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Global Annoucements / Re: How is babby formed?
« on: February 16, 2012, 03:37:45 PM »
For me the enclosure size is about ergonomics - I don't want to be standing on multiple footswitches or hitting knobs when trying to turn a pedal on/off.  Even if I try these baby boards, I'd probably be putting it in a 1590B or something similar as a minimum.  Even the Crankosaurus I have to finish is going in a BB.

After all that though, a multi sounds like a lot of fun.

Open Discussion / Re: Pedal project for kids?
« on: January 23, 2012, 05:01:21 AM »
Without looking at any schematics or partlists, I'm liking the idea of a one-knob fuzz.

Open Discussion / Re: Pedal project for kids?
« on: January 16, 2012, 08:21:52 AM »
Willy, I'd like to help you out with this. I think we could come up with a "special" project just for teaching kids stompbox building. The Uglyface comes to mind. Maybe an auto-wah.

Haha, that's why I'm here!

What's the uglyface?  I can't find it on your projects list.  I take it that it's a fuzzface type affair.

But first - thanks for the feedback guys, but you might just be getting ahead of yourselves a touch.  I don't know how many of you are teachers or have taught, but when starting out you can't make things simple enough.  We have to remember a few things when trying to come up with a candidate:

- The kids are young.  The oldest might be 16, the youngest 11.  Means nothing ultimately, but you have to factor in patience levels and the fact that they'll probably want to see the difference in effected and non-effected signals immediately - nothing subtle.
- They will probably have NO prior soldering experience.
- The kids will get the choice of ONE kit (ie, no choice).  I'm not having one kid making a JO boost, and one making an Aquaboy, and one making a Chunkchunk.
- I will have one day, maybe 2 max, to have 5-10 kids complete their pedals.  As it is, they won't be painting the enclosures.
- Outboard wiring is a PITA personally, so I'm thinking 2 knobs max which keeps cost down too.
- Biasing is not something I want to spend the day doing.
- Standard components please.  Non standard things such as positive ground need not apply.
- Socketed ICs are *probably* ok....
- I want the kids to have a pedal at the end of the day, and things like toggle switches for different clipping options, bass cut, mid humps and the like are outside the scope of what I'm trying to achieve.
- Pre sorted kits such as GGG, BYOC et al are an option, but it's probably cheaper for me to source the PCBs and parts. 

The autowah is an interesting idea.  Most of the kids will have dirt of some sort, but I'm not sure if an autowah will have the instant "yeah!" factor.

I'm not sure that I'm trying to teach them that much about electronics beyond soldering, component recognition and value interpretation.  Pretty much "Lets build a pedal!"


Open Discussion / Pedal project for kids?
« on: January 15, 2012, 05:02:27 PM »
Gudday all.  I'm a full time guitar teacher and was thinking of running a workshop for my students where they get to learn how to solder (for starters), populate a board, box it, and hopefully go home with a working pedal.

The kids are (young) teenagers, and I'd like to find an easy project with common components (and probably a small part count) that they could get a real result from.  I'm thinking a dirt or fuzz (I can't see a clean boost getting them particularly excited) might be within the realms of one day, but something like a chorus might be too much.

If anyone could point me in the right (or any direction) that would be great.


Open Discussion / Re: Power Supplies for Pedal Boards
« on: September 20, 2011, 06:12:36 AM »
On my main board, I have a 1spot and Blackstar PSU, but on my grab and go board, the 4 pedals are powered by a 9.6 volt 2800mah RC battery.

Global Annoucements / Re: Tubescreamerish project name submission thread
« on: September 01, 2011, 08:02:23 AM »
Subway Banshee.

Apart from that, I got nothing.

Requests / Re: Clean amp?
« on: August 26, 2011, 06:16:11 AM »
Yeah, but maybe even within the same pedal.

Requests / Re: Clean amp?
« on: August 24, 2011, 08:24:13 AM »
Nah, not so much as an amp, but I'm probably thinking more along the lines of a B/M/T/presence eq thingy that would be a clean channel tonestack or something to switch to from a dirty channel...  Something's probably already out there.

