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Build Reports / Re: Not an amp, not a pedal sort of both
« on: February 13, 2024, 07:15:46 PM »
Is this maybe a good alternative to the TPA3118? (Do you know it?)

It might be alright, but the TPA3116/8 are 50 and 30watt per side amps (allegedly).  This is a 3110, 15w a side.

Lately I've been messing with Aliexpress amps pcbs.  Hit and miss, had one that was great, but only one side worked....

Build Reports / Re: Not an amp, not a pedal sort of both
« on: January 14, 2024, 07:31:00 PM »
Some of those little amp pcbs are surprising loud.  I've built a couple and gigged with them.  Push them through a 4x12 and they'll keep up with acoustic drums.

Build Reports / Mega Rat (Jimilee Super Rat)
« on: January 04, 2024, 04:23:37 AM »
I've been sitting on both the enclosure and the pcb for a while, just waiting to get a 1p8t.  Actually got a bit proactive and found them at diyguitarpedals so off we went and boxed it up.

Tayda UV print, Jimilee pcb.  Sounds pretty good, fairly fuzzy at high settings, feels very Smashing Pumpkins to me (which is odd, given the Muff association).


Open Discussion / Re: Today is 12 31 23
« on: January 01, 2024, 08:22:23 AM »
Meanwhile, the rest of the world was going, "Huh? it's 31/12/2023...." :D

Open Discussion / Re: 2023 has been great and I'm thankful
« on: December 27, 2023, 05:58:44 PM »
Love the pedalboard, but here's a golden question for you - ToneX or IR-X?

General Questions / Re: Grounding to the Enclosure
« on: December 22, 2023, 07:57:03 AM »
I repaired a pedal just last week that depended on the enclosure for in/out jack shield grounds, it was crackly whenever you wiggled the plugs.  A direct ground run fixed it.  I like to use a star ground to some convenient point like the input or output jack shield, with direct runs to important ground points (like charge pump grounds) and daisy chaining the others (like LED grounds.)  You can also add a ground row to the vero and tie everything there.  If you need an expander for the jack shield connector, I like this kind:

Looks like you're decoupling your effects from the power too.  I used to do that, but was getting weird results from any effects that weren't compression or distortion.

Build Reports / Re: Super Rat is Super
« on: December 21, 2023, 11:37:48 PM »
I've had the enclosure ready for *ages*, just need to get that bloody rotary...

Open Discussion / Re: Fallout Prime Series Teaser
« on: December 03, 2023, 07:56:52 AM »
It looks like the sets/locations are taken from the games verbatim.  Looks to be closer to the source material than that horrible Discworld thing that came out a couple of years ago.

Build Reports / Re: Super Rat is Super
« on: November 28, 2023, 08:53:25 PM »
I still have to box this up.  I have the enclosure ready (Tayda UV print) but need the get the rotary.


Build Reports / Re: One for the Road
« on: November 19, 2023, 04:19:36 PM »
That was the first mod I ever did.

Open Discussion / Re: Klons and Diodes
« on: November 19, 2023, 03:44:45 PM »
Was it Midwayfair who did a subjective diode listening test with various diodes in the Klon.  I can't find the page unfortunately.

Open Discussion / Re: Help w/Tayda UV file Illustrator
« on: November 07, 2023, 08:11:31 AM »
I've done a few of these now, and I would start by downloading their BB template.

I use the .AI as I use illustrator for these, and then save the final as a PDF as they specify.  TBH, your PDF looks way too big for a BB.

Here's one of mine (search the build reports for "Willybomb" if you want to see more):

And I'll attach the file for it so you can see what it should look like:

Build Reports / Sweet Revenge - Jimilee Angry Charlie w/LPB1
« on: November 02, 2023, 06:03:24 AM »
Gudday all.  Here's Sweet Revenge.  It was supposed to be a jfet Soldano Avenger on vero, but after boxing it was REALLY noisy and I couldn't work out why - which was a shame because it did sound great under all that.  Anyway, I decided I'd recycle the box with something else while not stripping it, meaning I needed something with a BMT tonestack.  Turned out I had one of Jimilee's Angry Charlies around, so in it went.  I had to float the pots and the guts are a bit of a mess, but it's dead quiet and sounds great.  Tayda UV printed enclosure.


Open Discussion / Re: JHS relaunches Ross pedals
« on: August 21, 2023, 05:33:10 PM »
Personally, I don't see the attraction or the value at ~AUD$300...

Open Discussion / Re: Interested in a small 1-2 watt bass amp
« on: August 08, 2023, 07:38:19 PM »
I've built a couple of TDA based amps.  These will push a 4x12 without issue over an acoustic drumkit and are dead cheap, powered from a 19v laptop power supply.

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