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Open Discussion / Re: Pedal Beer
« on: October 21, 2011, 11:36:11 PM »
ahhh man.  hows that chicory stout? sounds amazing...

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Open Discussion / Re: Pedal Beer
« on: October 20, 2011, 10:40:15 PM »
I've found my favorite tea at Target:

Celestial seasonings honey vanilla chamomile. As far as coffee, anything burnt and black.

and for scotch; one word: Laphroaig.

cheers fellas, thanks for sharing

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Open Discussion / Pedal Beer
« on: October 18, 2011, 11:10:56 AM »
what's your favorite beer for building?

I'm currently hooked on Red Hook ESB. Last week was Guinness imported extra stout. 

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Open Discussion / Re: closet Fuzz/distortion clone to this...
« on: October 03, 2011, 01:20:02 PM »
cool, thanks guys.

What would you say the differences will be between the Civil War and Green russian versions?


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Open Discussion / closet Fuzz/distortion clone to this...
« on: October 03, 2011, 12:17:49 PM »
Heya gang--

what pedal clone would be closest to this?

http://proguitarshop.com/wren-and-cuff-tall-font-russian-fuzz.html

I'm guessing the Mudbunny-- civil war version?

What do you guys thing?

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: School me up Snack Shack
« on: October 02, 2011, 10:03:14 AM »
Well it was a few things...

Thanks for the help with the diode!! It was backwards.
I followed pictures of other posts but didn't stop to think it was an older layout so even my q2 tran was backwards. I twisted the pins like it says in the build reports but just had it orientated wrong.
Lastly there was a solder bridge between two resistors. I only discovered it because I made a audio probe. I don't think anyone could have seen it with the naked eye. I resolder it and BINGO just started working.

Yeah next time I'm going to get the closer to the board. I gave myself room for mistakes

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Build Reports / Snack Shack ver2 2011
« on: October 02, 2011, 01:26:18 AM »
After a few days of frustration and a ton of help from Jacob-- here are my two snack shacks. One with the BL182L (on the left) and another with a N2222A tranny. They both sound great. The 2222A is more clear and cut than the BL182L--whereas it's smooth, bassy, but more flat in its spectrum.

I look forward to building several of these! Fun project for a first timer!

The components (except a few parts from Radio Shack) came from Small Bear. The cases are awesome same with the customer service there. I will order all my future parts with them. They even took the time to write up a product list on an excel sheet for the LaVache and Snack shack (PM me if you want me to forward it to your email address) of what to order from their product listings.

Thanks again Madbean and Jacob!

Cheers fellas--


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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: School me up Snack Shack
« on: October 01, 2011, 11:32:55 PM »
The done Shack--though way extremely fuzzy than I thought. Turned full blast I have to turn my amp volume WAY down. I played with it up about 25% and it sounded great!

Also a bonus pic of my homemade audio probe---

the issue I had was boxing it. I had to squeeze the components down---

Thanks again to Jacob!

Onto the LaVache next.

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: School me up Snack Shack
« on: October 01, 2011, 08:58:01 PM »
Jacob--You are awesome!!


Lady's and Gentlemen...I will no longer bug you all (until next build). The Snack Shack is complete!! Audio probe is the way to go!! Tested all my points to find the culprit!


I just now have to pack this snack for some dinner and post pics afterwards...

Thanks everyone!

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: School me up Snack Shack
« on: October 01, 2011, 06:53:21 PM »
Still dead!

Gonna begin making my audio probe---


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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: School me up Snack Shack
« on: October 01, 2011, 06:42:08 PM »
swapped my Q2 with a new one... New readings:

flat side facing:
8.92
9.25
9.37


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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: School me up Snack Shack
« on: October 01, 2011, 05:26:19 PM »
not rude at all Jacob--you're patient and I'm not! I do appreciate all the help and guidance...

Okay here they are (it takes me an hour roundtrip to radio shack, which is why I was putting it off)..

Using the DCV 20v setting...
I shoved the black pole into the negative port on the DC jack.

Tested the trannys with the red pole.... here's what it said..

Again with flat front facing you
Q1: 0.0
0.64
1.53

Q2: 5.64
0.92
9.25

What to make sense of all of this?

Got the LED to work too. I guess it was a bad bulb?

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: School me up Snack Shack
« on: October 01, 2011, 04:34:46 PM »
swapped the diode around. No sound still. The clicking went away though!

I read the schematic layout from Beavis audio and the diode "line" connects to the incoming side and the non-line side connects to ground... right?

like in my pictures...

I tested the transistor legs on the Check function after I switched the diode around...
Q1 (with the flat side facing you)
leg 1) passed check
leg 2) meter gave me a reading of 37.1 ohms (?)
leg3) didn't pass the check

Q2 (flat side facing you) legs 2&3 are bent into order, just listing them as they prong out of the tranny towards the ground
leg1) didn't pass check
leg2) meter gave me a reading of 82.8 ohms
leg3) didn't pass check

Everything else (input jacks and such) are grounded.

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: School me up Snack Shack
« on: October 01, 2011, 04:16:39 PM »
Does that mean Madbean got his backwards too? I looked at the original pic on this thread...

http://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=69.0


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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: School me up Snack Shack
« on: October 01, 2011, 03:03:28 PM »
So I borrowed my dad's OLD meter... What the frack setting do I use?

I get a reading when I connect ground to the transistor legs. I've been using the Check setting--I think you guys call it the continuity test. This meter is old enough it doesn't beep.

I did test the ground to the positive in on the PCB and passed the Check. I touch the transistors and they pass the Check.

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