Transistor type, which is bestest?

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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by psycho*daisies » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:49 pm

Philip wrote:
The Captain wrote:Very basically....

Mullard OC75 - Compressed, gated, raspy, dense.
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IMPEX S3-1T
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Mullard OC81D - Open, fluid, soupy, dynamic.

All things considered, it's most likely 0C75's(possibly an early small board version!?) that Mr James Page has in his MKII(s).

The branding - Sola Sound MKII Professional on his pedal, the sound - Compressed, gated, raspy, dense etc. Also, I think those early small board versions don't have the inupt cap thingie which stops MKII's from working with Vox/crybaby wahs.

Anyone ever seen an actual Sola Sound MKII Professional with anything other than 0C75's?
Come on! everyone knows Jimmmy used a Jennings Mkii on LZ1 & Supershow :banger:

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Post by Electric Warrior » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:51 pm

I could have sworn it was a D*A*M :D
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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by The Captain » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:15 pm

Electric Warrior wrote:Does it have the capacitor from input to ground? Or is the missing capacitor a "Sola specification" that differentiates the Sola Sound pedals from the Vox and Marshalls?
Narp its there :smashed: 15000pf to boot. Like in most of the Vox MKII's. :teeth2:
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Post by Electric Warrior » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:21 pm

Oh, that's interesting. Metallized poly or styroflex?
Looks like they used 15000pf for a short time only and went back to 10000pf for the last ones..
Does it have two 25µF power filter caps or a single 64µF?
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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by The Captain » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:39 pm

Its a big fat Iskra. Like these.....this ain't the pedal in question though....I ain't took pics yet...

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Post by Electric Warrior » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:53 pm

mhhh, Graham's Vox :badlove:
I always thought these were styroflex.
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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by Sauniere » Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:42 pm

Does the missing cap make the earlier "small" board MKIIs brighter than the "big" board MKIIs?
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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by DucRyder » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:39 pm

The Captain wrote:
We need an anchor here so I'll throw something into mix for that purpose. This only relates to the original MKII's and what I hear. These are also the extremities that I hear. As in, at the most extreme I'd say an OC75 could be gated. Very basically....

Mullard OC75 - Compressed, gated, raspy, dense.
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IMPEX S3-1T
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Mullard OC81D - Open, fluid, soupy, dynamic.

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David, where does the OC84 fit in your transistor hierarchy? Thanks!
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Post by DucRyder » Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:41 pm

Thanks D, sounds like a great tranny for the MkII
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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by joebob » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:13 am

No one mentionnd the AC176 ??? MKII #4 has them !!! :chillin:
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