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Open Discussion / Re: JFC USPS
« on: October 24, 2021, 12:13:33 PM »
The many, many international distribution centres seem very odd to me. Why did it go from Nashville to Florida to San Fram and then back and then on to there and then on to there only to come back to San Fran!

It's incredible really.

Jacob

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: How to build and Use a Basic Testing Rig
« on: September 07, 2021, 02:19:53 PM »
Oh, is that what the images in the first post was? I was thinking it was the more basic one which basically included 2 input jacks, a DC jack and some alligator clips with wires in them. I tried to explain how to build it and included pictures, but it didnít translate very well apparently.


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there's a video in the 2nd post. It used to be imbedded. I'll see what's up with it.

Jacob

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: How to build and Use a Basic Testing Rig
« on: September 07, 2021, 10:58:44 AM »
Hey Jacob, do you still have the images for this? I was telling someone who is just getting started about it.


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Which images do you mean? The build docs are found here: http://jmkpcbs.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/The-Testing-Rig.pdf

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Open Discussion / Re: Happy Fathers Day!
« on: June 20, 2021, 08:51:26 AM »
Happy day to all you dads! I've got 4 little ones that made me a father, and I'm pretty blessed.

I no longer have a father of my own, and I have friends who want to be fathers and can't, so it's a tough day for some. For all you guys that have a hard day on Fathers Day, please know that you aren't alone. It's tough sometimes, but cheer on those dads around you anyway, and cling to whatever good memories you have with the Father or Father-figure you did have.

Cheers.

Jacob

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I'm so grateful for Jon's knowledge. He's pretty bang on.

I was going to give a cheeky answer and say, "all of them" but someone beat me to it.

I'll give a secondary answer as a question - which circuit? There are multiple 'genres' of guitar pedal compressors. If you want to choose one, some people (they're all smarter than me) can tell you what each component in the circuit is doing, and then you'll know more precisely what they do.

Jacob

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Open Discussion / Re: Choose your fighter
« on: May 23, 2021, 09:40:12 AM »


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Looking again at the original pictures and for me, it's those tucked in shirts that drag the ensembles into gutter, that and the white socks and sneakers, had to give my head a shake, what year is this, maybe a cultural thing.
Take care.dave

And for me, it's the Dad wearing the Jargos WITH NO BELT! That's a total badass move. I can't wear anything without a belt, or else I'm always mistaken for a plumber!

I've never met a Dad dumb confident enough to pull out the Jargos. I hope someday to see it.

Jacob

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Open Discussion / Re: Teachers day gift
« on: May 12, 2021, 09:01:30 AM »
The best builds are often gifts we give others, because we put extra care and effort into them! I love the story, and I think it looks great!

Jacob

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Not the same issue, but I work with a lot of young and unexperienced musicians who are singing or playing on stage for the first time. Often people are so afraid of making mistakes in front of people. The reality is that even the best musicians make mistakes, the best singers hit wrong notes, and these flubs will happen no matter your skill level. Learning to be a great player is realizing that you can't be perfect at all times, and that nobody really remembers the mistakes, especially the people we love, remember your bravery or the great moment in the set, and the mistakes always fade.

It's a tough lesson to learn, but those who do will succeed, and it's worth it if only because playing in front of people is such a rewarding experience.

Jacob

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Open Discussion / Re: Anyone else get the Covid Vaccine?
« on: April 30, 2021, 01:09:54 PM »
Been a couple days now, and I had some strong arm soreness, and some sore throat symptoms, but nothing I was worried about. My wife, who has chronic fatigue and may have Fibro Mialga (another story) had similar symptoms, but also has felt a lot more drained. We expected it, and aren't worried at all.

We are some of the first 30 year olds in our province to get the shot. It's 40 and up most other places, but here in the North they had extra doses.

Looks like second dose is supposed to be in August.

Jacob

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Open Discussion / Re: Anyone else get the Covid Vaccine?
« on: April 28, 2021, 09:16:58 AM »
Scheduled for my first dose this afternoon. I don't know which type, but it's mostly been Pfizer and Moderna locally. I'd prefer the Pfizer personally.

Jacob

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How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Re: Can you fry your components?
« on: April 26, 2021, 02:58:31 PM »
I used to be concerned with this, but it really is a rare thing to have happen. Components like Resistors and Capacitors are relatively durable, and difficult to damage. They aren't really a worry. Diodes are similar, but can be damaged if they're made of glass. Most aren't, but the type we sometimes use in pedals can be.

Transistors and ICs can be damaged with too much heat, but it really does take a fairly large amount of heat to do so. If you're worried about it, you can use devices called Sockets. Sockets get soldered into the places that ICs and Transistors go, and then you can 'plug' the more delicate device into place, and also allows you to 'swap' another version in, so you can test the sound of other devices in place.

As you get better at soldering, you won't need to use a socket, but you will anyway if only because pulling them out with desoldering is such a pain.

Jacob

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Open Discussion / Re: Rat board suggestions please
« on: April 14, 2021, 09:36:47 AM »
Yeah, the rat is one circuit that the clipping diodes really are about personal taste. Just about anything and everything can work, you just need to compensate for volume differences in some cases.

As a pedal user, I prefer circuits to only have a couple choices. 12 different diode options only really leads you to finding which ones you like best, and then leaving it set there. Here's an idea for you - put the diode selector on a stomp switch. Then, instead of bending down and switching the diodes by hand, you can switch on the fly. The key is finding diodes that sound different that allow your pedal to stay around the same volume level.

Jacob

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Open Discussion / Re: Whetstone kits
« on: February 23, 2021, 12:54:18 PM »
I ordered one. I really regretted letting mine go, and I had it traced and everything. I think I'll still build a copy of Brian's because I don't love the form factor, but it's been my favorite phaser I've ever owned, and I've had a few. Not like Jimmie, but it's my second fav modulation sound.

Jacob

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Global Annoucements / Re: UK/Brexit/mbp
« on: February 03, 2021, 06:13:39 PM »
What you need is a distributor in the UK to handle the orders. You ship them to say, Thomas H or Alan P. When you get an order, they ship them for you.


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I tried this for a while. In the end, it wasn't worth the hassle either.

Jacob

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General Questions / Re: Anyone Offering Drilling Services?
« on: January 20, 2021, 01:29:10 PM »
In your shoes, I'd reach out on a local Facebook Marketplace and see if there's anyone around who would let you rent their garage with a Drill press for an hour, and go do it yourself. You may even find someone who will let you borrow their equipment and space for free. Bring your own drill bits.

Jacob

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