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  1. #151

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    Quote Originally Posted by campusfive View Post
    Oh, and I should mention I'm running the Junior Barnyard 18V for maximum clean. Tavo mentioned I could run 9V or 12V or 18V, but and it would clean up as the power went up. Since the shop I happened to drop into had the top one, I went with it, and haven't bothered to try anything else.
    I'm using mine with 9v, because it's what I have around here now but I'm really thinking about get a 18v and try it.

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  3. #152

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    I'm currently building an experimental cab to hold my Overdrive 200 and Jr. Barnyard rig. I'll let you know how it turns out.

  4. #153

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    Jonathon, have you heard of velcro? it would work to connect the Quilter and the Jr Barnyard to the cabinet, perhaps on the back out of sight, sort of, and keep the connections in place. Really high-strength Velcro, both the adhesive backing and the hook/loop, are available everywhere. Another option is Blu-Tack, cheap and available, and pretty strong. I have a battery box attached to my HOF mini with it, and it's very stable and compact, even moreso than Velcro. I tend to use batteries because it's easier. I like rechargeable lithium 9V batteries, in cheap boxes from ebay. They also have double boxes that hold 2 batteries, in series, giving 18V. Adapters are certainly available, but a pain to get set up. I prefer batteries. YMMV.

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    I threw this cabinet together as a proof of concept. So far I really like it. I will install a couple of outlets in the box so I can keep my pedal power supply and the amp all plugged in. This is the tolex I have on hand and may go ahead and cover it with that (I've got a different color on the way). I now essentially have a 200 watt EH-150 that has a direct out and weighs 23lbs.

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    Awesome

  7. #156

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    Quote Originally Posted by campusfive View Post
    Oh, and I should mention I'm running the Junior Barnyard 18V for maximum clean. Tavo mentioned I could run 9V or 12V or 18V, but and it would clean up as the power went up. Since the shop I happened to drop into had the top one, I went with it, and haven't bothered to try anything else.
    That’s something I definitely want to try. My hope is that it will greatly increase the usable range of the pedal for me.

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    Very nice Jason. It's just like AER but with more power. hahaha

  9. #158

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandChannel View Post
    How about replacing the Quilter 101 with something like the EHX Magnum 44, Seymour Duncan PowerStage 170, or the ISP Stealth 180? I'm just trying to think of smaller, pedal-sized options that might fit in there with the Barnyard.
    or a Quilter micro block maybe ?

    yes good idea , as it appears that a folks here are getting good
    results running JBY into the fx return of their amps ...
    ie. Into a power amp direct ....

    less is more !

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    Thanks for the info Jonathan .... Great
    Were you using much eq on the 101 ?

    or does the JBY handle all the eq/tone controlling you need ?

  11. #160

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    I've been running the JBY into the front end of the Quilter, not the efx return.
    For whatever reason, I preferred it in that case.

    Of course, I had great luck using the FX return of the hot rod deluxe, but I'm guessing it may have to do with the tube power amp and that it's not exactly neutral, even if it's bypassing the front end.

    I'll see if I can take a photo of my settings.
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    Here's something from one of the last couple gigs I used the Junior Barnyard / Quilter 101 / Lil' Texas combo.
    The vocalist was sitting in with my drummer's band, The Candy Jacket Jazz Band.


    Guitar solo's at 0:37.
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    Where were your candy jackets? I've been picturing the red and white striped kind.

  14. #163

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    Quote Originally Posted by campusfive View Post
    Here's something from one of the last couple gigs I used the Junior Barnyard / Quilter 101 / Lil' Texas combo.
    The vocalist was sitting in with my drummer's band, The Candy Jacket Jazz Band.


    Guitar solo's at 0:37.
    Great tone there. You developed a great skill to change guitars in the songs. xD

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    I finally got a chance to get this finished up. This set up makes it just as easy as a combo amp. There's a three outlet power strip installed in the cabinet in which I leave the amp power supply for the pedal all hooked up. It takes thirty seconds from setting it down to be ready to play.


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    Hello there. I got an 18v volts power supply and I'm enjoying it.
    I'm using the DI from AER in this video so I had to plug Jr. on the amp input.


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    This thread has been on my mind. I picked up a MojoMojo months ago, to experiment, see if I could get some fatter sounds. At first, didn't like it. Which is my instant reaction to almost any overdrive. Whereas subtle, clean boost, I use all the time. So finally today I persisted, trying different configurations and settings with an epiphone casino into the Polytone MB II.

