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Found this on FB

 

Lots of fun playing around with the new 'Cornerstone' drive today

between the custom shop Les Paul (Peter Frampton signature) and a

reissue Princeton...

 

Got this cool grind setting with Gain1 at max, Gain2 at 11 o'clock, and mids at minimum.


And a nice touch sensitive lower gain setting with Gain1 at 9 am, Gain 2 at 1 pm, and mids at noon.

 

the circuit is still in a couple of very 'DIY' looking unpainted boxes as we finish final tweaks. The OD/distortion circuit is all-discrete, then channeled through a variable mid boost/cut control that gives a lot of flexibility in tone color. Hope to get some samples up soon

 

2 gain controls??:eek:

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2 gain controls has to be twice as good right? :p

 

Seriously though, the two gain controls are controlling two different stages in the pedal. Between the two controls you can get a really nice variety of overdrive and distortion textures as the two are highly interactive with each other.

 

It's definitely a different flavor from the J-Drive, I've really been enjoying playing the prototype through a bunch of different amps- '59 Bassman Reissue, JCM800 2203, Tim's original Marshall PA20... I also tried it through one of the newly revised Fender Blues Deluxe amps and it sounded great.

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I've really been enjoying playing the prototype through a bunch of different amps- '59 Bassman Reissue, JCM800 2203, Tim's original Marshall PA20... I also tried it through one of the newly revised Fender Blues Deluxe amps and it sounded great.

How does it sound paired with an AC30 (or similar amp)?

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2 gain controls has to be twice as good right?
:p

Seriously though, the two gain controls are controlling two different stages in the pedal. Between the two controls you can get a really nice variety of overdrive and distortion textures as the two are highly interactive with each other.


It's definitely a different flavor from the J-Drive, I've really been enjoying playing the prototype through a bunch of different amps- '59 Bassman Reissue, JCM800 2203, Tim's original Marshall PA20... I also tried it through one of the newly revised Fender Blues Deluxe amps and it sounded great.

 

can u post some clips? please?

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:thu:

Any more MLjr news??

 

The Jr. is coming along, adding the additional features put us wayyy behind but we've almost got everything completed... sonically we were done ages ago but we've been putting the final touches on the switching, the user interface and the PCB layout which has taken longer than expected... plus we've been trying to finish off the Marquis, the Cornerstone and another pedal at the same time.

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The Jr. is coming along, adding the additional features put us wayyy behind but we've almost got everything completed... sonically we were done ages ago but we've been putting the final touches on the switching, the user interface and the PCB layout which has taken longer than expected... plus we've been trying to finish off the Marquis, the Cornerstone and another pedal at the same time.

 

What's the Marquis and this other pedal?

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What's the Marquis and this other pedal?

 

The Marquis is the germanium treble booster we showed at NAMM in the spring. We've spent the last year fine tuning the design and sourcing the transistors. We were initially calling it the Mercury but apparently there are several pedals out there called the Mercury. Who knew?

 

The other pedal is definitely not ready for prime time... just something we've been working on in spare moments. We have the initial design but haven't built the prototype yet.

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The Marquis is the germanium treble booster we showed at NAMM in the spring. We've spent the last year fine tuning the design and sourcing the transistors. We were initially calling it the Mercury but apparently there are several pedals out there called the Mercury. Who knew?


The other pedal is definitely not ready for prime time... just something we've been working on in spare moments. We have the initial design but haven't built the prototype yet
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teaser:p

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