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  • #12984
    JDub
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    Does anyone think the Super Drive 70’s board could benefit from replacing the tone knobs with ToneTwEQ boards?  Maybe one for the fuzz stage and one for the drive stage or one at the end after the Stage 3 boost or at the beginning before the drive?  And if so how what would I need to watch out for and how would it complicate things?  I’m also considering adding a MiniMe chorus to the pedal.  I haven’t planned it out yet so I’m not even sure it would all fit, but I just wanted to ask.

    Thanks!

    #12987
    wilkie1
    Moderator

    You can certainly add a ToneTwEQ to the end of the first stage or the second stage if you wish.  The Super 70’s is such a versatile circuit that I would also add an ORDER SWITCHING board to reverse the order of the first two stages.  Then I would add the Tone TwEQ before the last stage.  This way you can have the Drive push the Fuzz or the Fuzz push the Drive.

    Choose you own solution.  They will both work.

    #12989
    wilkie1
    Moderator

    Another option would be to use a 4PDT switch to insert the TonetwEQ between the first and second stages OR between the second and third.

    #12991
    JDub
    Participant

    Great ideas Wilkie1.  Thank you.  I like the idea of adding the order switcher, then the ToneTwEQ after stage two.  But what about the MiniMe?  Would you put that between the ToneTwEQ and stage three or after the Super Drive 70’s?

    #12992
    wilkie1
    Moderator

    In general, modulation devices are normally placed after distortion and overdrive effects.  EQ is usually placed after all effects unless you wish to add EQ to a particular device upstream.  The last stage of the Super 70’s is the same as a STAGE 3 Boost.  It is a very transparent boost that provides a nice low impedance signal to amps through long cable runs.  We usually leave that ’til last.

    #12993
    JDub
    Participant

    Excellent advise!  Than it shall be stages 1 & 2, then the chorus, the ToneTwEQ and finally the boost.  Thank you so much.  That’s really helpful!

    #12994
    wilkie1
    Moderator

    Don’t forget the Easy Order Switcher!  🙂

    #12995
    JDub
    Participant

    Oops.  You’re right.  I forgot to list that between stages 1 and 2.  It will definitely be there.  It’s going to be a very cool pedal!!

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