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Audio/Video Demos / Re: Honeydripper
March 23, 2013, 03:55:59 AM
Sorry to bump but for some reason I decided to put the Honeydripper in my effects loop today.  All I can say is WOW, so much better sounding and "feeling" when you play.  I don't know if it is the hotter signal, the buffered part of the loop or what, but it so much more usable.  Specifically the Sweep control.  It used to only be usable in the last 15% of the rotation, now it is more like the last 65% is usable!!!

So if you have an active loop in your amp give it a try.

Build Reports / Re: Clipper Ship 2.0
December 16, 2012, 03:59:33 AM
Wow that looks stellar!
You could also try putting a buffer or buffered pedal in front of it to see if the noise stops.  This works with my BYOC ce-2 clone that has the LFO thump.

Good luck.
Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Lowrider power issue
November 29, 2012, 03:55:24 PM
Glad you got it worked out!
Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Lowrider power issue
November 28, 2012, 05:28:20 PM
I don't think so...I have mine hooked up to my PP2+ into one of the regular slots that provides only 100mA I believe.

Can you post pictures of your build?  Specifically, the wiring from dc jack to board, and led to power. 

My guess is that you reversed the two positive lugs on the dc jack.  Depending where you connected your LED power to, you could get no power to the circuit board but have power to the LED.

Build Reports / Re: Just finished the Lowrider!
November 26, 2012, 06:54:34 PM
Look good and sounds awesome!  I love this circuit too, really fun to play.
Congratulations and best of luck in the future!
Build Reports / Re: Lowrider
November 13, 2012, 11:59:13 AM
Thanks guys, I had a lot of fun building this. 

If anybody wants the artwork with the car, I have a PDF saved of that (I think inkscape too, but everything might not line up properly for it anymore) and I am happy to share.

Also FWIW, I had an easier time dialing in the upper octave trimmer when I mixed in some clean signal too.  Just easier to tell when distortion began.
Wow, this is just stunning, the finish and the build quality!!!
Build Reports / Re: Lowrider
November 12, 2012, 05:35:08 PM
Thanks a lot!  Well I was wondering when/if somebody would notice that.  The labels and knobs are correct.  B/c I didn't use board mounted pots, I flipped the order of the upper octave and clean.  It just made more sense to me that way, to go in linear order of increasing octaves left to right.  Arrows were an easy choice for the octaves, and many others have done a similar thing when building this.  I decided to use a "play" style symbol for clean.

I actually had ordered different knobs too, but they ended up not working out. So I found these ones in my bin and they worked ok.
Build Reports / Lowrider
November 12, 2012, 03:54:21 PM
This baby is sweet, fired up first try!  I used 1n34a diodes.  For the cap value changes to increase upper octave, I liked a 1n in C10 and a 470p in C12 best...less fizzy but still very present upper octave.  was gonna do a 64 Impala in some three-wheel motion but decided to do go the road less traveled and do a lowrider bicycle instead lol.

Open Discussion / Re: Guitar repair part sources?
November 06, 2012, 06:45:55 PM
Just an FYI I've replaced alpha guitar pots with Bourns and been very very happy in an Epi LP.  From this seller on Amazon
Open Discussion / Re: Carl Martin Quattro
October 31, 2012, 01:44:23 PM
Awesome, thanks for posting pics!  All the shielded cable runs have grounds on both ends, is this because the jacks are isolated?

Audio/Video Demos / Re: Honeydripper
October 31, 2012, 01:39:04 PM
Thanks guys, glad you like it!  Ashamed to say I had to look up Peaches In Regalia...that's an awesome song.  I was just playing some Jimi style pentatonic licks, but it does sound similar which is really cool. 

Hey Brian, did you happen to see my comment in my build report?  Not sure if I was measuring/reading something wrong, but my +18 voltages were on different pins of both 3080s than indicated in the schematic (testing with only charge pump IC installed).

Audio/Video Demos / Re: Honeydripper
October 29, 2012, 06:02:41 PM
Yea I am definitely going to try that out.  I just finished my Lowrider, but ordered the wrong size knobs so it isn't on the board yet.  But I should grab my Whammy from the closet and see what happens.

Just a side note...when I go through the different modes of the pedal in the video, they don't sound as different as it does in real life.