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Hardware like that is tough. I do suggest replacing it. If you are looking for parts floydrose.com is a good place to start. I see that ďJacksonĒ is stamped into the bridge so you should be able to salvage 90% of it. If the stripped screws will not come out at all here is a trick I used to used when I repaired medical equipment that used set screws.

-get a handheld Dremel with a cutting wheel attachment

-VERY carefully cut a slot in the center of the top of the screw head using the cutting wheel. Be careful not to go to the edges as you do not want to damage the bridge.

-be sure to cut the slot across the Allen insert and make sure it is wide and long enough to fit a, fairly beefy <- technical term, flat blade screwdriver.

-spray a little WD40 after cutting the slot. This will get into the threads a little easier now and also cool the screw head down.

-Then use said ďbeefyĒ screw driver to remove stuck screw.

I have used this with success many times on many different things. After you get the screw out you should be able to match the thread count and screw head size on a hardware site. If the floydrose.com site doesnít have the exact screw you may want to check McMaster-Carr or another hardware site. They have loads of strange screws and other random hardware. They even have diagrams on how to match thread count or measure thread pitch. I hope this helps.
-Mike-


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Open Discussion / Re: Happy NGD to me!
« on: October 19, 2020, 01:24:18 PM »
I got an S2 a couple years back. They are amazing instruments! Enjoy, that is a super nice color too!


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Open Discussion / Re: You ever get that one guy...
« on: October 08, 2020, 08:50:42 AM »
Update: got the pedal back and everything works fine! I am beyond angry now. This guy is officially fired! I am refunding his money, less the 2 unnecessary shipping costs and $50 for my pain and suffering.


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Open Discussion / Re: You ever get that one guy...
« on: October 06, 2020, 11:22:46 AM »
This is exactly why I stopped building one-off stuff for strangers years ago. Everybody is an unreasonable asshole when it comes to custom work.

On the other hand, these days it would be pretty easy to troubleshoot an "it doesn't work" bullshit scenario via Facetime, Zoom, Google Meet, etc. I would them prove it doesn't work -- LIVE -- before I would entertain a return.
Yes it would. I wish I had thought of that!

I do plan on building short runs (5 or 10 of a pedal at a time) for a bit to see if anything flourishes from it. But the custom one off stuff, aside from close friends, it not for me anymore. ďThis guyĒ has helped me over the fence on that decision.
Heís a nice guy (seemingly) but I just donít have the time or patience anymore for this kind of crap. I love the hobby and refuse to let anyone ruin it for me.
-Mike-


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Open Discussion / Re: What version of Big Muff are the new ones?
« on: October 05, 2020, 04:44:10 PM »
I recently built a Hoof clone for one of my friends. This was my favorite sounding muff that I've built so far. I used the layout on the Perf board site. I linked it below for you. The "Shift" function on that opened up a world of sounds. It was a very cool and fun build.
-Mike-

http://effectslayouts.blogspot.com/2015/03/earthquaker-devices-hoof.html

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Open Discussion / what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: October 05, 2020, 10:01:02 AM »
I am a MASSIVE Deftones fan and canít say enough good things about the new album (even though Steph uses a 9 string guitar). Itís a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Link below. Name of the album is ďOhmsĒ
-Mike-

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Open Discussion / Re: You ever get that one guy...
« on: October 02, 2020, 09:30:07 PM »

Ok I may have used your name in vain a few times as I tried cramming all that shit in a tiny 1590A box but damned if they haven't all worked :-)
Bwahahahaha


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Hahahahaha!


