The Thunderdrive Deluxe

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Adjusting volume control and gain controls provides a wide variety of tones in spite of it's simple construction. The Turbo switch provides an additional boost in volume and less internally generated distortion. The pre-painted black enclosure, red control knobs and red LED indicator give the Thunderdrive Deluxe an understated attractive finish. It is capable of overdriving the preamp section of your guitar amp or adding it's own layer of distortion at lower volume. The current draw of this pedal is very low at 1.3 milliamps, allowing for long battery life.

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Hi, In the instructions you show a 2n5088 Tran. In the schematic it shows a MPSA18 Also in one of the pics in the instructions the Trans is labeled MPSA18. Which Transistor does this effect use? Thanks!
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MichaelT
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May 30th, 2018
The transistor for this kit is the 2N5088. The old one has been replaced due to availability.
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Hello, I would like to eliminate the 9v battery connector as I always want to run the pedal via the DC Power Jack Add. Can I just connect the Switch Lug of the DC Jack to the Input Jack in the same location the (-) side of the 9v battery Connector was attached?
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MichaelT
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August 3rd, 2018
There's no need to use the switch lug if you don't plan on ever using a battery. You don't need to solder the battery connector at all in that case but you can always put it in as a backup option with no battery installed and the pedal will work just the same with a power supply.
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Anonymous
August 7th, 2018
I never use a battery. My pedal board is all with external DC power supply and never use battery. I just installed the external DC external socket as per the instructions but directly in place of the battery connector. Works perfectly.
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