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Open Discussion / NPD: Boss dd-7 not happy :(
« on: August 15, 2019, 05:08:59 PM »
So for the longest time I had a boss dd-5. Was my delay for years. Traded it for an original ce-2 a while back and replaced it with an EH deluxe memory boy. Decided I miss the digital delay too much, so off to reverb I go a-lookin'. No dd-5s, but they have a dd-7 and included home brew tempo box for $100. Sold. So I get it yesterday and it clips. Any remotely hot signal and it clips. Is this the internal buffer being overloaded? It clips in bypass as well. Doesn't play nice with my LP and I'm wondering how it's gonna do on my pedalboard with an overdrive through it. I don't recall the dd-5 ever clipping, but maybe I'm wrong. Anyway it ticks me off royally. Right now I'm running the output of a PODxt through it as I had with the dd-5 for years. Little mention of this issue besides a random TGP thread. I hate to have wasted 100 bucks on a pedal I now can't use. I can't imagine there being any mods for these as everything is surface mount.

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Open Discussion / Any ALL fans here?
« on: April 01, 2019, 10:10:48 PM »
The punk band ALL that was the really the Decendents when Milo was off being a chemist nerd? They are very underrated and quite melodic. Had forgotten about them for some time

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Open Discussion / blues jr owners?
« on: February 07, 2019, 06:05:47 PM »
Any blues jr owners here? If so what version and what mods? I have a new (to me) version III in limited edition amethyst (purple) and I would like to pimp it a little visually But you can't really do much. Has anyone else done anything crazy with one?

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Open Discussion / Blah. Mammoth dropped the ball.
« on: January 03, 2019, 04:17:11 PM »
Dad got me a mammoth deviator fuzz kit for x-mas. Showed up late as he thought he had placed the order but didn't. Seemed like a nice kit, fancy powder coated and silkscreened enclosure (I didn't feel like working up my own). However the kit was missing some resistors. Had them on hand so no biggie, but still sucks they were missing. Anyway, it's together but not working. I e-mail mammoth support. Missing resistors, why no sockets for the IC's.. well the IC's were supposed to have sockets. apparently whoever is picking their kits is "new". Waiting to hear back from them about the IC issue, I'm hoping I didn't fry them soldering them directly onto the board. My dad is miffed and wondering if he should get his money back. Yea.. mammoth you've done me great in the past, no probs at all, this time you dropped the ball. WAAAAH-WAHHH

BTW not trying to bash the company, they've done me no wrong in the past, just venting. I feel bad they boffed this kit up, and whatever other kits they are sending out.

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Open Discussion / very off topic, but man I gotta vent this one right now
« on: December 19, 2018, 01:22:48 PM »
Can't vent it on facebook for soon will be obvious reasons. My parents go to a local methodist church. The church has an annual Christmas "seasons of giving" party. Its a non denominational party, but being a christian church tends to exclude Jewish families due to it's christmas nature. We have a now regular female member is nearly allergic to air. Very bad case. She is extremely cautious in public. During the party we had her grandson dropped off. Who is also allergic to living (no offense meant, its a horrible condition I have empathy), Kids eats a peanut cookie, has SEVERE reaction. We had NO IDEA the kid was coming. NOW the pastor in all her wisdom is placing a ban on all food in church until further notice. After church social tome, public dinners, potlucks, parties. NOTHING until we can "ensure" the church is allergen free... MY BRAAAAAIN. If you are allergic to most of life or know someone who is, an unverified public party is NOT a safe place to be.

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General Questions / transistors for weener build
« on: November 08, 2018, 04:43:03 PM »
decide to populate the weener board in the stock clyde form for future use with the whipple inductor. The BOM cals for bc108's. Are gains of the actual transistors all that important in this build? I have the 70's crybaby board with whatever transistors are on it, could I re-use those? I found the sound of the 70's TDK craybaby to be somewhat lame, hence the start of this entire wah mission. Would the old transistors be a possible cause of why the crybaby sounded so lackluster? The geofx "technology of the wah" article suggests the transistors aren't a major factor in the sound

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General Questions / colorsound wah values?
« on: November 02, 2018, 03:23:32 PM »
I want to build a colorsound wah with my weener board. I have a TDK and a whipple inductor and either a hot potz I, a hotpotz II or a whipple ICAR taper pot. would any of those get me the right sweep? Anyone have values for resistors and caps?

