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Open Discussion / Almost NTGD!
« on: February 26, 2016, 11:31:10 AM »
I'm kind of an oddball in that I came to guitar via the mandolin, after inheriting my Dad's Martin 0-17T tenor guitar. Tenor is the only guitar I play. I asked Gabriel Currie of Echopark Guitars to make me an electric tenor about a year and a half ago, and it's about ready to be shipped.

Open Discussion / Montreal Assembly Count to Five
« on: January 23, 2016, 07:21:27 PM »
Anyone have any experience with this? Pre-order list is open.

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Build Reports / Tonebender MkIII build
« on: May 16, 2015, 11:55:15 AM »
I built this on a board I laid out with an on-board charge pump. It's pretty much Soulbender specs, with some NOS Japanese germs and a OA126 diode.

Build Reports / First wah build
« on: May 16, 2015, 11:35:00 AM »
I built this for one of my kids using a Vox shell I found on Ebay and an etched Weener Wah board. Thanks to Joe Gagan for the great parts and service!

Does anyone have suggestions for a replacement material for the rubber foot tread? The original had VOX cut out of it. I routed the raised letters on the shell down flush and would like to cover them up.

Open Discussion / Today's garage sale find
« on: March 28, 2015, 01:56:57 PM »
Picked up this transistor tester and a couple of thousand Allen-Bradley 1/4 watt carbon comps for $13...

Open Discussion / What do you think of the Catalinbread Antichthon?
« on: March 02, 2015, 09:47:18 PM »
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Tech Help - Projects Page / board mounted pots on an etched pcb
« on: September 22, 2014, 01:14:31 PM »
I recently etched a 424 pcb with board mounted pots. By the time I finished monkeying around with it trying to get the pots soldered without shorts from pad to pad, I had lifted a couple of traces. I ran jumpers, which were working, until I boxed it that is. Now, not so much. Anyone have any tips or tricks for working with pin mount pots on single sided pcbs? I've re-etched the circuit and will try it again. I'm thinking of just trying to be super careful during the soldering operation, and then using some epoxy on the back side to stabilize the pins.

Open Discussion / recommendation for a small bass practice amp
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:45:46 PM »
My friend the former cellist wants to learn to play bass. What's a good small combo?

Open Discussion / OA91A - Anyone tried 'em?
« on: August 28, 2014, 10:52:52 AM »
Saw these germs at mklec...

Build Reports / Mosfet boost - first try at a 1590A
« on: August 17, 2014, 12:25:20 AM »
AMZ mosfet boost using a Stomptown Oshpark board and Jon's (midwayfair) Millenium II bypass board.

Man, these things are friggin' small!

Open Discussion / Good mic for recording amps?
« on: August 06, 2014, 05:32:20 PM »
I know the SM57 is pretty ubiquitous, but what else do people like?

Open Discussion / Audiophile nuttiness
« on: June 25, 2014, 10:25:48 PM »
Saw this over at TGP and thought I would share it here. And you thought carbon comps were snake oil!

For real laughs, check out the explanation of the Clever Little Clock:

I do think the guy has a real talent for product names. I mean, how do you come up with FROG JUMP IN WATER SOUND TWEAK USING ORDINARY WATER or TELEPORTATION TWEAK LONG DISTANCE SYSTEM UPGRADE?

Excuse me, I need to go tape some rocks to my cables...

Tech Help - Projects Page / Deadringer 2 cut pot
« on: May 26, 2014, 09:54:40 PM »
I'm working on the Deadringer 2 pcb, and I am wondering why the cut pot is the plastic shaft one specified on the BOM. Why not just use a 50K metal shaft pot like the others?

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