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General Questions / Florist LED
November 22, 2020, 06:34:46 PM
Hello y'all,

I've got another question about the Florist.  I've got the board finished and tested, and it sounds great.  Does anyone know of a way to make the blinky LED (LFO rate) turn off when the pedal is in bypass?  I'm going to have that LED extruding from the enclosure and would rather it not blink anytime power is applied to the pedal.

As always, thanks in advance.
Open Discussion / Florist J1/J2 Pads
November 19, 2020, 03:54:26 PM
Hello all,

Getting ready to start soldering up a Florist PCB.  Could someone please explain the purpose of the J1 and J2 pads on the PCB?  It looks like they are used to wire up the input/output jacks.  Do I have to wire the jacks that way, or could I wire them up to the switch like I have done on other projects?

General Questions / Florist JFET
November 07, 2020, 02:24:27 PM
Hello y'all.

I'm about to start a Florist build, and the plans call for a 2N5457 transistor at Q2.  I have a bunch of 2N5952's from a previous build, can I use one of them instead?  It says use a 5457 or compatible JFET, but I'm not sure what compatible means in that sense.

General Questions / Afterlife Questions
August 13, 2020, 04:19:37 PM
Hello everyone,

I just completed a MBP Afterlife build.  The issue I'm having is that the volume control has very little, if any effect on the overall volume (it behaves more like an on/off, not like a normal volume control).  At a setting of zero, there is no sound through the circuit.  At about .5 (on a scale of 0-10), the circuit is producing sound, and that volume level doesn't really change all the way to 10.  It is also quite a bit louder than when in bypass (if pedal-off volume is five, then pedal-on volume is probably like an eight).  There is also a fairly loud hum, and it's loudness seems to be directly related to how far up the sustain control is turned.

This is my 4th build, and this pedal makes FAR more background hum than any of my others.

Any thoughts for this struggling beginner?

Build Reports / MBP Mimik
August 31, 2019, 08:20:52 PM
Finished my second build not long after my first one.  This MBP Mimik sounds awesome, just as expected! My buddy, who is a regular here did the graphic design and we acid etched it. The etch turned out great, but the paint and sanding could have been better. It still looks pretty cool. Special thanks to Brian at Mad Bean for sending me a few caps that I couldn't find! What a great help.

Build Reports / MBP Woodstork
August 22, 2019, 01:32:51 PM
This was my first pedal build. Luckily, a friend has many builds under his belt and helped me out a bunch.  We decided to put this in a 125B enclosure, to make the final assembly easier. Built per the plans, this pedal rips!
When buying parts, I had to settle for the lower tolerance (cheap) resistors. It immediately was dubbed "El Cheapo" and then quickly took on a Three Amigos theme. Etching went well enough for my first time, and resulted in a good worn look, perfect for El Cheapo.