D*A*M/Sola Sound Tone Bender Supa-Jumbo (AKA The Bat Soup)

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D*A*M/Sola Sound Tone Bender Supa-Jumbo (AKA The Bat Soup)

Post by The Captain » Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:21 pm

Waiter, there's bat in my soup!?! Strange times means strange pedals. Cool new project 13....now that's gotta be a good sign, right? Fuzz pedals in disguise part II - the thing that should not be. The Tone Bender Supa-Jumbo AKA The Bat Soup. Oooooo, cool name, Dave! Why thank you.

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Some years ago I spotted a weird looking Batman Tone Bender (circa 1975) on evilBay. Bug eye knobs - cool! Jumbo circuit but with the usually unpopulated final gain stage, populated - cooler!! Excited Dave things he's gonna experience a high gain Jumbo circuit akin to some bastard child of the Supa Tone Bender - wrong. The final gain stage is there and receiving power, but the usual bridging capacitor common on all Jumbo's is still present and therefore completely bypassing this gain stage. Weird. I've seen another example like this and this occurrence was the same. Additional parts, but not in circuit. Friday afternoon at the Colorsound factory?
But, a Jumbo with BC108's was still a cool thing and bug eyes are always extra bonus. On closer inspection another oddity was revealed. I'm 100% on this but it appears as though two of the resistors have been fitted in the wrong place. Or maybe not. What this does is over bias the second gain stage, like quite drastically so, the usually smooth tone has an almost woody bark. I have seen a similar thing on the Bell Electrolabs Fuzz units. Happy accident or intentional tuning!? I'd still err towards the Friday afternoon job myself.

Any huw, long story short. This here creation is a game of lets pretend. Lets pretend the final gain was actually placed in circuit. This is what you have. A Supa-Jumbo, a Jumbo-Supa? It's technically neither. It has very unique character with an intense, almost psychedelic, fuzz tone when dialled wide open. The over biasing on the second stage gives a noticeably different manner in how the note attack is delivered. More of an overloaded compressed feel that you'd get with a germanium device than the smoothness of typical Big Muff type circuit. You could almost say it sounds more like a Tone Bender. Set heavy on the bass side of the tone control there is more of a lower midrange roar than the heavy synth-like blanket of low end you'd find with a regular Jumbo. It kinda feels like you're using something closer related to a MKIV than a Big Muff.

There are 12 pieces in the project in total, thus far, (numbered #000 - #011) with all units being assembled by Daniel Lee Tunstill. All set-up procedures, transistor selection, final testing and inspection are carried out by myself.

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TL;DR

It's a Tone Bender you ain't ever heard before delivering epic levels of saturated filth that can be finely tailored with a tone control that offers an excellent range of flavours from wood splintering to paint peeling. It's packed with the usual high quality goodies we use in these creations. Amplification is thanks to quad set of gain selected BC108's.

Brass tacks

I want! What do? Same dealio as always here with these products. You'll need to contact Macari's if you are interested in acquiring and/or wish to find out pricing and shipping information.

Do so here:

http://www.macaris.co.uk/

Sound Demonstration

Not as yet I'm afraid...you'll have to use your imagination for now...

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Post by daCod » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:02 pm

fekkin cool mang :party:
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Post by Pahathuasyndicate » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:12 pm

More and more coolness :badlove:
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Post by stella_blues » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:17 pm

Bat soup :freakout: naughty but brilliant :hihi:
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Post by Philip » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:04 pm

'It's a Tone Bender you ain't ever heard before'

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Post by innerflight » Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:16 pm

Looks awesome :freakout:
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Post by redeyeflight » Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:32 pm

Well that looks cool!! Hopefully Ant demos it on one of his pedal of the day posts on instagram!
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Post by innerflight » Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:19 am

Bat Soup

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Post by redeyeflight » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:46 am

Ant’s demo sounded killer!! Nice score Inner!
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Re: D*A*M/Sola Sound Tone Bender Supa-Jumbo (AKA The Bat Soup)

Post by get_with_it » Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:38 am

no kidding - i played just two chords on it before the demo and then filmed it
going to get to 20 demos then post them on youtube
THEN I have a big announcement to make . . . omg
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