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After buying up rolls at Radio Shack,
I have been buying rolls up, at a flea market,
I go to. I mean, they sell them 50 cents, to
A dollar, so why not!
  I think I've picked up, about 10 full rolls
Within this summer hunting. I'm afraid
That sooner than later, we'll have to
Use the lead free crap.
  I did buy a large roll of kester solder
Recently, but it's tarnished. Anyway to
Clean it up? Does it mess with the
Performance of the solder, or not?

Are you planning on opening up a store to sell all these rolls of solder?  If not, how exactly do you plan on
using every bit of solder?    Unless you plan on ingesting it. 

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Open Discussion / Re: Considering giving up on the DIY pedal hobby...
« on: November 08, 2018, 09:48:27 PM »

How much enjoyment you take out of an activity is up to you.


I could not agree more.

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: November 05, 2018, 08:42:06 AM »
lol  :D

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Open Discussion / Re: Considering giving up on the DIY pedal hobby...
« on: November 05, 2018, 08:40:55 AM »
I have other hobbies - I like to build plastic models ... and of course I play guitar ...  With the baby and work, there are also other things I need to take care of first.

Maybe I'll take the next step and learn how to breadboard so I can take all the best bits of my favourite drives and see if I can finally get what I'm looking for.


Very cool.

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Open Discussion / Re: Considering giving up on the DIY pedal hobby...
« on: November 05, 2018, 12:13:37 AM »

... I think my main problem is allowing too many projects to build up ...


solution:  1) stop posting on the forum
               2) get your ducks in a row
                3)  finish a project
                  4) go back to step #2

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Open Discussion / Re: NOD - New Oscilloscope Day
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:54:27 AM »
I bought a few ICL8038 function generator chips on ebay and they work. I have even made a synth VCO with one. It's not a direct replacement for the XR 2206 but you can find function gen circults that use the ICL8038.

I was leery of buying these as it broke my rule of "don't buy formerly out of production parts on ebay," but there are some current production ICL8038 generator kits on import from Asia, so I thought they might not be duds, and they're not. I'm not sure if they would meet every spec of the originals, but for an audio application they seem to work.

Nice.

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Open Discussion / Re: NOD - New Oscilloscope Day
« on: November 03, 2018, 05:24:44 PM »

That's killer!  I have an old analog Tektronix and it works great. 


I am sooooooooooooooooo jealous!~    8)

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Very cool.   I have many VFE projects in the backlogj .... will keep me busy for quite some time.

Thanks to Mr and Mrs VFE!

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: November 02, 2018, 08:42:57 AM »
stunning guitar, the purple/lilac and gold works brilliantly

I totally agree.   I've got a folder full of possible future builds.   Not from scratch, but kit ideas.

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Open Discussion / Re: NOD - New Oscilloscope Day
« on: November 02, 2018, 08:41:26 AM »
Nice find!  Tektronix has a stellar rep!

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Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:23:59 PM »
Once, I went to the house down on haunted hill ... I put out my bag and the dude dropped this in it:



I really, really, really like Halloween!  :D

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Open Discussion / Re: Shameless plug
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:21:41 PM »
Cool!  Have a good gig!

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Open Discussion / Re: Fallout 76
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:21:08 PM »
I like the Fallout series.   Haven't heard much of '76.
I've got several games that I've barely scratched the surface of.   

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Open Discussion / Opininons on cloning the MXR 117
« on: October 31, 2018, 07:05:47 PM »
I'd like to get thoughts on this classic circuit.  I have a feeling that any differences
between a clone ( ex: Collusus ) and the original are fairly minute.
Especially when used with any type of Dist/OD/Fuzz.

Anyone have a working SAD1024 117?

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