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Build Reports / Re: TH Custom Madbox
« on: July 09, 2019, 01:41:04 PM »
Looks good! I like the colored jacks, where'd you pick them up from?

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General Questions / Re: Layouts and hardware
« on: June 23, 2019, 10:49:36 AM »
I've been curious about a different design aspect of board mounted hardware. How do you approach how much stress you can/should put on the solder joints for knobs, switches, and pots, whether they are PCB or panel mount?

The simplest way is to loosely secure  all the hardware to the enclosure, put the PCB in place, then fasten down the hardware. Finish off by soldering. Then you know it all fits without worrying too much about it. 16mm pots worry me a little bit if they need resecuring  as they seem to be the most prone to twisting when you tighten the nut down.

Thatís assuming itís all mounted on one plane. Throw in side jacks and the whole thing is a minefield

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General Questions / Re: Layouts and hardware
« on: June 21, 2019, 07:45:56 AM »
It's all about the datasheet. Pull up the measurements of each of the components in question and see if they are within a few mm of being the same height.

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Open Discussion / Re: Your suggestions on overdrives for mbp
« on: June 03, 2019, 09:09:59 PM »
Another idea... Sorry, please tell me to shut up if it gets to be too much. just brainstorming a little

We all know about tubes, diodes, etc.. Maybe try some unconventional ways to create mild distortion. We know that some of the best sounding stuff comes from being inefficient or sub-optimal.

... a couple of things that I have no idea about but kinda sound like it might do that.

- Overloading a thin wire, like a fuse

- underpowered or too distant Near field wireless induction. kinda like the wireless LEDs in the video from the other post, but with audio rather than power)

Maybe two tape heads lined up without tape?

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Open Discussion / Re: Your suggestions on overdrives for mbp
« on: June 02, 2019, 12:17:36 PM »
One neat idea would be if you could give access to a digitally-controlled pedal that could switch numerous characteristics at once with a small rotary. This is something that's become a bit popular in boutique stuff but hasn't happened on the DIY end./\

I like this. Be it 'characteristics' or a full on switcher-o type thing where you can go through a few different classic overdrives. Between your shop and the others you have linked from the forum, I feel like there's access to nearly any type of drive someone could ask for, so offering something with a new function like this would be a step up vs. the one-sound or topography differences. Maybe something like a Select-a-amp pedal.

Or maybe pursuing the amp-type drive subcircuit without J201's, a broader project like the ROG's Fetzer Valve but with a different device that could trickle down to various circuits. Would be more a circuit snippit or subcircuit project that could trickle down to a multitude of circuits. Of course the Fetzer valve was built in part on a large amount of other people's research, so maybe that's asking the for the impossible.

I'd also be interested in drives that do the supro/LZ1 sound (the ones without the tonebender) or the balls to the wall champ sound from the Face's Stay With Me.

I'd really love a drive that does the clipping the focusrite scarlett series of USB sound cards do when you really push them.



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My biggest beef was dispatching the night king halfway through. I liked the battle of winterfell, and even how it ended, but I always thought the series was being set up as the fight for the iron throne is sort of an ongoing humans will be humans thing, but this army of ice zombies is the real threat. Like the magical fantasy aspect of the show was lesser to the political side. Made Bran and Jon and the Wallís interesting stories seem more like a side quest. Did Bran really become the three eyed raven, become humanities history book and see through time, just so he could rule a kingdom for a few decades? Seems like that could have been larger than that. But it is what it is! Entertainment.

Besides that, I donít think Dannyís character turn was bad, Iím glad Jon wasnít just handed the throne, but the outrage is ludicrous. I can understand not enjoying the direction things took or the pacing of the last couple seasons, because I had my issues with them too, but to start a petition for a rewrite of the last season with new writers? Whiny, entitled crybabies.

Yeah, how dare they demand a story that is......., good instead of mediocre. If you're promised a product, and you get something that is faulty and which does not live up to the advertisement, that now makes you a crybaby?

The point of the petition is not to have the series remade. Nobody is that stupid. The point of the petition is to show HBO that they seriously dropped the idiot ball and that their consumers are not happy with the end product.

Not a fair analogy. It was not faulty, it lived up to the advertisement. It certainly wasnít broken. It just didnít live up to your expectation. Or, frankly, mine. If they would have straight up not made the last season, or made less episodes or shorter episodes than what was promised, then Iíd get it.

Iím going to start a petition next time I make an overdrive I donít like or I have a banana thatís too ripe. Lifeís too short to be on such a high horse.

Edit: I see now you havenít watched it.

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My biggest beef was dispatching the night king halfway through. I liked the battle of winterfell, and even how it ended, but I always thought the series was being set up as the fight for the iron throne is sort of an ongoing humans will be humans thing, but this army of ice zombies is the real threat. Like the magical fantasy aspect of the show was lesser to the political side. Made Bran and Jon and the Wallís interesting stories seem more like a side quest. Did Bran really become the three eyed raven, become humanities history book and see through time, just so he could rule a kingdom for a few decades? Seems like that could have been larger than that. But it is what it is! Entertainment.

