How do you find the Current Lover for noise and volume drop? I got one in the build queue but not got to it yet. Probably for the best because now the 3007/9s are back out vs risk of fakes on ebay. I forget what chip I originally grabbed to use for this thing.Wow! That is cool! It will be interesting to see what tweeks have been made. I have a pair of the older Madbean Current Lovers with the MN3007 biased for 12v operation. They sound good, but I can't help hearing a CE-2 flavour in there at times due to the bbd's sonic signature. I heard MN3009s were going to be released by Xvive this year.
And TC Electronic is about to release a pedal that is a clone of the Roland Juno-60's chorus section.The old Roland Juno-106 (and I suspect some other synths) used a pair of MN3009 chips for their chorus sound. But keep in mind that it was chorus (hence fairly modest sweep), and that synths have MUCH greater bandwidth than guitars so even a fairly narrow sweep in a very high range (i.e., short delays) would still yield quite audible swirl.
Which version do you have? MB updated the pcb to run only the 3007 in 2016 I think. I don't like that one because he switched to an opamp gain stage at the output to address the volume drop. The previous version uses a transistor and can be configured to run either the 3207 or 3007. I initially had the 3207 in there and then swapped it for the 3007. At the time I thought it sounded better, but now I'm not too sure. I thought running it at 12v would be "better" and it definitely gave it a deeper sweep but the voicing is not quite right for achieving the sound of the 18v V2 from 1976 or so. A good option, but not a straight up replacement. I actually think the Current Lover sounds better with a bit of a volume drop, I set the output level to be just a pinch below unity.How do you find the Current Lover for noise and volume drop? I got one in the build queue but not got to it yet. Probably for the best because now the 3007/9s are back out vs risk of fakes on ebay. I forget what chip I originally grabbed to use for this thing.
You can run pretty well any BBD in series with any other BBD from the same family. So, a 3009 in series with a 3007 in series with a 3008, if you felt like it. HOWEVER, there is no guarantee that their individual bias voltages will be identical. When the MN3005 disappeared from the landscape (well before Xvive brought it back), Maxon cascaded eight MN3007s to make their AD-999 delay pedal (ignore the numbers; those are proprietary house numbers), with each BBD having its own bias and balance trimmer.Any idea if 3009s can be run in series for 512 stage total?
The updated one. Can only run on 9V apparently. I think it has been updated again since.Which version do you have? MB updated the pcb to run only the 3007 in 2016 I think.