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Open Discussion / Re: Oh man oh man, Joe Bonamassa
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:05:06 PM »
ďIíve really gotten over pedals. I canít keep up with this craze of boutique pedals that make you sound like everything but your guitar. I canít get my head around it. So you donít want to play a guitar [properly] so you buy a box that makes it sound like an algorithm, like you just fired up your computer and you can spend the night staring at your fuckiní shoes? Címon manÖ

ďI know Iíll get shit for saying this, but itís fucking lazy. Itís insulting to people who spent 35 years playing and learning, like a lot of players. And we continue to work at it! These guys can barely play a chord but call themselves soundscapists. Get the fuck outta here! Itís bullshit. Thereís so much masking and spin going on there. Can we get real for a minute? What do you actually play? Pick up an acoustic guitarÖ try that!Ē

OK JOE WHATEVER YOU SAY

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Open Discussion / Re: The $15 3PDT (video)
« on: September 11, 2017, 07:39:24 PM »
They look like Alphas and sound like they have a similar throw. Personally I'd prefer to make up a small Millenium bypass (there's some tiny and cheap OSH Park projects available) and get some Alpha DPDTs. Probably amounts to about $10 all up. This product is a good innovation though.

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Build Reports / Re: Twin Peaks Tremolo
« on: June 07, 2017, 10:43:04 PM »
Does anyone have one of these PCBs? Maybe I'll just email him again...

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Global Annoucements / Re: Very sad news
« on: May 06, 2017, 01:00:52 AM »
Damn, that's fucked up. I've lost two friends over the last year to suicide. Look after your dang selves people.

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Global Annoucements / Re: VFE Update
« on: March 30, 2017, 12:45:42 AM »
Duh I was wrong, CE3s use 3207s (I think, schematics are hazy and all this rain is making me woozy)

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Global Annoucements / Re: VFE Update
« on: March 30, 2017, 12:42:51 AM »
I'm not gonna fact check this but I think a 3007 chorus = CE2 and a 3008 chorus = CE3.

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Tapanatorator and T.Tremolo - Distortion
« on: December 22, 2016, 05:07:38 PM »
Not that putting a 3.3k would make my issue better :'( duh.

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Tapanatorator and T.Tremolo - Distortion
« on: December 22, 2016, 05:03:39 PM »
Thanks Jon - Yeah I didn't bother checking the LDR in my haste so hopefully I've just done something dumb and put in a 3.3k instead of 330R. Cheers :)

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Tech Help - Projects Page / Tapanatorator and T.Tremolo - Distortion
« on: December 22, 2016, 07:38:07 AM »
Hey all,

I've completed the Tapanatorator and associated T.Tremolo and it's working fine, except the range of the T1 pot that controls the brightness of the LED is a little finicky - on the build document, it states that for working with the Tremolo circuit, that it should generally be set to maximum. On my build, it seems that if I put it up more than 1/4 of the way, I get a warm distortion to the tremolo. Nice, but I'd prefer clean!

I assume I'm overdriving the LED a little and pushing the 9203 LDR too hard? Perhaps I should just increase R2 on the Tapanatorator board?

Thanks :)

Charles

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Open Discussion / Re: Fulltone Footswitches: Worth the extra bucks?
« on: December 22, 2016, 12:57:39 AM »
Tbh there's a bit of the ol' snakeoil in some of Fulltone's marketing.

All devices can fail, some maybe more than others. Maybe Fulltone makes them domestically, but that's not necessarily going to prevent potential failure.

Personally, I purchase Alpha DPDTs or cheap momentarys w/relay circuit if I'm making something nice, or just cheap generic blue 3PDTs otherwise.

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Open Discussion / Re: Rehousing
« on: December 15, 2016, 06:51:09 AM »
I'm currently reading The Guns of August and all I can think of is... explosions. Looks beautiful!

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Open Discussion / Re: the MBV reverse delay sound
« on: November 07, 2016, 11:00:27 PM »
Do you have a vibrato bridge on your guitar? ;)

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Open Discussion / Re: TAPTATION BAD?
« on: October 17, 2016, 06:02:40 AM »
Yeah I've sourced multiple PT2399s as well from different sources, it's weird.. got some bad luck. Will keep trying.

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Open Discussion / Re: TAPTATION BAD?
« on: October 13, 2016, 02:26:04 AM »
Thanks for the suggestions Jacob! I'll definitely look into it. :)

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Open Discussion / Re: TAPTATION BAD?
« on: October 11, 2016, 08:12:42 PM »
Cool, thanks for the intel. I bought a bunch of 5x of these a while back when I was troubleshooting: http://au.rs-online.com/web/p/digital-potentiometers/0403654/

I had the same issue with all of them. Is there another model that would be more precise that you're aware of?

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