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Global Annoucements / Re: He's not quite dead yet...
« on: February 15, 2020, 09:22:25 PM »
sounds like nasty flu...  :(
welcome back :)

Yeah, definitely nasty. My breathing was real shallow so every time I started to fall asleep I would jolt awake because my brain thought I was suffocating or something. I didn't sleep more than a hour per night for nearly 4 days. It was seriously miserable. Luckily my doc gave me an inhaler which helped a lot. Flu is no joke. From here on out I'm getting the shot every season!

Global Annoucements / He's not quite dead yet...
« on: February 15, 2020, 04:48:09 PM »
This has been a week of hell but I am through the worst of my flu. Thanks to everyone who gave the well-wishes. I might have wished for an early grave at a few points but that was probably the delirium. I lost 8 lbs in the span of a week, plus I'm pretty sure I had a conversation with either Frank Zappa or Jesus at one point. Still a bit loopy but neurons are firing.

I'm catching up on outstanding orders this evening. Over the next day or so I will start to catch up on the forum posts and PMs I need to attend to. Not sure about the store projects yet but I'll get the train back on the tracks ASAP.

Global Annoucements / Re: Upcoming January releases and sale
« on: February 12, 2020, 08:00:53 AM »
Any news?

I've got the flu so it's going to be a few more days at least.

Open Discussion / Re: Another year, another weight loss plan :)
« on: February 06, 2020, 08:40:03 PM »
The great thing about making a change is it takes very little time to feel an improvement (literally 2-3 days). Over the last week I dropped a bunch of water weight and saw some very small changes. My new meal plan is working great and I feel fairly accustomed to the 16 hour fasting schedule now. Hunger pangs have gotten minimal in the fasting periods.

I've decided that while I do have a goal weight in mind I'm not going to weigh myself regularly. Instead, I am going to focus on sticking to the plan and just let the result work itself out. I think this is a healthy approach. I'm also allowing myself one cheat meal on Sundays so I can have a break. Feeling positive and like this is the right path for me. Most importantly, I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything. Luckily, I had almost no sweet-tooth to begin with and mostly I don't like junk food :)

Open Discussion / Re: My first day playing electric guitar.
« on: February 06, 2020, 08:24:18 PM »
So much to say about that pic....

I'm digging the retro upholstery on that chair!
Check out the ashtray stand next to the chair! How often do you see those anymore?

It looks like you have the pose down to a science too Brian!  8)

This was as at my grandparents house in West Virginia. So, the decor can easily be explained :) Weirdest thing is by that point I don't either of them smoked anymore! But, I sure do wish I had that cool ass ashtray.

Open Discussion / Re: My first day playing electric guitar.
« on: February 06, 2020, 08:02:30 AM »
I think I didn't know a single chord. I already had my "rock grimace" down.
And rockstar hair!

That was its natural state back then, believe it or not. Thick and curly. Maybe I am part Roman.

Open Discussion / My first day playing electric guitar.
« on: February 05, 2020, 08:39:59 PM »
I think I didn't know a single chord. I already had my "rock grimace" down.

Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: more bite from my Runt build
« on: February 05, 2020, 02:15:53 PM »
At full CCW the tone circuit basically does next to nothing as far as rolling off high end. You could try a 47pF in place of C4. That would give you a bit of high end back.

General Questions / Re: Harbinger 1.5 Build - phase issue
« on: February 04, 2020, 04:08:23 PM »
No doubt there are a couple issues happening here.

1 - Your "+18v" too low. You should be reading b/w 17-18v on Q10 collector. Unlike stock Univibes, the Harbinger runs all the audio at 18v and leaves the regulated 15v to the LFO section only. First I'd compare your PS voltage supply reading w/o load then compare it to what drop you have after D1 with it powering the circuit. I'm guessing you're getting something closer to 8v on pin8 of the LT1054 based on your actual "+18v" reading. Point being, if your are having 16+v hit the 15v regulator then it may be draining excess current as it tried to regulate the voltage with an insufficient supply.

2 - Fixing 1 may resolve the Q10 problem or not. Just to be extra sure I visually checked the current batch of boards @ Q10 and also used a multimeter to check for continuity errors. No issue on the boards at all. But, maybe check for continuity errors on C, B and E of Q10 of your build with the board un-powered to be sure.

Global Annoucements / Re: Upcoming January releases and sale
« on: February 04, 2020, 07:44:55 AM »
Final update: got backtracked with the sick kid this weekend but still made progress. Just need to wrap up the Mysterioso and shoot a quick demo of the boxed pedals.

Here's what's going on sale. These projects are being discontinued and will be discounted 50% off their normal price:

Aquaboy (Aquababy will still be available)

Global Annoucements / BOTY winners announced!
« on: February 03, 2020, 08:36:40 PM »
Appreciate everyone's patience. The kid came down with actual flu a few days ago so my productivity has gone kaput! Here are all the official announcement threads (stickied at the top):

Thank you again to all our participants and sponsors. I really appreciate each and every one of you!

Global Annoucements / Re: Upcoming January releases and sale
« on: January 31, 2020, 07:43:06 PM »
Also, there was an update to the Florist doc this afternoon. I realized I forgot to move the DC jack up on the drill template to accommodate the center 16mm pot. The pdf and PSD file have been updated.

I found out the hard way but luckily there was a spare .5mm as it was, so it's all good.

Global Annoucements / Re: Upcoming January releases and sale
« on: January 31, 2020, 07:40:12 PM »
Today is the last day of January and were coming up on the last few hours of January. I'm chomping at the bit for this sale!!!

Have you ever known me to accurately predict a release?
I'm still working hard but there's a bit of a ways to go to finish boxing.
BTW - I friggin hate wiring straight to pin mounted 3pdt. Sucks. But, that's all I gots now.
Well yeah, thereís that. I hate wiring those too, straight pin pots also big the hell out of me.

Oh well, I got a backlog off stuff Iíve been working on.

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I appreciate the added patience. In any case, it will be really soon. The thing I love about releasing 7-8 projects at once is absolutely nothing :) But, I'll keep doing it!

Open Discussion / This is a silly thread
« on: January 31, 2020, 07:35:43 PM »
Need to blow off some steam. Feel like I've been deep in the trenches of pedal psychosis for days now.

I'll start.

Here's me waiting to finish up the current workload.

Build Reports / Re: Nothing to see here, move along...
« on: January 31, 2020, 07:31:11 PM »
Oh...this thread is not getting deleted. Witness your humiliation from the phenomenon known as the DUBL POST.

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