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General Questions / Sunking II Build Doc?
« on: January 27, 2017, 05:33:44 PM »
Howdy folks,

A couple years ago I bought a Sunking II board, but neglected to save the build doc to my project files. I searched the forum and didn't find it - anyone got a copy they could link or send me?

Thanks,
Blake

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Open Discussion / Re: Where can I find klon style knobs?
« on: February 27, 2014, 10:30:57 PM »
I believe Smallbear has 'em.

Those look like the small ones too.

Ah, you might be right.  They don't give any dimensions.

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Build Reports / Re: Professor Tweed
« on: February 27, 2014, 10:27:48 PM »
Great lookin' build, sir!  Is that Environtex you're doing now?

Reminds me, I needs to troubleshoot my Professor Tweed.  Got volume but no JFET gain to speak of.  :-\

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Open Discussion / Re: Where can I find klon style knobs?
« on: February 27, 2014, 09:33:11 PM »
I believe Smallbear has 'em.

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Open Discussion / Re: What's the secret to your tone?
« on: February 02, 2014, 11:25:52 PM »
Great tube amp. As much as I love building effects, I don't actually use many at all - mostly just very mild reverb and compression - and I'd really be fine without them.

I sometimes get razzed about this, being a builder, but I'm very much the same way about effects.  When playing for fun, I usually just plug my Tele straight into my Princeton Reverb.  The trem and 'verb on those amps are heavenly (and also my favorite effects), so everything else is more or less experimental or for specific applications.  I do like using a Klone for a little more tonal body and enjoy a tweed-like OD for some old mushy/saggy drive stuff.

That said, obviously my playing style is a huge influence on my tone, but to me it sounds about like a 50's style Tele through a Blackface style amp.  A pretty common combo, really.

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Open Discussion / Re: Radio Shack love?
« on: January 29, 2014, 11:24:43 PM »
I buy a lot of the boss style knobs from radio shack as well as their dpdt switches on occasion. Oh yeah, and I've never bought solder or etchant anywhere else.  ;D  FYI, Frys Electronics also has some emergency supplies including Hammond enclosures for a decent price...

I buy the big boss type knobs there all the time.  The price difference on those isn't as big as it is with components.  I went by there today for some emergency resistors.....turns out 12k is too obscure a value for them to carry, so more teepee'ing it is.  :(

I wish we'd get a Fry's here.

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My friends use to call me iron gut for this reason, so naturally this thread is relevant to me.  The last time I can remember throwing up was in 7th grade when I caught the flu.

I don't drink anymore, but I never vomited from it that I am aware of.  That point where most people purge and feel better, I wouldn't, which led me to blackout, so I guess there's really no way of knowing.

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Open Discussion / Re: NRIFD
« on: January 12, 2014, 10:30:46 PM »
Nice!  I have the 2i2 and it was an excellent replacement for the Saffire 16 I had before (new computer wasn't compatible with it due to USB routing or something).  I love Focusrite stuff.

Jon; I seriously recommend you try Native Instruments Guitar Rig.

The stuff you can do with it is insane (crazy routing etc.).

The only things that don't sound so good (IMO) are the analogue pedal emulations (boost, OD, Fuzz, Chorus, Phaser etc.)... but I think you might be covered in that regard  ;)

I can upload some clips if interested...

Agreed!  For pedal sims, I think Amplitube sounds better.  I use both regularly.

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Open Discussion / Re: The "SWEET things I got for Christmas" thread 2013!!!
« on: December 26, 2013, 11:25:44 PM »
My mom, as usual, got me a bunch of funky vintage western pearl snap shirts.  My girlfriend's dad gave me a watch, which I later found out was like $700 new (he got a new one and gave me his old one).  Glad he likes me, haha!

But the coolest gear-related gift was from my dad: a Gretsch bar stool.

This one (photo harvested from ze googles):


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Open Discussion / Re: Klon pcbs
« on: July 12, 2013, 09:55:23 PM »
Grind Customs FX Chimaera: http://www.grindcustomsfx.com/

I've built the Sunking and a couple of others as well as having owned a couple of Klones before I got into building; the Chimaera project is just as good as any.

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Build Reports / Re: 000 Guitar Build (non pedal)
« on: July 11, 2013, 11:46:07 PM »
I'm just going to add to the number of WOWs in this thread - that's amazing!!  :o

Clicking on this, I was thinking, "There's no way it's an acoustic build report."  I'm happy to have been wrong.

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Build Reports / Re: Rotten Komp from Grindy
« on: June 10, 2013, 11:47:58 PM »
Glad to see ya got it boxed up, man!  I really need to build one of these and not just populate and sell it this time, haha.  ;D

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Open Discussion / Re: Incredible positivity and simple
« on: June 09, 2013, 12:17:40 PM »
There's no shame in the levee breaking as a response to a refreshing tale of human generosity - the real shame is its rarity, or at least the rarity of which it is actually reported.  Great article and story - the kind that begs the question, "What am I doing to make the world a better place?"

Thanks for sharing this, Charles.

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Open Discussion / Re: How do you store your parts?
« on: June 07, 2013, 01:33:20 PM »
For film and electro caps, pots, and general common hardware (LED's, sockets, etc.) I use those Plano tackle boxes - I like being able to sorta spot check my inventory.  For transistors and IC's, I simply use the smaller tackle boxes.

All my resistors are in labeled bags, filed in a Quaker oatmeal box I cut in half.  For knobs, battery snaps, wire, and switches I use a small component deal with drawers.

It's not super organized - and there's tons of stuff thrown around in my desk drawers - but I can usually find what I need (or I don't and order more, which is inevitable anyways).

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I've only had one issue here or on any DIY pedal forum (I'm not active on all of 'em).  The (international) buyer contacted me saying he never received the PCB.  He's an active member and all around good guy, so I had no doubt he was telling the truth - I sent him a refund and figured it was lost in transit.

Tracking on an international package that contains only one PCB would have cost more than the value of the contents unfortunately.

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