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Title: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: alanp on February 23, 2013, 11:48:11 PM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/Gutstwohand/doptop_zpsf9d7f65e.jpg)

Standard 1590BB -- I got it from Tayda, in fact.

It contains a Doppleganger.

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/Gutstwohand/dopbot_zpsa36b3cfd.jpg)

Admittedly, not with enough room for the extra jacks that the Lovetone-size enclosures have. But if I wanted to and had a big enough enclosure this board could support them  :P There wasn't enough space anywhere else, is why the power connector is at the bottom. (Requests for batteries will only receive derision.

Sounds dead cool. Goodbye Ibanez PH-7.

Thought I'd post a Build Report, now that I have a working, boxed example.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: Stomptown on February 24, 2013, 12:12:26 AM
Wow! That is a crazy big PBC. Did you buy that board or design it yourself? I want one!!! I think you could squeeze this DC jack pretty much anywhere on that thing:

http://www.newark.com/lumberg/1614-09/dc-power-connector-socket-500ma/dp/13M3783?in_merch=Popular%20Products&in_merch=Popular%20Products&MER=PPSO_N_C_EverywhereElse_None

They are my favorite 9VDC jacks and I finally found them in the USA! They are kind of expensive though...
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: nzCdog on February 24, 2013, 12:29:24 AM
Nice build alan, and great job on that layout!  There'll be plenty of interest in any spare boards, I should think!
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: Hangingmonkey on February 24, 2013, 12:42:52 AM
Good stuff.  You doing some audio/video clip?
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: LaceSensor on February 24, 2013, 03:44:28 AM
So sick. Can't wait to build...
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: monkeyssj1 on February 24, 2013, 05:59:29 AM
awesome... i'm also interested in a board if that option exists.  ;D
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: soldersqueeze on February 24, 2013, 07:51:59 AM
awesome... i'm also interested in a board if that option exists.  ;D

+1 :)

looks amazing, let's hear a clip!
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: midwayfair on February 24, 2013, 08:20:37 AM
Wow! Outstanding layout.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: hammerheadmusicman on February 24, 2013, 11:57:33 AM
Awesome looking build!
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: jimilee on February 24, 2013, 12:08:22 PM
Must have!!!!
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: MattOcaster on March 01, 2013, 01:29:19 PM
Seriously man..
Awesome stuff! :D
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: fendman on March 01, 2013, 01:59:10 PM
This is great work...I love it, the board the switches... lots of switches. A sound demo please ;)
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: chordball on March 01, 2013, 02:54:28 PM
Wow! Very cool. I'm also interested in a PCB if they become available.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: alanp on March 20, 2013, 01:26:57 AM
(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/Gutstwohand/trimDSCF0447_zps77fd850d.jpg)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t282/Gutstwohand/trimDSCF0446_zps23b1680c.jpg)

I've got nine unpopulated boards from seeed, going by the one I stuffed today and tested, they work. Not sure on pricing.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: Hangingmonkey on March 20, 2013, 01:47:22 AM
excellent, count me in
 ;D
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: the3secondrule on March 20, 2013, 02:30:32 AM
I'm keen!
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: LaceSensor on March 20, 2013, 02:34:20 AM
ill take a pcb when you decide cost.

thanks
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: pickdropper on March 20, 2013, 06:00:25 AM
Yeah, let me know too.  I'd like to give it a go.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: Stomptown on March 20, 2013, 09:36:43 AM
I want one as well!
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: Haberdasher on March 20, 2013, 09:40:56 AM
I'm in, cash or trade
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: alanp on March 20, 2013, 09:49:24 AM
Just about to go out the door to work (leaving for work at 5am... what a crazy world...) I'll figure out price when I get back tonight.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: stecykmi on March 20, 2013, 10:24:20 AM
ya i'm also interested in a pcb! very impressive project.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: v00d00blues79 on March 20, 2013, 10:24:37 AM
If there's any left, I'm down.  Let me know.  ;D

Andy
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: apollo on March 20, 2013, 11:02:28 AM
Interested in a pcb as well.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: jubal81 on March 20, 2013, 11:05:15 AM
+1 for a board
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: jimilee on March 20, 2013, 11:32:33 AM
Dammit man! I need one also!
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: soldersqueeze on March 20, 2013, 01:38:56 PM
Guess I'm too late, but if anyone drops out, I'm in :)
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: danielzink on March 20, 2013, 01:52:20 PM
I'm in as well.

