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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by jorri » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:52 am

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Have you finished the Harmonic Percolator, Sean?

I have wondered about that pedal for a while, one of the few I haven’t at least tried. I only know it by reputation and video demos.
i've built a few in the past and loved them. what i've found about them is their kinda like the mosrite fuzzrite in they need a recovery stage or you'll have to really crank the volume.

the ones in the past i've built have been really fun but imho, they're not as big a part to the shellac/big black guitar sound as people think. like it's kinda the last 15% of that sound but you wanna get closest without one, run a jmp/bassman with a single coil guitar and copper guitar picks. it will get you mostly there.
Thanks for the review. Yeah, single coils and Bassman are my jam. No copper picks though I did try a six pence for a bit.
I am sure he has explained the Percolator is only on some parts of some songs. Not sure what other pedals used, just amp? Metal guitar, metal picks, putting mics a foot away directly at the cone- yes i used to use a brass pick a d got a kind of sound like that but slowly backed it off to extend the life of my strings!

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by s_mcsleazy » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:15 am

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I am sure he has explained the Percolator is only on some parts of some songs. Not sure what other pedals used, just amp? Metal guitar, metal picks, putting mics a foot away directly at the cone- yes i used to use a brass pick a d got a kind of sound like that but slowly backed it off to extend the life of my strings!
the only other pedal ive known him to use is a noise gate
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by SadFuzz » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:44 pm

Steve's rig is very minimal, think he said in an old guitar mag he used an old mxr delay unit live occassionaly, and you can deffo hear a harmonizer or something on the hook to passing complexion. But most of his sound is just guitar, amp and the weird picks.
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by mackerelmint » Mon May 10, 2021 11:53 pm

I've got a question for you guys, and though it's not really pedal related, it seems like this is as good a thread to pose this question in as any:

Anyone know about DIYing an analog drum brain?

I think I'd like to put one together, with a few voices. Bass, snare, a tom or two and a basic hi hat kind of thing. I've found the 808 kick drum circuit, so that'd be neat, it's simple enough on its own. I've found a lot of arduino-based stuff, and digital stuff, and "oh, here's a whole drum machine!" kind of stuff, but I'm not getting too far. Look mum no computer's got a nice bit about a crappy DIY drum machine from a 70s electronics magazine and so far that's the best info I've found, to be honest. I'm just looking for a few simple parameters per voice cheesy rhythm box from an old organ sound kind of deal, that I could trigger externally. Any pointing in the right direction is appreciated.
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Tue May 11, 2021 1:12 am

mackerelmint wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 11:53 pm
I've got a question for you guys, and though it's not really pedal related, it seems like this is as good a thread to pose this question in as any:

Anyone know about DIYing an analog drum brain?

I think I'd like to put one together, with a few voices. Bass, snare, a tom or two and a basic hi hat kind of thing. I've found the 808 kick drum circuit, so that'd be neat, it's simple enough on its own. I've found a lot of arduino-based stuff, and digital stuff, and "oh, here's a whole drum machine!" kind of stuff, but I'm not getting too far. Look mum no computer's got a nice bit about a crappy DIY drum machine from a 70s electronics magazine and so far that's the best info I've found, to be honest. I'm just looking for a few simple parameters per voice cheesy rhythm box from an old organ sound kind of deal, that I could trigger externally. Any pointing in the right direction is appreciated.
I have a feeling that it's not the direction you'd want to go (possibly expensive and might still need a drum pad controller), but have you ever looked into Eurorack modular synths? There are makers who make drum modules, and I've always thought it would be really cool to get exactly the kick drum module, snare module, etc., to really fine tune the exact sound you want.
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by mackerelmint » Tue May 11, 2021 4:18 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 1:12 am
mackerelmint wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 11:53 pm
I've got a question for you guys, and though it's not really pedal related, it seems like this is as good a thread to pose this question in as any:

Anyone know about DIYing an analog drum brain?

I think I'd like to put one together, with a few voices. Bass, snare, a tom or two and a basic hi hat kind of thing. I've found the 808 kick drum circuit, so that'd be neat, it's simple enough on its own. I've found a lot of arduino-based stuff, and digital stuff, and "oh, here's a whole drum machine!" kind of stuff, but I'm not getting too far. Look mum no computer's got a nice bit about a crappy DIY drum machine from a 70s electronics magazine and so far that's the best info I've found, to be honest. I'm just looking for a few simple parameters per voice cheesy rhythm box from an old organ sound kind of deal, that I could trigger externally. Any pointing in the right direction is appreciated.
I have a feeling that it's not the direction you'd want to go (possibly expensive and might still need a drum pad controller), but have you ever looked into Eurorack modular synths? There are makers who make drum modules, and I've always thought it would be really cool to get exactly the kick drum module, snare module, etc., to really fine tune the exact sound you want.
Well, it would still need something to drive the inputs, which isn't a problem. Eurorack is a whole thing, and I'm not super worried about tweaking each voice, I'm more in it for the sake of learning to make trashy sounding circuits and stuffing them into a crappy box and making it do something garbagy and weird. There's this really nice analog drum thing that Vermona makes, as well as various others made throughout the years, but I'm after low budget low fi low brow shit machine drums. :freako:
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Thu May 13, 2021 9:22 am

mackerelmint wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 4:18 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 1:12 am
mackerelmint wrote:
Mon May 10, 2021 11:53 pm
I've got a question for you guys, and though it's not really pedal related, it seems like this is as good a thread to pose this question in as any:

Anyone know about DIYing an analog drum brain?

