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Title: 3 'bean builds (SlapChop, Zombii & Neutrino)
Post by: maysink on July 24, 2010, 04:51:52 PM
The latest 3 from this addict! I quite like them all and each were relatively easy builds. The Fuzz Factory did take some fiddling before I got it under control and the SlapChop needs to have the gain cranked (or pushed w/ a booster) for the parametric eq/cocked-wah to sound blissful.

I think the only mod was subbing the FF's STAB pot with a 5KC. I may do the same with the SlapChop's Bandwidth pot as the part I like is mostly bunched up at the end of the 5KB pot's rotation.
(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/7738/img0692r.jpg)
SlapChop innards
(http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/7808/img0694oe.jpg)
Zombii innards (old ge trannys from caps n such (http://www.forrestwhitesides.com/shop/))
(http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/3687/img0701ou.jpg)
Neutrino innards
(http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/1750/img0702t.jpg)
Title: Re: 3 'bean builds (SlapChop, Zombii & Neutrino)
Post by: lincolnic on July 24, 2010, 05:06:50 PM
Digging the clean and simple layouts (inside and out). Nice!
Title: Re: 3 'bean builds (SlapChop, Zombii & Neutrino)
Post by: mjcyates on July 24, 2010, 06:57:13 PM
All look great! Especially like the Neutrino.
Title: Re: 3 'bean builds (SlapChop, Zombii & Neutrino)
Post by: maysink on July 24, 2010, 09:02:52 PM
Thanks, guys. Up next is a mn3005 aquaboy + (the) aristocrat(s)! And then I'm going to work on my perpetual sunburn...
Title: Re: 3 'bean builds (SlapChop, Zombii & Neutrino)
Post by: mjcyates on July 25, 2010, 07:42:54 AM
Word of caution on the MN3005 Aquaboy. I tried to build that version and could not get it to work. I ended up building the V3205 version.
Title: Re: 3 'bean builds (SlapChop, Zombii & Neutrino)
Post by: pauloman80 on July 25, 2010, 09:57:21 AM
Those are some great-looking builds, man.  And let me say, absolute genius mounting the Zombii's PCB with Velcro.  I don't think I ever would have thought of that.  That's just brilliant!  Simple and effective!
Title: Re: 3 'bean builds (SlapChop, Zombii & Neutrino)
Post by: maysink on July 26, 2010, 11:18:23 PM
Hey, mjcyates: what kind of issues did you have w/ the mn3005?

pauloman80: I usually just use 22 gauge, solid copper wire to 'hold' pcbs + elec. tape to insulate vs. accidental shorts but it wasn't working with the zombii board. Velcro to the rescue! Also used this trick for a kokbox build I did as I prefer top mounted power + I/O jacks over the traditional zvex layout.
Title: Re: 3 'bean builds (SlapChop, Zombii & Neutrino)
Post by: mjcyates on July 27, 2010, 06:20:14 AM
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Hey, mjcyates: what kind of issues did you have w/ the mn3005?

I could never get a delay signal out of it. The guitar signal passed through the circuit but there was no delay. My brother-in-law was helping me with this one. He has a nice scope and we could see the signal going into the mn3005 chip but no delay coming out of it. We couldn't get it figured out so I just went the V3205 route and had no problems with it.