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Green Rhino is TS808 clone

3/24/1998 10:00 PM
Daniel R. Haney
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Green Rhino is TS808 clone
I may be the last to have figured this out, but...  
 
I got a look inside a Way Huge  
Green Rhino pedal. It is a tube screamer  
design with the JFET switching removed and  
true bypass in its place. Parts quality is  
top notch, audiophile grade in many places.  
Has the same old 1N4148 diodes for clipping.  
 
The emitter follower sections were TO-18  
form 2N2484's (hfe=250, NPN, small signal).  
The op amp markings had been sanded off.  
(Markings?? We don't need no steenking markings!)  
 
The Green Rhino sounds like a low-noise TS-808  
with rough edges removed. At $150, it costs as  
much as a vintage TS-9, half of what a vintage  
TS-808 does, but sounds better than both of them  
and is guaranteed for life. sheesh.  
 
I can do this, I just know I can.  
 
How do I get those 3PDT Carling switches again?  
 
-drh  
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Replies:
Jack Orman I guess RG is out of those 3PDT or ... -- 3/29/1998 6:38 AM