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Open Discussion / Re: Cat barf extravaganza
« on: August 10, 2020, 10:19:24 AM »
One of the great questions of existence: Is it more disgusting to step in warm cat barf or cold cat barf? Does wearing socks help or multiple the disgust you feel?
To fully experience it one must step in both simultaneously while wearing only one sock. The quantum uncertainty principle as it pertains to socks and cat barf rules supreme in which outcome you receive.

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Build Reports / Re: TS PG-3 Overdrive Pedal
« on: June 18, 2020, 11:23:49 AM »
Yes, I am in TN.

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Build Reports / Re: TS PG-3 Overdrive Pedal
« on: June 18, 2020, 08:16:45 AM »
I'm glad ya'll liked it. I gave the pedal away but it was fun to mess around with while I had it.

If anyone has one of these PG-3 amps, please take a moment and see if yours has the value of the unknown capacitor listed on my schematic. All mine had was the polarity marked.

Also, does anyone know a source for the L channel rails I used on the box? I found the manufacture online but they only sell it by the ton ($2,100-$2,500). I don't quite need that much...

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Build Reports / Re: TS PG-3 Overdrive Pedal
« on: June 18, 2020, 06:23:40 AM »
And one more pic.

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Build Reports / TS PG-3 Overdrive Pedal
« on: June 18, 2020, 06:21:17 AM »
Recently I found a bunch of guitar related things on the curb during my town's yearly junk day. There was a couple of small practice amps, Fender tuner, Realistic amplifier, cables, ect. Unfortunately, it was all in a five gallon bucket full of stank swamp water. Yeah, that was frustrating.
Anyways, I took the lot home, disassembled it all, and gave it a scrubbadub with a hose and a bristle brush out on the sidewalk. Amazingly, I got it all working.
One of the practice amps I found was a TS PG-3 Overdrive. It's one of the generic 3w amps you see with names like First Act, Ammoon, Aroma... The speaker was ruined and I wanted the 386 power amp for another project, so I dissected the overdrive circuit and built a pedal out of it. I added a switchable voltage doubler for fun and it worked pretty well.
Below is the schematic I drew up from the OD and the box I put it all into. The box is wood, originally a 80's Polo gift box with a slide-out lid. I covered it all in black patent leather and used the corners and rails from a busted storage box to dress it up a bit.

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Open Discussion / Re: A good Old Tennessee lockdown
« on: April 02, 2020, 08:13:56 PM »
I could go point by point through all this but I'm not going to right a book.
I'm not going to be shamed into compliance by emotional appeals to the greater good or by force.
I do things because I want to. Not because I am told to.

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Open Discussion / Re: A good Old Tennessee lockdown
« on: April 02, 2020, 07:14:03 PM »
If someone voluntarily, without being told to, self isolates, no liberty has been lost. When it gets dictated, as if from the seat of heaven itself, and is enforced at the point of a gun, (which it will be) then it IS a loss of Liberty.
That's the big difference, voluntarily, or enforced.

I don't think this will be any sort of short term anything and is going to lead to far more misery than any cold ever has. I've yet to ever see one right given away ever be returned willingly.

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Open Discussion / Re: A good Old Tennessee lockdown
« on: April 02, 2020, 06:49:57 PM »
McKenzie TN
Small world. I live about 12 miles from there as the crow flies.

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Open Discussion / Re: A good Old Tennessee lockdown
« on: April 02, 2020, 06:27:05 PM »
"Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

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Open Discussion / Re: The Box
« on: March 19, 2020, 10:52:23 PM »
I have a pile of "this needs one 2 part but your broke and $7 shipping for a resistor is clownshoes."

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General Questions / Re: Determing Cap Voltage Ratings
« on: March 10, 2020, 02:12:45 PM »
I just aim higher than the voltage the circuit uses. If it's 9V, I use 16V or higher.

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Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: March 06, 2020, 10:30:32 AM »
Two cases in TN apparently.
Can we really trust the numbers? Yesterday John Hopkins was reporting a case outside of Nashville. Now the number is still one but is now shown as being just outside Franklin.
And go look on the official CDC website. They don't even show a case in TN at all. And it says the numbers are posted at 12 noon every day but the number is from 4pm the day before. It should at least show the one.
Add to this the president just landed in Nashville a few minutes ago. If you have a confirmed case in or around a city, why would you allow the president of all people to land in that city? That's just stupid.
I don't trust the media at all and to be honest, the reporting on this entire thing has been sketchy as hell. A quick glance at the headlines shows they seem to be more worried about the world markets instead of the people.
The entire thing just stinks of either incompetence or outright malice. Or a combination of both.

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Open Discussion / Re: The Official Coronavirus Discussion
« on: March 05, 2020, 09:05:17 AM »
If you get really hard up for alcohol don't overlook the gas pump. I ride mopeds (the kind with pedals, not a scooter...) and I have to remove the alcohol from the pump gas or it deteriorates the seals and hoses on the bikes. It also messes up the oil mixture on the two stroke motors. It's a PITA.
To remove the alcohol you add water to the gas, shake it, and let it settle out into layers. (Try two to one water to alcohol. IE, 10% alcohol in gas, add 20% volume of water.) The alcohol will bond with the water and settle on the bottom of the container. Separate the fuel and alcohol by decanting. (I use a three liter pop bottle to make the layers easy to see.)
Then you pour salt into the water/alcohol solution to remove the water. About a four to one ratio, water to salt. (Or you could distill it.) The saltwater solution will sink and the alcohol will be the top later after it settles. Decant it again.
Then if you want to up the concentration of alcohol further let the liquid freeze and spoon the water ice out.
The alcohol I have removed this way is what I use to make solder flux using pine resin I collect from trees nearby and cook down. (Hey, I like science. It's free, and it gives me something constructive to do.)
Look up videos on it, it's all very easy to do.

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Open Discussion / Re: Official Gibson Schematics Archive
« on: February 11, 2020, 05:28:07 PM »
i look at that one but it's for the '57+ humbucker equipped models. The '54 D has two P-90's.

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