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Open Discussion / Re: Buying enclosures in Europe
« on: October 28, 2011, 03:03:55 AM »
Ja zeker !

Open Discussion / Re: Buying enclosures in Europe
« on: October 27, 2011, 09:23:17 AM » has some BB sized cases in black in a couple of other colors. I have got some from germany (125B), but also standard colors (black, blue, orange...) no special stuff.

Im still looking as well.

I am getting ready to order maybe 10-15 from ppp, but I am not sure yet if and when. I calculated some time ago that price per piece would be about 10 euros including shipping to the netherlands if you order about 10. Thats ok, if you consider time and money spent on painting bare cases that cost 9 euros as well...

Thanks man. Thats exactly what Im going for, a basic fuzz face. (well with a fat switch added...)

Hardest thing for me was to find out where to fit in the resistors that smallbear provided with the transistors.

Nobody ?

hmmm, guess Ill ave to find out the hard way  ;)

Hey guys,

before I start building this one, I would like to run this by you.
I would like to build the Zygote with just fuzz, volume and the fat switch. So Im thinking some jumpering is in order. Does this look good to you:

1. Omit C1 and jumper Strain pad 1 & 2 ( to remove the strain control)
2. jumper Drain pad 1 & 3 (to remove the drain control)
3 Place the resistor (specified by smallbear) for the transistor pair in question from the 9V side of R3 to the junction of R6 and C6, and and the other from junction R6 / C6 to T1 pad 2 OR 3
4. Omit the Tweak pot, B/M switch, R4, R5, R6 and T1
5. socket C4, to see if i like it with or without.

in my mind this should amount to a pretty basic fuzz face, or do you guys see any errors ?


Tech Help - Projects Page / Cupcake losing signal + message for Jacob !
« on: February 20, 2011, 02:14:07 AM »
Hi guys,

Im having a little problem with the cupcake. Bypass is fine, but when engaged I have a hiss that responds to the level control, but no guitar signal at all. So Im thinking the opamp is functioning as it should, but Im losing the signal before it gets to the opamp.

Things Ive checked already:

-Diode orientation is correct
-Electrolytic caps orientated correctly
-I started following the signal through the board, but havent got further than C2 (no more time)

Ill try and find the time to trace the signal some more later today,but Im pressed for time, because Im packing for Vancouver !!

So, if you read this Jacob; Ill be on your beautiful island tuesday. Sadly however, I dont think Ill manage to visit Chemainus. Well be on the Island for only 3 days before we fly back to Amsterdam again.... But if I do manage to squeeze it in , I will and will send you a pm or something.

In any case, this certainly will not be the last time well be there since my wife has family over there. It might even become a montlhly occurrence next year if I get a new fleet assignment.

Tech Help - Projects Page / Cupcake / OS pot
« on: December 12, 2010, 03:08:13 PM »
Hey guys,

quick question: Does anyone know if it's ok to use a B25K for the cupcake ?
And maybe what the effect will be using that...



#22 gauge is fine. I like #24 better because its a little bit smaller in diameter, but either one will do.

As far as insulating your board, I think everybody kind of has his own way. Some tape it like you mentioned, some put foam underneath. I normally stick those little felt things that you use on furniture on the back of the pots, and then hot glue the board on there. (Making sure everything works before I glue it down !)

To distinguish between cap sorts, just look at the layout. Circular with a + and - means Electrolytic, The square / rectangluar ones are film caps, and the elliptical ones are ceramic.

Youre right in saying there is some overlap. For some ceramic values you could use a film cap or v.v.
The same is true for Electrolytic and Film. Low value Electrolytic can sometimes be replaced with Film caps. But ONLY when polarity isnt an issue. Make sure you know if thats the case or not before trying.

Your diagram looks good to me.

Have fun !

Global Annoucements / Re: More upcoming projects.
« on: December 11, 2010, 01:26:39 AM »
Great. All of them are on my wish list (which keeps growing btw)

Now I suggest you hold off putting out new project after that. I have put back ordering a couple of times already because theres always something new just coming......

Open Discussion / Re: So I finally did it.....
« on: December 03, 2010, 02:46:13 PM »
Great ! A POG set randomly, must be interesting !

Dinner would be nice. But we wouldnt want to be intruding...

Open Discussion / Re: So I finally did it.....
« on: December 02, 2010, 01:58:47 PM »
Chemainus. Nice ! We've been throught there as well.

I might just have to take you up on that offer Jacob, thanks. I'll let you know as soon as we have a fixed plan.

Oh, and don't worry about the family. My wife loves to hear about pedal stuff, my little daughter (2) goes wild as long as you play some Hendrix or White Stripes to her, and my boy...well he's just 4 months old, he has no choice.  ;D

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Open Discussion / Re: So I finally did it.....
« on: November 30, 2010, 10:50:00 AM »
Thanks for the nice comments guys. Much appreciated.
I definitely hope to do this more often, although my repertoire is limited to about 5 complete songs at the moment...

Congratulations! If you ever come to Vancouver Island in Canada to play, let me know and I'll come watch!


That may be sooner than you think ! I most probably will be there in January or February. My wife has family in Port Alberni, and well be visiting because my wifes cousins and uncle havent seen our kids yet.

I love Vancouver Island. We went there shortly after I met my wife and stayed for 4 weeks over Christmas 2005. 26 days of rain and 1 day of snow, but it was still the best vacation ever. (before I met my wife I used to fly to Hawaii to go surfing every year and thought nothing could top that.)

I have tons of pictures and memories. We rented a 4x4 and went hiking and camping out all over the island. Tofino, Port Renfrew, Nanaimo, Victoria, Half moon bay....Now that you got me thinking about it, I notice how thrilled I am to be going back there soon.

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Open Discussion / So I finally did it.....
« on: November 29, 2010, 04:36:11 AM »
...perform in front of an audience, that is !

Although that might not mean much to others, it was a major personal victory for me. This was one of those things that I thought I would never be able to do, because it scared me so much.

I was more scared of this than my first solo flight, getting married, or having kids !

It was two nights, about 130 people each night in the audience, and set up real nice.
It was sort off a recital where a number of students get to play a song with or without a professional band (drum, bass, backing guitar, singer). The setup was amazing. Lights, sound engineers, the lot...

I performed Yellow Ledbetter, and although I messed up a little bit on the break (exact same point each night  :-[), it came over really well. Afterwards I was told nobody really heard the f*ck up. Which I can hardly imagine, but okay.

The strangest thing was that all stress and nervousness seemed to disappear when I played my first note.

Now that its over, I must say I kind of like it. Me want more !!

Oh, and a madbean pedal was used as well. Not by me but my guitar teacher used a serendipity that I built for him on a couple of songs.

Build Reports / Re: Double Flush
« on: November 29, 2010, 04:04:31 AM »
Is there a reason r7(?) is in a socket.

You need to read the build documents to understand.


I was wondering the same thing, but couldnt really figure out from the documents why it would be I missing something ?

Look great though, brian. I guess  this one goe on my list as well.

Requests / Re: BK Butler Tube Driver
« on: November 21, 2010, 03:10:10 AM »
Hey Brian,

I would be very interested in a REAL Tube Driver board (or 4) as well, should you find the time to make them. (Also eagerly awaiting your sub-mini tube amp project, and the dirtbag delay, and..... ;) )

I think Ill be putting an order together next month anyway, when your new fabbed boards become available, so if youre willing to etch the Tube Driver, just let me know what kind of lead time you need..

Thanks Yoeri

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