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Open Discussion / Anyone looking for an odd, affordable guitar?
« on: June 10, 2017, 05:11:48 AM »
I came across about this guitars some years ago, the luthier is apparently quite well known in Argentina and, although the guitars are not my cup of tea, I have to recognise they are quite original.

Now they are launching a crowfunding campaing and it looks quite appealing to me,

For that price I would get one myself, but it only ships to US.

I don't know the guy personally, I am no affiliated with them just thought it was a nice project to share.

Open Discussion / NWD
« on: May 24, 2017, 07:28:47 AM »
New Weissenborn day! (I actually got it two weeks ago)

After being playing slide guitar for a while, I decided to jump into the world of lap-steels. I also wanted something acoustic so I can just take it whenever I am motivated and play it and to be able to take it to the park in summer (living in East London that's what the cool kids do).
So a not too expensive weissenborn sounded like a good idea. Left hand (tone-bar hand) is not as easy as it may seem and it gets tired quite fast when I play, but I have spent the last two weeks listening to Jerry Douglas like crazy...

Open Discussion / Powder coated enclosures in the UK?
« on: April 26, 2017, 04:27:22 PM »
Hi everybody!

This is my first post in a while... I haven't built a pedal since I moved to London (about 18 months ago) and that needs to end now!.

I brought some boards with components from Spain on my last trip but I need to get some enclosures.

I used to etch my boxes before, but I live in a small flatshare and that is not an option at the moment, so I thought I would give a try to the laser cutter I have at work and see if I can get it to engrave powder coated boxes.

I have gotten some good quality ones from stevie1556 here in the forum (UK based) in the past, but he has not been active since December '16.

I did a quick search and found this shop in Edinburgh, but they are a little bit expensive and found no reference of their work whatsoever:

Does anyone have any other suggestions?


Open Discussion / A couple of things I did at uni this year
« on: April 06, 2016, 06:04:32 PM »
This is not really complex stuff, but it was fun to make. I am using Arduino and Max/Msp for the first project and Arduino only for the second one.

The things I am doing now are far more technical (building plugins/signal analysis and synthesis/real-time dsp...) but that module from the first semester was really cool. The things my mates did were amazing too, ranging from art instalations to other musical stuff or even game interaction.

Btw, I've attached a screen shot of my most recent plugin, let me know what do you think.

Open Discussion / Tayda code for May
« on: May 07, 2015, 03:33:24 PM »
15% Discount Coupon Code : MAYFINEDAY
**Valid till 11 MAY 2015 ( 6pm New York time )

Open Discussion / PCB Price Comparator
« on: April 29, 2015, 07:00:48 AM »
Perhaps some of you already knew this, but it's new for me. A friend show it to me and I think it's a great resource to take into account when ordering pcbs:

Open Discussion / Variphase deal!
« on: April 26, 2015, 11:01:30 AM »
MXR Variphase!

Saw it on EffectBay.

They don't ship to Spain (at least that item), but that is cheap!

Open Discussion / Has this been done before?
« on: April 25, 2015, 01:06:39 PM »
Here it is what came to my mind, but I don't know if there's a diy project for this:

A pedal in you chain that would act as an envelope detector (with sensitivity/threshold controls) with an expression/cv output to control any expression parameter in another pedal.
This way you could have envelope controlled rate or mix in any pedal with a jack for an expression pedal.

Thanks to Cortexturizer btw, whose latest project gave me the idea.

I think it can be done digitally with Rob's CV-controlled pot (or with a less complicated setup), but there has to be an easier (purely analog) way to do it.

Open Discussion / New Earthquaker Devices Reverb!
« on: April 22, 2015, 12:30:58 PM »
Is to soon to guess if this is FV-1 or belton based?  ;D

Sounds cool, but there are no strange sounds in this one....

EDIT: they say it is based on the foundations of the Ghost Echo, so it could be based in the belton brick, maybe the BTDR-3?

Tech Help - Projects Page / Has anyone used these resistors?
« on: April 17, 2015, 02:55:30 AM »
RoyalOhm Metal Film 0.6w 1% tolerance, same size as 1/4w vishays

My supplier sells them cheaper than the vishays (half the price to be clear) and I don't see no reason why these couldn't be used in pedal builds.

Looking at the datasheet I'm not that sure these are 1% I think tolerance is 2%. It also seems current noise level might be lower the higher the power (but that's only a guess based on last page graphic and I don't think it really matter for this kind of application).

Datasheet for reference:

Open Discussion / New diy community on facebook
« on: April 15, 2015, 04:04:46 PM »
First of all: I LOVE this forum. I've grown as diyer here and feel at home (that has not happened to me in any other forum in the hole internet).

That said, I think it is cool to support new  initiatives if they could help the community and our knowledge to expand.

Gabriel Tudoran (Analog Sound/Riot Devices) also known for the creation of the tube GTFO od and other guy called  Michael Fotakis (I haven't met him) have started a group on facebook called "Open Source Equipment" and are working on a webpage.
The thing just started and this is what Gabriel said about it:
Ok... so i'm back from a small holiday. A small announce for whom is interested. Had an idea sometime ago ... of an open-source community that is going to develop, guess what? Well open-source equipment (from audio to... don't know, sky is the limit) - all project will be and will remain in public domain.
The scope of this is sharing knowledge / learning from each-other and develop ideas.
The name of this project is OSEQ - Open Source Equipment and you can find us here: and later, you can find us on:
The main word on this project will be: SHARE and COLLABORATE... so i invite you all to do that Emoticono smile
Keep close and see you all later.

I joined the group and would keep an eye open, it might be interesting. (Athough I can't vouch for it yet).

I have no afiliation whatsoever.

Open Discussion / Mic distortion
« on: April 09, 2015, 09:40:34 AM »
Years and years trying to get the best HI-FI sound on recordings.... and now this! :P

I like it though. A cool adittion to a studio and is not that expensive........ for a mic (well, maybe it is).
it could be diy-able maybe?

Open Discussion / You have to check this breadboard
« on: April 04, 2015, 10:44:23 AM »
Was looking for some soundsamples of old CJ's designs and found this:

That's and awesome design/testing rig!

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