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Open Discussion / Re: JHS relaunches Ross pedals
« on: August 18, 2023, 02:16:31 PM »
Bud's grandson wants money and Josh is happy to oblige.

Open Discussion / Re: So apparently Fulltone is closing up...
« on: August 25, 2022, 05:02:38 PM »
Good riddance. "But I'm the history of boutique."

Open Discussion / Re: Need a build suggestion
« on: June 23, 2022, 10:47:53 PM »

Open Discussion / Re: Arghh...earworm.
« on: June 07, 2022, 11:36:35 PM »
Think of the intro bassline from "Come As You Are" on an infinite loop.

Build Reports / Re: Noise Floor (No-knob HM-2)
« on: May 28, 2022, 12:48:52 AM »
I know someone is going all OCD psycho mental on this and it makes me happy.

Open Discussion / Re: amp pop question
« on: April 30, 2022, 12:28:04 AM »
Super awesome, Brian! Pedals ARE a gateway drug.

Open Discussion / Re: amp pop question
« on: April 25, 2022, 09:49:37 AM »
The 1k and 10k can be upgraded to 2 or 3w metal oxide. If they are in spec, they are probably fine. But you can shotgun anything if you're not worried about originality. You could easily get into a rabbit hole with changing stuff and it probably won't make a noticeable difference in the end.

Open Discussion / Re: amp pop question
« on: April 24, 2022, 10:30:03 PM »
Okay, last comment :)

Change the cap can to a 32uf/32uf. A 5y3 can handle 32uf in a capacitor input power supply. That 22uf to the preamp is fine as is. All of your bypass caps looks new and don't need anything. The 1k 1w dropper resistor on the left side of the board could be increased in wattage for piece of mind. Remove the 470 ohm 5w resistor and go straight to the cap from the rectifier. Make sure the 6v6 is biased close enough and not over dissipating. New tubes. Should be good to go.

Open Discussion / Re: amp pop question
« on: April 24, 2022, 10:04:27 PM »
That roasted resistor looks like someone added it to drop the b+ off the rectifier. Can just remove it completely as probably not needed. Not the best way to accomplish that either.

Open Discussion / Re: amp pop question
« on: April 24, 2022, 03:06:11 PM »
You have 100uf on the first b+ node!? You 5y3 might be arching in a painful death. Way too much filtering for a tube rectifier.

Edit: Looks like it might be 50uf on the first node. Still too much for that rectifier. My guess is that that 5y3 is the culprit.

Open Discussion / Re: amp pop question
« on: April 16, 2022, 05:53:48 PM »
Deoxit can be conductive, so clean the sockets with isopropyl afterward to get all of the deoxit cleaned off.

Open Discussion / Re: Tube ban
« on: March 16, 2022, 06:45:30 PM »
And like magic, EHX issued another announcement stating that they now can take orders again.

Vacuum tubes are starting to get a little trickier to aquire.

Open Discussion / Re: Whole set o maestro pedals
« on: January 21, 2022, 04:50:23 PM »
Accept no substitute. But in this case, kind of a no brainer to look the other way. Can't support Gibson after the hurt they have put on so many great, small companies.

General Questions / Re: SAD1024 Builds
« on: August 14, 2021, 05:39:11 PM »
Just hold onto them. Fix the existing vintage stuff. Still waiting on some xvive repop at some point, but doubtful.

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