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Pepper Spray - Harmonic Percolator
« on: December 08, 2018, 04:41:05 PM »
This was my first 1590A build.  Hats off to you guys that do these all the time.  It took me several iterations to get everything crammed in.

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Re: Pepper Spray - Harmonic Percolator
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 06:10:51 PM »
Looks great.

1590a builds give me anxiety.

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Re: Pepper Spray - Harmonic Percolator
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2018, 07:08:27 PM »
You know, that does look great.


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Re: Pepper Spray - Harmonic Percolator
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 02:45:07 AM »
Love the graphics. On a slightly related note, one of the sentences in the Berlitz "Russian for travellers" book back in the Soviet days was "I would like to buy a percolator." Dunno if the modern editions still have it.

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Re: Pepper Spray - Harmonic Percolator
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 08:07:35 AM »
Great build! Did you go with stock or Albini specs? The Albini was actually my first build (seven years ago-how did that happen?), and I've had a stock version built up for some time that I just haven't gotten around to boxing. Funny coincidence though--I was working on a graphic last month and found a image to use that is almost the same as the one you used. Love that mid-20th century design aesthetic!

Pro tip, the volume knob cleanup on this circuit is excellent--it's smoother/more gradual than what you might get on a Fuzz Face.

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Re: Pepper Spray - Harmonic Percolator
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2018, 01:09:08 PM »
Thanks to all for the kind words.

Great build! Did you go with stock or Albini specs? The Albini was actually my first build (seven years ago-how did that happen?), and I've had a stock version built up for some time that I just haven't gotten around to boxing. Funny coincidence though--I was working on a graphic last month and found a image to use that is almost the same as the one you used. Love that mid-20th century design aesthetic!

Pro tip, the volume knob cleanup on this circuit is excellent--it's smoother/more gradual than what you might get on a Fuzz Face.

I followed the build docs, which I believe are the Albini specs. 

I pulled the coffee pot off an old advertisement I found online.  It's funny when I search for images sometime and there is one image that is everywhere.  I wouldn't be surprised if you have the same one, it's the google "winner" of a percolator search. ;D

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Re: Pepper Spray - Harmonic Percolator
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2018, 04:00:08 PM »

 Greetings,

 Nice build!  I'm just ordering a couple of these boards today. I usually add some options on switches after I do a preliminary build on the bench, prior to a final, boxed version. I'll try a bunch of different cap values, diode/transistor types/etc. and then try to decide which options would be most usable for the final version. Then I'll figure out what sized enclosure best fits. I tend to build pedals to the more roomy side, although it seems the current trend is to go smaller.

 So, what is your opinion of the sound/usability of the PS? How would you compare/rate it to/against other distortion boxes? Are you inclined to try any of the alternate component values or had you previously? Thanks much for any input.

 Regards, Jim

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Re: Pepper Spray - Harmonic Percolator
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2018, 09:09:48 PM »

 Greetings,

 Nice build!  I'm just ordering a couple of these boards today. I usually add some options on switches after I do a preliminary build on the bench, prior to a final, boxed version. I'll try a bunch of different cap values, diode/transistor types/etc. and then try to decide which options would be most usable for the final version. Then I'll figure out what sized enclosure best fits. I tend to build pedals to the more roomy side, although it seems the current trend is to go smaller.

 So, what is your opinion of the sound/usability of the PS? How would you compare/rate it to/against other distortion boxes? Are you inclined to try any of the alternate component values or had you previously? Thanks much for any input.

 Regards, Jim


I'm not really a fuzz lover, so, I'm not the best person to comment/compare.  Maybe other people will have opinions.  I built a fuzz face a few months ago that I like but that's about the extent of it. 

This board was a give away from MB.  I built it mainly to give a 1590A build a try.  Also, I'm a junkie at this point :o 

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Re: Pepper Spray - Harmonic Percolator
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2018, 09:32:09 PM »
Excellent! Cool graphics too, dig it! Nice shoe horning... ;)
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Re: Pepper Spray - Harmonic Percolator
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2018, 01:33:46 PM »
LED placement for the win! Love it.