The Atak Small Stone

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The Atak Small Stone

Now here's an unusual item I bought from a guy in Germany. It's a copy of the EH Small Stone that was most likely made in Turkey. The previous owner attributes this due to the fact there was a piece of tape on the bottom with the name of a previous Turkish owner. I saw one similar to this offered by Abalone Vintage Guitars on Ebay a few years ago, but missed winning it. One interesting note is that it's labeled as EH4600, which is the Small Clone model #, instead of the Small Stone's EH4800.

 

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The circuitry is based on a seldom seen version of the Small Stone which used (2) LM324 and (1) LM13600 (simlar to 4 of the EH1048 or CA3094E ICs the Small Stone usually used). On the left is the clone's circuit board, on the right the original EH circuit board. Nothing like a good copy, is there?

 

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Atak circuit board

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Notice also the funky footswitch and jacks as well as the fact that the board is not secured anywhere inside.  It's a free-range circuit board, allowed to roam at will within the case.