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Build Reports / Re: For Jimi Lee... The Glass Bi-Hole
« on: August 24, 2021, 03:59:19 PM »
Very impressive. Could you detail your expression pedal mod? I came up with a very simple method that accomplishes the same thing, just varying the voltage going to the LED to control its brightness, but I haven't finished my build so I don't know if it gives a good sweep control.

Here's my method:
https://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=31578.msg303769#msg303769

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Open Discussion / Re: Moogerfooger schematics! Here they are!
« on: May 26, 2021, 01:33:05 PM »
This guy made a pcb set for a eurorack version of the 12 stage phaser. He hasn't updated his build report yet though.
https://www.freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?p=284624#p284624

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Aion has the Lab Series L-5 schematics and his preamp clone pcb. I have my doubts about the Lab Series and the PMS-15 having much in common.
https://aionfx.com/project/l5-preamp/

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Open Discussion / Re: Repair of Alchemy modded Cry Baby
« on: March 02, 2021, 09:05:27 PM »
I had bought a used broken wah that had been modded by Alchemy (for $10). It turned out that the pcb-mount input and output jacks were so stressed in the shell that the solder joints were all broken on both jacks. I filed down the plastic on the jacks so they fit without stress and reflowed the solder and it worked perfectly.

Then I ripped all of the parts out and turned it into a Tycobrahe Parapedal wah ;D

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Open Discussion / Re: Gibson Announces Acquisition of Mesa/Boogie
« on: January 10, 2021, 06:05:20 PM »
I think if you compare the rat's nest of vintage Gibson amps with the insanely complicated and difficult to repair Mesa Boogie amps, this pairing makes perfect sense.

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Open Discussion / Re: Glass Guitar???
« on: January 01, 2021, 05:12:27 PM »
May thy guitar chip and shatter.

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Open Discussion / Re: Your Preferred Pedal Amp
« on: November 19, 2020, 12:27:33 AM »
Peavey Special 130 and Fender Princeton (non reverb) black face. I'm running my electric pianos through them so maybe not that helpful to you guys. They sound great through that Peavey though.

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Here's a detail of the effects loop. You just have to lift one leg of capacitor C6, attach a wire to that lifted leg. Attach it to a 1u capacitor, then to the tip of your Send jack. Run a wire from the Send jack tip switch to the Return jack tip switch. Return tip is wired to another 1u capacitor, and then wired to the pad where C6 originally attached. The grounds of the Send and Return jacks have to be grounded, obviously. I'm not sure if those 1u capacitors are even necessary, but I know that it works this way :)

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The Abductor II Delay was my 3rd ever build. I used film caps instead of ceramic in almost every instance because every noob knows that film caps sound better than ceramic. This was of course a terrible idea and made the build way more difficult than it should have been. Trying to stuff in giant film caps where tiny ceramics would have left plenty of room.

After I finished building this, it worked perfectly without any troubleshooting needed. I boxed it up, but then I saw an episode of That Pedal Show where they demoed a delay pedal where the delays had a sort of wah filter applied to them and I thought it sounded amazing so I decided I had to add a loop to mine also. Being a noob, I didn't really know where or how I could hack into the circuit so i just desoldered pads that seemed like they might work according to the schematic and then put the pedal aside in the partially complete pile for a few years.

Then a few months back I took another look at the schematic and found a place to add the loop in a way that can only be described as "stupid easy". Luckily, I'm not an enclosure masochist like some of you, so I still had room in my big enclosure to add the effects loop jacks.

As for the delay itself, it's great. Can get very lush and spacey with the 4 playback heads. I like to set the delay time rather short with lots of repeats and use it like a bizarre reverb. Again, sounds great on the Rhodes.

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These were my 2nd and 3rd builds ever. Chasm uses the Long Belton brick because I wanted it to be nice and spacey. The enclosure lettering is stamped and one of just a few that I used stamps on. It is by far the best stamping I did before abandoning the method because it's extremely difficult to get a good result without ruining the lettering. I've entirely switch to Dymo labels.

The reverb sounds great, especially on my Rhodes. It fills in the space very well without sounding overly effected or distracting like other fancy shimmer reverbs and such.

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Open Discussion / Re: Good luck America.
« on: November 03, 2020, 09:51:58 PM »
The electoral college is severely misunderstood and demonized by tyrants who are devoted to mob rule. When electors began to lump their votes for the state popular vote winner, rather than by district, Hamilton, Madison, and Jefferson were appalled and considered another amendment, but it was too late by then.

The United States is not a democracy, but a republic. Democracies follow the will of the mob, while a republic [supposedly] defends the rights of the minority. Our system of limited government was designed to secure and protect the rights of the people, not to hand out and remove rights on a whim. The electoral college, much like the senate, are purposefully undemocratic, to ensure that each states' sovereignty is respected, and minority rights are not trampled by a few megacities. Small states that sign on to the National Popular Vote compact are voting to cede their citizens voices and sovereignty to the same big cities that hate them and call them flyover country.



The United States is more than a handful of crime and poverty infested corrupt cities dominated by the techno-Bolsheviks, and the electoral college is the only thing standing in the way from those same cities dominating the entire country.

P.S. I voted for Trump, not that it matters here in Kommiefornia. But I still had to ensure I voted against all the insane tax increases and regulations the Dems and their Public Employee Union stooges put on the ballot.

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Errata, Corrections, Revisions / Re: Glasshole correction
« on: October 28, 2020, 06:16:56 PM »
HR will let you off with a warning this time, since it's your first day on the job

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Build Reports / Re: BOSS CE1 PROJECT: MN3002 or TDA1022P: DOC UPLOADED
« on: October 25, 2020, 05:35:36 PM »
Here's my folder with all my collected CE1 build docs and schematics. It has everything you guys are asking for and more. Just don't expect me to be able to help you since mine doesn't work right either...

https://mega.nz/file/hZsEFYZI#Upbq0Nk_dnao3xVAQvflUTQlZ5edU5aBVQXRekpmZtI

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A new clone coming out???

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Something like a used Yamaha Clavinova or a Roland RD-series would probably be good. Maybe a Casio. I would not recommend an acoustic piano at this stage, especially not one of those free shitty Wurlitzer uprights. They sound awful.

P.S. an electric piano is short for electro-mechanical piano, i.e. a Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, Wurlitzer 200a, etc. What you're thinking of is an electronic piano  ;)

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