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Messages - Willybomb

General Questions / Re: Grounding to the Enclosure
December 22, 2023, 01:57:03 PM
Quote from: mauman on December 20, 2023, 09:17:40 PM
I repaired a pedal just last week that depended on the enclosure for in/out jack shield grounds, it was crackly whenever you wiggled the plugs.  A direct ground run fixed it.  I like to use a star ground to some convenient point like the input or output jack shield, with direct runs to important ground points (like charge pump grounds) and daisy chaining the others (like LED grounds.)  You can also add a ground row to the vero and tie everything there.  If you need an expander for the jack shield connector, I like this kind:

Looks like you're decoupling your effects from the power too.  I used to do that, but was getting weird results from any effects that weren't compression or distortion.
Build Reports / Re: Super Rat is Super
December 22, 2023, 05:37:48 AM
I've had the enclosure ready for *ages*, just need to get that bloody rotary...
Open Discussion / Re: Fallout Prime Series Teaser
December 03, 2023, 01:56:52 PM
It looks like the sets/locations are taken from the games verbatim.  Looks to be closer to the source material than that horrible Discworld thing that came out a couple of years ago.
Build Reports / Re: Super Rat is Super
November 29, 2023, 02:53:25 AM
I still have to box this up.  I have the enclosure ready (Tayda UV print) but need the get the rotary.

Build Reports / Re: One for the Road
November 19, 2023, 10:19:36 PM
That was the first mod I ever did.
Open Discussion / Re: Klons and Diodes
November 19, 2023, 09:44:45 PM
Was it Midwayfair who did a subjective diode listening test with various diodes in the Klon.  I can't find the page unfortunately.
Open Discussion / Re: Help w/Tayda UV file Illustrator
November 07, 2023, 02:11:31 PM
I've done a few of these now, and I would start by downloading their BB template.

I use the .AI as I use illustrator for these, and then save the final as a PDF as they specify.  TBH, your PDF looks way too big for a BB.

Here's one of mine (search the build reports for "Willybomb" if you want to see more):

And I'll attach the file for it so you can see what it should look like:
Gudday all.  Here's Sweet Revenge.  It was supposed to be a jfet Soldano Avenger on vero, but after boxing it was REALLY noisy and I couldn't work out why - which was a shame because it did sound great under all that.  Anyway, I decided I'd recycle the box with something else while not stripping it, meaning I needed something with a BMT tonestack.  Turned out I had one of Jimilee's Angry Charlies around, so in it went.  I had to float the pots and the guts are a bit of a mess, but it's dead quiet and sounds great.  Tayda UV printed enclosure.

Open Discussion / Re: JHS relaunches Ross pedals
August 21, 2023, 11:33:10 PM
Personally, I don't see the attraction or the value at ~AUD$300...
I've built a couple of TDA based amps.  These will push a 4x12 without issue over an acoustic drumkit and are dead cheap, powered from a 19v laptop power supply.
If you search for my username you'll see a few in the build reports, but in a nutshell:

Compressor -> Klon
LPB1 -> Superjudge
Sea Urchin -> Deep Blue Delay
Crunchbox -> DBD (I think)
CE-2 -> DBD -> Rubadub

There's more, but I can't recall off the top of my head.
Open Discussion / Re: NOW I remember....
July 20, 2023, 09:37:05 AM
If it's not "Buy it now" at a reasonable price, I'll stick the maximum in that I'm happy to pay as my bid in and forget about it.  Sometimes it works (really well, under my max), sometimes it doesn't.  90% of my ebay purchases aren't essential for anything so I'm not super fussed.

I'm around 100 completed and happy to do custom builds, but I'm in Australia.
Build Reports / Re: PedalPCB Oddity, OD-1
June 29, 2023, 01:25:02 PM
How are you getting such vibrant yellows on the blue powdercoat? 

I usually do a white silhouette of my artwork to go underneath in the white layer, but I haven't found Tayda's registration to be that sharp for the next layer on top - there's usually smidges of the white layer showing at the edges.
Open Discussion / Re: So...anyone else excited?
June 25, 2023, 07:18:18 AM
I dunno.  No Man's Sky.... Battlecruiser 3k....  Spore... Daikatana....