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Open Discussion / Opininons on cloning the MXR 117
« on: October 31, 2018, 07:05:47 PM »
I'd like to get thoughts on this classic circuit.  I have a feeling that any differences
between a clone ( ex: Collusus ) and the original are fairly minute.
Especially when used with any type of Dist/OD/Fuzz.

Anyone have a working SAD1024 117?

Open Discussion / Who was the Prom Queen in August?
« on: October 13, 2018, 08:42:17 AM »
LOL and can't stop!!!!

I posted a legit item in the Buy/Sell/Trade and I was made fun of.

I have been a member of this forum for nearly 10 years.  I have bought PCB's from many members, including from Brian,
Freppo, etc ... I have spent many happy hours on this forum.

I don't understand why I was made fun of when I posted this:
in the Buy/See/Trade section.


Your post reminds me of listening to William Shatner as Captain Kirk.

Haven't we sort of been up and down this road?

Gordo,  what is your point?   What "road" are we talking about? 
               What does Star Trek have to do with an item for sale in a public forum?
                     Are you trying to antagonize me?

2nd response:

Again, I read more:


        Have I offended you with my post?   You have certainly offended me.
           If I were Brian, I would ban you from this forum.  If you were my friend, I would discontinue our friendship.
                If I was a woman and you were a man, I would leave you and never return.  And then I would tell the world
                   so that no woman would ever make the same mistake.
                       If I was God, I would banish you from Heaven.

Open Discussion / I'm done with Line6 gear - hardware and software
« on: October 04, 2018, 03:24:46 PM »
self explanatory

Open Discussion / Even the smartest doctors have a sense of humor
« on: August 24, 2018, 12:38:37 PM »
found while researching MRI:

1970s: Allan M. Cormack (left) and Godfrey N. Hounsfield (right), 1979 Nobel Prize (shared)

Development of the CT scanner that uses reconstruction from projections,
the foundation of nearly every many imaging systems used today.

Unfortunately,  Allan and Godfrey did not win the 1979 Prize for Outstanding Grammar

Open Discussion / Quaverto Harmonic Trem
« on: August 20, 2018, 10:49:59 PM »
Just found this:

I can see myself building this or one of their other kits.

Build Reports / Mutron Phasor II ( with audio demo )
« on: August 16, 2018, 02:06:07 PM »
Excellent phase shifter.  Highly recommeded.  Tayda LDRs.
I had this over-sized enclosure for a long time.  Nod to the original Mutron enclosure.

sound demo details:
all tracks played with a telecaster copy --> phasor --> toneport UX2 --> DAW
amp simulation:  deluxe reverb sim + bit of room verb

1) dry - both pups
2) wet - both pups  rate: 9:00        depth: 3:00       feedback:  full ccw
3) wet - both pups   rate: noon       depth:  full cw   feedback: full cw
4)  rat --> phasor      bridge pup
5)  rat --> phasor      bridge pup   ( some delay added in post )

Build Reports / Pig Butt
« on: August 04, 2018, 06:29:05 PM »
Finally got around to taking pics.  All stock. 

Open Discussion / Best or Worst Batman Villian - not including the Joker
« on: August 02, 2018, 08:30:48 AM »
I used to have a large number of B-man books.  Thoughts? 
Let's discuss!  :)

Open Discussion / Hardware synths vs. Software synths
« on: July 29, 2018, 08:04:47 AM »
Just curious to know what others think about the two.

I've had a couple of hardware synths that I enjoyed.  Now, I'm recording with a midi controller and software synths.
( arturia analog 3 ).  The amount of sounds available in software wins for me handsdown. As well as the controller weighing
next to nothing compared to a vintage hardware synth.  OTOH, I can see where someone would prefer a hardware version.

The other nice thing about a software synth is that it doesn't break.  ( except into very tiny bits ...  :) )

Open Discussion / Interesting write-up on how pups work
« on: July 21, 2018, 09:07:55 PM »
Good reading and something I wasn't aware of:

Open Discussion / NTD!
« on: July 16, 2018, 10:35:16 PM »
New Tool Day!

This came in the mail today.

Very classy packaging.  What's in the packages?

Some really nice tools from crimson guitars!   Took advantage of their 10% off summer sale.

3-corner fret crowning file
fret end dressing file
set of fret erasers

I love watching those crimson videos.  As well as being a very skilled luthier, Ben is pretty entertaining.

Open Discussion / Arrow "overnight" let me down :(
« on: July 06, 2018, 06:05:41 PM »
I ordered a few parts early Wednesday morning (1am) and the parts aren't
going to be here until monday or tuesday.  I don't know if the holiday screwed things up
or what.  By the time I get the parts, it will be close to a week. 

Arrow! How could you?!?  :D

Open Discussion / Enclosure painting tip
« on: June 28, 2018, 11:15:47 AM »
Next time you're at the hardware store, pick up some 6-32 machine screws in your favorite length.
( the ones in the pic are 1" )  They make great supports for painting.  You can also screw your enclosure
to a piece of wood for sanding.

On an unrelated note, the paint above is krylon colormaster.  I happened to be near lowe's and they don't carry
the rustoleum type that I usually use.  This paint was awful.  Took way too many coats to cover and it ran in several places.
I don't like the color anyways, so I'll be stripping it and using rustoleum ( 2x paint+primer ).  A much better paint which builds

... and the obligatory curious cat pic:

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