The Meridian Exciter/Compressor is a clone of the Guyatone PS-021 Guitar Exciter / Compressor and its cousin, the PS-020 Bass Exciter / Compressor. It can be looked at as three distinct circuits chained together. First is the classic Dyna Comp, nearly a direct copy but with somewhat reduced sensitivity on the Sustain control, so its use is more as a limiter than a sustainer. The following stage is an exciter, which is very similar to a circuit from a Japanese electronics book in the 1980s (and not unlike the BBE Sonic Stomp, but with no frequency-specific control). The last stage is a Muff-style tone control that pans between a bass emphasis and treble emphasis. However, unlike the BMP?s classic mid-scoop, there is a very slight mid hump throughout the rotation.
The kit contains the parts for the guitar- AND bass version!
This kit contains the PCB and all necessary parts. The enclosure can be selected, please select 4 knobs for 6,3mm shaft separately.
Here is the bill of material: bill of material
This project is by Aion Electronics, in collaboration with Musikding. If you have any problems with the contents of the kit, please contact Das Musikding (Klaus). Since the modifications require some basic knowledge, this project is rather for more experienced builders.
Here is the direct link to the manual with layout and schematic: