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General Questions / Re: Florist LED
November 22, 2020, 06:58:56 PM
I was thinking that might be possible, but didn't know if it would mess anything up in the circuit.  Nothing is ever that easy, is it?

Thanks!  This forum is awesome..
General Questions / Florist LED
November 22, 2020, 06:34:46 PM
Hello y'all,

I've got another question about the Florist.  I've got the board finished and tested, and it sounds great.  Does anyone know of a way to make the blinky LED (LFO rate) turn off when the pedal is in bypass?  I'm going to have that LED extruding from the enclosure and would rather it not blink anytime power is applied to the pedal.

As always, thanks in advance.
Open Discussion / Re: Florist J1/J2 Pads
November 19, 2020, 07:46:42 PM
Cool, thanks!
Open Discussion / Florist J1/J2 Pads
November 19, 2020, 03:54:26 PM
Hello all,

Getting ready to start soldering up a Florist PCB.  Could someone please explain the purpose of the J1 and J2 pads on the PCB?  It looks like they are used to wire up the input/output jacks.  Do I have to wire the jacks that way, or could I wire them up to the switch like I have done on other projects?

General Questions / Re: Florist JFET
November 08, 2020, 09:57:33 AM
Sweet, thanks.
General Questions / Florist JFET
November 07, 2020, 02:24:27 PM
Hello y'all.

I'm about to start a Florist build, and the plans call for a 2N5457 transistor at Q2.  I have a bunch of 2N5952's from a previous build, can I use one of them instead?  It says use a 5457 or compatible JFET, but I'm not sure what compatible means in that sense.

General Questions / Re: Afterlife Questions
August 14, 2020, 08:42:42 PM
Quote from: gordo on August 14, 2020, 07:14:14 PM
It's a heavenly effect. Seriously though your next move is the 4:1. This is the Afterlife you didn't realize you wanted. The Blend control blows this concept to bits with a clean mix to limit the loss of low or high punch.
Cool, thanks!  I'm really liking the Afterlife (now saying that sounds weird). I'll keep the 4:1 in mind. Sorry this thread didn't dig deeper into the netherworld.. [emoji44]

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General Questions / Re: Afterlife Questions
August 14, 2020, 06:45:34 AM
Quote from: mjg on August 13, 2020, 06:13:24 PM
If you have continuity between pin 2 & 3 of the volume pot, no matter how you twiddle the volume knob, then that is indeed your problem. 

Next step will be to double check those pins on the pot mini board, and also on the mini board and main board where you have wired them together.  Try reflowing those solder joints to see if that helps.  Sometimes a solder joint will be tiny enough to conduct but it won't be obvious to the naked eye.
You are brilliant sir! There was a single strand of wire that I couldn't even see without a magnifying glass that was connecting #2&3. Of course, by the time I found it, I had already desoldered the VOL pot, and damaged the #2 pad on the mini board. But I got it working after some minor surgery. Now it sounds great.
Thanks so much for the help!

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General Questions / Re: Afterlife Questions
August 13, 2020, 06:25:41 PM
Thanks much! I'll play around with it and see what I find.

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General Questions / Re: Afterlife Questions
August 13, 2020, 06:03:23 PM
Cool, thanks. I don't see a solder bridge on the mini board, and I have the vol pot soldered directly to it. When I test for continuity, pins 2 & 3 on the VOL pot have continuity (same with 1 & 2 on the SUS pot).
From what I can gather from the schematic, that's normal for the SUS pot, but is it supposed to be that way for VOL?
I can try and get a pic uploaded tomorrow.

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General Questions / Afterlife Questions
August 13, 2020, 04:19:37 PM
Hello everyone,

I just completed a MBP Afterlife build.  The issue I'm having is that the volume control has very little, if any effect on the overall volume (it behaves more like an on/off, not like a normal volume control).  At a setting of zero, there is no sound through the circuit.  At about .5 (on a scale of 0-10), the circuit is producing sound, and that volume level doesn't really change all the way to 10.  It is also quite a bit louder than when in bypass (if pedal-off volume is five, then pedal-on volume is probably like an eight).  There is also a fairly loud hum, and it's loudness seems to be directly related to how far up the sustain control is turned.

This is my 4th build, and this pedal makes FAR more background hum than any of my others.

Any thoughts for this struggling beginner?

Build Reports / Re: MBP Mimik
September 02, 2019, 08:58:34 AM
Thanks guys! I wish the paint and sanding was cleaner, but I like the overall look.

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Build Reports / Re: MBP Mimik
September 01, 2019, 07:51:33 AM
Quote from: alanp on September 01, 2019, 06:30:04 AM
That's a good lookin' pedal! And for all the wires, I think it's rather tidy inside as well :)

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Build Reports / MBP Mimik
August 31, 2019, 08:20:52 PM
Finished my second build not long after my first one.  This MBP Mimik sounds awesome, just as expected! My buddy, who is a regular here did the graphic design and we acid etched it. The etch turned out great, but the paint and sanding could have been better. It still looks pretty cool. Special thanks to Brian at Mad Bean for sending me a few caps that I couldn't find! What a great help.

Build Reports / Re: MBP Woodstork
August 24, 2019, 11:58:15 AM
Quote from: Matmosphere on August 24, 2019, 11:00:43 AM
Also, you do realize that your next one needs to have the Amigos themselves on it. Or perhaps this is the start of a series..
That's a great idea!

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