Transistor type, which is bestest?

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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by Sage » Sat Dec 12, 2009 2:32 pm

Great Saturday morning read, David.
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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by Electric Warrior » Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:22 pm

Philip wrote: Anyone ever seen an actual Sola Sound MKII Professional with anything other than 0C75's?
I just realized - I haven't even seen a large board, Sola Sound branded MKII yet...

edit: I just tried to organize my gut shot collection chronologically and it appears as if the OC81D units (got pictures of one Vox and two Rotosounds) are among the very last MKII type circuits that Sola Sound produced (assuming the second version of the Marshall Supa Fuzz with the more rounded enclosure wasn't built by Sola Sound, as it is different from the earlier versions in so many ways - and assuming that Sola Sound produced the Vox, Rotosound and early Marshall units, of course, but these all seem to fit in perfectly). They have all tan coloured resistors (apart from one dark brown coloured resistor in Stu's Roto), whereas most earlier units had several reddish brown ones (looks like they stocked plenty for the MKI.V circuit and had used them up at that point). All of them have rather plain looking, silver and blue coloured electrolytics of the type that can be found in some later Sola/Colorsound pedals.
My other MKII is a Supa Fuzz.
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Post by redeyeflight » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:37 pm

Great read...thanks captian!
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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by dazed and confused » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:42 pm

Yep, very good read indeed. Thanks Dave
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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by zerorez » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:08 pm

Thanks Captain for taking time out of your busy schedule to enlighten us fuzz fans to transistor lore!

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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by Stu » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:20 pm

Electric Warrior wrote:
Philip wrote: Anyone ever seen an actual Sola Sound MKII Professional with anything other than 0C75's?
I just realized - I haven't even seen a large board, Sola Sound branded MKII yet...
Me neither. :zgrin:
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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by The Captain » Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:59 pm

Stu wrote:
Electric Warrior wrote:
Philip wrote: Anyone ever seen an actual Sola Sound MKII Professional with anything other than 0C75's?
I just realized - I haven't even seen a large board, Sola Sound branded MKII yet...
Me neither. :zgrin:
I've only seen the one. Even more confusing....the transnational MKII in the MKI.5 enclosure that's here right now has the injection moulded case and the large board. :bong2:
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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by psycho*daisies » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:08 am

hey, speaking of which, would someone post a pic of the two types of cases?
I suspect that's already been done here, but just for the sake of illustration :ugeek: ...
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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by Electric Warrior » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:54 am

The Captain wrote: I've only seen the one. Even more confusing....the transnational MKII in the MKI.5 enclosure that's here right now has the injection moulded case and the large board. :bong2:
How very confusing :cyclops: :hmm:
psycho*daisies wrote:hey, speaking of which, would someone post a pic of the two types of cases?
I suspect that's already been done here, but just for the sake of illustration :ugeek: ...
there's some great pictures in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=196
My other MKII is a Supa Fuzz.
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Re: Transistor type, which is bestest?

Post by psycho*daisies » Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:48 am

ah, so the earlier ones are "injection moulded case" and the later ones are not?
If so, what is the construction/designation called for them? ...Sand-cast?

I notice in looking at Graham's pics that the Mk1.5's ones (with the small board & red/black innards)
are a bit more beefy in construction (inside, at the screw wells, or on the outside, in general)...

Just curious if people have a method to spot the difference in construction --
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It only tightens up...
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