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Open Discussion / Re: You ever get that one guy...
« on: October 01, 2020, 02:19:15 PM »
Hey guys, Iím both glad and sad to hear itís not just me. I went through everything I could with this guy. He is the worst! He is really nice which is why Iím trying to work with him but I am loosing my mind here. I should have just cut it off the first time I got it back but hindsight is 20/20 right. I will get the other back and list it on reverb or something only because I want this thing out of my sight and house. I actually told him that he was the reason I decided to stop custom builds. Not my best moment but I was fed up at the time...and still am. Thank for the input guys. It helps to hear how others handle this kind of stuff.
I told this guy in the 10 years of me building and modding pedals I have never had one that was DOA or didnít work properly. Itís so irritating.
-Mike-


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Open Discussion / You ever get that one guy...
« on: October 01, 2020, 01:03:10 PM »
So as most of you probably do, I offered to build some one a custom pedal. It was an Acapulco Gold and a Foxx Tone Machine in the same enclosure. It had a master bypass switch with two individual by pass switches for the fx. Now this guy is a real pain in the A$$. He was messaging me multiple times a day, asking for this and that, or if this or that was doable. Finally I finished the pedal tested it and sent it over to him.
Once he got the pedal he tried it out and said it didnít work...ugg! Ok, I sent him a return label and got the pedal back...works just fine. I then replaced a bunch of parts (shotgun attempt really) and tested the pedal for 5 days, on 3 different amps, with and without other pedals in the mix. Everything was good...or so I thought. Sent him the pedal, double boxed and TONS of packing material, and again. He said it didnít work. I am now sending him a single AG and fuzz in separate enclosures. Plus another return label for the original pedal I built him.
This guy has been a thorn in my side since the initial contact. I have since decided to no longer offer custom builds (unless itís a friend of mine or a mutual contact) because of this guy. I have had difficult customers, and everything that comes along with them. I work customer support for fishman...But ďTHIS GUYĒ has burnt me out! Anyways sorry and thanks for listening to my rant. Just needed to vent.

Anyone else run into this? What did you guys do?

-Mike-   


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Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: DBA Echo Dream - with reward
« on: September 12, 2020, 07:33:07 PM »
thanks Mike, I appreciate your efforts. I have never found the motivation to get back at it again. To be honest, pedal building has decreased drastically for me... I actually picked up my guitar the first time in 3 month after moving just to get a nice text from my neighbor that her 1 year old keeps waking up  :o ::)
***another necro post***

I finally got around to building this and it fired right up. The rate and depth donít seem to change much in the effect. Everything else seems to work as it should and I donít get the motor-boating issue. I did make a couple changes (that I canít remember off the top of my head) but they were all recommended by either you or Brian.
I got the XR chip from eBay and they both tested fine, I think, once the board was built up. I also used a TL for the op amp. Iíd be happy to take whatever measurements you want me too in order to help. I can also confirm which ďModsĒ I did once I get back into the shop. I did want to let you know that I got mine, for the most part, up and running. Let me know what you need.
-Mike-


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Build Reports / Re: Hamlet Delay (perf board is for masochists)
« on: July 24, 2020, 05:36:15 PM »
This is a work of art! I tried a simple boos circuit on perf once...that was my first and LAST experience with perf. Once again this is a master piece! Great work.


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Build Reports / Re: A few builds (Bearhug, Minitaur, etc.)
« on: July 16, 2020, 03:32:58 PM »
These look fantastic! Stellar job, inside and out!
-Mike-


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Global Annoucements / Re: Restocks and free shipping
« on: July 16, 2020, 03:31:27 PM »
Order placed! Just in time for my B-day too! Thanks for doing this Brian. Iíve said it before and Iíll say it a million more times, you and this forum are the reason I am still building! Thanks for everything!
-Mike-
Ps: already thinking of what Iím going to do for the MBP BOTY this year!


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Build Reports / Re: Alcohol Ink Enclosure Builds
« on: July 13, 2020, 06:07:09 PM »
Iíve been playing with alcohol inks lately too. Yours look way better than mine though.





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General Questions / Re: TAPLFO 3 Backwards Compatible?
« on: July 09, 2020, 05:29:57 PM »
Thanks!  If I'm not able to source a v2, I may go with this.
Iíve programmed these before. I need to order a couple for myself. If you need a couple let me know.


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