Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby JustinJohn » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:59 pm

Here's a little cheat I use to get my Qtron to sound like I like it!

http://youtu.be/m8iWxZN8_O4

*sorry about crappy iphone video
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby mgbills » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:18 pm

Very cool!
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:05 am

Very cool ..... Qtron then the TS ?
Never been too happy with my Q tron's interaction with my other pedals ....
But that was a cool tone - thanks for sharing
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby JustinJohn » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:44 am

Yep, Qtron > TS

I run the Qtron>TS out of my 'Waldo' pedal's effects loop... It sounds even better through my proper jerry rig as well.

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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby tigger » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:19 pm

Does the buffer affect what is in the loop?
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby JustinJohn » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:15 pm

I'm pretty sure the buffer is the first thing in the circuit. The loop and the output come after. The volume pot is post-loop.
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby redeyedjim » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:25 pm

That sounds really nice. Both tones sound really nice. Thanks for posting this.
Dilettante - sounds nicer than "hack"
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby joethepainter » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:28 pm

This tone (the q>TS) reminds me of a mid-80's Space, into The Other One or even Watchtower...well done, it immediately sounded familiar...
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby tcsned » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:25 pm

Nice tone . . . and playing too!
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby hawk900 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:03 am

What is that DIY silver pedal immediately after the Q and the TS before it goes into the rest of your pedals???? Sweet sound by the way.
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:51 am

hawk900 wrote:What is that DIY silver pedal immediately after the Q and the TS before it goes into the rest of your pedals???? Sweet sound by the way.
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I think its a FX loop/buffer
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby JustinJohn » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:42 pm

Tennessee Jedi wrote:
hawk900 wrote:What is that DIY silver pedal immediately after the Q and the TS before it goes into the rest of your pedals???? Sweet sound by the way.
hawk.

I think its a FX loop/buffer


That's the Waldo TPC-1 pedal - its got a clone of the preamp that Jerry had 'inside' his guitars, and an effects loop. I run the effects loop out into the Qtron>TS9, then back into the loop and onward. The knob controls the output volume of the loop and is big enough to manipulate with my foot while I'm playing...
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby Mosfed » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:34 pm

Very cool. I have a Mutron but I have to echo the poster that mentioned that he doesn't like how his Q/Mu interacts with his other pedals.

That one is worth trying. It's a tone that I feel like I would swear I have heard many times in Space...
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby Mr.Burns » Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:52 pm

You have a nice guitar there. Have you already shared the guitar's info with us somewhere else, and if not, would you be so kind as to tell us about it? Like what pups you're using?
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Re: Cheatin' with a Q-tron

Postby JustinJohn » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:46 pm

My geetar is a Conn C-series CSE-2 stratocaster. It's neck(maple-laminate)-thru-body(mahogany) with brass saddles/brass nut; maple fretboard. I'm running two Dimarzio super-2 pups in the bridge/middle positions - both are coil-split, the neck pup is a dimarzio sds-1. Electronics are otherwise just like a strat.

The best aspect of the guitar is the neck shape... It's definitely reminiscent of a strat, but "flatter" in parts and "rounder" in others... Hard to explain really, ya just have to feel it.
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