Hi Ted I have one of the original green VC1 Bricks. Serial Number VC7-354. It has been a very useful and faithful beast, my secret weapon on lots of stuf especially a a limiting compressor. The sub harmonic and enhancer just makes it so special.
It has finally sadly died and I’m dying here without it.. I have someone here in Sydney Australia to fix it. I don’t however have any test gear myself. Is there any chance of getting a circuit diagram for it?
I’m sorry to hear about your ‘brick’….. These were made in the very early days of JoeMeek….. I needed a good mic preamp!
I was in the process of experimenting with surface-mount technology and this was the first JoeMeek product to use surface-mount components…. there were one or two problems, the worst of which was a possibility of metallic corrosion on the ‘via’ connections betyween one side of the PC board and the other. I have come across a few of these in recent years. The effect is occasional clicks and bangs and then it dies.
There were a number of variations in the circuits and, worse than that, I’m afraid I don’t have a record of the exact circuitry although I can let you have the circuit of the later VC1 which I recall had the same mic-amp, enhancer and compressor as the ‘brick’.
Pls drop me an email to email@example.com and I will email this to you.