Ludwig Phase 2: Preview

What up guys,

This is what I’ll be assembling over the next little while – made a start on the graphic:

Graphic:

Image

The parts

I use Mantech for most parts.  Good prices and wide range.  Hello free advertising!
Pots I get from Tayda Electronics (still waiting for them).

B4243632-5857-4D44-B5C1-5BBE9DCBE26A-863-0000018AF98C2902_zpsaebc518c

So what the hell is it?

Short answer: Fuzz + Tremolo + Wah + Foot Control

Long answer:

Well, it’s this (image below) the Phase 2 Synthesizer turned into a stompbox format.
Ludwig ( a drum company) produced less than a 1000 of these decades ago.


1970-ludwig-phase-II-synthesizer

Technical answer: (from the RG Keen pdf)

“Synthesizer” was a misnomer, as what it really does is to take a normal signal, and create a
heavily clipped “fuzz” signal from it, and then run a combination of the dry and fuzz signals through a
pair of controlled filters. The filters are set up so they are active at the frequencies of the first two
formant resonances of the human vocal tract, producing a very “vocal” and unusual effect. In
addition, the fuzz amplitude and movement of the filter resonances may be changed either
automatically by an “animation” oscillator or a foot controlled rocker pedal.

More Pics: http://nos-tone.com/Ludwig.html

Youtube vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEOh2kyFyyE

Now the reproduction:

Mr RG Keen (the yoda of guitar effects) produced a project.
Not a beginners project – lots of things to go wrong here!

Build doc: http://www.geofex.com/Article_Folders/Ludwig_P2/TotalLudwig-2nd_run.pdf

Youtube vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6hfEsfgOTA

Pictures of a completed pedal:

DSCF1139

DSCF1143

Still don’t know what it is or does?

Well… Me neither! That’s why I had to build one for myself!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Ludwig Phase 2: Preview

  1. Dino Tsiptsis says:

    Matthew,
    I would really appreciate that you ask my permission before using pictures of my unit in your blog (“Pictures of a completed pedal”) . I don’t mind my pictures being used, but please provide credit reference for the pictures. If not, please remove them from your blog.
    Thank you,
    digi2t

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s