Next one up is the LPD Hatchidori overdrive/distortion. This one can go from fat warm and organic to pissed off and aggressive. From enough bottom to call it fuzz to angry enough to call it distortion, it's all here. The Zen control is an eq of sorts allowing for a difference in voice and feel/attitude. Centered it is essentialy out of the circuit. True bypass switching of course.
This one is on the list for a demo video. Hopefully in the next week.
Here is the latest build off the bench. The Caerbannog is an overdrive that is in the lineage of Paul Cs circuits, hence the name reference ;) I took all the things I liked about the basic circuit, added a few of my own preferences and put it in a 1590A enclosure. The switch is a voice/clipping style switch, alternating between diode/symmetry types and voices. It's a great sounding circuit that functions wonderfully as a lower gain overdrive or to push a tube amp over the edge.
Hopefully I will be able to get a demo video of this great sounding pedal up soon! I've been swamped with builds lately so the demo work has been temporarily pushed to the side. Soon though...
Until next time,
This is a mod I do that is a clone of the Keeley TS9 Franken-screamer mod. It includes the Mod Plus and Baked modes on a switch as well as an adjustable Boost function using the standard Boss switching. The Boost also features a different set of clipping diodes for a different sound and feel. This gives two seperate "channels" which can function as rhythm and lead. Bypass is copper true bypass with the added foot swtich. Here is a demo in the style of Stevie Ray Vaughn. The Mod Plus is used for the rhythm sounds and Baked is used for the lead sounds.
This is the LPD Tsubaki. A multi effect pedal aimed at giving high levels of control over the dynamics and gain characteristics of your tone. The effects left to right are, LPD Tamochi Optical Compressor (orange knobs), LPD Push Push FET Overdrive/Booster (blue knobs), and LPD Kaminari Overdrive (cream knobs). Each section is true bypass and can be used individually. The Tamochi is a very transparent compressor that gives just the right amount of squish and sustain while maintaining the natural attack of the instrument. The Push Push is a low to mid gain overdrive that allows for tonal control, dirt and boost. The Kaminari is a mid to high gain overdrive that allows pre clipping tone control, clipping amount and post clipping tonal control. The three stacked together is a wonderful combination.
This is three of my 1590A enclosure type circuits in one 1590BB enclosure.
I will try to get some demo clips and maybe a video of this highly versatile pedal up in the coming weeks.
Finally had time to finish this one and I think it looks great! The etching turned out really well and everything inside fits like a glove. Here are some photos of the finished LPD Solaris mini:
My initial tests reveal this version to sound almost identical to the original, with just a hint more clarity. The new layout also seems to have a lower noise floor as well. Couple that with the new clarity and I think I have a winner!
I hope to have a demo video up of this little monster soon.
Lawrence Petross is a professional musician designing circuits to meet discerning tastes.