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DLW

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Q-vibe
« on: October 17, 2018, 04:03:45 PM »
I having trouble getting a vibe effect from my etched and assembled board. I followed the build doc without any deviations. The charge pump kicks out 18V. The board passes sound when hooked to my test rig. The lamp lights up fine and when I rotate the gain trimmer back and forth it changes the brightness of the lamp. Changing the lamp brightness also dampens the sound, which is how I think the vibe effect is done.

The weird thing is for a few seconds when voltage is first applied to the circuit, the lamp "vibes". However, the lamp eventually "locks up". I have R16 and R17 socketed, as suggested in the build doc. I tried values from 1k8 to 4k7, but that doesn't seem to help at all.

Does anyone have any experience with this circuit that could shed light on the problem?

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Re: Q-vibe
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 02:55:44 PM »
Do you have a link to the project? i could not find it on Etchers Paradise.

Check your component values, sounds like it could be a wrong resistor or cap. Also check for solder bridges and make sure the solder flux has been cleaned off.

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Re: Q-vibe
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 03:53:34 PM »
I'm assuming he's referring to the quadrovibe?: http://www.madbeanpedals.com/projects/Quadrovibe/Quadrovibe.pdf




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Re: Q-vibe
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 06:17:26 PM »
Yes, it's the quadrovibe.