I think I'd like to put one together, with a few voices. Bass, snare, a tom or two and a basic hi hat kind of thing. I've found the 808 kick drum circuit, so that'd be neat, it's simple enough on its own. I've found a lot of arduino-based stuff, and digital stuff, and "oh, here's a whole drum machine!" kind of stuff, but I'm not getting too far. Look mum no computer's got a nice bit about a crappy DIY drum machine from a 70s electronics magazine and so far that's the best info I've found, to be honest. I'm just looking for a few simple parameters per voice cheesy rhythm box from an old organ sound kind of deal, that I could trigger externally. Any pointing in the right direction is appreciated.
I have a feeling that it's not the direction you'd want to go (possibly expensive and might still need a drum pad controller), but have you ever looked into Eurorack modular synths? There are makers who make drum modules, and I've always thought it would be really cool to get exactly the kick drum module, snare module, etc., to really fine tune the exact sound you want.
Well, it would still need something to drive the inputs, which isn't a problem. Eurorack is a whole thing, and I'm not super worried about tweaking each voice, I'm more in it for the sake of learning to make trashy sounding circuits and stuffing them into a crappy box and making it do something garbagy and weird. There's this really nice analog drum thing that Vermona makes, as well as various others made throughout the years, but I'm after low budget low fi low brow shit machine drums. :freako:
I dig that. Like an Atari-punk console but as a drum machine?
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by mackerelmint » Thu May 13, 2021 9:29 pm

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 9:22 am
mackerelmint wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 4:18 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 1:12 am


I have a feeling that it's not the direction you'd want to go (possibly expensive and might still need a drum pad controller), but have you ever looked into Eurorack modular synths? There are makers who make drum modules, and I've always thought it would be really cool to get exactly the kick drum module, snare module, etc., to really fine tune the exact sound you want.
Well, it would still need something to drive the inputs, which isn't a problem. Eurorack is a whole thing, and I'm not super worried about tweaking each voice, I'm more in it for the sake of learning to make trashy sounding circuits and stuffing them into a crappy box and making it do something garbagy and weird. There's this really nice analog drum thing that Vermona makes, as well as various others made throughout the years, but I'm after low budget low fi low brow shit machine drums. :freako:
I dig that. Like an Atari-punk console but as a drum machine?
Yeah, sorta. Craptastic sounds triggered by external sources, but lo fi crunch goblin/ 70s organ rhythm section kind of sounds. I love the rhythm boxes in old organs, my grandparents had a hammond transistor organ with the built in rhythms and to this day it's one of the grooviest, smoothest flowing drum machines I've ever heard. That thing and the roland TR 606.
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Mon May 17, 2021 5:30 am

mackerelmint wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 9:29 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 9:22 am
mackerelmint wrote:
Tue May 11, 2021 4:18 pm


Well, it would still need something to drive the inputs, which isn't a problem. Eurorack is a whole thing, and I'm not super worried about tweaking each voice, I'm more in it for the sake of learning to make trashy sounding circuits and stuffing them into a crappy box and making it do something garbagy and weird. There's this really nice analog drum thing that Vermona makes, as well as various others made throughout the years, but I'm after low budget low fi low brow shit machine drums. :freako:
I dig that. Like an Atari-punk console but as a drum machine?
Yeah, sorta. Craptastic sounds triggered by external sources, but lo fi crunch goblin/ 70s organ rhythm section kind of sounds. I love the rhythm boxes in old organs, my grandparents had a hammond transistor organ with the built in rhythms and to this day it's one of the grooviest, smoothest flowing drum machines I've ever heard. That thing and the roland TR 606.
That is a fantastic description. Whenever you figure out what you want/to build, please post some audio of the machine!!
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by mackerelmint » Wed May 19, 2021 12:13 am

Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 5:30 am
mackerelmint wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 9:29 pm
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Thu May 13, 2021 9:22 am


I dig that. Like an Atari-punk console but as a drum machine?
Yeah, sorta. Craptastic sounds triggered by external sources, but lo fi crunch goblin/ 70s organ rhythm section kind of sounds. I love the rhythm boxes in old organs, my grandparents had a hammond transistor organ with the built in rhythms and to this day it's one of the grooviest, smoothest flowing drum machines I've ever heard. That thing and the roland TR 606.
That is a fantastic description. Whenever you figure out what you want/to build, please post some audio of the machine!!
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by i love sharin foo » Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:42 pm

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