Requests / Re: Power Supply Project
« on: August 08, 2011, 08:06:21 AM »
Hey, if someone wants to help me out, I need a PS that has a bunch of 9vDC outputs (or one, I'm happy to daisy chain as my 1-spot is currently supplying all 6-7 9v pedals quite nicely) AND a 16vAC output for my HT-Dual...  Great pedal, stupid power requirements.

Currently I have a a 1-spot and a blackstar PS on a 4-way adapter board underneath my pedalboard.  I'd rather a neater solution that runs directly off mains with an IEC cord.

General Questions / Re: Quick noob question (Krankosaurus)
« on: July 30, 2011, 07:15:23 PM »
Yeah, thanks.  As a straight OD I wasn't super impressed with the single note sound (but a comparo found it was similar to my other OD so that was just me), so I swapped the order so the boost went into the dirt (one for, one against as far as I could find on the forum) and I like it much better when soloing.

The boost on it's own is great, clean and loud.  Nice dirt sound normally, but it's better with the/a boost for soloing.  Just have to get some resistors for the LEDs and a new C! and I'll be set.  I was tossing up between this and a boneyard.  Maybe I'll do that after I've got this and the Little Angel I have waiting done.

Thanks to everyone for the help.

General Questions / Re: Quick noob question (Krankosaurus)
« on: July 30, 2011, 08:59:09 AM »
Well, I've finally finished the pcb and general wiring, and tested it out.  Took a bit to find the two linked traces, took longer to work out how to wire the DC jack properly.  Before I nutted all this out only the boost section was working (great boost, btw), but now... I have a proper Krankosaurus, I think.

Anyway, seems like it definitely needs the C1 mod and I think there's still something wrong in that it seems a bit more like a fuzz or transistory cheap 10watt amp OD...

Open Discussion / Re: Noob question - Resistor substitutions
« on: July 26, 2011, 12:27:12 AM »
Well, I managed to get an 82r today, like 20ohms will make a difference...

Open Discussion / Re: Noob question - Resistor substitutions
« on: July 25, 2011, 09:32:32 AM »
My bad - I meant to say 4.7k - I'm pleading brain fog due to it being 1.30am.  Looks like they left out the 180r though.

Open Discussion / Noob question - Resistor substitutions
« on: July 25, 2011, 09:10:22 AM »
Gudday all, a quick google and forum search didn't really help, but my question is thus:

I dropped of a Krankosaurus BOM at my local Jaycar, and in the process of putting the resistors in I found that there appears to be a couple of subsitutions.

AFAICT, 47k has been subbed for 5k1, and 62r has been subbed for 82r (edit - only one 82r has been subbed from the two on the BOM).  It threw me at first, but I figured that the 5k1 and 82 aren't as common as the average ... I dunno... 330r... and close enough is good enough.

It's probably not as bad as crossing the streams or forty years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes, the dead rising from the grave, human sacrifice or dogs and cats living together... but would there be any issues in the average Kranky build?

General Questions / Quick noob question (Krankosaurus)
« on: July 17, 2011, 07:10:51 AM »
Gudday all.  I'm getting psyched up for my first couple of pedal builds (I've modded a few, but never done one from scratch) and just want to check a few things.

Just having a look at the wiring diagram from the Kranksaurus (thanks for the pcb Haberdasher), and I'm trying to work out if it's possible to run the boost before the dirt section.

I see the In_B/Out_B and the In_D/OutD links, so is it just a matter of having the boost switch (the one hooked up to In_B/Out_B) first in the signal path from the input jack (J2), or am I reading this wrong?

Would it be possible to have a switch in there somewhere to change the dirt/boost signal path, and if so, how/what would I need to do that?

FWIW, here's my planned artwork because, hey, I'm proud of it (I know I haven't marked the leds out yet, still deciding where to put them):

Thanks in advance,

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