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Global Annoucements / Order Status and Store Closure
« on: May 09, 2010, 05:45:52 AM »
Shipping times have increased quite a bit these last weeks. We are down to about the last 72 hours of home repairs and renovations before our house goes on the market. While I expected to ship a large batch of orders last Thursday, it just wasn't possible. I appreciate everyone's patience once again: very soon this will be over and I can concentrate more fully on madbeanpedals.

If you have not received shipping notification on your order, please be patient. I will have it out A.S.A.P.

There may be a couple of periods of store closure in the coming weeks. Once our house is on the market I'll be fairly limited in how much of a mess I can make here! I may close the store for a week, and spend that time on getting all the new projects ready for release.

The store will definitely close for at least a week when we move from Austin to Tennessee. That will be (hopefully) within the next six weeks. I will try to give as much advanced warning as possible.

Over the next couple of months there will be many, many new projects released as well as a few new manufactured boards.

The Chunk Chunk (Dr.Boogey) and Faultline (Catalinbread SFT) are now available on the projects page.

The Chunk Chunk is a face melter. You may want to join a Black Metal band after building it. The Faultline is also a fairly high gain distortion, with plenty of character and versatility.

PCB artwork is included in the docs.

Errata, Corrections, Revisions / Errata: Auquaboy
« on: May 01, 2010, 06:01:27 PM »
R36 in the parts list of the Aquaboy should be 47k5, not 47k. If you have already built it using a 47k, don't worry about it. The difference will be negligible. The project document has been updated with this change.

Global Annoucements / New Projects - Slow Loris and the Snack Shack
« on: April 21, 2010, 11:11:43 PM »
A couple of people have asked me for the Landgraff MoD on a single board (previously only available on the dual circuit Thumper), so here it is: the Slow Loris, named after possibly the coolest mammal on earth. Or is it a marsupial?'s kinda of like a weird racoon thing. Oh, and the effect sounds good, too. Maybe not as fun as tickling a non-rabid racoon.

The Snack Shack is a D.A.M. Meathead, which is a very simple but very sweet sounding overdrive/fuzz kind of thing. I know a number of people have built clones of this so I thought I would try it out. So far, I like it. It is ripe for modding, too.

Both projects are available for purchase as PCB's and the PCB artwork is included with the docs, too.

Global Annoucements / Giganormous project updates
« on: April 20, 2010, 03:49:28 AM »
I've spent most of the last two days updated all the projects to their latest versions. I believe I have everything covered for all versions that have shipped. Also, all the new updates have PCB artwork, wiring diagrams and drilling templates included. There are still some more to do, but I'm going to hold off on those so I can tie up some loose ends, and get some new projects released.

Anyway, check the Projects page for all the new goodies. The newest versions are highlighted in green.

Errata, Corrections, Revisions / Errata: Darkside 1.5
« on: April 17, 2010, 07:47:10 AM »
The Darkside 1.5 doc erroneously had the SUS pot listed as 470kA in the components list. It should actually be 47kA.

Updated doc:

Open Discussion / PCB Dye Patterns
« on: April 14, 2010, 11:39:48 PM »
Someone posted a nice little tutorial on dyeing PCB's using Sharpies over at After trying out a few experiments, I came up with something a little more interesting than flat solid colors.

It even works on enclosures, although without primer on it the colors are rather dull.

Anyway, it's simple, really. The way I did it was mark down a base layer with a sharpie color, then wet a rag with acetone, apply another color sharpie directly to the rag then dab the rag over the base tone on the PCB. Two or three colors is all it takes!

Here's my first attempt applied to a bum Poindexter PCB (before I tried the method above)

Open Discussion / Order updates 4.6.10
« on: April 06, 2010, 01:39:17 PM »
All orders before 3/31 have been shipped. Thanks everyone for their patience and support while we dealt with our little crises here. I'll have orders from 3/31 through today out by Thursday morning.

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Global Annoucements / New board: Requests
« on: March 25, 2010, 10:26:46 PM »
I've added a requests board for both projects and tutorials. Feel free to add yours in.

Open Discussion / Current orders as of 3/22
« on: March 22, 2010, 08:30:26 PM »
I'm a bit backed up on orders ATM. We've had complete chaos here over the last week: $3k in plumbing repairs and my mother-in-law had a stroke and then a heart attack a couple days later. She's actually doing very well now: they were both mild. Anyway, if anyone is curious as to why their order is taking longer than normal, I thought I would pass along that I'm not slacking! I should have the majority of them finished up tomorrow :)

Global Annoucements / Rules of Engagement - read this, please!
« on: March 08, 2010, 08:03:57 PM »

Please be courteous to each other. Offer help, advice, answers and constructive criticism.
Feel free to express yourself...
Talk about your experiences regarding madbeanpedals, the projects, pedals or anything related to DIY.


Troll. No exceptions.
Be abrasive, antagonistic or otherwise a jerk.
Post porn or be overly crude.

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