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#2449429 - 11/10/12 04:20 PM Maxon booster
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What with PJ doing some of his Stupid Pedal Tricks vids on resurrected old boost/fuzz type gadgets, my mind wandered in that direction(I'm easily led), and I recalled a rather cool little box I had back in the day, around '76. It was made by the Maxon folks, and it masde like a Jordan Bosstone, or an original EH LPB-1 or one of those Dan Armstrong gadgets, in that it plugged into the guitar. It was a black plastic box with a little aluminum band around the front of it that said "Maxon". It had one little black switch and a thumb wheel that raised and lowered the output. It was a cool sounding box. Anybody else ever have one?
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#2449724 - 11/12/12 11:11 AM Re: Maxon booster [Re: picker]
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dude, i never had one, but i did see 'em...if someone can remember what they were called, i'll see if i can build ya one...all i need is the schem.
gonna start in on the super fuzz for ya in a couple days, btw...been balls to the walls bro.
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#2450081 - 11/13/12 10:20 PM Re: Maxon booster [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
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I've tried to find info on them but, it doesn't seem to be out there. IF anyone on her can produce a schematic or a source for one, please throw it up onto this site..
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#2450098 - 11/14/12 05:02 AM Re: Maxon booster [Re: picker]
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Was this it (can't get it to show as an image)?

http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.p..._serialNumber=2

http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.p..._serialNumber=2

http://www.tokaimusic.com/product-en-158069-724541-Maxon+Distortion+Booster+1976+Japan+Vintage+%28MADE+IN+JAPAN%29.html

http://vintageamps.com/plexiboard/viewtopic.php?f=4&p=798596

http://archives.axeandyoushallreceive.com/images/maxdisb4.jpg



Maxon Distortion Booster 5

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#2450104 - 11/14/12 05:39 AM Re: Maxon booster [Re: The Geoff]
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Originally Posted By: The Geoff
Was this it (can't get it to show as an image)?

http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.p...alNumber=2Maxon Distortion Booster 5


Hmmmnn, bet it wouldn't fit in a Strat's or Tele's jack...

...otherwise, who doesn't need more of that?

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#2450397 - 11/15/12 09:04 AM Re: Maxon booster [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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now that we know what it is, i'll ask the guys on diy and fsb and see if we can't come up with a match.

it appears to basically be a jordan bosstone, tho, from what i'm finding so far...

a simple circuit.

bet it's more lpb tho than bosstone.

either way, ya want one? let me see if someone has the schem...did you check effects database yet?

this is the unit referenced above...its a maxon mb 40.

http://fmogearshop.com/store/product.php?printable=Y&productid=8&cat=3&page=1

the first maxon product produced.

be willing to bet it's this:



with a standard sized input cap. probably 100nf to 1uf instead of the 2nf cap shown.

the only diff between treble boosters and fuzz/distortions is usually the size of that one cap. still digging.





it's almost exactly the same as the electro harmonix boosters...the mole, the screaming tree, the lpb1 etc etc... trivial dif in caps and the 470/47k voltage divider.

will still ask about it, but i believe this is your beast, mike.

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#2450465 - 11/15/12 02:30 PM Re: Maxon booster [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
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#2450692 - 11/16/12 04:37 PM Re: Maxon booster [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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PJ, if you can build it inexpensively in a regular enclosure with a footswitch, rather than one that hangs by the plug on the face of the guitar with a slider switch, yes, I'd love one. It wouldn't hurt if it was a lot sturdier than the original was. I seem to recall it broke on me rather easily. But when it worked, that gadget made my Ibanez doubleneck & silverface Twin sound a lot cooler than they did without it.
Hey, got another of those M&M containers?
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#2450736 - 11/16/12 11:27 PM Re: Maxon booster [Re: picker]
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Hey, got another of those M&M containers?


thu cool
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#2451325 - 11/19/12 08:58 PM Re: Maxon booster [Re: Caevan O'Shite]
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nope, sadly, that's the only one i found.
let me see what i can cook up for ya. for all intents, it's an lpb1.

still waiting on hearing back ... usually means i'm asking a dumb question... like..."how different is this from a..."

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#2451379 - 11/20/12 07:05 AM Re: Maxon booster [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
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jimi, let me know if you need some candy tins, I may have something you can use. What kind of depth/width do you need? BTW, those M&M tins show up around the holidays, sometimes. If I see any, I'll get you a couple - can't promise they won't be empty when I send 'em on, though . . .


Edited by WinstonPsmith (11/20/12 07:06 AM)
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#2451612 - 11/21/12 08:44 AM Re: Maxon booster [Re: Winston Psmith]
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wink

the small tins are ok, but if they're big, they can't stand up to being stepped on without flexing them.

the little priapism mike got from me is maybe 4 inches around, so it's reasonably studly, but even that one flexes a little bit.

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#2452053 - 11/24/12 12:56 PM Re: Maxon booster [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
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I've been thinking about looking for a washer or spacer wide enough to reinforce the top of the Priapism case.
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