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Open Discussion / Ehx Ripped Speaker - what is it?
« on: May 27, 2022, 05:08:14 PM »
A friend brought over a EHX Ripped Speaker fuzz. It's a gated fuzz type thing. Sounds pretty good, kinda muff-ish, but not really. I'm just curious... Is this something new for ehx? Are they rehashing something with mods, or did they copy something else?

Pedalpcb Paper Scratcher is the only schematic I found

3 big trannies are 3904, the 4th is smd and has no marking

Build Reports / DIY Attenuator
« on: April 09, 2022, 04:04:30 PM »
I put together this attenuator for my AC30 using a Parts Express 16ohm 100w L-pad. This is my first experience with any power soak type stuff.

It was tougher than I thought to get it in a 125B with all the 14 gauge wire. I had to sand the sides of the L-pad to get it to fit. I used a couple layers of thermal paste with an extra aluminum plate between the L-pad and the enclosure face for maximum contact.

After burning it in for a bit on some milder settings, I cranked the AC30 all the way up and put the attenuator dial almost all the way down. It gets pretty hot, but I think it's manageable. It got a little smokey at a couple of points, but I think that's normal for new ones

The left switch is for 2 treble bleed caps. I used a 2.2u and  4.7u. I can't hear a difference with either. I'll prob trade them out later.

Open Discussion / Tube ban
« on: March 12, 2022, 11:55:25 AM »

The EHX family of tube brands includes: Tung-Sol, Electro-Harmonix, EH Gold, Genalex Gold Lion, Mullard, Svetlana and Sovtek

JJ is in Slovakia so should be good

Build Reports / Madman
« on: January 04, 2022, 08:11:15 PM »
This is a VFE Distortion 3 & Rocket EQ in a 1590BB

The idea is sort of a Randy Rhoads in a box type pedal since he was known for using the MXR Distortion+ into the old blue MXR 10 band graphic EQ. Since the D+ lacks a tone control it's a perfect combo.

Edit: as noted below, there is also a nod to Marshall with the knobs and the red and green LED asymmetric clipping.

The JST PH 2.0mm type connectors make it modular if I ever want to pull the boards out and put them in my eurorack pedalboard. These are smaller than the XH 2.54mm type which wouldn't have fit in this smaller enclosure.

I added the dress nuts to the A-1091 Tayda footswitch. The ones from SB didn't fit, and Mouser was the only place I could find a M12x0.75

I also added a center detent to the 9mm "Soft" pot. Here is a walk thru of how to do it.

Open Discussion / Mu-tron Bi-Phase II
« on: December 22, 2021, 06:17:24 PM »
Wow, I guess I missed this...

 I wonder what the OptoMod stuff is.

Open Discussion / synthCube 21% off sitewide sale
« on: November 25, 2021, 05:56:15 PM »
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Open Discussion / $19 Beringer pedals deal
« on: November 22, 2021, 08:29:02 PM »
At $19 each it's hard to resist...

I picked up a Delay, Fuzz, and Metal

Open Discussion / Low noise resistors for EQ
« on: November 13, 2021, 05:38:49 PM »
I'm about to do a VFE Rocket parametric EQ build and the official units had the red PRP brand which are supposedly low noise, audio grade resistors.

The unit I have still has some noise even when set flat and there is no boosting. It's not bad but it's there. I figure it's the nature of the beast, especially with high values, but I'd like to explore the options.

This article explains about resistor noise and mentions the wirewound type as least noisy because they are only subject to 1 of the 3 types of noise. Does anyone have any experience using wirewound in this regard?

I have also see references to the "bulk metal foil" type resistors as being a newer type with lower noise. Anybody know about these?

Open Discussion / New EHX Pedal Lineup!
« on: October 29, 2021, 02:46:05 PM »

Build Reports / ProtoRig is kickin!
« on: October 18, 2021, 05:10:35 PM »
The ProtoRig is very convenient. Did a Lpb1 into a Bazz Fuss in no time.

Open Discussion / Fart pedal
« on: September 29, 2021, 08:49:02 PM »

Open Discussion / What do you think... Modular pre-amps in amplifiers?
« on: September 27, 2021, 10:23:38 PM »
I'm curious as to your thoughts and opinions on the concept and various implementations of modular pre-amps such as the Randall/Egnater RM series and the newer (imo unfortunately named) Synergy systems.

I know Billy Corgan uses/d several of the Randall RM-4 rack unit with some custom modules provided by Salvation Mods

There is also Jaded Faith mods doing this sort of thing

There are other Randall models out there like the RM 1250 rack, RM 100 head, RM50 combo, RM20 and RM22 heads

Open Discussion / NGD - Gibson Non-Reverse Firebird
« on: June 01, 2021, 06:05:36 PM »
This is the first actually new,new guitar I've ever bought even tho it is already 5 years old. Got this straight from the Gibson Demo Shop as a factory "Mod".

2016 Gibson Non-Reverse Firebird in Vintage Copper Limited Edition with a factory added short Vibrola

It does not have the magnet rail type Firebird pickups which is kind of a bummer but these are a Classic 57 and 57+ which are great too.

The body is thin like an SG but not quite as contoured but still feels very nice

The neck is the fatter rounded profile which I much prefer to the slim taper

Requests / Bypass board with output buffer for tails?
« on: May 26, 2021, 11:38:48 AM »
Is it feasible to even do, or does it just not work well enough?

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