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General Questions / Re: Looking for a custom enclosure
« on: Today at 02:50:55 AM »
As you're using wired pots, according to the current aquababy pdf on the projects page, it's be just as easy to get a pre drilled, prepainted 125b from Tayda.  They're for pedalpcb boards, but you can use them easy enough.

Open Discussion / Messing with a Boneyard....
« on: August 17, 2019, 08:04:03 AM »
Gudday all.

Just been playing around the Boneyard on vero.  It's a great drive, but I've always wanted a bit more *something* out of it so I've been experimenting with the clipping LEDs and adding some hard clippers to ground.  Basically, I'm mixing up features that I've seen around the place, like the 2 opposing LEDs in the Superjudge, and the hard clippers in the Crunchbox and the BE-OD (to a lesser degree).  I also noticed that the Valvestate amps (which I've always been a fan of) have clippers to ground as well as LEDs in the feedback loop.

The ultimate goal is to have a lower gain channel that is (here come the buzzwords) more open with a cleanish crunch edge (lol), and a high gain channel that's more saturated with a harder edge than the regular Boneyard (I suppose the easiest thing to do would be to box a Superjudge in with a Crunchbox and switch between the two).

SOOOoo, the idea is something like OD1 and 2 with high/low gain switching on each.  Currently I have diode switching between one symmetrical pair of LEDs and the stock arrangement of 4 found in the Boneyard, and I'm messing with switching in clippers to ground for one of the OD channels.

Question 1:  Why is 2 LEDs quieter and more saturated than the stock 4?  I'm trying to get my head around this but failing miserably.  It seems counter-intuitive to me but, it is what it is.

I'm messing around with both the placement and types of the clippers to ground.  A pair of 1n4148 sucked most of the volume out of the pedal, so I messed with placing it after the boost, only having the clippers connected when the boost (at a fixed value) is on.  It worked, but it isn't that nice sounding, so I'm thinking a resistor in line with those might tame a bit of the dirt.  The other downside of placing it after the boost meant that the gain control now had very little effect on the amount of dirt present - it was pretty much flat out the whole time, which makes sense as it's also after the volume.  I've also tried placing them after R6, which was a bit different again.

LEDs to ground don't have anywhere near as much volume loss (higher forward voltage, meaning less goes to ground, yeah), and much less effect on the sound overall.

Question 2:  Where would you put clippers to ground, and what diodes would you use (lol, how long is a piece of string)?

Ideas?  Suggestions?

I rightclick on them and select "resize pictures"...

Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: August 11, 2019, 05:18:10 AM »
Some people genuinely, no kidding, actually ENJOY arguing
I've got a friend who thinks he good at it, or enjoys it, or whatever, but just saying "No, it's not/isn't" doesn't constitute an argument.

Open Discussion / Re: 1590B Top-Mounted Jacks
« on: August 11, 2019, 05:16:15 AM »
See.... that's why I've started buying the predrilled Tayda boxes (and using the lumburg mini jacks, and only using 125b as the smallest I'll build into).

Build Reports / Re: Sailor Moon set of 1590G projects
« on: August 10, 2019, 03:59:40 AM »
That's dedication right there!

Build Reports / Re: Pedalboard pics megathread
« on: August 09, 2019, 10:21:36 PM »
Current state of the big board. Powered by a CIOKS AC10 because I used to have a HT-dual on there (Has been powered by a 1spot hen the HT-Dual wasn't on it).

Tuner, wah, Lightspeed (comp/klon),  Leviathan (TB, SHo, TB->SHO, Zendrive/Englishman, Plexi), Behringer multi, Spacestation (Porkbarrel, DBD w/tap, Rubadub), SHO, Endgame (klon buffer, splitter to 1/4out, Bloviator, Lart's cabsim, splitter to 1/4out and XLR out (THCustoms Linedriver)....

Open Discussion / Re: workstations...lets see them
« on: August 09, 2019, 10:15:01 PM »
You really want to see it?  Ok then....

Open Discussion / Re: The Movie Thread....what are you watching?
« on: August 03, 2019, 08:03:52 AM »
Finally got around to watching Endgame.  Some very funny bits in it.

Build Reports / Re: Eepy Beepy - pedalpcb Arachnid
« on: August 03, 2019, 04:48:45 AM »
Yep, it's the stuff from Bunnings.  I used this stuff (watered 1:1 or so) to seal the top and bottom (That took a long time) so I could sand to a flat surface.

Here's a quick vid off my FB page showing the sparkliness.

I'm actually a big fan of how the sticker came out as it gives more depth to the top.  The print clearly isn't on the surface (as it's on the sticker, which is quite thick) and gives it a real 3d feel.

Build Reports / Re: Eepy Beepy - pedalpcb Arachnid
« on: August 02, 2019, 09:25:49 PM »
Thanks.  It looks heaps better in real life, any sort of viewing angle change makes it sparkle.

Build Reports / Eepy Beepy - pedalpcb Arachnid
« on: August 02, 2019, 05:53:42 AM »
Gudday all, here's a custom order I've done for someone who saw some of my stuff on FB.

It was a bit of work, and there's probably easier ways to do it, but basically:

- Tayda pedalpcb predrilled enclosure (the mode hole needed enlarging bit everything else was great)
- Grey etching primer,
- Rustoleum glitter spraypaint,
- Couldn't get modgepodge, so I used some other type of expensive watered down PVA to seal it and build up the top (and bottom) so I could eventually sand it flat...  Used some elmers on the bottom as a experiment but it clouded up so I washed that off, oddly enough.
- Upol rattlecan to seal that all off.
- Transparent laser sticker of some sort ($7 per sheet!)
- More upol.

The Arachnid has an eeprom consisting of various flavours of delay and reverb.  Haven't had an issue with a pedalpcb board yet and the updated version with the rotary switch is great.


Open Discussion / Re: What are you playing? (games)
« on: July 26, 2019, 10:23:52 PM »
I got Rocksmith 1 the day it came out, and I have 2014 remastered too.  SOOOOO much DLC and ODLC available for it.

Turn the dynamic difficulty off and slow the song down, no point half learning a song just to find out it's been dropping 6 notes in between notes.

General Questions / Re: Small Good Distortion in 1590A box
« on: July 23, 2019, 03:53:53 AM »
Don't forget to try the Superjudge, with is based off the Hao Rustdriver but with tone and drive controls...

Open Discussion / Re: What do you love about pedal building?
« on: July 22, 2019, 04:28:25 PM »
Are Verobuilds allowed here?
90% of my builds are vero.  The rest have some vero in there somewhere....

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