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Mysterious Brahma C3. A question for Modders?

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 9:13 am    Post subject: Mysterious Brahma C3. A question for Modders? Reply with quote

Hello again Smile
I just purchased a second hand Brahma from another forum member and the C3 appears to be modded to contain 2! 630 f caps and two resistors soldered together ( c-r-r-c)?
can anyone tell me what the stock C3 should be (I think/hope its just 1 of the 630 caps)?

and what is a good modded value for it.
to me the Brahma sounds like it is lacking gain for my taste but it is very tight and clear especially at high volume.
Any Ideas??
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2 soldered together is correct.
It looked funky to me at 1st but thats the way Dave Friedman designed it.
I called it the Christmas tree decoration CAP! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 9:29 am    Post subject: Really Reply with quote

So that's the way they are stock hand soldered like that??
Sounds great with a boost and a little (70's) pre hi gain without.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was my favorite module for classic rock.
I used to boost it with a Boss SD-1 and it JUMPED to life!
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 9:49 am    Post subject: Yep Reply with quote

I use my analog man Ts808 and it gives me that hair metal Soldano type tone with better articulation for sure. Great sounding leads with this setup. without boost it gives me that Dokken heaven sent type tone with it feels a lot more like a Mr. scary mod with better sounding mids.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah....that module is very versatile.
Boosted it can get into the Van Halen "fair warning" tone easily....
Gets some Killer AC/DC as well! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had my brahma modded and ram a cusack down its throat. sweet mother of mary......
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the SHIZZNIT or what? Very Happy
Freakin awesome tone!
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i still cant believe how my rig sounds. i've sunk some money into the head and modules along with other stuff. but i never thought i would ever have a quality sounding amp that i loved. i've always had higher end amps, but none sounding like this.

and there was much help from a few individuals from the forum to help me along the way to get here. i havent forgot about them.

that brahma is crazy. my brahma definatelly encroutches into mr scary territory gain wise. when i set the two modules by ear to my prefered rythem sound... teh scary is a bit tigher with more bite (great rythem adn leads), where the brahma still has plenty of gain to play any sevendust song, but is smoother. it lends itself to be more of a rythem channel. but anyone who has a brahma knows how tuff it is getting any kind of harmonic out of it, with the od and mods, it gives em away.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the brahma still has plenty of gain to play any sevendust song


What?! Hmmm....I owned a few Plexis which I thought a Brahma basically was- I imagine you're getting this type of chainsaw only after the mod. I'm still shocked
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 3:24 pm    Post subject: Your killing me Reply with quote

I was just shaking my internal orgarns playing my drop A 7 string through the RM rig.
USing Brahma + boost + bbe gives plaster shaking tight bottom end.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crankyray...

definatelly after the modifications and only with the cusack, i'm sure any high quality od will push this module. but take into consideration all the other things in the chain that contribute to this. pick-ups, cables, tubes, biasing and rm100 upgrades.

i'm only saying this module is pushed to the gills and would have no problem handling sevendust material. was actually plaing "pieces" a little while ago.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bhuard75 wrote:
i had my brahma modded and ram a cusack down its throat. sweet mother of mary......


+1 That's what I'm doing too

DF Brahma w/Cusack Screamer,... Awesome Tone!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mike wrote:
bhuard75 wrote:
i had my brahma modded and ram a cusack down its throat. sweet mother of mary......


+1 That's what I'm doing too

DF Brahma w/Cusack Screamer,... Awesome Tone!!


me too Wink DF Brahma w/BBE Green Screamer o/d pedal "boost" = KILLER marshall tone Cool
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