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Open Discussion / Re: Fallout Prime Series Teaser
« on: December 05, 2023, 05:11:58 AM »
As a longtime Fallout fan with over 2000 hours in New Vegas (and less but still significant time in FO3 and FO4), I'm both excited and nervous about this. Mostly I just hope that 1) it doesn't suck, and 2) they don't screw with the lore too much by trying to force the West Coast into the East Coast Bethesda Fallout mold.

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Open Discussion / Re: NP/BP Electrolytic Caps
« on: November 15, 2023, 06:37:24 PM »
Unfortunately this is probably the beginning of a larger trend- with most consumer electronics having long-since moved to surface-mount devices, there just isn't enough demand for through-hole parts for large manufacturers to justify continued production. We DIYers are insignificant in the grand scheme of things. I've noticed this happening with several chips as well, most notably the OPA2134, and I'd expect it to start affecting more and more parts over time.

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Yeah I noticed that as well and I'm definitely gonna take them up on that in the future!. Definitely a cool move on their part, although I do hope they eventually offer it for all enclosure sizes (especially the 1590 BB2 and the 1590XX).

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Open Discussion / Re: online PCB manufacturer
« on: October 05, 2023, 01:56:41 AM »
I've had good luck with JLCPCB so far, their turnaround is fairly quick and their pricing is hard to beat. The only real downside is paying the $20 or so for quick shipping from China, but even then it's still far cheaper than ordering from OSHPark.

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General Questions / Aion Blueshift opamps
« on: July 29, 2023, 06:37:10 AM »
So I recently started on a second Aion Blueshift build and was in the process of drawing up a shopping list when I noticed that it calls for OPA2134s for the input buffer and pre and post filters, although the build docs do note that a TL072 will work fine (as will any other standard dual opamp most likely). Now the OPA2134 is certainly a fine opamp, but is it worth it here? The original Boss DC-2 definitely didn't use them and people seem to like them just fine, and I'd rather not spend $5-6 per chip when a sub-$1 part will work just as well. Is the lower noise floor and "clarity" that audiophiles rave about really worth an additional $8-10 in a guitar application? Interested in hearing everyone's thoughts.

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Open Discussion / Re: New Lovetone project PCBs
« on: June 04, 2023, 09:41:16 PM »

Iíve been about halfway through an AlanP for about 2 years now. Looking forward to finishing it one day.


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Would you happen to have the build docs handy? I got a set of his boards a few years ago and never got around to building it after the Dead End FX version came out, but now that I'm looking to optimize pedalboard space I'd kind of like to revisit it.

Found them!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kw5q5dye7slw946/NNFLITE%20build%20doc%201.0.pdf?dl=0

Awesome, thank you so much! Now I just need to decide whether I'd rather go with a vertically or horizontally oriented 150xx to decide which version to build. Hell, maybe I'll just do both lol

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Open Discussion / Re: New Lovetone project PCBs
« on: June 04, 2023, 12:00:51 AM »

Iíve been about halfway through an AlanP for about 2 years now. Looking forward to finishing it one day.


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Would you happen to have the build docs handy? I got a set of his boards a few years ago and never got around to building it after the Dead End FX version came out, but now that I'm looking to optimize pedalboard space I'd kind of like to revisit it.

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Open Discussion / Re: New Lovetone project PCBs
« on: May 31, 2023, 01:36:26 AM »
Just to let everyone know, the Flanger? and Ring Stinger are out as of the 19th May
I had a small hand in these and can say they are an engineering marvel

Enjoy
https://aionfx.com/news/theyre-here-two-new-lovetone-projects-based-on-the-flange-with-no-name-and-ring-stinger/
Awesome! I built the Dead End FX version of the Flange With No Name and while I love the way it sounds it certainly is rather bulky in its 1590D enclosure and takes up a lot of real estate on my pedalboard so a smaller version is right up my alley. I'll certainly be checking them out!

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It goes without saying that Tayda's drilling, powdercoating, and UV printing options were a game changer for the DIY pedal scene, and now that I've figured out Illustrator I have been taking full advantage of it. While I don't have many real complaints, I have noticed that quite a bit of powdercoat tends to end up on the inside of their enclosures, particularly around any drill holes, which poses a bit of an issue when it comes to establishing electrical connectivity at the input jack for shielding. How are you all getting around this? So far I've just been sanding/filing away the excess powdercoating around the input jack hole but it's kind of a tedious and time-consuming operation, especially when dealing with multiple enclosures at once. If any of you have discovered a better method I'd love to hear it!

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Build Reports / Re: FIEND | Effects Layouts Horde Howler
« on: April 25, 2023, 09:47:17 PM »
Man, you have been knocking it out of the park with these New Vegas themed pedals! That thing looks amazing! I particularly love what you did with the mismatched/aged knobs, it really fits with the chaotic nature of the fiends. I can't wait to see what you cook up next!

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Build Reports / Re: ZION | Effects Layouts Sonorus
« on: April 21, 2023, 01:06:48 AM »
...so does this mean we're gonna get pedals for Dead Money, Old World Blues, and Lonesome Road too?

Seriously though, that thing looks amazing, and is a fitting tribute to one of the most badass mf'ers to ever walk the wastes. Well done!

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Open Discussion / Re: NGD - Been awhile
« on: April 07, 2023, 02:31:21 AM »
Nice! I sold my 8 string Agile for a black one of these a few months ago to do the whole Loathe thing and haven't looked back since! Kinda wish I would've shelled out the extra cash for one of the CME exclusive ones though, their unique colors and matching painted headstocks really pop. I definitely agree that fit and finish is quite nice for a guitar which costs $500 brand new and it dooms quite well even with the stock single coils, although mine are a bit microphonic so I'll probably end up replacing them with something better (like P90s) in the near future. The Staytrem is on my list as well, as the stock bridge is definitely a bit mediocre if you're tuning low. Better tuners would also be worth looking into, I'm definitely not a huge fan of the stock ones. Overall it's still a nice instrument though and it's awesome to see someone else with one!

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Emily and Josh are top-tier trolls   ;D

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Open Discussion / Re: NP/BP Electrolytic Caps
« on: March 13, 2023, 11:59:53 PM »
Yeah I noticed that the other day when I was placing an order. Looking into it further, it's not just their bipolar caps either; Nichicon seems to be discontinuing most if not all of their 5x11, 6.3x11, and 6.3x15 electrolytic capacitors due to "decreased order volume and product obsolescence". This is a real bummer, as they were always my go-to electrolytic capacitor brand alongside Panasonic. Here's hoping they don't end up following suit...

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Open Discussion / Re: Janky Tape Echo - DIY tape echo project
« on: March 11, 2023, 03:30:27 AM »
This is epic! I'd definitely be willing to attempt it if I ever decide to get a 3D Printer.

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