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New tutorial - prototyping rig
« on: July 17, 2016, 07:20:16 AM »
There are already several prototyping rig tutorials on here and I don't expect mine will add much that's new. But, I think it's important to have for the website. So, here is the new tutorial (also linked on the Tutorials webpage).
http://www.madbeanpedals.com/tutorials/downloads/Making_a_Prototyping_Rig.pdf

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Re: New tutorial - prototyping rig
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2016, 09:22:36 AM »
This is awesome!  Thanks for this.
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Re: New tutorial - prototyping rig
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2016, 09:36:48 AM »
That audio probe is one of the cleverest things I've seen.
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Re: New tutorial - prototyping rig
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2016, 11:59:52 AM »
That's some McGyver shit with that audio probe.

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2016, 03:13:27 PM »
And as I was going to ask some questions you were way ahead of me.  Thanks for this.

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Re: New tutorial - prototyping rig
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2016, 05:04:00 PM »
That audio probe is awesome!! Thanks a lot.

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Re: New tutorial - prototyping rig
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2016, 10:23:44 AM »
SO cool Brian, thanks for sharing the process. Its about time I upgrade my cutting board rig and this looks perfect.

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Re: New tutorial - prototyping rig
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2016, 11:59:19 AM »
Just out of curiosity - if I were to make a few (much better/professional looking) audio probes for sale inexpensively would anyone be interested? Not that I am discouraging the DIY aspect of this because it's easy to make what I showed in the tutorial. I'm thinking something that looks more like an actual tool.
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Re: New tutorial - prototyping rig
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2016, 12:46:32 PM »
Just out of curiosity - if I were to make a few (much better/professional looking) audio probes for sale inexpensively would anyone be interested? Not that I am discouraging the DIY aspect of this because it's easy to make what I showed in the tutorial. I'm thinking something that looks more like an actual tool.
Yes, please!  With a banana plug on one side so it works with my Effects Tester Mk II. :)

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Re: New tutorial - prototyping rig
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2016, 08:33:59 PM »
I'd seriously consider it. My audio probe is the first thing I ever soldered, and I've been too lazy to make a better one.

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Re: New tutorial - prototyping rig
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2016, 08:55:48 PM »
I use a spare probe off a DMM (my local electronics store had a bin of them for 50 cents a piece) as an audio probe.

Is there any advantage/disadvantage to doing it this way? I just chose it because it was cheap and accessible, not because of actual technical know-how.

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Re: New tutorial - prototyping rig
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2016, 04:55:46 AM »
I use a spare probe off a DMM (my local electronics store had a bin of them for 50 cents a piece) as an audio probe.

Is there any advantage/disadvantage to doing it this way? I just chose it because it was cheap and accessible, not because of actual technical know-how.

No advantage other than it only required what I had laying around the house. But, using a DMM probe is also a perfect solution.
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Re: New tutorial - prototyping rig
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2016, 06:05:54 AM »
I use a spare probe off a DMM (my local electronics store had a bin of them for 50 cents a piece) as an audio probe.

Is there any advantage/disadvantage to doing it this way? I just chose it because it was cheap and accessible, not because of actual technical know-how.
This is what I want to do.  Problem for me is finding a cheap set that fits a binding post (banana plug).  All the new ones seem to be more female than male.

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Re: New tutorial - prototyping rig
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2016, 08:55:37 AM »
It never even hit me to add a road rage to my prototype rig. I just had it set up for +9v. I'll be doing that, for sure now. Thanks!