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Build Reports / Re: Clusterfuzz / DAM Ezekiel
« Last post by culturejam on November 17, 2017, 05:58:54 PM »
I guess there are worse brands to be boxed with than D*A*M.  ;D
Open Discussion / Re: Battery options for onboard buffer
« Last post by somnif on November 17, 2017, 05:36:45 PM »
Another option could be a lithium polymer "flat" type battery. They're 3.7V so you'd need 3 regulated down to 9V, but it would allow you to just route out a little microUSB port on the rig for recharging, rather than needing to actually take off the faceplate to change power supplies. Would require a bit of electrical engineering, such as the regulator and the USB charge circuit, but that's the fun part.

In regards to button cells, CR2032's are about 200~mAH (rated to 250 but most are made on the cheap so assume lower). Depending on the IC you use current draw on the chip is somewhere between 2mA and 10mA, so lets say 5mA as an average.

That would give you ~40 hours "on" time assuming perfect conditions. Maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less, but that would be a rough estimate.
Open Discussion / Re: Buffer before Ge pedals?? RM is crazy
« Last post by Muadzin on November 17, 2017, 05:23:30 PM »
Have you seen the following article from amzfx? using a transformer to simulate pickups between input and output buffers.

I've seen, I've experimented with it, it worked. Such a setup should be pretty much mandatory for fuzz designs IMO. At the least switchable in or out the circuit.

And here is a gut shot of the Earthquaker Devices Eruptor, which might be actually using this technique.

Another reason to love EQD.  8) Topmounts and possibly this impedance design!
Open Discussion / Re: Battery options for onboard buffer
« Last post by Muadzin on November 17, 2017, 05:17:44 PM »
I'd just rout a battery box on the backside. Easiest solution really as I find removing pickguards to get underneath the electronics a bitch. Plus any excuse to pull out my router. ;)
Open Discussion / Battery options for onboard buffer
« Last post by claytushaywood on November 17, 2017, 03:33:32 PM »
I recently got a new strat (american standard in aztec gold!) its a beauty, unlike my old strat with the swimming pool route this one is routed H/S/H.  I am wanting to install a jerry garcia tiger style preamp in this guitar and I need to power it somehow- the 9v fit under the pickguard between the neck and middle pickup on the last guitar but I dont think that's gonna work now. 

Im wondering if anyone has tried any alternative powering options for a 9v circuit?  maybe some different batteries?  I dont believe the circuit pulls much current at all so i'm not too worried about cost of replacement.  maybe three cr2032's?  would i just kill those all the time?

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
Build Reports / Clusterfuzz / DAM Ezekiel
« Last post by soldersqueeze on November 17, 2017, 01:52:35 PM »
This was built mainly because I had the parts, but i'm starting to think it could be a really useful, beastly pedal.

Wiring looks sprawled but it avoids crosstalk nicely.
Fairly boring guts due to board mounted 9mm pots. Makes for cute little boards though-

Build Reports / Re: Cleaned up Fat Pants and Ego Driver
« Last post by Adam_MD on November 17, 2017, 12:05:36 PM »
Honestly... we have all the beautiful build reports of brand new pedals, but shouldn't there be a picture-thread about really beat-up pedals or failed builds as well?
Nice idea, I have a few that would fall in those categories  ;D

Yup.  Inspired by this idea I fished out my first pedal a vero son of clay jones.  Iíve had problems with the switch for ages and itís always been a bit noisy so I think Iíll fix it up and post the results.  Should we add these to this thread or start a new one?
Build Reports / Re: 9 builds to share
« Last post by kevinrae on November 17, 2017, 10:15:33 AM »
What pot covers are you using on #1 (ego driver + lowrider)?  I don't think I have seen those before.
Open Discussion / Re: Electronics for Guitarists PDF
« Last post by sjaustin on November 17, 2017, 10:07:19 AM »
Build Reports / Re: 9 builds to share
« Last post by elenore19 on November 17, 2017, 09:59:06 AM »
Only nine?  :o
Really nice work.  I especially like the Low Rider, and those square LEDs look interesting!
Thanks :) I also have 2 more, but those ones aren't functioning properly so I figured it was fair to show them :)
Square LED's are from a local surplus store. I dig them a lot.
What a pile of awesomeness! Are those medium-ish synth-ish knobs from Small Bear????
Thanks! They are. I think they're called Synth Pointers. My favorites for sure.
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