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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 9:33 pm 
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Thorny's overdrive mod is great, it really brings the overdrive module to life. To modern ears this is a must-have improvement.


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 4:31 am 
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This guy is looking for MPC modules:

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 7:51 am 
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sent him an email... Thx!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 7:28 pm 
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If you still have one Im intersting to buy it, Im also looking for some more...


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:46 pm 
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email sent - thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:21 am 
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Ok I just buy the final Module.....
Im still looking for some more....
Flanger, Octaver (This is a must for me), Compressor, etc.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:26 am 
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Thorny I have a look at the gallery....
I see an amazing X810 !!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:12 pm 
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The module is come today.... Im so happy thanks to Thorny.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:48 am 
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You are welcome! That was actually pretty fast to go to Greece, faster than the postal service estimate! Great!

Thank you.

I just shipped out a modification to someone as well (they sent me theirs, and I modified it and shipped it back). Those are $40 + $6 ship in US. These overdrives have to be the in working order and the ones enclosed in the beige plastic box with the raised writing stamped on it (not the epoxy brick with the sticker on it - that epoxy cannot be removed to modify without damage to the module).

I have one more pre-modded overdrive left. Same deal applies - $80 in the US incl shipping, outside US will likely have a shipping surcharge. Thank you.

I will take paypal. Just email for more info.

Right now I don't modify other modules. They are more complex and would cost too much to change. The Fuzz and Tube Sound might be good candidates but I haven't had the time. These are more common in that epoxy brick format - and you can't easily do anything to those. The Tube Sound also just does not seem to do much. I think the fuzz sounds fantastic the way it is (they do vary a bit, some sound better than others). So why change a good thing?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:28 am 
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Hi Thory,

You seem to be the man in the know so I was wondering if you could answer this: do you know if a phaser module can be modified to work as a flanger? Seems like it would be the same principle.

I got an X620 bass which I've turned into a Chris Squire replica (and when I learn how to post photos, I'll share) by reshaping it, refinishing it and updating the hardware. I have a phaser (black box style) but need a flanger.

Not too long ago a Google search lead me to a guy who had a schematics diagram of one of the MPC modules . . . don't remember which but do know it wasn't the flanger. You wouldn't happen to have a flanger you can diagram, either schmatic or assembly? I've got a few modules and I wouldn't mind converting one into a flanger. Give me a diagram, my soldering iron and a giftcard to Radio Shack and I'll be on it like white on rice!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:31 am 
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I don't have schematics for the MPC modules. You might be able to find one for a floor pedal version of the Electra Flanger, phaser, overdrive, but I have not seen them for MPC modules. I am not saying they don't exist someplace, but if I new of them we would likely post links to them.

I would venture to say that changing a phaser to a flanger would not likely be possible. This is because the flanger circuit in addition to the phasing/filtering part of the design also has a delay aspect as well. I can't see something that complex being tacked on an existing phaser module and getting it to work. Maybe I am just not quite the "mad" scientist (or smart enough) to pull it off, but I would not advise it. :hyper: It would be way too complex.

I would suggest catching one of these flanger modules when they occasionally come available on ebay or on this group. Post in the proper area that you are looking for one. You would be MUCH better off buying one that does not work and getting it fixed. a hint - most of them I have had do not work right and need repair - many don't work at all. The little tantalum capacitors are usually the culprits - so if you get one that does not work get those replaced. I have had to do this to mine. If it is beyond that, it is beyond me :) I am used to working with amplification circuits more than the filtering circuits - as well as typical guitar electronics. BTW - the flanger is a particularly good sounding one when working properly.

The MPC setup is pretty well a floor pedal stuffed into a guitar. The guitar provides the battery, input, output, footswitch (the black plastic "flapper" switch on the outside of the guitar), and the one potentiometer for the pedal (the 150K pot). It pretty well is the same otherwise. Those that feel very abitious can adapt a pedal design to do this - it just needs to use a 150K pot built into the guitar (technically I guess it doesn't, but why have a control on the guitar that does not do anything?).

The overall design is pretty advanced for its day. The effects were "true bypass" and the power is turned on and off by the input cable on the guitar. So if your battery keeps going dead unplug your guitar cable after use! I get mad when I forget to do so and find that next time I use the guitar I have to put another 9V in there.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:50 am 
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Thorny wrote:
I don't have schematics for the MPC modules. You might be able to find one for a floor pedal version of the Electra Flanger, phaser, overdrive, but I have not seen them for MPC modules. I am not saying they don't exist someplace, but if I new of them we would likely post links to them.



Thanks Thorny for your insight. By the way, this is the webpage that has some MPC schematics - http://www.stamos.net/mpc_modules/mpc_modules

Chrs


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:00 pm 
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All my available modded overdrive modules are now gone. :bawl:

If you have a working overdrive module (the type in the beige plastic box) that you want modded you can send it to me for modification. Turn around time is usually less than a week after receiving it. Please contact me via email for pricing and shipping information.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:21 pm 
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I need a couple of modules if any of you have them for sale. PM me if you've got 'em - Dranow

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:47 am 
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You're about a year late. :lol:
Good luck with finding them!


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