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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Apis no longer working?
« on: January 08, 2015, 10:49:05 AM »
I'll take some measurements and post them.

Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Apis no longer working?
« on: January 08, 2015, 10:47:30 AM »
I don't really have a great understanding of that stuff yet, although I'd like to in the future.

I can measure voltage, I just don't know where to measure and what to look for when I do.

I think what I'm looking for are things like "First, I'd check _____. Make sure you have 3.4v at pin 1..."

Thanks for the link and the reply!
I'll read through that thread.

Tech Help - Projects Page / Apis no longer working?
« on: January 08, 2015, 10:19:35 AM »
So, here is the short version of this tale: I built myself an Apis. I sold it on TGP for cheap to help fund an amp purchase. Shipped Apis to south Africa. Buyer tells me it doesn't work. He ships it back and it doesn't work! I have a suspicion that he put the wrong voltage into it and cooked something. I've taken it apart and and don't see anything unusual or obviously messed up. Bypass works, everything on the jacks, switch ect looks good, so I'm guessing he toasted an op amp or something? He told me he tried a bunch of different power supplies which worries me...

Anyway, I gave him a refund and I'm glad to have it back because I was missing it and I'd like to get it going again for my own personal board.

Where would you guys start with trying to repair it?

Here she is just because...

Tech Help - Projects Page / Kingslayer tone/treble knob question
« on: June 12, 2014, 02:19:18 PM »
Hey gang, been awhile since I've been on the forum.

I have a Kingslayer I recently built and In my current rig, I wish I could tone down some highs.
Like, I wish the tone knob went down lower. about 9o'clock is the brightest I ever set the treble knob, but there are times when setting it to zero I wish it was even lower.

It sounds good with other rigs, but with my particular setup I'm wondering If maybe changing a cap value would help me get what I'm after. Hope that makes sense.

What do you guys think?


After having a look at the schematic, I'm wondering if changing C15 (5n6) to a different value would be the trick?

Also, My knowledge of schem and tone controls are extremely limited.

Build Reports / Re: Nautilus
« on: October 23, 2013, 09:21:58 AM »
killer as usual.

Is that the 'ghost black' finish or whatever its called from PPP?

General Questions / Re: Most transparent madbean boost?
« on: August 29, 2013, 03:05:52 PM »
Hey Fish,
Vox AC30CC2X owner here.  If retaining that tone while boosting it is what you are looking for, the Madbean Slambox (SHO) does it for me.  The Fat Pants was a little duller sounding to me through my AC30. For a little more dirt I like the Blues Breaker type circuits (King of Tone, Prince of Tone and Morning Glory).  My Timmy does pretty well while keeping it mostly transparent also.  Across a fair share of AC30 users Tube Screamer circuits are not seen as a good match due to the mid hump EQ.

Check out the Buy/Sell section of the forum for some of the older Madbean projects as well as Haberdasher can etch up some of the extra projects for you.
Thanks man!
I might try a SHO and another Thunderpuss and see what I like. Maybe a 2-in-1!

General Questions / Re: Most transparent madbean boost?
« on: August 29, 2013, 03:03:40 PM »
double post... my bad

General Questions / Re: Most transparent madbean boost?
« on: August 29, 2013, 02:58:41 PM »
Thanks for the many great reply guys!
Lots of good info!

General Questions / Re: Most transparent madbean boost?
« on: August 28, 2013, 01:23:47 PM »
Cool, thanks guys.
I have a Kingslayer at home that I have haven't tried with this amp yet, I will give it a go!

General Questions / Re: Most transparent madbean boost?
« on: August 28, 2013, 12:15:12 PM »
I haven't tried anything except the Thunderpuss  :o

General Questions / Most transparent madbean boost?
« on: August 28, 2013, 12:11:23 PM »
Hey guys,
I finally got an amp (Morgan AC20 deluxe) that I love the dirty sounds on and I think that dirt pedals seem to take away from the sound of the amp when trying to push it harder. Until I tried a Thunderpuss I built, which Just seems to push the amp without a lot of color and extra...stuff. The amp sounds like an AC30 being pushed. I love all the chime and clarity, but when I put any dirt in front of it, it loses a lot of the chime and clarity. (klon, Zen, TS808, etc) So I'm thinking a transparent boost might be better for me.
I built the Thunderpuss for a friend and just happened to gig with it on my bored a couple of times.
The time has come to give it to him, so I need to build myself a boost.
So Is there a better boost than the Thunderpuss for me?
I like that it is one knob. (but doesn't have to be limited to that)
The most important thing is I just want it to push my amp without adding anything extra (color, treble, etc).
What do you guys think on a transparent boost project?

Build Reports / Re: Multiplex..... finally!
« on: May 10, 2013, 03:08:46 PM »
The drill trick works really well actually!

Build Reports / Re: Fuzzmite & Ranger2
« on: April 30, 2013, 07:39:20 AM »
really nice.
Also love that hammertone!

Build Reports / Re: 3 in 1 for a friend
« on: April 19, 2013, 10:51:00 AM »
That is on of the coolest guitar related things I've seen in awhile!
Really really fantastic execution!

Build Reports / Re: Fireball v90
« on: April 16, 2013, 12:29:43 PM »
I want that!

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