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Build Reports / Re: Cornish OC-1
« on: February 24, 2021, 09:02:24 PM »
Not on instagram but I did talk to Eric and glad to see it going to a good home. The other amp is actually a low power Tweed Twin. Clean headroom for days but loud.

Audio/Video Demos / Re: Mach One Build Report and Demo
« on: February 24, 2021, 03:25:26 PM »
Damn you.  I adopted a rabbit as a pet a very long time ago when my buddy's daughter went to college.  The damn thing hated everything and everybody so I went to see it and the rabbit and I bonded instantly.  It was a lop eared that lived to be about 13 and I spent countless hours with the tiny bunny on my chest just chilling.  The most useless/coolest pet I've ever owned, it was like a stress counselor and it was always just crazy happy to spend time with me.  Never understood it but really enjoyed it.

Was named 'Nilla (after the cookies)...hey, I didn't get to pick the name...and realized I miss her more than I can say.

Build Reports / Re: Cornish OC-1
« on: February 24, 2021, 03:12:34 PM »
Honestly, this is a nice comp but I ended up putting it in with Buddy's stock of my builds.  I just never bonded with it.  And for no real reason, it just didn't have "it", whatever that is.  The comps I use on my live board are the Bajaman LA2A that I etched from the Etcher's Paradise Holly Roller docs, and the PedalPCB Constrictor (Demeter Compulator).  As I shrink my live rig down the Holy Roller will be the go-to.

The HR is a limiter and I think the difference is that because it doesn't get a chance to boost the noise floor it's much quieter.  Humbuckers tend to hit it a bit too hard and the limiting becomes less useful but it absolutely adores my tele (with a pretty hot Seymour Duncan bridge) so it seems to be more frequency selective than output.

Comps, for me, are a bit of a frustrating mess because what sounds cool down here in the dungeon can sometimes sound like crap on stage, and vice versa.  I think the OC-1 was stuck there.

Open Discussion / Re: Whetstone kits
« on: February 23, 2021, 09:30:37 PM »
They are.

Build Reports / Re: Cornish OC-1
« on: February 23, 2021, 05:48:45 PM »
I did.  Don't recall if it was old stock or something that I ordered.

Open Discussion / Re: Whetstone kits
« on: February 23, 2021, 04:19:34 PM »
Forgot to mention too that the wiring is pretty standard, use whatever bypass you want.  The only off-board wires of note are the rotary switch.  One of the ground points goes to the wiper of the rotary.  Pad 1 goes to the switch position that corresponds to "Normal", 2 is "Pads", 3 is "Ring", and 4 is "Fix".

The build sheet mentions 2 jumpers but I could only find 1.

Open Discussion / Re: Whetstone kits
« on: February 23, 2021, 04:05:50 PM »

Open Discussion / Re: Whetstone kits
« on: February 23, 2021, 10:12:21 AM »
Got mine wrapped up.  Kinda silly since there are already a Madbean and an Aion project available but the deal breaker was the enclosure.  Really nicely done and surprisingly I thought they were powder-coated but it's sprayed with a nicely detailed silkscreen.

I used switches I had a available for the DPDT toggles.  They don't have threaded collars so it looks a bit wonky with the threaded SPDT's but hey...

Mine came with the chips and transistors, the trim pot, the stomp switch, the rotary switch, a C1M pot, and the DC jack.  Kyle emailed over the front and back of the build sheet but the picture in the eBay listing pretty much says it all.  The rotary was easy enough to grok and the trimpot just sets the output from the boost (which overcomes the problem of reduced output on the Small Stone).  Hardest part of the build was wrapping my head around having this much space in an enclosure  ;)

Build Reports / Re: Collosalus and Harbinger 1.5
« on: February 22, 2021, 09:00:32 PM »
Pretty cool to see that skill set grow over a year.  I'd be able to recognize your stuff in a heartbeat and it's a great look.

Build Reports / Re: #VFEFRIDAY Pale Horse
« on: February 19, 2021, 06:29:10 PM »
Nice!  Gratuitous kid shot for the win.  My dog used to hang around while I worked at the bench and that's the closest I got to family involvement, good for you.

Open Discussion / Re: Any Expandoria users here?
« on: February 16, 2021, 07:39:46 PM »
The Scholz Rockman rack preamp had this in mind so you could go from clean to crazy with the roll of the guitar knob but it never changed the world.  I've never played one but it was a cool idea, at least at the time.

Build Reports / Re: A rarity, new build!
« on: February 16, 2021, 11:29:29 AM »
Nicely done and crafty label!

Open Discussion / Re: Any Expandoria users here?
« on: February 14, 2021, 08:53:46 PM »
+1. The dynamic aspect of the pedal is subtle at best and it doesn't clean up well so it makes it even less dramatic. It is, however, a unique sound.

Open Discussion / Re: Motorcylce restoration - a worthwhile watch
« on: February 13, 2021, 07:52:34 AM »
Honestly, I don't know what possessed me to watch this but very glad I did.  True craftsmanship.

Open Discussion / Re: Known good Tele wiring diagram
« on: February 12, 2021, 08:07:53 PM »
FWIW I tried every setup I could find and ended up going back to the stock (Seymour Duncan) 3 way switch setup. Hate to say it but there's something perfect about standard ho-hum teles.

If you DO use the 4 way don't forget to isolate the neck pickup cover.

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