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Open Discussion / So i'm really into the krylon shimmer metallic paint...
« on: October 12, 2014, 03:27:46 PM »
and I was wondering if anyone has ever sourced white glitter paint. I really love that pearl/ glitter look and would love to be able to use it on a build.

Tech Help - Projects Page / Sub for the zener in the aquaboy?
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:30:32 PM »
So I have everything almost ready to go an realized I don't have the Zener. Is there anything I can use in its place? Thanks!

Open Discussion / NGD
« on: October 03, 2014, 02:36:14 PM »
Hey Guys, thought I would share! This is a 1997 MIJ Squier Supersonic that I recently obtained. I snagged it a few weeks back but never shared, so here it is. I didn't want to post it until I changed the neck pickup (the original was a bit hollow sounding). Anyway, I first came across one of these guitars seeing a band I love (Tera Melos). Their guitar player (who plays with one of the largest boards I have ever seen, and he actually uses them) plays the blue sparkle version of this guitar. The band may not be everyone's cup of tea, however they are worth a view on youtube if only to see this guy dance on his board and create insane sounds. The moment I saw it, I fell in love and knew I had to have one. It has such a cool look and I love the reverse headstock. It certainly wasn't cheap, but the quality is outstanding. The say the quality of the old Squiers that were made in Japan rival that of the american releases. I honestly cannot say I disagree. It plays like a dream (my small hands love this short scale) and sounds amazing. The original set up of the guitar was 2 volume pots and no tone control. When I swapped the neck pup I changed that to master volume/master tone. it is.

Open Discussion / Wandering Pots
« on: September 28, 2014, 09:28:45 AM »
Hey guys, I've noticed after about a month or so of boxing any particular build, my pots start to get a little loose. Which is odd, considering I'm usually breaking my arms when tightening them into place. Any suggestions? I've heard of locking washers but don't know here to source them? Thanks!

Build Reports / Moooooodriiiiiiing
« on: September 09, 2014, 02:29:15 PM »
Had a few firsts with this build. First successful reverse etch, first use of soft touch bypass. First layout done in a program vs by hand. Actually, I just realized this is my first with aluminum knobs too (which I am now completely sold on).  All in all, I am definitely pleased with the result. I should have gone with thicker lines on the design; I lost a bit of detail during the etch and my post-paint sanding took some paint away....but as stated in my prior post i'm still green when it comes to enclosure etching. Ultimately, it ended up looking slightly distressed, which I am definitely ok with. Guts wise, definitely not my best work, but it came out ok. I had fun with the soft touch bypass, and I'm probably going to to have to go soft  :o for the rest of my builds too (thanks Josh). Big thanks to (cody) selfdestroyer for posting the enclosure etching tutorial, and to brian for the design. Between this, the chasm, and both rub a dubs, I think my reverb needs are met. Actually wait, I haven't built a tenebrion yet.....

Build Reports / Etched Moodring Enclosure
« on: September 04, 2014, 05:35:00 PM »
Hey Guys, I just finished etching this enclosure. It's only my second enclosure etch so I am still working on my process, but I think it came out ok. I went with a reverse etch, as I've been seeing a lot of painted enclosures lately with reverse etching and love the look. As far as the design goes, nothing too special. Traced the astronaut off of an image i sourced on google. I made a few flubs-namely not including the text layer for the "ring" pot. Whoops! The concentric circles around the pots were shamelessly stolen from bean's moodring enclosure. It just looked too cool! Anyways, thought I'd share (:

« on: August 28, 2014, 06:42:41 PM »
I was in a rush to finish this one; went from empty PCB to pop'd and rocked (not boxed yet) in about 2 hours. And dear sweet mother of tone does this thing sound gorgeous. Thanks bean, for yet another amazing pedal.

Build Reports / Dirty Delay (dweller)
« on: August 26, 2014, 09:53:27 AM »
This is my cave dweller. Nod to Midway fair with the paint job. I spent the other night checking his site out and decided it was time to hand paint an enclosure. Nothing special in the build-did the repeats mod and lowered r1 and c1.

Open Discussion / Looking to purchase a laser printer...
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:14:54 PM »
Hey guys! the habit of running back and forth in the office to print etch masks is getting quite tedious, so I feel like it is time to invest in a laser printer to assist me in my needs. Does anyone have any recommendations for reasonably prices ones that will accomplish what I need? I know there are issues with brother printers (or so i've heard). I found this one on amazon and it seems to be what I'm looking for.

Anyone have any experience with this printer or others? Thanks!

Open Discussion / PCB Design work Questions
« on: August 23, 2014, 05:06:16 PM »
Hey guys,

I know this is a question that has been asked a million times, but can anyone give me an idea of the going rate for PCB design? A friend and I have a budding small operation, and while I don't expect (or really want, for that matter) to ever turn a profit beyond financing personal builds, I do think it would be cool to have our own PCB's.  I am looking into outsourcing PCB design, as eagle isn't a mountain I have quite conquered yet. I know a lot of you guys are fully capable, so I figured I'd ask what the process is and what a typical fee structure looks like. I know a lot of this is based on the kind of design, eg. delay VS a opamp booster. Can anyone fill me in?

Open Discussion / tayda code
« on: August 21, 2014, 12:21:45 PM »
15% Discount Coupon Code : HEREWEGO
**Valid till 26 August 2014 ( 6pm New York time )

Open Discussion / Line selector question
« on: August 17, 2014, 05:33:58 PM »
Hey guys

I recently snagged a really cool old Yamaha keyboard from the 80s with an awesome set of drum loop samples and had the idea of running it through my chain. Needless to say, it's been super fun! I got the idea of making  a simple line selector box so I could switch between either my guitar or the keyboard through the chain. I also occasionally use the animoog app on my iPhone through my chain to make loops as well, so having the ability to select between 2 inputs would save me some time. Any thoughts on achieving this? My initial idea was just to use an spst, outer poles being the tips of each in jack and the center being the tip of the out jack, tying all grounds together. But then my brain started working too hard thinking about an indicator led for each in and I've now confused myself in wiring diagrams for rotary selectors and feedback loopers. Any suggestions?

Open Discussion / Any suggestions for custom pickguard makers?
« on: August 14, 2014, 10:16:47 PM »
Hey guys,

Recently snagged a long time dream guitar of mine (MIJ squier supersonic), and I'd like to get a pickguard made. Not looking for anything fancy, just white pearl most likely. Unfortunately, there isn't much of a market out there for pickguards for limited production 1997 squier's, so I'm going to have to have one made. Anyone have any suggestions or experience with having one made? thanks!

General Questions / Pitch Pirate mask
« on: August 05, 2014, 04:57:39 PM »
So I found the match to etch the pitch pirate on fsb, but I can't get the sizing right to print it. Does anyone have a pdf? Bean spoils us :)

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