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Open Discussion / Do I need a Moog?
« on: October 15, 2018, 06:23:11 PM »
I really kind of want the Behringer Model D. It's not expensive and I have a keyboard controller. My buddy Graham has one and likes it. But, I also really kind of want a Subsequent 37. Because it is badass. But, also expensive. I like the SubPhatty, too. I think I just want something Moog because well, reasons. Also, I think I want to build some synths down the line but much later.

Open Discussion / Car repair is poopy
« on: October 11, 2018, 06:28:02 PM »
My dang Jeep failed emissions testing the other day. Showed two (of four) oxygen sensors being bad. I think: oh...I can do this myself! It doesn't look hard! You know what's hard? Crawling under your car for several hours trying to fish your hands and a socket wrench through impossibly small spaces when it's 85F and 80% humidity in dang October! And, only to find out you didn't fix the problem all the way and the car has to go to the shop after all. Because...really...I have so much free time to be doing that sort of stuff right now.

Looking forward to my next car job which is replacing the brakes and rotors. Compared to the O2 sensors, it seems like a cakewalk.

Global Annoucements / Oct. Releases (instead of Sept)
« on: September 28, 2018, 07:08:43 PM »
The Sept. releases are being pushed to about Oct. 5th. Two reasons: I need a bit more time to complete the documentation and get the (approx. 100) FV-1 EEPROMs programmed, and also I am waiting to receive my box from PPP to verify the drilling template for the Dreamtime Delay (which will be available to order through them).

Here's what will be dropping:
1590A Pepper Spray (Percolator) giveaway starting Oct. 5th! I got more of these than I did the Donut so they should last a bit longer.
Dreamtime Delay (1590A FV-1 project w/EEPROM included)
Headtrip (1590B FV-1 project w/EEPROM included)
Waveloard TAPLFO3 project (very limited quantity to start but more in Nov).
9mm Alpha Pot Panel (also very limited quantity - 36 mini PCBs for wiring those pesky 9mm pots).
Free 10th Anniversary sticker has already been shipping with every order for the last 2 weeks and will continue for the rest of the year and into 2019 (the real 10th anniversary).

I also plan to build up a few Dreamtime pedals for sale just to say I did. Here is a preview of the finished box (this is just test UV printing). Not sure how I will market these (if at all) but I hope to do about a dozen by the end of the year. Note: this artwork is not available through PPP - only the pre-drilled 1590A box!

Global Annoucements / Social icons
« on: September 21, 2018, 05:22:51 AM »
You can now add links to your social media stuff to display with your posts. To do this go to your profile and under Modify Profile add your username to the categories you want to link. Example, for Facebook I added madbeanpedals. You do not need to add the full url, only your user name for the website (twitter, youTube, etc).

Open Discussion / New home page
« on: September 17, 2018, 07:37:13 AM »
With all the WordPress trends of huge scrolling pages taking over everywhere, mbp brings you a vintage 2000's style home page (minus Flash content).

Errata, Corrections, Revisions / Testing 6111 tubes
« on: September 15, 2018, 11:13:40 AM »
A couple of people have asked if there's any way to test their 6111 tubes before building the UberTuber. The answer is yes, and it is very simple. Just put the following circuit on a breadboard to test one of the triodes. If one triode biases and works properly both should. But, you can test both sides if you want to be certain - just use jumpers to move the connection points on the resistors and caps between the two sets of plates, grids and cathodes.

- I'd also advise against buying unlabeled 6111. If a seller doesn't list or show the manufacturer don't bother. There are still lots of Raytheon 6111 out there.

- This is a barebones circuit which will give you some output. It will sound a little bassy as is but remember this is just a test. The whole thing should take 10 minutes at most.

- BTW - these tubes are EXTREMELY durable. I've soldered and desoldered the same tube many times. The leads don't break with normal care and you'd have to really try to burn one of these tubes up just through soldering.

- If any of you have run into trouble and think you need to replace the tube on your build I have some spare daughter boards for the UberTuber. Just PM me.

