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Build Reports / Tapanatorator combo!
« on: September 20, 2017, 07:37:52 PM »
So I had one of the long thin looper boxes and decided to put the tapanator and accompanying effects in it as I'd never built anything in one of those and it sort of screams for a combo. I'm not sure it's the most user friendly setup but I like. Lots of room in the box. For the trem and wah I made switchable so that I can have all three in a combo pedal with the ability to control an external effect, either/or type situation obviously. The only glitch with this setup is that if the trem isn't bypassed it will mute everything when the lfo is not connected to it as the led goes dark. Not a big deal. I had some trouble with the phaser though I think part of it was I didn't have the trimmer in the right position. I got it mostly working but the feedback control seems a bit off. Anyway, really cool effect! 8) guts are a bit chaotic but functional.

Build Reports / Pair O fuzz boxes
« on: September 17, 2017, 02:41:14 PM »
I recently threw these two together. The big game fuzz is one of flanagan's fuzzlewump pcbs and the other one is something from fuzzdog which I don't remember. If anyone really likes the indicator led on that pedal send me a pm. I have a bunch of them. This is about as clean as the guts get on my builds...

General Questions / Dig dug rotary switches
« on: September 16, 2017, 12:28:39 PM »
Is this the correct style for the two rotaries in the dig dug 2? THe link in the build doc just goes to mouser search page.

Build Reports / Justicia y libertad dual OD (Lectricfx doubletake)
« on: September 16, 2017, 10:33:56 AM »
Built this a few weeks ago but just now getting around to posting the build report. Really nice OD with a wide range of toans!

Tech Help - Projects Page / tap phaser not very phasey
« on: September 15, 2017, 06:06:01 PM »
I built a 3 in 1 with the tapanator and wah trem and phaser. Everything is running smoothly except the phaser. Maybe I'm just expecting something different but the phaser doesn't sound very phasey at most settings (especially compared to some demos I've heard of it), it sounds more like a tremolo though at some settings there is some lighter phase so I'm thinking all the stages maybe aren't working correctly? The other thing is the feedback pot doesn't intensify the effect much it just adds more noise (more noise I expect but also to alter the effect more). I've triple checked parts values and the soldering and replaced IC2 but nothing is really changing. I've poked around with an audio probe but I haven't found a smoking gun. I used the recommended ldrs from small bear and its in an enclosure so light pollution shouldn't be an issue. Anything advise here is appreciated. Here are the voltages
IC 1
1 4.5
2 4.5
3 4
4 0
5 4.5
6 4.5
7 4.3~4.7
8 8.85

1 4.43~4.47
2 4.5
3 4.5
4 0
5 4.5
6 5~5.5
7 4.8~5
8 8.85

1 4.5~4.7
2 4.55
3 4.5
4 0
5 4.5
6 4.8~5
7 4.8~5
8 8.85

And photos...

Build Reports / Mimik+ detune external LFO options
« on: September 07, 2017, 06:10:16 PM »
At first I thought I would just add the out portion of the circuit to try out with the taptation, manual control, or build an lfo box but I decided... features are nice! So I perfed the detune circuit from the multiplex echo. The toggle switch allows you to turn the detune led off when no external is connected to give the longest possible delay times. If I had to do it over I would play with it a bit more to make the led dim a tiny bit faster and go bright a bit slower. If I ever get around to learning to layout pcbs I imagine a tweakable version of the detune circuit will be one of the first I do. I just used a red LED and tayda ldr which gives nice results! a bit shimmery on the up tune and dark on the down. I went with a latching stomp for the detune so that it could also effectively toggle between two different lengths of delay.

The modding caused a bit of a spaghetti mess...

Especially when you learn this after soldering them into an opto bypass pcb... I mean, delay is pretty cool on a momentary switch but... not what I was going for.

