Ice Cube for Fender... What was in it?

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Ice Cube for Fender... What was in it?

Postby sultan_of_sound on Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:18 pm

I stumbled across an Ice Cube in my 'Box O' Junk' last night. That was the little blue cube from the 70's that turned the reverb stage into a gain stage to get a little more 'cheesy gain' out of your Fender.

Anyone ever cut one open or see a schematic for one of these? I'm guessing it has a resistor in it...or maybe just a wire? I think I paid $15-20 for it back then.... expensive short!
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Postby Baron Von Machinenmann on Fri Apr 20, 2007 5:21 pm

Pretty sure is was just a resistor.......IIRC
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Postby Swarty on Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:06 pm

At least 3 versions. First one was just a wire. Second one had a resistor to tame things down a bit. Third one had a blend control on it to mix OD w/ reverb.
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Postby sultan_of_sound on Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:35 pm

I have one of the first two (no blend).... I guess I can tell which one with an ohm-meter.
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Postby Swarty on Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:56 pm

I think the first ones were blue, then they changed to orange.
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Postby sultan_of_sound on Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:05 am

The one I have is blue.... labelled 'Sustain Coupler'.
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