Build Reports / An apology
« on: September 10, 2018, 04:36:04 AM »
Last night, having been in my cups for the evening, I saw several PedalPCB build reports in row. I put in a small search and replace script re-labeling as "ProfessorPoopyPedalPanorama" which I thought (in my state of sauciness) was quite hilarious. But, it might have been taken the wrong way. My apologies to anyone put off by dumb joke: it was meant to be playful and nothing else (count me as a fan of pedalpcb). Just to be clear: all pedal DIY is welcome here in the forum. I'll try to keep myself a little more restrained in the future :)

Audio/Video Demos / UberTuber Demo
« on: September 07, 2018, 10:19:09 AM »
Sorry this took so long. Still trying to fit in a time when bathroom construction is not going on (loud as balls in the house right now!)

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Audio/Video Demos / Dreamtime Delay
« on: September 05, 2018, 08:08:45 AM »
I now have about an hour each day between when everyone leaves and the contractor shows up. So I did the Dreamtime today, I'll do the UberTuber tomorrow and Headtrip on Friday.

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Global Annoucements / Sept Release schedule
« on: September 03, 2018, 11:33:38 AM »
I posted this on the Projects page a few days ago but here are more details:

Dreamtime: FV-1 in a 1590A. Includes the Dreamtime delay patch and one internal FV-1 patch (chorus/reverb).
Headtrip: FV-1 in a 1590B. Includes three of my patches, Choirsaw (mono version), Starfield (delay with phaser) and Parallax (an approximation of the forthcoming tremolo/phaser FFX pedal). The focus of this one is on trippy/ambient sounds. It also has a switch for three internal FV-1 programs.
Wavelord: I'm still working on this one but I think I can get it together in time. Tap Tempo tremolo using the new TAPLFO3 chip. Has 16 different waveforms.

Also, I'll be getting some new stickers and every order will get one. Plus, there will be another giveaway. Most likely it will be a buffered bypass board. It's a little 3pdt mounted board you can stick in any 1590B or above enclosure. Plus, it has an on-board switch to choose between either buffered or true bypass!

I've started back on the Timelapse and I will update as I make progress. A few people asked about the Rustbucket and I will work on that towards the end of the month. Maybe I can pull it together for October.

Finally, the PLR Kickstarter will not start (realistically) until October, I think. I still have quite a few prototypes to get through. So we might be looking at late October or early November for those. I haven't decided whether to try and release 10 at once or do them piecemeal (a couple a month). We'll see how the remaining prototype boards go.

That's it!

Open Discussion / When you are tired...
« on: September 02, 2018, 10:15:50 AM »
When I get really tired over the course of a few days I get "earworms". Sometimes it's music playing over and over or short language phrases. When I was in college I had Coltrane's version of " My Favorite Things" playing in the old bean brain for almost a month. Today I keep catching myself trying to use the word "legitimately" in every sentence.

What weird stuff do you do when you are tired? Today only on madbeanreddit.

Open Discussion / Jebus help me.
« on: August 30, 2018, 06:42:42 PM »

Mods / UberTuber mods
« on: August 26, 2018, 08:18:37 AM »
Couple things I did not mention in the UberTuber doc:

It's voiced fairly warm and smooth keeping in the spirit of the tube design. However, some may like more treble and this is easy to do:
Make C5 470pF (either ceramic or Mica) instead of 100pF and C8 4n7 instead of 10n. You can socket these for experimentation but keep in mind that if you are using Mica for C5 it won't fit in the socket - leads are too fat.

The Boost switch may pop the first time you toggle it. You can prevent this by toggling the switch one time when you first power up with the pedal off. I should have included a drain resistor there but I simply forgot. If you want to do this, put a 1M resistor between the two switch lugs like this. This gives the cap a path to ground while the switch is off and then shorts the resistor when the switch is flipped.

Open Discussion / Feedback on docs for Dragon, Standout, etc.
« on: August 23, 2018, 07:49:01 AM »
What do you guys think of the format on those docs? I decided to try InDesign for them instead of Word (which I really hate sometimes). It's not that much different than the old ones but InDesign sure does make some things easier. Is that format okay for you guys? Do want future docs to be even fancier? I'd like to step up my game in making things look more professional.

Errata, Corrections, Revisions / Distortion3 wiring correction
« on: August 21, 2018, 06:05:35 PM »
Apparently I had the PCB shifted over on the wiring guide and it showed the wires connected in the wrong place. The doc has been updated with the corrected version.

Thanks to gordo for pointing this out!

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