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General Questions / Re: Ping Reverb planning
« on: May 27, 2020, 12:05:48 PM »
Many thanks! I have several 1590B enclosures, but I feel like that might be going a little too small. I may give the 1590B a try anyway!

General Questions / Ping Reverb planning
« on: May 27, 2020, 11:23:31 AM »
I'm working on a couple of Ping Reverb builds - or I should say that I'm planning to work on a couple. The right-angle 9mm 100kB dual-gang pots seem a little hard to get right now what with Small Bear being temporarily closed. I was thinking about just trying 16mm pots and putting the whole thing into maybe a 125B so that the 16mm pots will fit. But I'm not sure what problems I will run into trying to do this. Anytime I have tried to deviate from the build doc on a project I have run into trouble. Because of that, I try to stay as true to the build doc as possible usually. And besides artwork, getting things to fit properly into an enclosure is one of the things I am worst at. What problems do you think I will run into here? Or - is there another place I can get the *same style* dual-gang 9mm right-angled 100kB pots as the build doc that I'm not seeing? Mouser is the web equivalent of a large chain warehouse store.  :)

General Questions / Re: Glitchee Freq Pot - what type?
« on: April 05, 2020, 04:50:29 PM »
It's no problem- that's the one I went with (B1M). :)

General Questions / Re: Glitchee Freq Pot - what type?
« on: April 05, 2020, 04:21:06 PM »
Looks like I've answered my own question here. I have my test rig, and so l just labbed it out since I had all three pot types in 1M. I didn't realize until now that you can just pop the 9mm pots in and they'll work without soldering them. Best I can tell, it doesn't matter which type - all three seem to work.

General Questions / Glitchee Freq Pot - what type?
« on: April 05, 2020, 02:29:12 PM »
Good afternoon! Hopefully, I've posted this in the proper area of the forum. My apologies if I did not. My (probably stupid) question is: Does it matter what type of 1M pot to use for the "Freq" control? Normally, I see linear, logarithmic, or reverse log. I searched the forum thinking that someone probably already posted this, but I couldn't find the answer. The pdf doesn't indicate A, B, or C. I'm guessing it doesn't matter, but I just want to be sure - I suck at desoldering components! :)

Open Discussion / Re: Re-Introduction and Affiliation Disclosure
« on: February 17, 2020, 01:45:11 PM »
Hi, everyone. 

I used to hang out here in a small way some years ago, but got really busy and havenít had much spare time to drop in for a long time.  This is a great group and one of the best forums anywhere on the Ďnet, so I hope to be able to spend more time here as I come up for air after being really, really busy for a long time.  The purpose of my post is to make it clear that I now have an affiliation to disclose.

Many of you know that building pedals can go, well, shall we just say ďbeyond what you first intendedĒ.  Perhaps even beyond that.  Thatís what has been keeping me busy for some time now.  Somewhere along the way, I had an idea about building pedals that grew and morphed into something bigger than I originally planned.  Iím now in the early stages of launching that idea as a business.  What makes what Iím doing a bit different from most others is that Iím only developing rack effects, no pedals.  You can check it out at  I know I donít need to explain it to this group Ė youíll get it right away, everyone does.  Iíve taken my gear to a few guitar shows to get early feedback, and am happy that the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from players, about both the idea and the sound.  Would love to hear your comments as I begin to spread the word.  The website needs work, but basic info is there, except product videos Ė still have to get going on those. 

Anyway, thatís it.  I hope you find it interesting.  This is one of my first public postings about what Iím doing, and it seems only natural to do it here where my effects-building interest began to develop into a serious condition that probably needs some sort of treatment, if it is not already too late.  If any of you are in the Dallas area, Iíll probably be at the Dallas International Guitar Festival again this year in May, although I have some scheduling issues to sort out first.  If youíre there, stop by the booth to check it out in person and say ďhiĒ.  I have some pics from the shows Iíve attended at my Facebook page ďGerlt TechnologiesĒ.  I donít know whatís in store for me, but Iíve really been enjoying what Iím doing, and being able to share it with others.


Congrats, and good luck!

Global Annoucements / Re: Upcoming January releases and sale
« on: February 12, 2020, 01:30:45 PM »
Any news?

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

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Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: February 11, 2020, 03:52:54 PM »

If you like hard rock, heavy metal, anything like that, and you've never heard this track... you will be kicking yourself for not hearing it years ago. I might have linked it earlier, but it bears repeating.

Just one tip -- do NOT look up live versions. Anselmo's voice does not do the clean-shriek-clean thing in this song quite so good anymore.
How did I miss this growing up?

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How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Re: Enclosure and wiring help/tips?
« on: January 25, 2014, 03:41:39 PM »
I'll take a look at the pics in a little while but for now, a quick question. Did you cover the inside of the cover with the electrical tape as well? In my experience that's where most of the shorting happens.

EDIT: ok, I see, the thing is upside down and the cover is actually the top.  ::) Well, once you move into Hammonds, my observation still stands.

Thanks! When I get the new enclosure, I will coat the thing. :)

I was thinking of ordering my enclosure from Mammoth. Is there a better place to get enclosures?

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Re: Enclosure and wiring help/tips?
« on: January 25, 2014, 03:33:00 PM »
Okay I have some pics now, but I am not sure how helpful they will be - I may need to re-take them. Just let me know if there is anything else that would help for anyone to see:

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Re: Enclosure and wiring help/tips?
« on: January 25, 2014, 12:30:46 PM »
Thanks for all the encouragement!  :D I will try to get some pics up here soon.

But as for making sure that nothing is shorting out, I have already covered the pots, and the inside of the enclosure with electrical tape. Still no worky when in the box. However, I'm pretty sure that there is nothing wrong with the circuit - it's with the wiring/shorting out.

I will most likely stick with the hobby - slowly. My first build was a BYOC tubescreamer (in 2011) - probably a bit to ambitious to start with - and of course it didn't work. A co-worker took a look at it and it was shorting out in the enclosure. We fixed that one, but I'm starting to notice a bit of a pattern with the builds I am trying - hence the cry for help :)

This build really solidified me on continuing with the hobby. I got some solid understanding under my belt with this build and I can't wait to get this one fixed and started on the next one - even if the wiring does look like a rat's nest on it too.

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Enclosure and wiring help/tips?
« on: January 25, 2014, 10:46:40 AM »
Hello! Here's what's going on. I built a Civil War version Mud Bunny. It works great... as long as I don't box it up.

I tried to make sure I read up on everything before and while I was putting it together. I had some enclosures that a co-worker gave me. He used to build pedals but hasn't now for years. He had some old enclosures left that he just gave to me. But the enclosures are kind of small. The best I can tell is that they are maybe 1590a or 1590b, but there doesn't seem to be enough height in the enclosures. Being new at this, I am trying not to have a spaghetti mess of wire in my box - but there kind of is anyway. :)

I don't expect early builds to be perfect, though - and in fact I almost want them to look homemade (dymo labels, et al). If I continue to get better at this, then I will try to get things neat and won't want them to look homemade. I put the circuit in an electrical junction box (a bit larger than the enclosure my coworker gave me), and it still really won't fit - and when I cram everything in there, it stops working.

I plan to order a 1590bbt enclosure for it and hopefully that will take care of the issue, but I was wondering if anyone might have any tips or tricks to keep wiring short and neat, or for boxing stuff up correctly/neatly.

Thanks (and sorry for such a long post)!

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