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Open Discussion / Re: Of Fuzzes, Opamps and Buffers...
« on: November 23, 2019, 02:21:10 PM »
A lot of old fuzzes just don't work right with a buffer between it and the guitar (a wah will likely screw things up also). They rely on the guitar to essentially be part of the circuit to do their thing. To avoid these problems you need to look at muff derived fuzzes or something more 'modern'.

Open Discussion / Re: What are you playing? (games)
« on: November 23, 2019, 02:18:58 PM »
JFO looks like the Star Wars game we wanted (indeed what Project: Ragtag was before it was canned for not having a version of Ultimate Team in it...). For me however it's a bit too buggy at the moment (watch Digital foundry). I think if you have an Xbox One X you might be ok, but otherwise it might be worth waiting a while and seeing if they fix it. As usual it's rough around the edges/unfinished as most games are these days and we might have to wait for them to get their fingers out of their arses and actually fix the problems with it before it's not a mess on base consoles.

So yeah, want it, but won't be even thinking about picking it up for at least 3 months.

Build Reports / Re: BigBaby 2
« on: November 10, 2019, 04:03:38 PM »
We are all just prisoners here, of our own device...

Build Reports / Re: BigBaby 2
« on: November 10, 2019, 10:35:27 AM »
You've made more pedals since you quit than I have made all year! 

Maybe I should retire from making pedals too, so I can get more of them done!   ;D

That is totally fair! Made bugger all up to this point, pack in and flog a load of gear and people are wanting stuff. It's weird...

Build Reports / BigBaby 2
« on: November 10, 2019, 08:53:14 AM »
While purging the pedal mountain a regular of ours and his godson bought out all our remaining valve pedals. Said godson (who runs a studio) fell in love with the Big Baby and wanted another, when the godfather heard, he wanted one too. So despite trying to retire from pedal building, we have two more! That said, it does something really rather special that's hard to pin down... Cleggy is now wanting one.

Open Discussion / Re: What would you consider a "generic" Big Muff?
« on: October 30, 2019, 12:01:26 PM »
a piece of piss

^I'd very much like to know what this saying means so that I might use it in America to embellish my diction. If it means that a task is easy to do, it would seem to be interchangeable with our "piece of cake," but without the risk of diabetes.

Those two are pretty interchangable.

Open Discussion / Re: What would you consider a "generic" Big Muff?
« on: October 30, 2019, 02:52:56 AM »
Is he looking for Siamese Dream or Comfortably Numb? Glycerine or 10am Automatic? 70s groove or 90s grunge?

So ICBM, or (likely) a very early Rams Head, or a Triangle (of which there are loads) ;)

Then again, as the saying goes, a Muff's a Muff, so perhaps I shouldn't worry quite so much.

The most versitile muff I've ever come across is the 71 Triangle that's on my spreadsheet (you can build it on most DIY boards). You can get a lot of range out of that.

FWIW they're a piece of piss to trace so if you can get some high quality pics of the internals from several angles, it wouldn't be hard to clone the specific one he likes.

Open Discussion / Re: What are you playing? (games)
« on: October 20, 2019, 10:12:42 AM »
Finished Days Gone. There were a couple of bugs, but nothing I couldn't get around (after Andromeda, which I perversely enjoyed, it was a polished masterpiece). Really good game. Considering how much I don't like this generation of consoles, it's had some bloody good games on it!

Anyhow, just to show you how far behind I am in the backlog, I'm now playing Divinity Original Sin 2. I've started it a couple of times but gone on to other things. Now I'm 20 hours deep and man, if this isn't one of the best CRPGs I've ever played. Stunning game.

Open Discussion / Re: What are you playing? (games)
« on: October 07, 2019, 10:07:21 AM »
8) Sweeet  8)

Open Discussion / Re: Latest project
« on: October 06, 2019, 09:00:38 AM »
Yeah the progress on the whole project is insane. Really exciting stuff.

Open Discussion / Re: Latest project
« on: October 03, 2019, 10:32:39 AM »

Open Discussion / Latest project
« on: October 03, 2019, 04:50:13 AM »
Lastest project 99% complete, a Mister FPGA box. A subsidised computer on a board (a bit more advanced than a Raspberry Pi). It's being used to emulate old arcade machines, consoles and computers in hardware.

Being almighty pikeys, rather than buy a 3D printed box, we've used a load of scavenged old kit and built a pair of them in old NAS enclosures.

The only thing we're waiting for now is an EU maker of the 128MB memory module. Then we're sorted.
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Open Discussion / Re: What are you playing? (games)
« on: September 29, 2019, 12:19:58 AM »
I've no experience with the Pandora. If you're just wanting to run arcade emulation however you can't get much better than a Raspberry Pi running Retropie. How far you take that is entirely up to you. I've got a little desktop arcade box made from a kit (Pimeroni do them, called Picade). But you can do all sorts yourself for very little money if you've got some old bits lying around.

EDIT: Another thing I'll add after building an emulation box out of an old Chromebox, if you're using linux, just stick with the Pi. It's mainly down to the graphics drivers. Linux just doesn't seem to support many of the integrated graphics well enough for a lot of emulation. Or at least it adds a layer of faff that isn't really worth the effort.

Build Reports / Re: Well that happened
« on: September 26, 2019, 08:06:59 AM »
Thanks everyone /feelin' the lurve  8)

Build Reports / Re: Well that happened
« on: September 25, 2019, 09:06:22 AM »
There are two more. A lad with an studio mopped up all our valve pedals and fell in love with the big baby and asked for another, and that spurred someone else into wanting one. So two valve pedals are currently underway also.

I'm trying to stop, honest!

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