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Emily and Josh are top-tier trolls   ;D

Open Discussion / Re: NP/BP Electrolytic Caps
« on: March 13, 2023, 11:59:53 PM »
Yeah I noticed that the other day when I was placing an order. Looking into it further, it's not just their bipolar caps either; Nichicon seems to be discontinuing most if not all of their 5x11, 6.3x11, and 6.3x15 electrolytic capacitors due to "decreased order volume and product obsolescence". This is a real bummer, as they were always my go-to electrolytic capacitor brand alongside Panasonic. Here's hoping they don't end up following suit...

Open Discussion / Re: Janky Tape Echo - DIY tape echo project
« on: March 11, 2023, 03:30:27 AM »
This is epic! I'd definitely be willing to attempt it if I ever decide to get a 3D Printer.

Open Discussion / Re: Has Smallbear shipping got even slower?
« on: February 21, 2023, 11:08:35 PM »
I can't say I've noticed any issues, all my recent orders have shipped within a few days. Maybe try shooting them an email to see what's up?

Build Reports / Re: MXR x MadBeanPedals Setback Analog Delay
« on: January 17, 2023, 12:44:24 AM »
  I wonder why Xvive doesn't try and do a Recticon reissue?  Maybe a patent thing.  It would put some awesome flangers back into the wild if they did.

Aside from possible IP issues, from what I understand the major hurdle is that the Reticon chips were manufactured using an obsolete process for which production tooling no longer exists, thus making any attempt at recreating them prohibitively expensive due to the need to build a whole new production line.

Build Reports / Re: Aion Blueshift
« on: January 03, 2023, 04:48:21 AM »
Damn, that is clean. Your wiring looks my Blueshift look amateurish by comparison, and your graphics are top-notch as always. Fantastic work!

I threw my $25 in. Wish I could have contributed more, but funds are a little tight right after Christmas!

Open Discussion / Re: NGD - Yamaha Ty Tabor
« on: December 23, 2022, 06:29:45 AM »
Nice score, that thing looks awesome! I definitely have a soft spot for unusual guitars, and that one in particular is the right mix of practical and distinctive.

Open Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Brian
« on: December 14, 2022, 12:39:01 AM »
Happy birthday, hope you had a good one!

Build Reports / Re: Lectric-FX Celeste2
« on: December 12, 2022, 03:54:14 AM »
Hot damn, you never fail to deliver a stellar-looking build! Nice work!

Open Discussion / Re: No really, I'm not building any more overdrives
« on: December 07, 2022, 09:07:34 PM »

Also I didn't see any fanfare from the Aion camp but Kevin has new versions of the venerable L5 preamp project broken into a separate build for each channel.  I've built the Clean version so far and can attest that while you aren't gaining anything from the original from a tone perspective (and this may be arguable) it's a smaller/simpler build that uses the 13700 for compression. 

Damn, I'll have to check it out. I built an L5 and while I never found the clean channel particularly special (not that it was bad or anything, just kinda 'meh' IMO) I absolutely loved the drive channel. I'd love to have one as a dedicated distortion pedal, even more so if it runs on standard 9V DC instead of having to run a separate power adaptor just for the preamp.

Global Annoucements / Re: Should we do a BOTY contest?
« on: December 07, 2022, 09:02:06 PM »
Of course! I may not have done anything particularly impressive this year, but I love seeing all the crazy things others have built!

Build Reports / Re: Death to the King
« on: December 04, 2022, 05:27:54 AM »
Nice work, those graphics are badass!

Build Reports / Re: Aion Monolith – Love Tone Big Cheese
« on: November 29, 2022, 05:36:15 AM »
Nice work! I love the whole 'intentional ugliness' aesthetic and the way it both compliments and contrasts the super-clean guts. Definitely a nice change of pace from your usual super high-quality graphics, everyone needs to return to their roots every once in awhile!

Build Reports / Re: Aion FX L5 Build Questions…
« on: November 15, 2022, 06:22:23 AM »
Yeah he’s been directly helpful with me more than once already!
One more question: is it REALLY okay that the output jack ONLY has the positive wire connected to it? There’s no ground wire connection shown in the build docs. I’ve never seen such a thing before…

It's usually fine in the case of a die-cast enclosure as long as you make sure the jack is contacting bare metal, the idea is that the circuit only gets grounded to the enclosure at a single point in order to prevent ground loops. It may or may not work in a rack mount unit depending on how conductive your front panel is. If you're worried about it just tie the grounds together, you probably won't hurt anything.

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