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Global Annoucements / Re: Coming up: BOTY contest
« on: November 27, 2018, 03:48:18 AM »
I'll throw something into the cauldron of prizes from Nucleon. I hope to have some nice new projects ready soon, but I'll formalize the exact prize later on. Looking forward to all those fab builds.

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Open Discussion / Re: Understanding Ring Modulators (Physics article)
« on: November 16, 2018, 04:14:01 AM »
I can see a 'dip your MoogerFooger in liquid nitrogen' - article in my future...Cryopedals, the new rage.

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Open Discussion / Understanding Ring Modulators (Physics article)
« on: November 16, 2018, 02:04:24 AM »
I'm toying with the idea of making some pedal/effects based education kits to use in my physics class room. It's potentially a great way to get kids more involved in the subject of electricity and electrical systems (as VFE has also clearly demonstrated). Anyway, this week I received the latest issue of The Physics Teacher and one of this month's freely readable articles discusses ring modulators and specifically the Moogerfooger MF102. How cool is that :) Caveat: it doesn't discuss the actual electronics, but goes into how ring mods shift frequencies around.

Read it here
(there's also a downloadable PDF available on the same page)

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General Questions / Re: Nucleon Liquid Eternity Chorus
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:42:37 PM »
Glad to read it all worked out :) Thanks to Gordo as well :)

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I'll repeat my recommendation once more: Felder Iso-Core Si100Ni+ for lead free. You should give it a try. It's very easy to work with and the joint looks just like a leaded one. Nice flow and reliable joint. It does wear the tip faster than leaded but that's mostly due to me not cleaning the tip enough during a job. Seriously, I see no reason to use leaded after discovering this stuff, only for repairs on vintage and pre-ROHS gear.

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Build Reports / Re: Solar Flare
« on: November 06, 2018, 05:09:28 AM »
From 7V subtract 9V (PNP) and then flip the sign (neg ground) ;) Check out some demos of the fuzz head to get an idea of the sounds to expect.

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: November 06, 2018, 03:59:08 AM »
Have a problem with Americans?
That is definitely not what Muadzin was typing (as can be seen clearly when reading his post). He's not saying Americans are ramming these things down our throats. It's local (so Dutch) commercial interests that import American traditions to make more money. I agree with Muadzin wholeheartedly. There is a Dutch variant of Halloween (called Sint Maarten, something for the Catholic part of the country, not so much in the rest). Halloween is American. It's an attempt to make more money by stripping it from its religious roots and disguised as a 'fun thing for children'. Last year I noticed a lot of Dutch online retailers suddenly having a Black Friday sale. Celebrating Thanksgiving makes no sense here, but Black Friday? Sure let's try to sell more crap.

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Open Discussion / Re: EZdrummer users: what Midi packs do you like?
« on: November 05, 2018, 05:29:10 PM »
So now, in November, there's a 35% off sale. Permanent sales are a real quirkie thing I have to say. If you bought something in October...you'd feel ripped off right now, right? (though I'm really tempted to bite this time).

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General Questions / Re: Nucleon Liquid Eternity Chorus
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:53:45 AM »
Hope some Liquid Eternity alumni can chime in to solve the ticking problem. I also am really interested so that I can update the build doc and helper future builders. I believe that there have been builds with a vibe mod without the ticking.

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Build Reports / Re: Solar Flare
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:28:17 AM »
1) It also took me a long time to send you all the PCBs, so let's share that responsibility ;)
2) That looks wicked cool and it's cool to see it at such a small footprint. Has a bit of that Fuzz Face mini vibe too.
3) In my experience, this circuit shouldn't produce the fuzziest of fuzz tones. It can be nice and creamy but also work well as a responsive OD/Distortion with the diodes out of the circuit. Does it do that? Otherwise maybe tweak the bias a bit. I found it to be less 'over the top' than a typical Fuzz Face.

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Donated to the GFM directly. That stuff is hard to watch. My son is now 7 months old, had surgery when he was 3 weeks old (and doing fine). No bills (for us). It's insane that a new born baby does not have a standard right to health care. This stuff is hard enough as it is. Wishing Peter all the best, might order a pedal actually.

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Open Discussion / Re: Gibson wiring harness PCB
« on: October 31, 2018, 05:08:30 PM »
That's great! If it were SG size I'd def be interested. I might just grab one anyway.
I'm working with some people/techs in guitar shops and they are going to test this thing on a Tokai and a Gibson tomorrow. I'm more than happy to provide you with an SG one when I get the measurements done. I'm currently looking into the routings of Gibson cavities, to see if 'one size fits all' is possible or that things have changed too much from series to series over the decades. Keep an eye out on the B/S/T :)

About the Molex connectors...EMG was on to something I guess :P

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Global Annoucements / Re: Projects Page update
« on: October 31, 2018, 05:01:48 PM »
That would be great. I've browsed the PDFs a lot, it's about 10 more clicks to dig it out of the ZIP.

Really? After installing 7zip and acrobat, Firefox seems up for the task on my computer. If I click a zip on the projects it downloads/unzips to the memory, open it in Acrobat directly from there. But a short cut can't hurt I guess ;)

Liking the updated look. I do think that the joke with your homepage has gone on for long enough now though :P

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Open Discussion / Re: Gibson wiring harness PCB
« on: October 30, 2018, 05:22:59 PM »
That's uncanny you bring that up today as I just received from the factory these wiring plates for a Gibson LP (see attached). I had to rewire a 90s LP that had been modded and the only way to do it was hammering out the pots, rendering the metal plate in the cavity useless (cuz bend out of shape). So I reproduced it as a PCB, including a ground plane so you don't have to solder bus wire across the pots. It has nothing of the fancy options of the 2019 Standard of course. I was going to throw these up on the BST area of the forum to see if there's any interest in these things.

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Open Discussion / Re: EZdrummer users: what Midi packs do you like?
« on: October 29, 2018, 01:47:50 PM »
(one thing to note by the way is that Toontrack has a sale basically...permanently. They should just reduce their prices :P )

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