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Tech Help - Etcher's Paradise / Blending 2 capacitor values with a pot?
« on: October 04, 2019, 11:00:17 AM »
I’m going to build myself an attenuator using a L-pad to tame my Dr Z maz 18. I’ve learnd that when attenuating a signal you loose highs and the schematics I follow use a 2 pole on-off-on ”treble”-switch (2 diffirent caps) before Lug 2 of the L-pad (to filter out bass?). I was thinking i could use a potentiometer to blend one small and one large capacitor instead of the on-off-on switch. Unfortunatly I dont know how to execute this. Could someone tell me how this should be wired? What pot and cap-values that might work?

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How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Help me modify this schematic.
« on: September 18, 2019, 06:47:46 AM »
Hi, I want to build myself an attenuator and i will follow this guide https://guitar.com/guides/diy-workshop/diy-workshop-build-your-own-attenuator/
I would like to modify the treble-switch they include in the project

Instead of a switch with two caps I would like to have a potentiometer to increase the treble, how would I do that?

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Build Reports / Firebird project
« on: September 18, 2019, 05:50:08 AM »
Havn't been active on this forum for a couple of years. Mostly because I havn't really built any pedals but focused on family. However I have built myself a SG-style guitar from kit. After that succesul project I ordered custom part and assembled a Jazzmaster that became my number one guitar. Last three years I've been obsessed with the idea of building a Gibson Firebird clone and this year I finally started the project. From januari through july I more or less spent all hours in my garage after the kids went to bed. Here are some pictures of the process.

<iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/markusJklein/embed/slideshow/Firebird"></iframe>

there are more photos and videos of the build-process on my instagram: markus.johansson.klein

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Open Discussion / Attenuator treble bleed?
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:26:06 PM »
So I have a dr Z Maz 18 that is waking my childran and pissing of my wife every evening. I was thinking it'a time to build me a L-pad attenuator to quiet things down.

I'm probably going to make on following this guide: http://www.theguitarmagazine.com/diy/diy-workshop-build-your-own-attenuator/

In the schematics they have wired a on/off/on switch with two capasitors to act as a bright/off/brighter switch. I was first thinking I would replace this with a 2-pole rotary switch and wire up 5-6 capasitors but then I was thinking it might be better to wire a capacitor blend pot. What do you guys think? Is it ok/safe to this setup, how would I wire it and what would be good cap valurs?

Thank you /Markus

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Polarised caps in position of non polarised cap
« on: February 25, 2015, 02:49:37 PM »
Hi, i'm assembling a monster fuzz and i've order som wrong parts. The BOM calls for 0.22uf non polarised caps but i accidently ordered polarised. None of the legs connets to ground so I cant figure out wich way to solder them. Are there any specific rules I could follow here?

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Build Reports / 9 months project finished
« on: August 19, 2014, 01:08:17 AM »

My better half finished this on this saturday, she fired up right away and we couldn't be happier!



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Build Reports / "remote-controlled" Looper-thingy.
« on: May 28, 2014, 09:18:05 AM »
The Pedalboard I'm in the process of making will house about 5-6 more pedals more than I have in on floor at the moment, so I figured I need more control! I want to use the 2 external switch-jacks on my Carl Martin Octaswitch II to control a loop-pedal with 2 FX-loops... this would expand my octaswitch into a 10-loop-pedal. Aside from that, it would also let me place these extra 2 loops before or after the 8 main loops and still let me place pedals in series between the 8 and 2 extra loops.... make sense?

here's the result.






I also added a toggle that switches between "remote" and "manual". Manual lets me use the stompswitches.

Here's a example on how it works. For those of you who are new to the octaswith I'll give you a quick tour. there are 8 switches (9 if you count bypass) each have 8 dipswitches to set which of the 8 loops should be active for that stompswitch. there are also 2 sets of 8 dipswitches for the 2 "external switch"-jacks (to switch amp-channel for example). In the example below I've used this setup:
                   
             
Guitar > Octaswitch > Phase 90 > "DIY 2 channel looper" > Amp
and in the looper channel B is the Tube Driver, channel A is power boost

Switch B active:



Switch A active:



Both on.





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Open Discussion / NEW PEDAL DAY! I'm so happy I could cry!
« on: May 22, 2014, 01:04:54 PM »
Finally... I've been waiting since july 30 and now my life is complete!
I'm so happy I could cry....    ;D ;D ;D :'( :'( ;D ;D ;D





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Tech Help - Projects Page / TQ2-L-5V how to I use it?
« on: May 20, 2014, 12:44:49 AM »
looking at the datasheet just confuses me. http://pewa.panasonic.com/assets/pcsd/catalog/tq-catalog.pdf

I need straight forward instructions/tips on how to hook this up. To Explain what I will be using it for, check out my older topic here http://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=14051.msg130471#msg130471

What I have figured out about the relay:

I think it should be used "single side stable" (?)
pin 1: +5V (using 78L05 and battery when testing)
pin 2: Jumpered to pin 9
pin 3: guitar input
pin 4: FX send
pin 5: ?
pin 6: ?
pin 7: FX return
pin 8: output to amp
pin 9: Jumpered to pin 2
pin 10: switching signal (ground) from tip of jack.

Does this make sence?


Thankfull for any help I can get


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So I had vision... turned into a model in Sketchup..






Got some walnut wood for about 120$





And called my dad and Uncle...





And its getting there...










Within a couple of weeks I will be drilling and sawing the top board, sand everything, assemble the frame and mount jacks, glue velcro on the top etc, etc

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Tech Help - Projects Page / loop-pedal controlled by external switch?
« on: February 22, 2014, 06:26:40 AM »
I have a Carl-martin octaswitch, it has 8 loops and 2 "external switch" outputs for controlling amp-channels for example. I was thinking that i might be able to build loop pedals with I/O for guitar/amp and send/return for effects but on/off would be controlled by the "external switch" outputs of the octaswitch instead of a foot-switch.  this would give me 10 loops instead of 8.

Please give me your input on this idea. How would you tech-heads construct this?

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Tech Help - Projects Page / loop-pedal controlled by external switch?
« on: February 22, 2014, 06:15:48 AM »
I have a Carl-martin octaswitch, it has 8 loops and 2 "external switch" outputs for controlling amp-channels for example. I was thinking that i might be able to build loop pedals with I/O for guitar/amp and send/return for effects but on/off would be controlled by the "external switch" outputs of the octaswitch instead of a foot-switch.  this would give me 10 loops instead of 8.

Please give me your input on this idea. How would you tech-heads construct this?

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Zero Point SDX ticking
« on: October 12, 2013, 12:38:04 PM »
I built a zero point a while ago and had some issues with it but put to the side for a while (4-6 months!) but now I would like to finnish it. I keep hearing a slight ticking that relates to the speed-knob when the mod switch is turned on. Any Idea's where I should be looking? so far the only thing I've done is switch IC5 but that didn't work.

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Open Discussion / Can anyone Identify this strat?
« on: September 12, 2013, 03:50:45 AM »

It's not a very good picture but anyway


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Build Reports / Little Green Wonder
« on: October 03, 2012, 01:08:42 PM »

A little perfboard little green wonder I put together. Havn't really had the time to play through it a lot yet but it sounds killer! It will probably be my new tubescreamer on the board. The enclousure is a PPP Emerald green.







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