Besides that, I donít think Dannyís character turn was bad, Iím glad Jon wasnít just handed the throne, but the outrage is ludicrous. I can understand not enjoying the direction things took or the pacing of the last couple seasons, because I had my issues with them too, but to start a petition for a rewrite of the last season with new writers? Whiny, entitled crybabies.

I don't think that anybody really expects HBO to actually remake the last season, it's more just a way for people to voice their displeasure with the way things have gone and hopefully make Disney think twice about giving the showrunners their own Star Wars trilogy.

"David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have proven themselves to be woefully incompetent writers when they have no source material (i.e. the books) to fall back on.
This series deserves a final season that makes sense.
Subvert my expectations and make it happen, HBO!"

If you've ever poured your heart into something and had it be totally crushed publicly, you may understand how incredibly disrespectful this is to everyone involved, way way way beyond Benioff and Weiss. The person who made the petition may have back pedal'd hard after he made it, but half a million people signed it before he did so, and now it's above a million. The internet is a harsh place for opinions on things, but this is just dumb. However, this is just another opinion, haha!

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My biggest beef was dispatching the night king halfway through. I liked the battle of winterfell, and even how it ended, but I always thought the series was being set up as the fight for the iron throne is sort of an ongoing humans will be humans thing, but this army of ice zombies is the real threat. Like the magical fantasy aspect of the show was lesser to the political side. Made Bran and Jon and the Wallís interesting stories seem more like a side quest. Did Bran really become the three eyed raven, become humanities history book and see through time, just so he could rule a kingdom for a few decades? Seems like that could have been larger than that. But it is what it is! Entertainment.

Besides that, I donít think Dannyís character turn was bad, Iím glad Jon wasnít just handed the throne, but the outrage is ludicrous. I can understand not enjoying the direction things took or the pacing of the last couple seasons, because I had my issues with them too, but to start a petition for a rewrite of the last season with new writers? Whiny, entitled crybabies.

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Tech Help - Etcher's Paradise / Re: Loophole LEDs
« on: May 16, 2019, 08:44:24 AM »
Based on this video, it looks like they are supposed to both light up?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rp4MVIKSxnw

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Open Discussion / Re: Sound to light circuit suggestions?
« on: May 11, 2019, 10:06:22 PM »
I used this one

https://postimg.cc/ZvByBzFb

In this

https://youtu.be/kYKYz5_5564

That's so cool. How do the LED's light up at different times like that? Seems like chaos in a great way.

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Open Discussion / Re: Custom "Volume" Pedal
« on: May 10, 2019, 02:05:01 PM »
Check out the ZVex seek trem. Instead of pots, use set resistors. I think it even has LED's already? Rather than scrolling through with a rate, you'd have to click through. Where there's a will, there's a way!

I think a microcontroller, even something very simple like a PICAXE would do the job.

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Open Discussion / Re: New (old) (free!) amp day
« on: April 30, 2019, 09:19:12 AM »
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UGGHHH

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Build Reports / Re: Another electric mistress clone
« on: April 23, 2019, 03:37:32 PM »
What the serious f***

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Open Discussion / Re: Fun/Interesting Visuals?
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:56:54 PM »
I don't know anything about FF7, but I do know there are lots of options for really slick displays/visuals out there.  Take a look through the Adafruit site, and you might find some inspiration, like maybe these NeoPixels:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/2842?length=1

The product you linked to looks amazing. But, it might be a little too much power and maybe too intense. On the site though, something like this looks interesting, but I'm not sure if I'd be able to control the rate that it all moves around:

https://www.adafruit.com/product/2859

I really like "magic eye" tubes and wanted to build one into an amp/pedal

Agreed! Although I can't really think of a way to use one for this project. Delays and modulation for sure though. I'm working on a pre-ampy sort of drive thing.

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Open Discussion / Fun/Interesting Visuals?
« on: April 23, 2019, 12:40:35 PM »
I'm working on a tube effect that's in a pretty large enclosure, and I'm basing the enclosure design off the big cannon from FF7. I thought it would be fun to add some sort of interesting visual effect to it. I thought about putting an LED bar graph that would increase as the drive knob is turned up simply by using a dual gang pot and putting a CV on one of the gangs to control an LED controller, but there certainly has to be something more interesting out there. Or something that flashed faster as the drive increased, but I have a feeling a simple flashing LED wouldn't too interesting. Perhaps a multi color LED fading between colors.

This is real cool, but probably a little outside of what I could put together. Unless there's a kit for this type tube thing out there:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsUJxcTFRYI&feature=youtu.be&t=1m38s

The basic requirement is that it doesn't consume a whole lot of power. I have extra amps on tap for the tubes, but probably not enough for something like a whole extra preamp tube.

Thanks for any suggestions!

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