For any.....

Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: djaaz on March 20, 2013, 02:05:19 PM
Oooouuuuch.
I'm in if any left.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: cheby53 on March 20, 2013, 05:41:23 PM
I am interested in a pcb
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: alanp on March 20, 2013, 10:14:36 PM
Thought there'd be some interest. Didn't realise how much. I'll go on a first come basis (including a couple PM's I got), going off forum timestamps. I'll send PM's later tonight.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: LaceSensor on March 21, 2013, 02:46:40 AM
paid with thanks
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: fendman on April 01, 2013, 12:00:03 PM
Can you PM me if you do any more boards.

Thanks
Mike
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: Hangingmonkey on April 01, 2013, 01:51:08 PM
received mine today, thanks dude!
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: aballen on April 02, 2013, 05:16:56 PM
I'm interested as well.  Please put me in the list
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: pickdropper on April 02, 2013, 09:41:00 PM
Got my board.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: alanp on April 02, 2013, 10:31:22 PM
Good to hear they got through. I was a bit worried as to whether bog standard post would work.

Let me know how you get on with your own build reports!
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: Stomptown on April 03, 2013, 12:22:54 AM
Got mine as well! Thanks again...
Title: Re: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: Effectsiation on April 03, 2013, 05:45:26 AM
Boo, cant believe I missed this thread, if anyone wants to sell their PCB lemme know. I have terrible luck with etched boards.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: ncdb07 on April 06, 2013, 10:30:56 AM
Wow! That is a crazy big PBC. Did you buy that board or design it yourself? I want one!!! I think you could squeeze this DC jack pretty much anywhere on that thing:

http://www.newark.com/lumberg/1614-09/dc-power-connector-socket-500ma/dp/13M3783?in_merch=Popular%20Products&in_merch=Popular%20Products&MER=PPSO_N_C_EverywhereElse_None

They are my favorite 9VDC jacks and I finally found them in the USA! They are kind of expensive though...

You can buy those power jacks much cheaper from this guy. He has deals on other stuff as well!
http://www.bitcheslovemyswitches.com/ (http://www.bitcheslovemyswitches.com/)

ncdb07
Daniel
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: LaceSensor on April 06, 2013, 01:31:25 PM
received with thanks
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: jaidee on April 13, 2013, 10:18:19 AM
Any chance of another run of boards??
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: blue_tokai on April 15, 2013, 07:44:27 AM
Let me know when there is another batch available as well, please.

Cheers,

Russ
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: bigmufffuzzwizz on April 26, 2013, 10:49:39 PM
Looks like a fun pedal! You did a really good job on the layout.  :)
I'd definitely be in for a board if you make another batch.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: alanp on May 09, 2013, 09:27:17 PM
Let me know how you get on with your own build reports!

Has anyone besides Hangingmonkey got their board going okay? :/
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: jimilee on May 09, 2013, 09:32:57 PM
Let me know how you get on with your own build reports!

Has anyone besides Hangingmonkey got their board going okay? :/
haven't had the opportunity to build mine up yest as I have many builds going on currently,but I will!
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: LaceSensor on May 10, 2013, 03:13:29 AM
Let me know how you get on with your own build reports!

Has anyone besides Hangingmonkey got their board going okay? :/

Mine doesnt work in dual LFO mode. Not sure why.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: the3secondrule on May 10, 2013, 05:25:40 PM
Let me know how you get on with your own build reports!

