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Build Reports / Re: Harbinger One skinny board
« Last post by Manc on Today at 06:47:28 AM »
I need help with mine.

There's a troubleshooting section in the forum, that's the best place to call for help.
My guess is that your LFO section is not working - maybe re-check your trannys...
Open Discussion / Re: Madbean's "kits" are all stolen from Freestomboxes
« Last post by peterc on Today at 06:26:38 AM »
I just wanted to clear up POTLs issue with logging on here! Kinda got carried away I guess.

Seemed like Modman was confusing Madbean with another company?

Build Reports / Re: Custom Big Muff / Electra Distortion
« Last post by bluescage on Today at 05:21:10 AM »
Nice! I'm still trying to get something done with Eagle, and yes the tutorials from JMK are very helpful!
Build Reports / Re: Custom Big Muff / Electra Distortion
« Last post by alanp on Today at 02:40:22 AM »
Don't be surprised if people ask for a toner transfer image and a BOM.

That is very impressive.
Build Reports / Custom Big Muff / Electra Distortion
« Last post by Ralfg on Today at 12:53:42 AM »
Just finished off and handed off a build to a friend.  He wanted a pedal that sounded like Dinosaur Jr, specifically the tone from the song Kracked.  Kinda a tough order but sounded like a fun challenge.  So I did some research and yeah as expected J Mascis is a muff guy.  From what I read he had some V1 Triangle Muff that he loved (later it was stolen) during the recording of that album.  No additional info.  Also read he has a custom muff that he added a switch to bypass the volume for solos.  I kind of felt that would way too loud, so instead I opted to add a boost at the end.  But I thought it would be kind of fun to add a modified Electra Distortion instead of a clean boost. 

I spent a lot of time bread boarding the pedal and then comparing it to the recording to trying to dial it in.  I felt like the recording had a bit more note clarity than your standard muff, so I started with a V1 schematic I grabbed off Kit Rae's site.  Then tweaked some of the caps to let a bit more highs through, I also used the Pharaoh tone stack.  Honestly I think now that I could have used a fixed resistor, but what's one more knob.  I am pretty proud to say I think I nailed it.

The Electra distortion at the end adds a whole bunch of versatility.  Gives you a nice overdrive and then you could crank on the fuzz to really smash it.  Or vise versa.  Watching the dude play it for the first time was the most fun.  I was even more surprised at the note clarity we got out of it.  Pretty happy with the results.  I hope he is too.

He asked to call it JC Mascis cause his initials are JC... I would have rather called it Dino Jr, but hey, its not my pedal.  I'll have to make another for myself. 

My girlfriend did the dinosaurs for the etch.  I think they rock, I guess not really dark like the Dinosaur Jr art, but hey...

This was also the first layout I designed in Eagle Cad and thanks to Jacob's JMK Eagle tutorial it was easy.  Thank you for that!  Yeah it could probably be more compact.  I totally had trouble with the Electra, it just wasn't working, but worked on my vero prototype.  Turned out instead of 2.2M I used 2.2K, and of course it was the last component I checked... sheese.  But got it working with minimal damage.  Never assume a part is correct if its not working.  Never!

Love this site and all the resources on it.  Here are some picture on my dirty project table. 

Open Discussion / Re: AxiDraw Plotter/Printer For Finishing Pedals
« Last post by alanp on January 15, 2017, 11:33:37 PM »
The gonzo scale 741 and 555 were what caught my eye :)

The analog rolling-ball computer is also pretty cool. Pachinko!
Open Discussion / Re: AxiDraw Plotter/Printer For Finishing Pedals
« Last post by Matmosphere on January 15, 2017, 10:00:51 PM »
Whoa, that's my rabbit hole for the night.

Already thinking I should buy a couple of these and make the ultimate Atari punk console!
Open Discussion / Re: AxiDraw Plotter/Printer For Finishing Pedals
« Last post by hairshirt on January 15, 2017, 08:34:32 PM »
However, I have just discovered that Inkscape under OS X is a joke. At best. Kinda like The GIMP.

Though as it turns out... it could be my Hackintosh's fault, not OS X.

ok ill try that out
Build Reports / Re: Pork Barrel......Finally
« Last post by CODymmoT on January 15, 2017, 06:57:54 PM »
Thank you :)

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