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General Questions / offboard belton brick
« on: December 20, 2016, 12:16:48 AM »
So I'm finally building a reverb, specifically the rub a dub deluxe with the belton 3h using vero. It has a bunch of annoying connections to both sides of the board as well as the dual gang pot. I don't want to end up with a rats nest of wires soldered onto it, so I was looking for a more elegant solution. Would something like this housing connector work? That way I could organize all the wires coming off it, and simply plug it into the brick.

http://www.taydaelectronics.com/connectors-sockets/wafer-housing-crimp-terminal/housing-connector-2-54mm-10-pins.html

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General Questions / Adding a TAPLFO to a Pork Barrel CE-2
« on: August 28, 2016, 07:46:33 PM »
I recently picked up a Pork Barrel PCB, and I was wondering if it would be possible to use a TAPLFO chip to drive the mn3101 instead of the onboard LFO. I'm not sure what the voltage swing of the onboard LFO is, or if the TAPLFO chip could output the same range. Since the LFO is fed to the clock generator through a pair of transistors, how important is it to match the input voltage range of the original oscillator? 
 
Bonus questions, how should I filter the TAPLFO signal? Vactrols seem like the common answer, at least for tremolos. Would they work here as well, or should I opt for an opamp Bessel filter like the datasheet shows? A vactrol requires fewer components, but costs more; are there any performance differences to take into account? 
 
Thanks for your help!

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General Questions / Differences between bypass mechanisms
« on: February 25, 2016, 11:54:33 PM »
I've only been building for a few months, and in that time I've only used mechanical true bypass. I've wanted to try some other bypass mechanisms, so I ordered a relay bypass from 1776 with their multiplex. I was also going to get their optical bypass, but in a moment of foolishness I decided not to. Now that I have David Rolo's trio of circuits on their way to me, I was wondering about the difference between bypass systems, and what I should use for my fancy new circuits. 
 
I tried searching, but most results only talk about true vs buffered bypass. I haven't been able to find a quick summary of how these mechanisms differ, or why people would choose one or another. Mechanical true bypass is the cheapest, but optical isn't much more expensive. I've also seen countless people (including midwayfair on 3 different websites) recommending it, so I figured there must be something nice about it. Is it simply because it uses a 2 pole footswitch, or are there other reasons as to why people like it so much?

Also, what about relay? Its the most expensive at roughly $10, requires parts from a few different sources, and requires a microcontroller. People don't seem to praise it as much, which I assume is due to the cost and complexity, but I wanted to give it a shot at least once. Plus, I like the feel of the momentary switch

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