Has anyone besides Hangingmonkey got their board going okay? :/

mine is 99% complete. need to drill an enclosure and button it all up....
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: agoldoor on May 15, 2013, 04:11:44 PM
If anyone's thinking they might not finish theirs... I'd definitely pay double to take it off your handses... =)

Anyone else interested in another run?
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: juansolo on May 16, 2013, 01:12:29 AM
 :'( gutted. How did I miss this?!  :'(
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: LaceSensor on May 17, 2013, 01:02:19 AM

If anyone uk wants a partially populated half working troubleshoot build pm me

Title: Re: Re: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: jimilee on May 17, 2013, 06:53:25 AM

If anyone uk wants a partially populated half working troubleshoot build pm me
see 2 posts back
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: LaceSensor on May 17, 2013, 10:47:09 AM
ok sold to John / Cleggy
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: juansolo on May 17, 2013, 03:13:56 PM
ok sold to John / Cleggy

Cleggy's got that one, I've got another coming ;)

Smashing!  8)
Title: Re: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: jimilee on May 17, 2013, 05:05:00 PM
There is a finders fee involved of exactly 1 madbean pcb;D
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: the3secondrule on May 26, 2013, 02:21:29 AM
Up n Running :)

sounds great, I just used the tayda photocells, should I expect MOAR AWESOME with the futurlec LDRS?

Let me know how you get on with your own build reports!

Has anyone besides Hangingmonkey got their board going okay? :/
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: alanp on May 27, 2013, 01:45:04 AM
More depth, I'd say -- the Tayda ones top out at 500k dark, from memory, the spec is for 2M dark.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: the3secondrule on May 27, 2013, 02:43:48 AM
More depth sounds good - i'm liking it now, but I'd like to have to ability to take things a little crazier...

don't seem to have any dual LFO action though - the two external leds flash at different rates on dual mode, but i'm not getting any dual phasey insanity.
I'm hoping the futurlec LDRs will sort that too...
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: alanp on May 27, 2013, 02:49:52 AM
The external LED's are on the same feeds as the internal ones, so you should be  ???
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: LaceSensor on May 27, 2013, 07:37:49 AM
More depth sounds good - i'm liking it now, but I'd like to have to ability to take things a little crazier...

don't seem to have any dual LFO action though - the two external leds flash at different rates on dual mode, but i'm not getting any dual phasey insanity.
I'm hoping the futurlec LDRs will sort that too...

Change the Span (depth) pots for 2k, and get the right LDRs, otherwise you wont hear the HF span particularly well (if at all) in dual mode.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: the3secondrule on May 29, 2013, 04:05:23 PM
Sweet, the LDRs are ordered. If that doesn't sort things, ill try upping the span pots.

Will get up a build report once I'm 100% happy

J
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: agoldoor on June 23, 2013, 04:47:04 PM
Hey guys,

Another weird question...

I was just about to finish populating the board with the LDRs and green LEDs, when I noticed something weird about the pads for the LEDs. The pads/silkscreening contradict one another if I'm looking at it correctly... it has the square/positive pad on the "flat" side of the LED silkscreening... can someone double-check with a working completed build double-check that I'm doing this correctly? Do I follow the pads or the silkscreening? Does the negative or positive leg go in each of the square holes? (I would think positive, but again... silkscreening shows the flat side as the positive side, which I thought always was the negative side of the LED.)

*confused in California*

(PS - I posted to the other Doppelganger build report thread, sorry for the spam)
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: alanp on June 23, 2013, 04:50:40 PM
Photos in the first post show flat/negative (big tab inside the LED itself is negative, small tab is positive).

Socket the LED's if you're not sure.
Title: Re: Doppleganger 1.4
Post by: juansolo on June 24, 2013, 04:42:47 AM
Both our boards are now built. It'll just be a while before they're boxed. Trying to tie down the clock noise at the moment, we've made some definite improvements, but it's going to be a couple of weeks before we get another chance to play with these.