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Yeah, I am just going to go ahead and order from Tayda. Now that I think of it, it was probably caps that I had some trouble with, not resistors.

When did Mouser start having this 200 resistor minimum? I've been a little out of the loop for the last couple of years and have not kept up.

Looking at the board in the pdf it looks to me like standard resistor spacing for 1/4w's, no need for something physically smaller.
There are two 1/4w's, but everything else is smaller; this is indicated in the Shopping List.;topic=31052.0;attach=22030;image

I had NO idea how much Mouser has apparently changed in the last few years, and I am now looking at spending a boatload of $$$ to get the ⅛w resistors for a Man O' War Deluxe. I've had spotty luck with Tayda resistors values in the past; Small Bear would probably be over $60 for all the values I need; and the Vishays at Mouser are about the same size as w. Any ideas?

Barring that, will I have to use w and stand them up?

Open Discussion / Re: Non-deluxe Man O' War Coming Back?
« on: February 21, 2021, 08:40:07 AM »
Sure. Just omit the entire LFO area that starts at R54 and ends with the Depth pot and LDR. If you do that you still have the the same delay time but no modulation.

Thanks. Does that mean everything in the lower left portion of the schematic, i.e. R5463, C4143, IC7, RATE pot, T/O/S switch, LED3, D4, LDR, and DEPTH pot? No jumpers necessary?

I tried uploading an image to illustrate, but it would not appear in the preview.

Open Discussion / Re: Non-deluxe Man O' War Coming Back?
« on: February 20, 2021, 08:36:24 PM »
Wow! Great, thanks Brian. Can the Deluxe be wired up without the modulation? I have not looked closely at the PDF for it.

Open Discussion / Non-deluxe Man O' War Coming Back?
« on: February 20, 2021, 08:09:38 PM »
Is it just temporarily out of stock, or is it being discontinued?

General Questions / Anyone added a "swell" circuit to a Wolfshirt?
« on: February 20, 2020, 04:39:27 PM »
I found a vero layout for a swell circuit ( and was wondering if anyone has incorporated something similar into a Wolfshirt to approximate the early 90s Experience pedal from Prescription Electronics.

Build Reports / Re: Over Caffeinated Adventures in SMD Madness
« on: December 12, 2017, 11:47:02 AM »
Thankfully, Synth Addicts are a somewhat insane lot, and they banded together to figure out the bloody circuit in the integrated circuit, and designed a clone using SMD matched pair transistors. Fantastic! Clone "chips" are available for sale! But... 20$ with shipping..... Um.... over my head.
Yeah, I think I paid about $10+ shipping here in the US when I started the CS-2 clone, i.e. more than the chip itself... should have checked their price before starting the project.

Nevertheless, congrats, it looks great!

Build Reports / Re: The Queen is Dead
« on: December 12, 2017, 11:24:04 AM »
Nice! Looks like you even got the font correct (Bodoni??)

Open Discussion / Trick to importing Mouser xlxs BOMs?
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:01:54 PM »
I've been trying for a couple of days to import the Excel BOM for Aion's Blueshift into Mouser's BOM tool with no luck; I am always getting "Sorry, we could not process your request at this time. Please try again in a few minutes." Is this a typical problem, or is there some trick to it I am unaware of?

Open Discussion / Re: On-Off Pot Switch for Onboard Buffer/Booster?
« on: January 03, 2017, 08:20:43 AM »
That's pretty much what I was thinking about using; just have to find it in the labyrinth of

Open Discussion / On-Off Pot Switch for Onboard Buffer/Booster?
« on: January 02, 2017, 05:58:32 PM »
Hi all, and happy New Year.

I am considering building an MXR/CAE MC-401 stripboard clone ( to use as an onboard buffer/booster in a solid body guitar. There is plenty of room in the control cavity, and I already have a battery case installed.

What I would like to do is use a pot that acts as an on/off switch for the buffer/booster, i.e., when it is "off", the circuit acts as a buffer, and when it is on, it switches to "booster" mode, increasing gain as the pot is turned. I do not really know if this is possible OR what kind of pot to use for such an operation, other than a push/pull pot, which I'd rather not use. Is this doable? Would a reverse taper no-load pot, if available, do this? Thanks.

Open Discussion / Re: Fulltone Footswitches: Worth the extra bucks?
« on: December 23, 2016, 10:57:34 PM »
Thanks for the replies, all; sounds like a pass for me.

Open Discussion / Fulltone Footswitches: Worth the extra bucks?
« on: December 20, 2016, 05:00:34 PM »
Title says it all. Has anyone found them to last significantly longer or be more sturdy than the more common makes?

Open Discussion / Re: Serendipity / ZenDrive Voice Pot Question
« on: December 18, 2016, 06:16:43 PM »
if you have a 10kA use that and wire it backwards. It will be better than any value of B taper. Otherwise, use the 5k. The 26k won't do anything for almost the entire travel.
No 10kA pot.  :(

Do you not think the parallel resistor will work well with the 25kB?

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