Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?



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Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby goroth » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:08 am

Yo dudes,

Got an Arc Flash and I love it. Don't ever move the knobs cos I've found The Setting.
BUT, I could be going crazy here, I swear that it sounds different sometimes. Is there some temperature sensitive germanium in there or am I going nuts? It's not an extreme difference but... ??

ps. Arc Flash. Everyone should own like one. Or more.
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Re: Arc Flash - temp sensitive?

Postby FuzzHugger » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:35 am

It's not temperature sensitive.

It could be mood/listening angle/you're going crazy. ;)
If it is definitely getting funky, email me and we'll talk about a tune-up.
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Re: Arc Flash - temp sensitive?

Postby goroth » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:39 am

Nah, it's not getting funky, I don't think.

Might be going nuts. Totally renaming this thread too. Thanks Tom.
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Re: Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby _r_ » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:50 am

I love my Arc Flash Oscillator to bits! Yes, everyone should own one. The oscillation is the most useable but also the most crazy that I've ever had in a pedal, and I've recently discovered a great sound by switching to the lower gain mode then diming the Gain pot - in the last tiny bit of rotation of it the character of the sound seems to completely change and gives you this huge, thick sound which has become my main fuzz tone.

It does seem to be a temperamental beast though - mine sometimes (but not always) takes half a second or so to kick in when engaged rather than doing it straight away.
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Re: Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby FuzzHugger » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:46 pm

_r_ wrote:It does seem to be a temperamental beast though - mine sometimes (but not always) takes half a second or so to kick in when engaged rather than doing it straight away.


That "warm up" is due to a mod to eliminate oscillation bleed-thru in the Arc Flash Oscillator.
I've since changed the wiring so there's no warm-up or bleed-thru...I'd be happy to mod it, or tell you how to mod it. :)
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Re: Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby _r_ » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:03 am

Is it much of a mod? I've got some (very) limited experience in soldering, I've swapped a few pickups etc but never worked on a pedal. The price of shipping it back to the States then back to the UK through customs both ways will probably be about the same as a new AFO...
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Re: Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby Scruffie » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:37 am

_r_ wrote:Is it much of a mod? I've got some (very) limited experience in soldering, I've swapped a few pickups etc but never worked on a pedal. The price of shipping it back to the States then back to the UK through customs both ways will probably be about the same as a new AFO...

Arrange it with Tom and I can do it for you (UK too).
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Re: Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby Big Mon » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:31 am

glad to see the Arc Flash/AFO gettin' some love. Along with the Phantom Octave and Velcroar Oscillator, it is my favorite pedal <3
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Re: Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby FuzzHugger » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:58 pm

_r_ wrote:Is it much of a mod? I've got some (very) limited experience in soldering, I've swapped a few pickups etc but never worked on a pedal. The price of shipping it back to the States then back to the UK through customs both ways will probably be about the same as a new AFO...


If you've soldered pickups, you'd be alright. Depending on which version you have (email me a pic of the inside if you want!), it's likely as easy as moving three wires on the main footswitch. Email for details! :)

And yeah, Scruff could do it if you don't feel comfortable, but it's a pretty easy mod. I can send picture instructions! :)
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Re: Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby goroth » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:19 am

The velcroar is also on my list of lust. :!!!:
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Re: Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby Big Mon » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:10 am

goroth wrote:The velcroar is also on my list of lust. :!!!:

It's a great pedal on its own, but I HIGHLY suggest getting it with the oscillation. It's a different animal than the Absynth or even the Arc Flash, In certain settings, it's possible to get it to "tremo-filter-glitch". :cool:
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Re: Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby goroth » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:14 am

Hmm.. I should take this to heart, despite your scary avatar.
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Re: Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby Big Mon » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:17 am

goroth wrote:Hmm.. I should take this to heart, despite your scary avatar.

MY scary avatar?! Yours makes me think the Scientologists and Illuminati "theorists" are right. Reptilian Archons in suits-RUN!!!!!
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Re: Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby sonidero » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:38 am

Yall scared... I wonder who got this one???

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Re: Arc Flash - too rad for human ears?

Postby goroth » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:10 pm

SHUT UP EVIL OWL!!!
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