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Build Reports / Re: A Wee Brannigan
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:02:19 AM »
Amazing as usual, both inside and outside. I have a small Riot pcb too, with 6 mm resistors but a simplified clipping section (the Ge clippers are gone so it uses a SPDT to choose between two settings). Tradeoffs... nice to see how you managed to implement everything!

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Build Reports / Re: Silver Boogie
« on: December 22, 2013, 12:52:51 PM »
http://www.smallbearelec.com/servlet/Detail?no=110

Those are smaller (13 mm diameter), I think those used by Pickdropper are 15 mm. They might be 45KN031 Eagle knobs, available from mouser.

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Build Reports / Re: Silver Boogie
« on: December 22, 2013, 11:25:13 AM »
Great build all around. Have you tried it with black Davies 1510 knobs? They might look bland, but I have really come to appreciate them.

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General Questions / Re: KoT Diodes - source located (maybe)
« on: December 22, 2013, 08:37:55 AM »
I am not sure why a dealer of elusive, obsolete parts would encourage you to buy hundreds of them at a decreasing price (which is the practise for current production parts). Getting those old diodes could be cool, but I'd rather be sure I will not end up with overpaid 1n4148/914's in a fancy package.

(besides, is there a functional/hearable difference between a MA856 or 1S1588 and a generic si diode?)

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Build Reports / Re: Super Collectable Gold Klones!
« on: December 21, 2013, 01:52:55 PM »
unicorn tears + rainbow = awesome.

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Build Reports / Re: Osmium (Dragon Armor/Tight Metal clone)
« on: December 21, 2013, 12:54:33 PM »
Stunning.

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Build Reports / Re: ICBM / Dirty Deeds / Buzzalike
« on: December 20, 2013, 01:54:09 PM »
Great decal choice for the ICBM  :D Classy builds as always, I love the guts of the Buzzalike with the vero and the huge pots.

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Open Discussion / Re: Tayda PCB Manufacture
« on: December 19, 2013, 05:58:18 PM »
I might give it a shot.
Kind of off topic, but OSH has been lightning fast lately. I'm getting boards in less than 2 weeks after I place an order.  :o

Same here, I just received a shipping notification for boards I ordered on december 12.

As for Tayda, I'll wait for feedback before giving their service a try, but as already stated I am not sure they can bring something new to the game compared to itead. But I hope I'll be mistaken.

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Open Discussion / Re: Tayda PCB Manufacture
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:14:12 PM »
I wonder how it would compare to itead, quality- and price-wise.

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Open Discussion / Re: The Best of The Best
« on: December 18, 2013, 12:59:53 PM »
Plus, everybody knows it adds mojo to have lousy rats nest wiring.

Exactly. The imperfections make the design/sound perfect.

Or the other way round.

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General Questions / Re: Different kinds of potentiometers
« on: December 17, 2013, 06:56:57 PM »
The standard is pretty much what you assume.

A = log (audio, the way the ear perceivessound, think of the dB curve)
B = linear (it's easy to remember if you've heard of Linear B)
C = reverse log
There is also W, used mainly for the tube screamer tone pot

It is not uncommon for builders to use one type in place of another, depending on what they have on hand; typically the "right" taper is the one that makes the whole rotation of the pot useful, but using the "wrong" type will not make your effect unusable (maybe a bit harder to dial in).

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Build Reports / Re: Box rocker
« on: December 17, 2013, 09:33:01 AM »
So after using my old test rig for a while, I thought it would be cool to have a new box which is easy to use as well as can do two effects simultaneously. Great for testing boosts into overdrives and delays with other effects.

This is a great idea, and very well executed! I love the "point to point for vintage toan" on the CLR  ;D

Are these 3PDT toggles from tayda? I got two some time ago and managed to fry both, I found them really unforgiving (as all of their toggle switches). Then I thought "hey, they're toggles switches, I do not need a LED to see what position they're in!"...

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Open Discussion / Re: Ehx make klones for $68
« on: December 17, 2013, 08:00:41 AM »
I was more amused by the fact they call "nano" a pedal (big muff) in a 1590B enclosure  ;D

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And... happy birthday Brian!

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Open Discussion / Re: Smallbear Alpha 3PDT?
« on: December 15, 2013, 06:13:14 AM »
The action is naturally stiffer than the DPDT, but it's still largely better than the cheap blue 3PDT. To me the quality warrants the price.

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