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General Questions / What does a Pig Butt sound like?
« on: February 26, 2018, 08:11:02 PM »
I need to buy something from Brian or donate a few bucks.
Waiting for something new from Madbean!
What does the Pig Butt (op-amp muff) sound like? Have you build one? Do you like it?

Build Reports / Voodoo Child
« on: February 18, 2018, 10:21:32 PM »
Not one to post builds, but I've been trying to up my game a bit. With the help of Keefe etching the faceplate for me ( I couldn't get a clean one!) and using Brejna's wonderful Pangea board I've finished it. I had an issue trying to get the LED to work on the board and while mucking about I blew up the switching circuit. So after pulling the pedal apart (I did have it working out of the box!) I had to switch over to standard bypass. At that point I gave up on hiding the wiring and just put it where it worked. So a bit of spaghetti is present. The Symmetry control was, I thought, acting funny (but I don't know why, scuse me while I kiss the sky.. sorry. Rabbit!) when with the help of a few generous madbeaners I figured out that I had the rotary washer for speed control set in the wrong spot. Gotta love those stupid mistakes.  Anyway I'm really happy at how it came out and hope to build better pedals.

Open Discussion / Looking for a quiet EQ project.
« on: February 17, 2018, 08:18:11 PM »
Do you know of a good EQ project?
Prefer not to deal with Vero but I could if push comes to shove.

I have a Bugera and a VOX AC15HW. Really night and day tone wise.
Would love the option to EQ/tune differing pedal combinations.

Should sell both amps and my car and buy a Matchless or something spectacular.

Having an audio engineering background I love me my EQz..
I bought a BOSS 7 band pedal in the early 80s and it was really noisy. Couldn't use it so I'm gun shy in that department.

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / How do you protect your etched faceplates?
« on: February 17, 2018, 07:19:49 PM »
I just had Keefe etch me a nice copper/black faceplate.
I have to drill it and finish it.
I really don't want to destroy it through experimenting!
Any tips?  Things to avoid?

Open Discussion / Fudging pots. How do you halve a pots resistance?
« on: February 17, 2018, 12:11:31 PM »
When you need to halve a linear pot do you need to add a resistor to each side or does one in parallel across pins 1 and 3 work? Iím a space cadet fur sur.

Iíll look at the schemo to figure out the pots configuration.

I read the secret life of pots but I am a bit dense and a genius at the same time.

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Open Discussion / Caution: gruesome guts of first pedal thread.
« on: February 13, 2018, 03:53:01 AM »
Oh the humanity!

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Open Discussion / Frustration Day!ó- TURNS TO HAPPY ENDING!
« on: February 07, 2018, 06:53:46 PM »
Ever have one of those days?


Brane's Uni - Vibe works great except no on/off LED indicator. I try to make it better. POOF! I think I blew up the relay bypass circuit. Made it worse.. Ouch! Permanently BYPASSED!  I think it actually sounded like CLICK, CLICK.. POOF!  Crapola
Almost got it boxed.
Break time...

Open Discussion / What is your favorite King of TXXX board?
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:15:15 PM »
What is your favorite King of TXXX board?

I'm thinkin O building 1

Open Discussion / Recognize this PCB? I don't... [Mystery PCB Identified!]
« on: February 03, 2018, 06:05:57 PM »
Recognize this PCB?

General Questions / Can your grounding scheme create issues?
« on: February 03, 2018, 03:32:57 PM »
Can your grounding scheme create issues?

Say you run more grounds that needed or wire things in an unconventional way can it create problems or is ground just ground?

Open Discussion / Strange amperage reading on my power supply -.001
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:05:17 PM »
When powering a circuit I usually see the amperage at a normal draw say for a distortion it might be .005 or 5ma. But while powering my Ultrastoner build it shows up @ -.001 or -1ma.

Iím trying to diagnose why the Ultrastoner doesnít sound right.. maybe DC leaking into the ground plane?

Can anyone give me a reason this might be?

General Questions / What DC jacks do you use?
« on: January 25, 2018, 05:09:51 PM »
I don't know if it's the cables or the jack I use but I would never gig with the possibility of loosing a pedal during a set. The cheap DC jacks I've been using are a bit loose.

General Questions / Can you up the fidelity changing out opamps?
« on: January 25, 2018, 03:25:55 PM »
Just wondering your take on changing out TLO72s and 74s with better chips?

Open Discussion / What do you use to cut .030 copper clad for faceplates?
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:55:13 PM »
I've been staring down etching copperclad for a long time and I think it is time to up my game. I was wondering if you have any tips for etching faceplates?

Open Discussion / Splattering edge of speaker exploding Hendrix sound.
« on: January 18, 2018, 06:06:19 PM »
Where should I start? I have a couple of fuzz face circuits but Iím chasing a particular sound.  That blooming gating splattered sound. Voltage starved? Particular trannies? Any input ?

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