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BlueTide

BLUETIDE Overdrive


The Bluetide is a classic Analogue Overdrive that uses the JRC4558D DualOperational Amplifier as its reference integrated circuit, the pedal provides accessto three modes of overdrive via the 3-position clipping switch enabling tones from boosted to dynamic warm crunch Tones.

The pedals unique design and three selectable bass EQ’s combine with the quality graded components allows Guitarists the ability to take control of their tone whetheryou’re playing through a Solid state or Tube Amplifier. The Bluetide selectable clipping and three modes of drive enhances the ability to find the level of breakup and EQacross a variety of guitar pickups including Single coil and Humbuckers.

PEDAL FUNCTIONALITY FEATURES AND CONTROLS:

TONE:Controls the treble response of theeffect. The Centre point (12:00) is flat. When turned to the left, it cuts treble, and when turned to the right, it boosts treble.

DRIVE:Controls the amount of gain in the op-amp feedback diode clipping stage.

VOLUME:Controls the overall output of the effect

CLIPPING:The downward position of the toggle switch is the stock Tube Screamer clipping arrangement, which has one silicon diode in each direction. The upward position of the toggle is two diodes in each direction, a higher clipping threshold with a more open sound. The centre position leaves only the LEDs for a more dynamic and transparent tone.

BASS:The bass switch selects between different EQ settings. Using the default configuration, the centre position is the stock Tube Screamer bass setting. The downward position adds more bass, and the upward position adds even more.

FEATURES:

The build incorporates a 12 mm diameter Blue LED ring around the soft touch Taiway foot operated switch, The Foot switch LED is serviceable by simply unplugging the 2.54 mm JST PCB header Connector.

The pedal consists of 2, PCB’S, all of which can be removed and made serviceable by removing the three JST miniature plugs

The pedal foot switch has a conical dress nut that cab be removed by simply unscrewing, removing the dress nut allows more of the 12 mm Blue LED to be more visually prominent.

DC jack external supply is protected against incorrect polarity, the pedal will just not function until you correct the polarity of the DC 9 Volt 2.1 mm plug (centre pin is negative)

COMPONENTS AND PHYSICAL LAYOUT:

External 9 Volt Dc jack input, protected against incorrect polarity

Switch Craft 1⁄4” Jacks, Guitar in & Effect out Alpha 16 mm Potentiometer’s by 3

Printed Circuit Board (PCB) soldered pads / gold plated

JRC455D Op Amp, Soldered directly to PCB Resistors, Metal Film 1⁄4 watt 1 % Tolerance Wima Box Film Capacitors
JST / PCB interconnectors

Panasonic & Nichion power supply filter capacitors

Wiring interconnect’s, PFTE insulated

Blue LED / PCB plug & socket 2 pin header (under PCB)

Taiway Low inertia 3P/DT foot switch (Under PCB)

PEDAL CONTROL SPECIFICATIONS:

FOOTSWITCH:Taiway 3PDT low Inertia with removable dress washer.CONTROL POTS:Alpha, 16 mm / 6.35 mm shaft.
CONTROL POT KNOBS:Solid alloy with slotted shaft locking screw.TONE & CLIPPING SWITCHES:Taiway SPDT Centre off.

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS:All PCB traces and pad through holes are Gold Plated.JACK SOCKETS:Switchcraft