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Re: building a distortion pedal

Postby KWRummie » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:47 pm

bdhact1 wrote:
DreamNightWind wrote:"If you haven't made a purchase yet, I know the Build Your Own Clone kit is the script version. http://www.buildyourownclone.com/250.html"

Thank you. I followed your lead, looked at their pre-built pedals (http://axeandyoushallreceive.com/store/page1.html) and it says there that the MXR version is built to script logo specs. For $90 I'd probably buy it pre-built rather than trying the build myself.

Before I order this, has anyone actually used one of these things? Do they really get the sound of the old script MXR Distortion +, or should I hold out for the real thing? I don't care about collector's value particularly, I don't have a ton of disposable cash and I mostly just want to get that sound.



Actually, the parts listed in the instructions are incorrect to the Script version. It is more inline to a modern clone. The diodes and most of the capacitor types are incorrect.


I know it includes extra parts in case someone wants to build to Boss 250 specs. It would be disappointing if what you're saying is true. When I was considering purchasing one I emailed and asked if it was for the block or script logo (without telling them which one I was looking for) and they said it was script.
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Re: building a distortion pedal

Postby bdhact1 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:34 pm

KWRummie wrote:
bdhact1 wrote:
DreamNightWind wrote:"If you haven't made a purchase yet, I know the Build Your Own Clone kit is the script version. http://www.buildyourownclone.com/250.html"

Thank you. I followed your lead, looked at their pre-built pedals (http://axeandyoushallreceive.com/store/page1.html) and it says there that the MXR version is built to script logo specs. For $90 I'd probably buy it pre-built rather than trying the build myself.

Before I order this, has anyone actually used one of these things? Do they really get the sound of the old script MXR Distortion +, or should I hold out for the real thing? I don't care about collector's value particularly, I don't have a ton of disposable cash and I mostly just want to get that sound.



Actually, the parts listed in the instructions are incorrect to the Script version. It is more inline to a modern clone. The diodes and most of the capacitor types are incorrect.


I know it includes extra parts in case someone wants to build to Boss 250 specs. It would be disappointing if what you're saying is true. When I was considering purchasing one I emailed and asked if it was for the block or script logo (without telling them which one I was looking for) and they said it was script.


He would be Incorrect. The Germanium diodes are the incorrect type and will sound like it. The capacitors should include 2 tantalums which will change the sound if they are substituted with electrolytic.

Here is a script PCB:
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