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|Dai Hirokawa||Re: MXR Distortion+|
Hi JD, I built one also (out of the schematic plus pic of the innards in a mag), and I too think there is more to this unit than previous postings suggest. Mine was built around a 741, some carbon comps(the two 10ks and 4.7k), carbon film(the 1Ms), Ge diodes, ceramics, and less harsh sounding tants w/what sounded like poorer high freq. response. I also "massaged" it some slightly different values(2.2uF to 4.7uF for the coupling cap, 1500pF to 2200pF at the output). It's a pretty simple circuit, so the sonics of the parts used should affect it a lot, I'd think.
>>Guess what, even the diode bypass position distorts!
I would think that removing clipping diodes would make it louder but less sonically dynamic(I usually favor keeping the diodes when they are clippers).
Anyway, JD, you're not alone...
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