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#1
Open Discussion / Re: Bizarre soldering issue
July 11, 2024, 11:14:02 AM
Thanks for everyones thoughts

I got some new solder in the post and its working great.

so it must be an off roll of solder, or its oxidized / aged and the flux has "died" somehow.

I also got some flux that I can try with the "off" reel and see if that helps

cheers
#2
Open Discussion / Re: Bizarre soldering issue
July 11, 2024, 08:05:12 AM
When I purchased the replacement I went to the vendor and I am confident its a genuine part.

Its certainly seems consistently hot....

Its super wierd. Will update when I get new solder and flux

regards tinning the tip, the solder just wont stick to it. And this is brand new, expensive tips too not old ones.
#3
Open Discussion / Bizarre soldering issue
July 10, 2024, 10:12:46 PM
Hi All

Looking for some advice.
I have used the same soldering station for a long time, a Xytronic LF-1680
Its electronically controlled and can set the temp.

Ive always used (dont judge!) 60/40 solder, 1mm, rosin flux coated.
Ive never really needed extra flux.

Recently the iron tip thing broke - not the metal tip, but the ceramic part inside somehow.
I ended up replacing the whole "wand" as it was better value to do so.

Now, fast forward a little bit, I am really struggling with cold joints. Ive replaced the tip multiple times. I havent changed brand of solder.

Any ideas wtf is going on? Can solder go off?
Ive ordered some more solder, and some additional stand-alone flux to try and figure this out.
Its sooo wierd, Ive never had this issue in like 15 years.

thanks
#4
General Questions / Re: test
July 10, 2024, 08:09:47 AM
Sorry having a lot of forum problems.
It seems to vary, right now the forum appears grey/blue and works only from my PC

In the past weeks its varied from this colour to a brown colour etc and will or wont let me login or post
including saying I am banned etc. I dont recall ever being banned before :(

Apologies if considered spam, and feel free to delete.

If anyone knows the latest, PM me?
#5
very cool
#6
General Questions / test
July 09, 2024, 01:26:40 PM
testinh if this works.

Lace
#7
Quote from: jimilee on February 23, 2024, 06:46:44 PM
Too many phasers does not exist. There is only more.


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There is no Dana only Zuul
#8
Open Discussion / Re: Gold Anniversary Big Muff
February 01, 2024, 10:00:07 PM
Quote from: lars on February 01, 2024, 02:00:03 AM
Quote from: LaceSensor on January 31, 2024, 02:43:27 PM
so I grabbed one of these
It sounds really quite good - beyond expectations actually. The build quality is very standard but the casing, presentation and little touches inc the documentation are quite nice additions.
Those knobs look 100% better! It would probably look great with these knobs as well:


Yeah maybe but I feel thats a Klon vibe and its not really EHX, so would mix the metaphor somewhat
#9
Open Discussion / Re: Gold Anniversary Big Muff
January 31, 2024, 04:44:58 PM
Quote from: jimilee on January 31, 2024, 04:35:41 PM
You say it sounds good, did the circuit change any?


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Found this on the EHX forums

From the KITRAE website resource, it feels like a mix of parts values across various Rams Head iterations.
I couldnt find the Nano Rams Head or JMascis schematics to compare to. It was meant to be the same as those but in thru hole.
#10
Open Discussion / Re: Gold Anniversary Big Muff
January 31, 2024, 04:16:21 PM
Quote from: Govmnt_Lacky on January 31, 2024, 03:39:35 PM
Quote from: LaceSensor on January 23, 2024, 10:40:42 PM
Waiting for $1000 on Reverb lolz to commence

Anywhere from $650 to $1200  ::)


Wow. And heres me being boring and, you know, playing it a bit, and planning on keeping it til I die.
#11
Open Discussion / Re: Gold Anniversary Big Muff
January 31, 2024, 03:13:27 PM
Quote from: jessenator on January 31, 2024, 02:59:19 PM
Did you change the knobs out after purchase, or did it come like that across the pond?

Good catch. I swapped them out. The hockey pucks had a cheapening effect and the black pops so well.
#12
Open Discussion / Re: Gold Anniversary Big Muff
January 31, 2024, 02:43:27 PM
so I grabbed one of these
It sounds really quite good - beyond expectations actually. The build quality is very standard but the casing, presentation and little touches inc the documentation are quite nice additions.

#13
Open Discussion / Re: Gold Anniversary Big Muff
January 26, 2024, 06:38:34 PM
yeah they should have used the bakolite knobs as a minimum, not the hockey ones.
#14
Open Discussion / Gold Anniversary Big Muff
January 23, 2024, 10:40:42 PM
Did anyone jump on the hype train for this one?

555 units, apparently its thru hole construction. Lazer etched, cute wooden box, velvet bag.
If it is indeed thru hole, the $250 is pretty reasonable

https://www.ehx.com/products/double-anniversary-big-muff-pi/

Waiting for $1000 on Reverb lolz to commence
#15
the reissue 1999 stereo big box polychorus uses two BBD lines for the different effects

There is indeed MN3008 for the chorus and double track (slapback delay) effect

If you struggle to find any legit chips let me know Rej, I can square you away