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PhiloB

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Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« on: May 10, 2015, 07:09:50 PM »
So I received my honorary Master's Degree from Big Dummy University today.
I built a 1776 Multiplex+modulation+RDD.  Sounds REALLY nice.  I decided to play it for a while and decide what mods I want to do (playing with ramp speed and such) before boxing it up.
So today I just wanted to play it.  I patched the testing rig into my pedal board so I could try it out with my dirt pedals.
Played it for about 5 minutes and really enjoyed it.  Then I decided to try a different mode on the delay but couldn't get the Delay 1 head to engage- been playing in EP-3 mode.  Then start playing with the mix and feedback knobs and they made no difference!!  Turns out none of my controls work!  I'm hearing delay+modulation+reverb but NONE of the controls work!! How could this be:(
Well, turns out I had forgotten that the last time I played had not been with the testing rig.  My Hamlet+ delay was engaged with modulation and the reverb on my amp was turned up pretty high.  THE TESTING RIG WAS IN BYPASS.
Guess what, it worked fine once I turned it on:/
I love the combo BTW.  Way to go Josh.

Proof that it works:)

http://soundcloud.com/resuggan/multiplex-with-modulation-rdd

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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 07:27:53 PM »
Thats a funny story... I had a similar experience before  8)

Glad you enjoy the combo :)

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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 08:10:22 PM »
haha, classic
pretty sure i've done something similar but i can't remember exactly what it was atm.
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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 08:52:39 PM »
I'm getting better about not totally freakin out when stuff like this happens.  Plugged a fuzz in the output the other day and very calmly problem solved it rather than freakjng out.
This one had me stumped for quite a while though;)


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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 09:47:17 PM »
I was just looking at my testing rig the other day wondering why I added a bypass led.  Reading your post makes me think it wasn't such a bad idea!  :P

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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2015, 11:55:12 PM »
Classic.... been there done that got the T-Shirt, join the club... ;)
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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015, 07:56:29 AM »
Did a quick sample of the functioning pedal;)
Features the HH Strat you guys helped me build;)
First guitar is the Echoplex mode with plenty of reverb.  Lead guitar is the Binson Echorec with light reverb.
http://soundcloud.com/resuggan/multiplex-with-modulation-rdd


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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2015, 11:43:49 AM »
Demo sounds great!  Like Chris Isaak meets David Gilmour.

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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2015, 01:57:17 PM »
Oh man, now I want to build both of these....
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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2015, 02:22:20 PM »
Love the demo. You need to update your MB Avatar with that dominating beard... puts my beard to shame.

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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2015, 04:33:36 PM »
Thanks guys.
Slimtriggers, I can hear the Chris Isaak thing. Also, this delay lends itself to David Gilmour type licks.
Cody, my wife was very supportive of the beard, but I noticed I was getting less and less physical attention as the beard got longer and longer. Eventually I decided to shave it.The kisses returned.  Although it wasn't a conscious thing on her part, it's made it a no-brainer for me. No beard!


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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2015, 04:42:05 PM »
That is an epic beard! (The delay sounds great too!)

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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2015, 07:18:32 AM »
Profile changed:) Also put a link to Multiplex+RDD sample in the original post for those interested.


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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2015, 10:06:56 AM »
Hey last night I was testing a Slow Loris after boxing and couldn't figure out why my voltages were goofy (or nonexistent) then I realized it wasn't plugged in to a power source.

Can I matriculate in Big Dummy U based on my previous experience, or do I need to make a formal application?

Please advise.
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Re: Master's in Ignorance from Big Dummy U
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2015, 02:14:56 PM »
Playpunk, it depends on how long it took you to figure it out.  If you noticed it immediately without freaking out you may need some remedial classes.  Maybe take a couple courses at the the local community college.
If you spent a considerable amount of time trouble shooting and you cursed your creator in the process we may be able to work with that!


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