Build Reports / Harmonic Trembler and Reverb
« on: September 05, 2017, 06:19:20 PM »
I went all out for this one and I love everything about it! The first half is a cardinal tremolo which I believe I received from Josh as a pif last Christmas! Thanks! Sounds great, if you're thinking about it stop thinking and build one already! haha. The second half is a tenebrion reverb. The enclosure is a steel enclosure I got a while ago I think on ebay but don't ask me where because I don't remember. Anyway the steel was a pain to drill especially for the jewel lights and foot switches but... totally worth it. I even specially ordered knobs for this bad boy. I used optical switching on the footswitch and the cardinal indicator is also a rate indicator.

Build Reports / Ruby headphone amp 1590LB
« on: September 03, 2017, 02:43:56 PM »
I decided I need a headphone amp though I'm not sure I'll settle on this one, at least I have something now. The pcb is from fuzzdog. A bit of a tight squeeze in a 1590LB I don't know how people manage to cram full pedals in these...I tried to stamp the leaf of a clover on it though I haven't quite figured out how to get it to come out. Anyway, you can kinda see it.

Build Reports / Wigl!
« on: September 02, 2017, 05:57:42 PM »
Continuing my quest of building all 1590g boards not in 1590g boxes! So this time I figured I would go for top mount jacks in a 1590B. Worked perfectly for that!

Build Reports / Aural Aggrandizer
« on: August 31, 2017, 04:14:10 PM »
Continuing my theme of dual builds. So the idea for this was a beginning or possibly end of the chain box. So it's the bloviator and afterlife compressor (my favorite compressor, I've built 2 or 3) Again used alcohol inks. I need to change the knobs on the right side for green knobs at some point but I don't have any green knurled knobs at the moment. The status LED is an RGB led that only uses the GB portions. blue for the blue side, green for the green side. Nice sounding box for clean tones or to juice or shape an overdrive!!! I went with the offset knobs because I thought it looked unique and it happened to be utilitarian as I had already built the bloviator using a daughterboard I made from perf so the pots were locked at the top of the board.

Build Reports / Moar Sawse!!!
« on: August 27, 2017, 03:59:52 PM »
I like making dual effects lately and you can't go wrong with an envelope filter and OD! Add in an order switch and baby you got a stew goin! These sound great together! Also, I'm loving octagons for combos I might switch over to purely octagon builds once I deplete my enclosure stock. The finish is the same deal as my last build, alcohol inks with a sticker and stamped on lettering. Props to Brian on the 1590g boards, so far I'm loving all I've built. I also like building them into not 1590g enclosures haha. Great for duals for sure!

Build Reports / Memento delay with modulation
« on: August 25, 2017, 04:08:00 PM »
I've had this sitting around half finished for a while so I finally decided to decorate the box and finish it! Great delay, nice work lectricfx crew! I used a grind customs modulation board and just put the switch internal. I prefer the sin wave as the square modulation gets crazy real fast. The enclosure is all done with alcohol inks and then I slapped on a sticker I brought back from Mexico that I got in a zapatista store which I bought for the purpose of decorating a pedal. I love alcohol inks, easy to apply, and can look great. I think this is my favorite alcohol ink finish I've done yet.

Build Reports / Pair of Dminner etches completed
« on: August 16, 2017, 05:36:43 PM »
These projects have been sitting around half done for maybe a year or more so I'm happy to have them completed!
The first one goes like this SHO (with preset gain)>Rat>musket fuzz. This is a monster pedal! I love it, I don't know why I didn't finish it sooner as I remember loving the first one I sent off to Dan. I think part of the reason was all the off board wiring, well, I found some ribbon wire with four wires attached, IMO much simpler, plus it's rigid so the board stays in place!

The second is I think my 3rd build of parasitstudios 0415 guitar synth. Again a dminner etch this time in an overly large box. At first I was stumped as to why I wasn't getting any sound out of it. So I decided to do some troubleshooting. As soon as I started taking voltages on the CD4069 I noticed it was moving a bit. I had forgotten to solder it in... doh. so Once that was fixed it fired right up!

Open Discussion / Seattle visit suggestions
« on: November 21, 2016, 10:15:06 AM »
So I'm going to be in Seattle from the 29th of Nov through 4th of December. I've never been there before and looking for suggestions for things to do beyond the normal tourist stuff. I'd also be open to meeting up with any local forumites as well!

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