T.J.Fuller wrote:I think blfrd brought up building the ep-3 preamp a long time ago.
Maybe Peter got the idea from the metro forums.
well looks like he jumped on it first and 139.00 isn't un-reasnoable especially if it does a good job emulating the preamp circuit
Hi guys, I'm Peter. I don't know anything about spamming rules here, so I'll just comment on where I got the idea.
There was a post at TGP months ago, about the great tone of an EP-3 preamp. I took a look at the schematic and my first thought was that there was no way that such a simple circuit could generate such great tone. The guy who posted seems to be sensible, so I built a preamp. I didn't just do a "cut and paste" from the schematic, but tried to emulate the load and power supply characteristics that affect the preamp in its original form. When I tried it with a guitar, I was blown away by the tone I got from this pedal. It has all taken off from there.
Thanks, harddriver, for posting this thread.