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Open Discussion / anyone here replace a TDK inductor with a whipple?
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:56:11 PM »
Ordered one but I'm wondering what kind of fit it will be.

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Open Discussion / Queen Mary II in my harbor
« on: September 27, 2018, 02:49:56 PM »
This was in the harbor tuesday. I get a view of it out of my bedroom window. Looked hilarious as how huge the cruise ship is


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Open Discussion / Gigging members, opinion wanted
« on: July 24, 2018, 12:34:37 PM »
We're playing the bar half of a brewpub last saturday night, it's after kitchen closing so no one seated in the dining area. We're not terribly loud, but we get complaints from someone at the end of the bar that "we can't hear ourselves talk!" Now like I said due to a huge noise issue with an out of line boutique owner next door (another tale for another time) who attempted to have the town (city technically) shutter the brewpub, we were not playing at excessive volumes, and constantly asking the bartender "we still good?" every song break. Do we A) placate patrons and put down the rock n' roll to dinner jazz volumes, or do we B) continue as why would a person come to a bar with a band playing on a saturday night if they didn't want the music.

Why are your guys thoughts.. both me and the bartender considered it kind of unreasonable

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Open Discussion / pickup conundrum.
« on: February 13, 2018, 06:19:06 PM »
Long story short, 2018 les paul tribute goldtop body off stratosphere. Added black plastics, grover keystones and 50's wiring. Put some zebra open coil GFS fat pats in it I had previously in another guitar. Now on to the point. The neck pickup has slugs and polepiece screws. The bridge only has slugs. After receiving them from gfs a few years ago now I e-mailed them to say "hey my bridge pickup doesn't have adjustable screws" and their reply was it's an older model, functions the same, we can take it back and give you one with screws like the photo. I said "nah if it's functionally the same I'll leave it" but not having the screws has always.. bothered me, like it makes the pickup look cheap. It sounds great. Now I could if I was really hell bent, buy the screws and block piece and carefully add them in, but that risks damaging the pickup trying to remove the slugs. Now I could buy a new bridge pickup from gfs and make sure they have the screws since they weren't a matched set (what makes a set "matched" anyways?) or am I just being an anal corksniffer about it and should be like "fuck it sounds great this guitar's gonna get beat up anyways" What would you people do?

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Open Discussion / Built a BSIAB2.. but...
« on: December 27, 2017, 02:03:16 PM »
SO I built a BSIAB2, but anything past halfway on both the drive and volumes puts into unusable territory. I've only tried it with a strat, but fully cranked it just sounds shrill and harsh. Is this normal for this pedal? also do I set the internal trim by ear? I used the GGG kit with optional contour knob mod

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Open Discussion / Best custom toggle switch ring ever?
« on: December 11, 2017, 06:10:08 PM »
I wired up a lefty american strat for a friend last week, two hums. wanted a toggle switch. He went and got the following custom toggle switch ring for it. If you think that's "WTF" then you should meet the guy at open mic who wrote a song about "f-ing and yodelling". (not the guy who had the work done) You can't make this stuff up folks.


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Open Discussion / Marshall style kit?
« on: November 25, 2017, 04:48:25 PM »
I say marshall but I want a high gain style circuit preferably in kit form as I won't have to source parts. Any suggestions? A friend has an outlaw effects plexi style pedal "deputy marshall" (dont' know what circuit) that I am digging. Any other high gains circuits I should look at?

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Open Discussion / Stratospehere.com
« on: August 07, 2017, 10:36:55 AM »
I get their e-mails. I think I singed up out of pure curiosity. They got complaints they didn't have enough "cheap" parts so they now offer cheap strat and tele bridges. So I buy my extremely high end clapton signature "blackie" neck, stick it on a low end squire body with cheap parts, cheap tuners, get a MIM pickguard assembly (because I don't want that too cheap) and go to town. I now have a very mutt guitar. Am I the only one who doesn't get the appeal? You wouldn't buy all the same parts to the same model guitar to re-build it back again, so they obviously expect people to buy random parts. They seem encourage mutt building. I get it for neck replacements or whatever, but it still kinda makes me wonder. Wouldn't you want the same level quality on all your parts? Obviously Gibson and Fender can't be happy with it, and I wonder if they've been sued yet.. It feels very shrewd and shady and skeevy to me. "Hey buddy, real fender necks, logo and everythin'! HOT!" What are other opinions?

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