Do Friedman modules have master volume magic?

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turkeyjerky1991
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Do Friedman modules have master volume magic?

Post by turkeyjerky1991 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:04 am

I hear that the great thing about Friedman amps is that they sound good at low volume. I'm curious if the modules are the same. Apparently the Synergy-brand modules were designed by Friedman. Do they have the same master volume magic as the Friedman amps?

Technically the Friedman master is described as "The MV uses a 220k resistor in series with the master volum wiper after the tonestack so u don't lose bass at low vokumes.. you gain bottom and bass at the expense of volume loss"

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Re: Do Friedman modules have master volume magic?

Post by Jaded Faith » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:13 am

Almost every module ever made in the history of the modular line has that resistor off the wiper of the treble pot entering the master volume. There is a pair of resistors forming a voltage divider off the wiper of the master. That type of circuit is actually pretty common in many amps. It impacts the taper for a more gradual change and loads the circuits up and downstream.
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