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 Post subject: Power Overdrive guts.
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:00 am 
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I found a plastic box overdrive that was not potted. Check out how few components are in the circuit. Also notice the locations for addition components that are not present. The same PC board is used for another module, Treble Bass Expander I think.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:57 am 
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Whoa, seven whole components? I've got two of these, an older waxed one, which weighs a bit, and the newer one which weighs like an once, now I know why. I like the Dynamic Fuzz better than the Power Overdrive personally. Thanks for taking the time to photograph and share, Mike.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:06 am 
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Thanks,now I know why this one is so weak.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:19 pm 
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Great to see the inside of a module, especially the phaser - thanks! I've never had the need or guts to open one up. I kind of like the solid/older version. Like Mike said, they weigh more and seem sturdier. I guess you're hosed if you have to open one though. I'd still like to see someone build an MPC pedal board....or how about a custom reverb/delay module, based on a zoom 505 or something...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:55 pm 
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JMM wrote:
Great to see the inside of a module, especially the phaser - thanks! I've never had the need or guts to open one up. I kind of like the solid/older version. Like Mike said, they weigh more and seem sturdier. I guess you're hosed if you have to open one though.


I don't think they solid potted ones are any more sturdy from a reliability point, but they certainly are "solid." At least the plastic box versions can be repaired in some cases.

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I'd still like to see someone build an MPC pedal board....


Funny you mentioned that... stay tuned for more posts!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:26 pm 
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ultra sonic wrote:

JMM wrote:
I'd still like to see someone build an MPC pedal board....


Funny you mentioned that... stay tuned for more posts!


Check my second post in this thread:

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Is that the kind of thing you're talking about?


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