NPD- Way Huge Conquistador

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NPD- Way Huge Conquistador

Postby ifallalot » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:23 am

This demo here shows the features the best out of any I've seen before I bought it.

https://youtu.be/0qP1UJPgQfo

I think this pedal is awesome. It is super fuzzy and messy but the heavy gating on it keeps it from getting too out of control. With the tone knob on the pedal and amp settings you can go from 60s garage fuzz through Smashing Pumpkins into QOTSA. The best part is that you can play extremely fuzzed out chords without them turning into mush and noise.

Caveats:
- The gating means that you can't really sustain out notes. If you hold a note it eventually squelches out. This sounds cool, especially when you start messing with a delay and the guitar volume knob but if you want a traditional searing, sustaining lead tone you'll have to use another box.
- The pedal is LOUD. I have to keep mine on 10 o'clock and that's still a boost over the dry signal
- The pedal has a lot of bass. If i use it with my normal amp settings it causes the stock Jensen P10 in my 65 PRRI to fart out pretty good, but if I drop the bass pretty low it sounds awesome. I think this may be as much an effect of the shitty PRRI speaker though.

Even with all of the caveats this is a keeper. Just the kind of controlled noise that I love

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Re: NPD- Way Huge Conquistador

Postby MuffFuzz » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:06 pm

MXR/Way Huge have been hitting it out of the park with their releases the past few years. I actually have a Russian Pickle that I pre-ordered back in January, that I'm still waiting to come in stock.The Conquistador sounds like it can definitely cover a lot of ground, sonically. I can definitely see these being pretty popular by the end of the year.

Congrats!
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Re: NPD- Way Huge Conquistador

Postby p.eat » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:31 am

I'm also desperately waiting for the russian pickle to be available in europe!

@ifallalot: would you mind posting a gutshot of the inside? Just to estimate what the circuit is based on/inspired by.
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Re: NPD- Way Huge Conquistador

Postby ifallalot » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:59 am

p.eat wrote:I'm also desperately waiting for the russian pickle to be available in europe!

@ifallalot: would you mind posting a gutshot of the inside? Just to estimate what the circuit is based on/inspired by.

Yeah, if I find time today I'll pop the cover and take a pic
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Re: NPD- Way Huge Conquistador

Postby MechaBulletBill » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:02 am

p.eat wrote:I'm also desperately waiting for the russian pickle to be available in europe!

@ifallalot: would you mind posting a gutshot of the inside? Just to estimate what the circuit is based on/inspired by.

I know they're in the UK coz one of the shops near me posted a demo on instagram.
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Re: NPD- Way Huge Conquistador

Postby nucleardonut » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:03 am

p.eat wrote:I'm also desperately waiting for the russian pickle to be available in europe!

@ifallalot: would you mind posting a gutshot of the inside? Just to estimate what the circuit is based on/inspired by.


I'm wondering if there's an internal trim pot to adjust the gating.
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Re: NPD- Way Huge Conquistador

Postby BoringPostcards » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:58 am

I like what I'm seeing and what y'all are saying. Now I just need to find one and try it.
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Re: NPD- Way Huge Conquistador

Postby Bert Camenbert » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:12 am

To my hears, that sounds a lot like the old zoom ultrafuzz, except that it is maybe a bit bassier. The zoom has a knob for gating.
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Re: NPD- Way Huge Conquistador

Postby ifallalot » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:55 pm

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Re: NPD- Way Huge Conquistador

Postby p.eat » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:55 am

Thanks for the pix. I would have expected way more parts on the effect pcb. Do ypu have the part markings from Q2, Q4 and Q5?

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Re: NPD- Way Huge Conquistador

Postby ifallalot » Tue Apr 04, 2017 4:52 pm

I recently replaced my PRRI with a 68 CDR and this pedal sounds 100% better.

Running a TC Spark directly into it alleviates some of the weird gating as well

Just FYI...
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