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General Questions / Re: looking for a noise gate project
« on: April 24, 2020, 01:20:56 AM »
PEDALpcb has a version of the zull called the muzzel ment to be the best noise gate of all

General Questions / Re: Collosalus Flanger: gone for good?
« on: April 24, 2020, 01:11:52 AM »
I built an early version a few years ago but had all the problems others had ticking ,noise etc I found uk-electronics version 'much better he used a different voltage regulator  the only thing wrong with the two I built was the board is horizontal,uk-electronics also made a pop  free ,oscillation free version of the Plexiclone Boneyard great version currently building a BF-2 clone at the moment Brian hint hint, have a go again at the two above,LM2940CT-15 Low Drop Regulator15V/ 1A TO220

Build Reports / Re: BOSS CE1 PROJECT: MN3002 or TDA1022P: DOC UPLOADED
« on: March 26, 2020, 12:25:57 AM »
I built ver2 and followed the diagram not connecting an extra wire to the chorus depth pot ,when I eventually connected the extra wire there was hum ,Ihave built the TDA version .With a switchmode PS there is hum with a regulated supply just a little but as was mentioned here mine sound more like a tremelo with low end thump in chorus more vibe mode is great Earlier in the year Scruffie pointed out that the voltage requirement of the respective BBD's is very close but not identical. In most cases it would be fine, but due to the slight variance in tolerance from one chip to the next from the same batch (similar to how a batch of 100uf capacitors can measure anywhere from 80 to 120 or the hfe of transistors vary from one to the next), there may be rare instances where one particular chip may sound like it isn't quite tuned in well enough (& no trimpot in the CE1 design to tune in the BBD). Simply swapping it for another chip would likely sort it out as it would only rarely happen within the extreme end of the range. Ideally a resistor or two could possibly be replaced with a trimpot to better take care of it so it never happens at all.
I think this  circuit does need a trim pot !!!!with a 25k intensity pot  it helps but not  a perfect chorus         

I couldn't get my 2015 version to work no sound at all ,so I touched the under side of the pcb while I strummed and got sound ,my finger was an audio probe ,so I shorted a few resistors  r5 & r6 etc and got sparks then audio, the pedal fixed its self ,apart from distortion when I strum hard in v&m modes ,so I may change the J201 to a MPF102

Build Reports / Re: Man O War Deluxe
« on: November 01, 2019, 03:01:36 AM »
 The repeats are super clean but a very different delay than the ABDX,so the repeats stay clean on the MOW but not on the Aqua boy deluxe ,the pdf says the MOW can get gritty after a few repeats.

General Questions / Re: Lectric FX Flintlock range calibration
« on: July 26, 2019, 03:47:31 AM »
I soldered two wires  one from the test point and one from ground with aligator clips to the multimeter probes that way you can make adjustments easier ,I  found getting the 69.6 and 2.6 ,leaving the auto at centre and tweaking the bias and mix is the best way trying to adjust the Auto is impossible so just leave at centre .I had boxed it without getting the settings right and it didn't sound great so I went back and set the C max and C range properly other wise the manuel and range will have limited use

My one had  repeats  only when I shook it -non boxed ,nothing worked otherwise,I think pcbs with solder mask hide bad traces or damage the traces ???,I removed a resistor that would show 0 then when the bypas switch was pressed its  real value ,I realized it was part of the buffered bypass ,damaged the trace removing it.

General Questions / Re: Is R1 needed for Aquaboy 2016
« on: July 17, 2018, 05:15:08 AM »
Thanks for the reply,I tried a new switch and have the same problem, ,I desoldered all the components and reflowed , I think its probably a bad trace, Brian has suggest this to someone in  the past  ,but who does a continuity test on a manufactured board before they start, only on a diy board ,

General Questions / Is R1 needed for Aquaboy 2016
« on: July 06, 2018, 05:55:40 AM »
I built the Aquaboy 2016 and it work well but I had another board so I decided to build the aquapuss , while biasing the pedal it was quiet but I could hear oscillation etc it was very low output though there is no sound in bypass ,eventually I got loud hum coming from the pedal,if I bridge pin 3-4 of the op amp I do get delayed single ,I checked the resistor values and found r1 had no reading so I replaced it still no luck ,can I check the pedal with just the jack that would mean desoldering the 3dpt , i think the pads for the switching may be bad a bridge under the  silk screen I have checked for bridging and the IC readings are good ,dont want to bin it yet.I take it this is buffered bypass.

General Questions / Re: get -18v from 9v for total recall?
« on: April 19, 2018, 04:00:35 AM »
Build Brians Total recall with -24v,   and also try OP Electronics 9v deluxe memory man for your 2 pedal build if you go with the 3205 option like I did you can't go above 9v,but if you use the xvive 3005 you can go up to 12v ,I have populated my total recall but not finished it ,the OP MMD went into a 12 pedal multi effects box, it works great!!! size is smallish not very large and has 2 modulation switches,Brians aquaboy is a brilliant delay try one  for 2 pedals in a box as well.

Open Discussion / Re: MN3005 from JRR
« on: March 05, 2018, 07:50:32 AM »
I bought one from you Paul, and 2 from cabintech,shipping wasn't $50  to New Zealand about 3 years ago. the cabintech site said USPS pricing error I just did a test purchase so the may have a fault in their software ,smallbear had a fault about 5-6 months ago they wanted $50 US to NZ

Open Discussion / Re: MN3005 from JRR
« on: March 04, 2018, 07:43:28 AM »
I have bought from cabin tech .  2  xvive 3005s have a look at their site they sell ICs etc as well.

Good to hear you solved the problem, I used a 2.2m resister , I cant remember where I read that value but it works ,a light mechanical click is better than a loud pop ,

Tech Help - Etcher's Paradise / Re: Aquaboy-BL - Verified
« on: February 20, 2017, 07:43:47 AM »
Great job nice and neat, do you have any issues with noise? I may give this a go ,just finished the newest Aqua boy and that sounds great no issues at all and the xvive 3005s are great

Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Harbinger One and POP
« on: May 10, 2016, 03:37:04 AM »
I get a pop when I switch from  vintage to modern  Brian which lugs would I put the 1m resistor ,on the c/v its the two outer ones as you said above.

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