    My little board has Tim clean boost - gain set at 9:00, a fair amount of bass rolled off - into very subtly set delay and finally reverb. The Tim by now is part of my base sound. Always sounds better with it on.

    When I A/B Tim and MojoMojo, Tim wins. When I put the MM before Tim, it sounded interesting. Then stuck it in the effects loop built into the Tim, and now I'm getting the point. With drive just shy of noon, level set to just a touch over unity, bass at noon and treble at 1 oclock, the MM adds something really interesting to the already tasty P90 sound. Not exactly like the fat, low/medium volume clean sound I remember from my old Gibson GA40, but not far off either. This could be the first more than just clean boost drive sound I've ever really liked. Very different than turning up the gain knob on the Tim, for example. That pushes the sound more forward somehow (hard to describe). Whereas that little bit extra from the MojoMojo doesn't seem to push the mids the same way.

    Anyway, I credit this discussion for giving me some incentive to try stuff. Makes me curious to hear the Jr B. I decided to try the MojoMojo first, as I have a long history of not getting along with OD pedals. Figured better to experiment on the cheaps.

  18. #167
    My Barnyard has stopped working!
    Doesn't power up when I plug it in. Checked my power supply, leads etc.
    Not sure why this has happened.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

  19. #168

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    Quote Originally Posted by entresz View Post
    My Barnyard has stopped working!
    Doesn't power up when I plug it in. Checked my power supply, leads etc.
    Not sure why this has happened.

    Does anyone have any ideas?
    That's sad. Did you tried to talk with Tavo?
    I would look inside it to see if all the wires connections are ok.

  20. #169

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    Quote Originally Posted by clebergf View Post
    That's sad. Did you tried to talk with Tavo?
    I would look inside it to see if all the wires connections are ok.
    That could be it - loose wire or maybe a bad solder joint. From the one gut shot I saw it looks like a pretty simple circuit, maybe JFET based as many "amp" style pedals are

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    Just another tale from traveling with the Junior Barnyard....

    So we recently played a huge event in NYC on an aircraft carrier, leading one of three big bands.
    It was just a week after we played in Heidelberg (with about 46 hours at home before heading back out), and our 5th weekend fly out in 8 weeks. Oh, and I needed to write arrangements for three finale tunes utilizing all three big bands (44 pieces total), I think I finished printing the charts with about 2 hours to soundcheck.

    Suffice it to say I was preoccupied, and I completely missed that there wasn't any plan for a backline amp.
    Whoops.

    A good friend was going to lend me a Princeton Reverb, but it would've entailed spending 2 hours riding the "A" train past Harlem and back - 2 hours I didn't exactly have to spare. As it turns out the promoter had just inherited a 90's Fender solid state student 2x10" amp. I don't remember the model exactly, but it's not exactly the kind of tube warmth I was hoping for.

    But, plugging in the Junior Barnyard, I was able to get something that totally worked for my very specific context. I was feeling a little self conscious about playing Charlie Christian's great guitar feature "Solo Flight" on this gig, but once I had the JrB dialed in, I was able to soar. To be honest, I could hear/feel some weird solid-state transients/artifiacts from what was a basically a 90's high-end student amp, but that didn't get in the way of the tone basically being "right" and allowing me to feel comfortable enough to really throw down.

    Even when I know I'll be borrowing a cool vintage octal amp, or something like a Vintage '47 (or an Elektra like in Heidelberg), I always bring the Jr. Barynard, just in case. Totally saved my butt this time, and I'm guessing it won't be the last.
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  22. #171

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    My JR Barnyard also partially died. The right side of the pedal wouldn't do anything. The LED didn't light, nor did the tone or volume change at all regardless of the setting of the knob or the toggle switches. The left side worked normally, but only as a boost. I have no idea what happened to it. I used it in the morning, worked fine, then when I came back in the afternoon it was defective. It's currently back in San Diego for repairs. Electronic devices sometimes die. When you build them, you're at the mercy of the company that makes the component circuits.

  23. #172
    I've had my Barnyard repaired - back in action now.

    It's a godsend when I have to use backline gear.
    It sounded spectacular through a '65 Twin Reverb RI. I usually struggle with those amps, too much bass and too much treble... not an issue with the Barnyard plugged in.

  24. #173

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    A $230 pedal shouldn’t fail like that, absolutely no excuse for it. Glad you got it going again, and I really like your playing and tone.
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