"Silver" by Starflyer 59 came out 20 years ago and changed my life forever. Then a year later they put out "gold" and destroyed my life forever.
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I finally did a massive parts order meaning I should have my first batch of pedals ready sometime in April!
So with that Unholy Grail, do you still have access to the original, unmodded effect?
I’ve been promising a ton of people a rundown on how to un-holy a holy grail but I’m lazy…
So finally here it is.
It’s really quite simple. Basically since the mix pot functions to blend the clean and wet signals you can access the reverb signal at the pot.
Desolder lug 1 and pull it out of the pcb.
Run a wire from the pot hole in the pcb. This will be your insert effect send.
Then run another wire from the leg of the pot you just lifted. This will be the effect return.
Then build yourself a simple dirt circuit (small since there’s not much extra space in there) and wire it to a dpdt switch with standard dpdt true bypass wiring unless you want the effect always on.
Run ground and power leads to your circuit.
Drill holes and add your new pots.
Now the mix pot blends your clean signal with the reverb + whatever effect you just added.
Alternatively you could just add send and return jacks to the rear panel to insert any pedal into just the reverb path and not have to build your own circuit.
The other night I sold my old IC big muff to Juan of tonehungry (rad dude making rad pedals) and he was like “oh hey I also brought you this pcb for an IC muff so you can build another one if you want”
Luckily I already had all the parts I needed..
I built this one with a bit less gain and only half of the traditional big muff tone stack so it only filters treble.
I’ve always thought the IC muff was more of a standard distortion with the tone stack scooping the mids out to give it that muff character and I was right.
Without that tone stack it’s a pretty killer straight up distortion pedal.
Very pleased other than my attempt to make it look sort of like a big muff…
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I’m basically that mom that posts way to many pictures of her kids… (at the blnk lodge)
This trem pedal is crazy.
I’ve “needed” a trem for a while but everything I’ve tried sounds lousy and mild with a dirty amp and/or higher gain pedals.
The mf trem actually works just as well with dirt as it does with cleans.
The controls are kind of tricky because they’re very interactive with each other.
The depth knob acts normal until about half way up and after that I think it changes the symmetry of the waveform or perhaps it’s adding a second peak? Not quite sure but it is very interesting to say the least.
A drawer full of “extra” pedals is a normal thing to have right?