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 #134894  by Utah Joe
 Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:50 am
"...one can never have too much gear, right?"

My wife would take issue with this statement.
 #134918  by mgbills
 Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:46 pm
My wife found the "Sale" TruTron page up on the computer & bought me one for the Holidays. :smile: :smile: :smile:
Nobody tell her that I figured that out! She'll be disappointed :-)

I sure am a spoiled Dude.
 #134920  by waldo041
 Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:56 pm
mgbills wrote:My wife found the "Sale" TruTron page up on the computer & bought me one for the Holidays. :smile: :smile: :smile:
Nobody tell her that I figured that out! She'll be disappointed :-)

I sure am a spoiled Dude.

http://youtu.be/4F4qzPbcFiA[/youtube]

~waldo
 #135017  by Tbrogit
 Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:19 pm
I just got mine. #94 or 98#. Don't remember peaking into the xmas present. :)
 #135100  by hippieguy1954
 Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:25 pm
I got mine a few weeks ago. I'm in love and it's very comfy on my pedal board!
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 #135102  by Smolder
 Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:18 pm
any one have shots (pics) of their favorite settings? I've had mine a while but have not really dialed it in... and since I've never had a real mutton and there is no manual... a head start would be great.
 #135105  by rugger
 Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:18 pm
Don't have it in front of me, but I keep the Mu/Pre switch so the controls are separate, so towards Pre I believe. All controls around 4-5 or using the clock terminology, 10/11 o'clock. It really wasn't that hard to dial in with my OBEL/buffer Carvin, as I stated in another post, it sounded amazing right off the bat. I find with other single coil guitars it needs a boost in front to get the filter to open more easily, humbuckers not as much.

john in san diego
 #135116  by mgbills
 Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:33 pm
#91. A lovely gift. Now I'll contact Mike and see if he'll re-cap and condition my MuIII.

I dig it! First cut at the settings for FOTM/Estimated.

Mu - 6
Pre - Unity
Toggle - Mu
Peak - 5.75
Mode - LP
Envelope Drive - Up
Filter Range - Low

One of these days I got to figure out high quality sound clips. I've been waiting for the right Senn 421U, but …
Anybody have a good USB solution that I could plug into my iMac?
Peace
M
 #135117  by mgbills
 Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:54 pm
Now they're 20% off!
 #135121  by hippieguy1954
 Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:29 am
mgbills wrote:#91. A lovely gift. Now I'll contact Mike and see if he'll re-cap and condition my MuIII.

I dig it! First cut at the settings for FOTM/Estimated.

Mu - 6
Pre - Unity
Toggle - Mu
Peak - 5.75
Mode - LP
Envelope Drive - Up
Filter Range - Low

One of these days I got to figure out high quality sound clips. I've been waiting for the right Senn 421U, but …
Anybody have a good USB solution that I could plug into my iMac?
Peace
M
Those settings work well for me too with guitars that have buffer and OBEL. I haven't tried it with a guitar with out the buffer and OBEL, yet.
 #135134  by mgbills
 Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:52 am
Good point Hippieguy. I should have made note that I'm playing it through an Buffer/OBEL Strat.

I have this afternoon off, so I may have to get crazy and try it through my Blaster guitar.
 #135447  by ccw3432
 Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:47 am
Has anyone successfully hooked a Tru-Tron 3x to a pedal power supply? I asked Mike Beigel about doing this and he initially told me not to try it. He later posted on facebook that it can somehow be done but no details. At this point there's not enough certainty for me to try it and risk frying my Tru-Tron.

The output on the Tru-Tron wall wart is 12 volt AC and my Pedal Power 2 Plus only supplies DC outputs. I have read that Line 6 pedals which require 9 volt AC can be run on 12 volt DC without problems. I was wondering if anyone out there is running a Tru-Tron from a pedal power supply.
 #135451  by TI4-1009
 Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:11 pm
hippieguy1954 wrote:Those settings work well for me too with guitars that have buffer and OBEL. I haven't tried it with a guitar with out the buffer and OBEL, yet.
I tried my SG and found that I have to flip the switch to "pre" and up the signal some to get near the same (OBEL) results. Like cranking the Gain on the Mutron. And then tweek to taste. So to speak...
 #135461  by hippieguy1954
 Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:09 pm
ccw3432 wrote:Has anyone successfully hooked a Tru-Tron 3x to a pedal power supply? I asked Mike Beigel about doing this and he initially told me not to try it. He later posted on facebook that it can somehow be done but no details. At this point there's not enough certainty for me to try it and risk frying my Tru-Tron.

The output on the Tru-Tron wall wart is 12 volt AC and my Pedal Power 2 Plus only supplies DC outputs. I have read that Line 6 pedals which require 9 volt AC can be run on 12 volt DC without problems. I was wondering if anyone out there is running a Tru-Tron from a pedal power supply.
I wouldn't suggest trying it until it's well confirmed. At first Mike was explicit about NOT using any other power supply. If that has changed, I'm sure he would be very clear about it. I haven't checked his site or FB to see because I'm good with the wall wart.
 #135464  by TeeJay
 Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:32 pm
Mike told me never use anything DC so the pedal power 2 wont work. Voodoo Labs makes a pedal power for AC only. T-Rex is the only one I could find that has an AC and DC spigots.

http://www.t-rex-effects.com/fueltank-classic
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