TS 808 build help
As part of my ever increasingly difficult pedal project quest I'm looking into making a Tube screamer.
Has anyone built one. If so which version, Kit/from scratch
Problem and solution and opinions please
I'll be building point to point. Not vero or pcb.
Any help ?
I really don't get the point-to-point fad. You want to cram all this;
..... into a pedal without the benefit of a circuit board to hold parts, avoid shorting leads, and be compact? :confused:
The 'best' kit may be the General Guitar Gadget, but BYOC has a BD2 clone that can be modified to be a TS808. I think the BYOC costs more, but is just a little better quality for parts and 'things lining up the first time'. But a kit usually includes all the parts, such as the enclosure, and a circuit board. If you can build from scratch, and not use a circuit board, you don't need any 'kit'. You can buy all the resistors and capacitors far cheaper than any kit seller would charge. Heck, Radio Shack would be cheaper than BYOC, and the schematic is online.
I would use the whole kit.
My TS808 is awaiting some caps i have on back order and no doubt a few days debugging as usual.
I have to say if its anything like as good as the son of screamer i built i cant wait to hear it.
If i get it working and like it. I might even invest in some burr brown op amps.
don't forget to post pix!
This TS808 debugg is on a back burner atm
As soon as i get it working. I'll post up some pics.
If you really want to see what a ghetto circuit looks like.
I can say they are getting neater with each new board.
The orange Squeezer i just made looks good.
I'm currantly breadboarding a another Orange Squeezer with mods.
So i can learn to adapt and mod circuits.
I think the next project after the modded Squeezer will be the Engineers Thumb Compressor.
latest builds include
DOD250 yjm308 spec. Rothwell love squeeze comp, Amz boosters,Son of screamer,Quick and dirty test oscillator,voodoo labs overdrive,Seymour duncan 3 knob fuzz.
The ones still under debugging are
OCD ver 3, TS808
I'm so busy right now i've got time for nothing else right now.
Must be the solder fumes getting to me.
I love this forum but the pages take so long to load it takes me ages to get anything done, in terms of answering posts or replies even.
Its so much worse since the FB button thing.
As soon as i get a bit more confident with circuits i'll be back and spend more time here.
I miss you all meantime, guys
Hey Rich. What do you think you're doing???
Get to bed, and no supper for you!
I made another son of screamer since, Currantly debugging the Modded Oange Squeezer.
And just finished a Zvex SHO.
I had an early night last night. Went to bed at 2.30 AM.
Supper? Is that food?
No time for that nonsense. I quit smoking a couple of months back and i dont want to put on 3 stone like i did last time i quit so I'm giving suppers and puddings a miss.
A couple more hours debugging and i'm off up the wooden hill.
I'm with you on the burnin' the midnight flux....:yawn: is frequently followed by :cursing:
I'm in the middle of some major construction, so everything is on hold right now. FYI, have you checked out Tonepad.com? I've not done business w. them, but they have a bunch of PCB's.
I am new to this forum site.
I have built a number of TS clones and find the original 808 or 09 circuit works fine but I simply use a 3 pole switch or relay for true bypass and use good quality caps such as polyester mkh or mkt etc. I never use tantalum beads but only bi-polar electrolytic or cylindrical tant for the 10uf output cap.
Another trick is getting good pots with the right curve(s). Mouser can help there. I ended up making a good pcb but have used vero with success.
All the best in the quest.
I'm still debugging my TS808 clone.
I'm a but stumped with it tbh.
I made it from the GGG its8 Schematic.
I have been over at tonepad Steeno mate i downloaded some of the Schematics , in fact their DOD 280 compressor is on my to do list. When i can source the bits.
What major construction are you up to Paul? PM me or email pls.
Thanks for the help Gramoo and welcome aboard mate.
This is the best forum on the web mate.