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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:27 pm 
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When I first got the Crown Jewel, I worked on getting the Pinnacle/Guv'nor type of sound on it and I think I came pretty close. I am wondering what ideas you might have about how to get that type of sound. I used the LED soft clipping, Silicon hard clipping (sometimes on and sometimes off), 9V, and the middle Q. I think it is supposed to be LED hard clipping, but I don't know the technical details involved, I just turn the switches and listen. Let me know if you have a better way, or if I am on the right track.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:24 pm 
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The Guv'nor needs hard clipping to ground and the CJ doesn't do that. You could modify it to do that though. Remove either the hard Ge diodes or the hard Si diodes and replace them with LEDs.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:09 am 
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Awesome, thanks. I would probably replace the silicone, and that sounds simple enough.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:42 am 
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Looking back, I think I got my inspiration from the "Metal and Hard Rock" video, with the "hot modded plexi" setting, which is pretty darn similar too. Thanks for your response though. If I can find someone to make that change, I will definitely do it, because I am not a fan of hard clipping silicon. I hate the OCD.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:46 am 
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Wait - could there be a guv'nor style boost module in the works?


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crownjewels wrote:
Wait - could there be a guv'nor style boost module in the works?

You could pick up a hard clipper module and substitute LEDs for the germanium diodes.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:48 am 
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I have it. I think I'll keep it as is and swap out the silicon diodes in the hard clipping.


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duhvoodooman wrote:
crownjewels wrote:
Wait - could there be a guv'nor style boost module in the works?

You could pick up a hard clipper module and substitute LEDs for the germanium diodes.


Yep. You could do that. Or you could use the experimenter module board, and build the clipping section of the guv'nor. It's actually a very simple small bit of circuitry. That would actually make a pretty convincing guv'nor style pedal in theory. Since the guv'nor circuit is a boost > clipping section > EQ, you could put the guv'nor clipping module in the "last" position and use the main crown jewel as a cleanish boost. The main volume control would be your gain control and the boost level would be your master volume. You'd have a pre-EQ instead of a post-EQ, but that isn't a bad thing.

Add some gain and clipping to the main crown jewel and you could probably get a Friedman BE-OD kinda thing going on http://www.pedalpcb.com/docs/Thermionic ... ion.v2.pdf

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:51 pm 
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That sounds really interesting. I'll send out a request to some builders I know.


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duhvoodooman wrote:
crownjewels wrote:
Wait - could there be a guv'nor style boost module in the works?

You could pick up a hard clipper module and substitute LEDs for the germanium diodes.


Thanks for your suggestion.


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