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I haven't had any issues with latency with my 18i8 Gen1 that I've noticed, but I've also hardly used it.  The mic preamps, while sounding fine, don't have any sort of gain compared to say, a small behringer desk. I hear the later ones are fine though.

I'm the same.  I wish I'd taken lessons and could sing decently so I wasn't so reliant on finding band members...

Open Discussion / Re: Traded a few pedals for a NGD
« on: August 03, 2020, 07:13:22 PM »

They did have a charm of their own, but I'm not 12.

My sister gave me a Metallica poster autographed by the entire band.  15 year old pickdropper would've been thrilled with that.  These days, I don't know where to hang it.

That's a nice trade.  You got a cool guitar and did a nice thing for him by making sure he got a decent value.  Looks like a win all around.

Mount the poster and stick it in the mancave maybe?

Yeah.  I'm happy in that I moved a few 5 year old pedals I don't use anymore.  And it's not like I can't knock them up in an hour or something....  A genuine BE-OD is fairly expensive, but it didn't feel fair to solely swap that for the guitar.  I think I got a win, he thinks he got a win, we're both happy.  It's not always about screwing the other person over, more making sure we feel we got equal value (even if we didn't).

Open Discussion / Re: Traded a few pedals for a NGD
« on: August 03, 2020, 06:11:52 AM »
What a beautiful guitar!

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Yeah, I can't get the colour to come out right though - there's more green...

Looks much nicer without the stickers!  Nice score.
They did have a charm of their own, but I'm not 12.

Open Discussion / Traded a few pedals for a NGD
« on: August 02, 2020, 04:14:23 AM »
So, I saw a guy on FB marketplace wanting $AUD400 or a pedal trade for an LTD MH-100QM.  I was interested, but the stickers were putting me off and I wasn't interested in handing out cash because I don't *need* another guitar, so I decided to see if he was interested in anything I had that I didn't love a lot.

After going around to his place and putting everything through his DSL100 and Laney Lionheart w/4x12, he settled on the Godzilla Pedalpcb BE-OD clone.  I'd already offered Black Gate and The Boost as part of a possible deal with the BE-OD.

He would have been happy with just the BE-OD, but I didn't want to feel like I'd ripped him off (and I wanted him to get value for the trade too) especially when I found out that it has a SuperDistortion and an Air Norton in it that he'd purchased and had installed for a cost of around $500 (yeah, too much)...

So.... for an hour and a half of trying all my other pedals out (Ultra Fett, Reactor, modded DS-1, Big Godzilla, Little Godzilla, Airwolf), half an hour of cleaning stickers off, and 3 pedals I don't use, I scored a fairly decent shred machine with Dimarzios AND the original ESP pickups....

Worst case scenario, I can put the old pickups back in, flog off the guitar and Dimarzios separately, and be well ahead.

Open Discussion / Re: demos ?
« on: July 28, 2020, 11:35:47 PM »
Search for my Megatron TMK2601 build... 3 octagons in a box, each with custom eeproms plus switches to access the onboard effects...

Build Reports / Re: My take on the Distortion+
« on: July 24, 2020, 03:20:59 AM »
It's interesting you didn't like the C taper.  On my vero build all the gain was either minimal or flatout, possibly in the last bit of turn.  When I swapped to the C, the gain increase was smooth through the whole throw, surprising me so much that I now use C tapers in the gain pots for all my builds.  But, that was just my experience and it wasn't how it worked for you, so that's cool.

You could, feasibly, possibly... for another version of this.... and you might want to look at my Magnum Opus build as an example, have separate hard on/off, soft on/off, and clipping diode selection switches for both hard and soft.... but that way leads to madness.  Ask me how I know...

You could also make a dual channel version....

Dammit.  I was supposed to be taking a break from building pedals but now you've got me thinking again.

Build Reports / Re: My take on the Distortion+
« on: July 23, 2020, 07:59:25 PM »
May I suggest that next time you try a pair of back to back red LEDs across pins 1 and 3 of the gain pot as well as the clippers to ground, and change the gain pot to a 1MegC?

I did that with my Bass Bomb and Darth Punk builds, and it really takes it to a new level of distortion.

Open Discussion / Re: Gearside Caption contest voting
« on: July 22, 2020, 07:35:46 AM »
Funny thing is, true story, was that I had an online dating.... ?incident? ?stalker? where this lady was way too interested in me and had a daughter who was starting to play guitar.  Anyway, in the course of things she messaged me saying that she thought the name of the headstock tuner - "Snark" - was pretty funny.

I told her to wait until the kid got into electric guitars and pedals so she could be exposed to a Swollen Pickle and a Big Muff...

I'm just following this because I had a run of one repeat PT based delays, usually the smaller ones.

General Questions / Re: Can I cut off third lug on stero jack?
« on: July 18, 2020, 02:47:54 AM »
I did.  Not sure why I got stereo lumberg jacks in my Tayda order, might have been for my FS-7 workalikes, but I just snipped them off and listened to them ping against the wall about 20 feet away.  Used those in my MiG build, iirc.

Build Reports / Re: Boogie
« on: July 18, 2020, 02:45:57 AM »
Absolutely every image on my pedals has been lifted from google search.  I might modify them in photoshop, but yeah.  I have a (two, actually) Dr Boogies that should be boxed sometime.  Instead of Mesa Boogie, I might put "Mensa Dancing" on it...

Build Reports / Re: Ultra Fett
« on: July 16, 2020, 06:09:45 PM »
Looks awesome!  What transistors did you use on it?  2N5457's?

2sk30s from Tayda.

Build Reports / Re: Ultra Fett
« on: July 16, 2020, 03:27:22 AM »
I did not know.  I assumed in this case that it was related to the jfets in the circuit.  I just checked the swedish - english translation of Fetto, and it means Fatso in english, so there you are.

Build Reports / Ultra Fett
« on: July 16, 2020, 12:17:02 AM »
Gudday all.  This Ultra Fett, a dual channel Fetto with an LPB1 booster and all the dip switches on the outside.

Might change the knobs one day, and might go back and tidy it up sometime, but for now I'm going to take a break from building and I don't see myself fixing it up any time soon.  I still have plenty of PCBs that need boxing (an STM800 for starters), but as you can see from the artwork I have precious little inspiration for artwork currently.

This thing is great as a dual channel drive, and the boost is ok.  I built a treble booster (and had tested it with one previously), but it wasn't really making unity gain so I dropped a Crackle Not Ok in and that was just squeal and noise... so I banged out an LPB1 and it's workable.

The external switches are ok, but the only ones that make a real difference are Gain 1 and 2, and the Mid Cut, so maybe I'll revisit a simpler version with dual channels and just Gain1/2 external with everything else set to open.

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