I lust after this sound.
So.. when I saw the Catalinbread Galileo on here, I nearly wet myself.
I built it.
Bypass works. Boost works. Nothing else works.
Spent hours effing with it. Nothing. Scraped tracks. Resoldered. Changed everything I reasonably could. Nope.
Sacrificed a chicken. Still no good.
I tossed it in the Bag of Broken Dreams
. I had horked it somewhere beyond my ability to repair, I was sure.
The next day I said "Damn it to hell! I WILL build it!"
Fresh vero, fresh components, fresh underwear... YES!
SAME DAMN THING ALL OVER AGAIN.
Like Sherlock Holmes, I peered closely with my magnifying glass, sure I would find the culprit any second and laugh to myself at such a minor error. The CB-Galli and I would go watch a movie together and share some popcorn.
It didn't happen that way. I just spent 4 hours staring at it, slack-jawed. When, Lawd? When gone be mah time?
Into the Bag.
Okay, so if you bothered reading through that, here's the deal: I still want that sound.
I see a layout for the CB-30, but from what I've read, the reaction is mostly that it kind of sucks. Nothing like the Galileo.
The Love Pedal English Gentlemen seems to have people who like it and who don't, plus it doesn't seem meant to really cover the full AC-30 spectrum, but primarily cranked and dying slowly.. which is cool and all, but I want more.
The ROG English Channel might be an option, but I'm not sure if it really compares to the Galileo.
Recently I saw the Brigg's Vintage '64 layout... and so I'm thinking about trying it as well.
So, dear esteemed colleagues, with most of you being more experienced with these than I, can you suggest one that, in your opinion, might blow my pants off?
I realize I could just build several and check them out, but I'm actually a little burned out on failure at the moment, having attempted and botched both a John Hollis Ultra Flanger and an MXR Phase90 beyond hope, AND I'm waiting for a parts restock from Futurlec, who I will never order from again. Three months I've been waiting. I'm going to build a Green Ringer or something small and easy and get some mojo back.
Meanwhile, I'd love to hear your opinions on a good Vox AC30 pedal.