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Build Reports / Re: Couple fuzzes and a Tesseract distorted reverb
« on: June 19, 2017, 07:25:57 AM »
Molecular Cell Biology - That could be a name for a Pedal - or an alternative rock band...

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Build Reports / Re: Epic Phany (Big Muff)
« on: June 09, 2017, 07:45:53 AM »
Here is my latest build (3 and counting), the name comes from a French mate of mine who overheard some woman talking about how she'd had an epiphany to which he turned round and asked (in his heavy french accent) "excuse me, did you just say you have an epic fanny?". I don't think she was too pleased... Anyway, he told me this about the same day as I'd just ordered this kit (it's a green russian btw) and the rest is history. For the American among you (I'm guessing that's most of you), "fanny" in the UK does NOT mean your butt.

Very nice build and story too. I found out about the American use of the word fanny when an American colleague was telling me about a fight he got into and said " the guy pushed be back and I fell straight on my fanny"  I spent the next 30 seconds wondering if he was some sort of mutant transsexual.

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Build Reports / Re: Twin Peaks Tremolo
« on: June 05, 2017, 06:18:53 AM »
Very nice build. As the knobs are clear could you try spray painting the insides black, so you have a mix of black and clear?

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First of all thank you for some photos that I can show my wife so she can see that she has got off quite likely even with the additional guitar I have just bought. I now expect comments like " where are you going to put all this" to stop, once she sees these.

I was very impressed by the Minimoog but what really stoked my admiration was all of those pots that you wired up. That must have been some soul destroying job.

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Open Discussion / Re: Went to buy some strings
« on: May 28, 2017, 03:33:58 AM »
Very nice indeed.

Yes, please tell me that the case is lined with real puppy, none of that fake stuff.

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Open Discussion / Re: De Soldering and Solder Sucker Question
« on: May 26, 2017, 11:58:26 AM »
I used to have one of these years ago and it was great but not suited to heavy use. Mine burnt out and the barrel snapped. Never did replace it but just seen them on Amazon for 11 quid. It did last a few years so 11 quid is not a big deal.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/KEMOT-DESOLDERING-Vacuum-Manual-Electric-Soldering/dp/B00DW7B96W/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1495821253&sr=8-17&keywords=Desoldering+pump

I think I will order one now.

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Build Reports / Re: boobtube twin revisited
« on: May 26, 2017, 11:24:46 AM »
Lovely.

I agree about using tubes at higher voltages. They just don't seem to sing otherwise.

I just let the wires hold the board in place too. I was worried until now.

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: May 25, 2017, 12:24:01 PM »
Sounds like a job for a wooden dowel and some random poking about inside.

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General Questions / Re: Noisy pedals
« on: May 25, 2017, 12:21:53 PM »
You could try knocking up a reasonably thick cable about a foot long with crocodile clips at each end. methodically plug I each pedal separately to see if you can find the culprit that way. Then methodically add a pedal to the chain one by one and try to see if it only happens with one particular pedal or a certain combination. For any culprits use the lead with clips to connect the guitar /jumper lead earths to other nearby grounds such as other pedal bodies.

Is the mains plug of your power supply have a ground connection? That might cause an earth loop, but don't disconnect the earth if it does, that could be dangerous.

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I presume that forum goers of FSB also have joined FCF (Free Capacitors Forum) and FRF (Free Resistors Forum), etc, etc. and make all their own components?

The way I see it is that someone somewhere is going to make money selling the required components. If someone wants to do the job of sourcing them all and putting them in a kit along with some instructions, other useful bits and provide some support why shouldn't they if people want to buy all that they need in one go from one place.

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Open Discussion / Re: Can anybody identify this circuit?
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:15:20 AM »
Thanks for posting the diagram. Interesting to to how we had similar ideas but based on different circuits (VI limiters compared to rubber diodes). In the end I found that my circuit worked partly as the transistors acting like a regular diode shunting some signal via base to emitter and partly some signal via Collector to emitter.

Did you find similar with yours?? Neat idea on the variable biasing of the opamp, I will have to try that one day.

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Open Discussion / Re: NAD!
« on: May 23, 2017, 03:48:25 AM »
Dude, that's just nuts. I think I will go out bin-diving this lunchtime, there must be my dream amp laying around somewhere.

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Build Reports / Re: Time Bandits
« on: May 23, 2017, 03:45:17 AM »
The graphics are superb. Time Bandits, surprised anyone remembers it.

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Open Discussion / Re: All of my guitars
« on: May 21, 2017, 11:41:18 AM »
That is a hellava collection you have there. Supa stuff.

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Build Reports / Re: Tone Blender
« on: May 19, 2017, 03:19:52 PM »
I thought the guts looked pretty neat inside.
I hope no fish were hurt during the making of this?

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