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SuperSimpleTailsMod

worksonmostPT2399delays
fromValveWizardsSmallTimedelay
PCBlayoutbymadbeanpedals
Toimplementthetailsmod,weneedtohavetheabilitytoturntherepeatsonandoff(quietly)
fromtheinput/outputstagesofthedelay.ThisisdonebyusinganSPDTfootswitchalittlebitof
switchingcircuitryusingaFET.
Thetailsmodreplacesthedecouplingcapfromtheinputstagethatnormallyfeedsourdrysignal
intothedelaymachine.HereisanexampleusingtheZeroPointSDXschematic.
Thebiasoutputoftheopamp(4.5v)feedsthedrainofQ1topowerthetransistorandthesignalis
switchedonandoffbyapplyingvoltagetothegate.ValveWizardsuggestsusingtheJ112
switchingtransistorhere,butIhavetesteditwitha2n5457withgreatresults.Signalloadingis
minimalacouplehundredohmsofresistanceacrossthedrainandsource. WhenBYPis
switchedto9v,itlightstheLEDtoindicateactivationaswell.
C2canbe100norlarger.
.85Wx.65H
Caveats:
UsingtheTailsmodmeansyourguitarsignalwillalwaysfeedthroughtheinput/outputstages
ofwhateverdelayyouimplementiton.So,youareatthemercyofhowwellitisdesignedand
youcanexpectittoalteryourdrysignalabit.Itwillbeprettymuchthesameasputtingahigh
impedanceinput,lowimpedanceoutputbufferorgainstageinyoursignalpath.Thismayor
maynotbedesirable.
AswithanyPT2399delay,settingtheDelaycontrolatmax(whengoingupto600msor
beyond)willintroducesomenoiseintothesignalpath.Thisnoisewillpersisttoyourdrysignal
evenwhenthedelayisbypassedwiththetailsmod.
Onepossiblewaytoavoidthisistoputthetailsmodontheoutputdecouplerofthedelay
signal(thecaprightaftertheMixknob)andusearesistorinparallelwithC1tosetadecay
rateforswitchingthetailsmodoff.However,thishasnotbeentestedandmayproduce
undesirablefadeoutsontherepeatswhenthedelayisswitchedoff.Experimentandevaluate
thisideaonyourown.