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BAKED BEANS - DIY overdrive w/ tone control

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by PilbaraBass, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Hi,
    It's almosted finished...my "Baked Beans"...

    I found 2 $4 dual-transistor amplifiers at the local Dick Smith, I stuck it on my customised Baxandall Tone Stack, put it in a Heinz Baked Bean can...and it's done...

    basically it's a 9V powered unit setup

    INPUT --> Amp 1 ---> Baxandall ---> Amp 2 ---> OUTPUT

    that Baxandall tone stack is very powerful...I have it set up with the low at 40Hz and the High at 4KHz...

    I can get screaching highs, and pumpin' lows...there's a limited range of good tones, but this thing can be quite useful...

    the gain is HOT ....really hot...I have to leave my vol knobs turned way down on my bass or this thing will just sound SILLY loud!

    Best of all it all fits in a Bean Can... :)
  2. See beans are good for you !!

    Whats that funny smell ? :ninja:
  3. .Chris


    Jun 1, 2007
    Wow, looks cool and is compact!!
  4. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004
    That is so hell'a cool.:bassist:
  5. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    That's fantastic! Gold star!
  6. how much you want for it? :D

    personally i'd toss in a power supply and a footswitch, but that's hellacool
  7. saxnbass


    Mar 9, 2006
    Nashville, TN
    I want one. Or instructions on how to make my own.
  8. wheres the pork? awsome
  9. jucas


    Dec 14, 2003
    I can't believe I'm about to say this, but that thing has given me GAS.
  10. thanks guys...

    I was looking for a metal container to put the thing into and the beans just popped into my head :D

    the preamps were kits, but are simple circuits...and the baxandall is also a basic bax that I worked through with the duncan amplifier software...

    I'll see if I can put together some schematics and post it for you all...

    there's limitless possibilities for modification, as you can do things like add a volume pot, a distortion clipping circuit...the world is your can of beans...
  11. bump...

    I'm thinking that for my next project, a distortion pedal, I should go with a pineapple can? what d'ya think?

    I'm staying away from canned milk for those who are lactose intolerent...;)
  12. 343 Salty Beans

    343 Salty Beans

    Jan 24, 2006
    My namesake! :D
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