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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Squealing RAT
« on: September 20, 2020, 12:03:57 AM »
Audio probe it first.

Probe the circuit? As the problem disappears when the circuit is engaged surely the issue has to be with the switch or off board wiring?



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Tech Help - Projects Page / Squealing RAT
« on: September 19, 2020, 01:41:19 PM »
Hi all

I recently dug out an old Rat pedal I built some time ago. When switched on everything works great but when bypassed it's outputting a very audible whine. The whine changes pitch when I turn the tone knob and gets louder when (you guessed it) I turn the volume knob. This short video should hopefully demonstrate things.




As it's only affecting the bypass signal I'm thinking that the 3pdt may have gone bad so will try replacing it. Just wondering if anyone has any other suggestions before I start taking it apart.

Thanks as always!

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Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: September 08, 2020, 03:26:35 AM »
I've been obsessed with UK band Idles for the last couple of years. Heavy, weird and really catchy...

I absolutely love these guys!
I was devastated when they had to cancel their LATAM tour because of the covid pandemic
God knows when I'll be able to see them live (and I truly fear Joe will lose his voice in a few years)

Ahh sorry you didn't get to see them. They've recently announced UK and Europe tours for next year and I'm sure they'll be over your way asap too.

It's worth the wait, I saw them five times last year and they just got better and better.

I'm with you about Joe's voice though, I just hope he's looking after it!

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Open Discussion / Re: I never told you guys....
« on: August 25, 2020, 01:53:17 AM »
Amazing work. Congratulations dude.

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Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: August 24, 2020, 02:01:00 PM »
I've been obsessed with UK band Idles for the last couple of years. Heavy, weird and really catchy...

NSFW


Some tasty pedal boards too...

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Open Discussion / Re: Reverse Killswitch
« on: August 24, 2020, 11:20:53 AM »
Wonderful news!

Thanks guys. I'll report back when it's done. Please don't hold your breath though  ;)

Thanks again

Edit: last question (for now) - using the above wiring diagram and having the pot in the push position, would the signal pass as normal or would it be cut?
Thanks

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Open Discussion / Re: Reverse Killswitch
« on: August 24, 2020, 04:51:35 AM »
You world need a normally closed switch rather than normally open.


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Ahh ok. And there's no way to add a toggle switch my normally open switch to make it normally closed? (I'm assuming not).

Edit: I found this diagram which uses a pull pot but I'm not sure how accurate it is. Can anyone make sense of it?


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Open Discussion / Reverse Killswitch
« on: August 23, 2020, 04:05:32 PM »
Hi all.

I recently gave my Strat a makeover and part of the process was to install a killswitch in place of the tone knob I removed as below...




The killswitch works great and is wired like this...



I've no idea if it's possible but I'm now hoping to install a toggle switch that reverses the effect of the killswitch so that the signal is cut until the switch is pressed.

Just wondering if any of the many smarter than me people around here could show me how I might go about wiring this?

Thanks as always guys.

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Open Discussion / Re: Another pedal suggestion please
« on: July 15, 2020, 02:52:08 AM »
Thanks for these extra responses. Really appreciate the guidance.

Jon, this looks brilliant, thank you.

Thank again.

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Open Discussion / Re: Another pedal suggestion please
« on: July 14, 2020, 06:39:12 AM »
Hmmm... Thanks, that makes sense in general but in the video he completely removes the trimmers. Guess it's just his personal preference to how he likes the pots to work. I'll experiment.

Cheers!

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Open Discussion / Re: Another pedal suggestion please
« on: July 13, 2020, 05:01:54 PM »
In my research for this I came across this handy video from Josh from JHS explaining some good Fuzz Face nods



It's all simple enough but could anyone explain to me why when he switches out the bias control trimmers for regular 16mm pots he only connects lugs 1&2? Wouldn't it just make sense to remove the trimmer and hook the
three lugs on the replacement pots up to all three trimmer pads?

Thanks as always

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Open Discussion / Re: Another pedal suggestion please
« on: July 08, 2020, 11:15:06 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll check them all out.

Cheers guys.

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Open Discussion / Another pedal suggestion please
« on: July 07, 2020, 02:58:34 PM »
Hi guys

Lockdown has really stoked my pedal building fires again and I keep asking people here for recommendations, hope you lot don't mind.

I'm looking to build a Fuzz Face clone with an added input level knob (so I can do the Hendrix volume roll off trick within the pedal rather than at on my guitar) and ideally some form of tone control. Just wondered if anyone had any suggestions for an available PCB that fits the bill?

Thanks as always

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Open Discussion / Re: One knob pedal suggestions please
« on: July 04, 2020, 06:24:46 AM »
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Open Discussion / Re: One knob pedal suggestions please
« on: July 04, 2020, 06:21:30 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions. I'll work my way through them and figure out which one I want to make.

Iíll send you a board for aN Escobedo Thing Modulator if youíre feeling adventurous. Itís about the size of a 16mm pot

Ahh thank you but I've already got one of those . Really kind of you though.

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If you are looking for some one-knob pedals (and don't mind a switch), I have some that might interest you.


https://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=29717.msg287966#msg287966
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That is seriously impressive!

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