment arrived the other day for service. I’m told it will not interact with a synteziser.

Hagström Patch2000 guitar and Ampeg Patch2000 service
The rare Hagström Patch 2000 and Ampeg Patch 2000

Here’s a picture of the Ampeg pedal hooked up for testing and calibration.

Ampeg Patch 2000 pedal service and calibration
The Ampeg Patch 2000 pedal undergoing some service

I could not find anything wrong with the Ampeg pedal, though it did need a new calibration. The old electrolytic capacitors will also be replaced.

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