#1
Hi all,

So I've been really into treble boosts lately (particularly with slide). Currently I just put my wah all the way into the toe position...

...I'm looking into the screaming bird (EHX) but I've read some bad reviews....

..Anyone used the Screaming bird? Good/bad? Any other recommendations?
#3
There are several people on this board that could make you a replica of an actual Dallas Rangemaster - complete with germanium goodness.
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Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
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#4
A rangemaster is what you want, and its such a simple circuit that a replica would be quite inexpensive.
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#5
rangemasters are goofy. they use -9v so u can't daisy chain with most pedals. some of them are unnecessarily expensive for what it is.
Call me "Shot".

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#6
You know very well that there are was around that, Shot.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#7
i do have a surplus of NOS Ge transistors. about 100 of them.
Call me "Shot".

ShotRod Guitar Works

Custom Hand-wired Amplifiers and Effect Pedals.

Est. 2007


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#8
Matt sent me some nice ones to use in my Rangemaster. Polarity shouldn't be an issue so I can choose npn or pnp totally dependent on whim.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#9
what u mean u can choose npn or pnp? a transistor can't be both...
Call me "Shot".

ShotRod Guitar Works

Custom Hand-wired Amplifiers and Effect Pedals.

Est. 2007


Source to everything I say about Guitars, Pedals, and Amplifiers: I make them.


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#10
He sent me a few of each.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#12
to answer about the screaming bird: don't bother getting one unless you're willing to mod it.

i bought one for about £10 used before they were even available brand new in the UK. somebody had imported it from the US only to discover it's not so much a treble booster as it is a non-variable hi-pass filter. it just filters out all the low and mid frequencies, leaving you with nothing but the thin, brittle, harsh top end frequencies. the boost control just acts as an overall volume control. so you can boost the treble as much as you want, but no matter what you do, all the other frequencies are completely lost.

In other words, it's just an LPB-1 that sucks all your tone away.

i think a few people on youtube have got some pretty decent results by changing the capacitor values to make the filtering of the lower frequencies a bit less extreme, but it's still not a very useful pedal - you can do everything the screaming bird does and more, with a graphic EQ pedal.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#13
Thanks guys, a lot of the pedals you're mentioning are pretty expensive. I'm looking for something under 90 dollars...