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Build Reports / Re: TurboFlange (Dead End FX Flange-A-Rama)
« on: February 14, 2019, 07:57:17 PM »
My main concern is drilling the holes for the phone jacks, there are a ton of them.

Yeah, drilling's definitely gonna be a bit of a hassle, especially if you're doing it all with a hand drill like I likely will be (don't really have space for a drill press right now). I'm thinking of using Sketchup to model it all first just so there won't be any surprises this time around, given the lack of any real drill template for it. It's definitely gonna be a tricky build!

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Build Reports / Re: STOP - AMZ Q&D Compressor 2
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:18:13 AM »
That's a brilliant idea, I love it! Nice work!

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Build Reports / Re: TurboFlange (Dead End FX Flange-A-Rama)
« on: February 14, 2019, 12:16:18 AM »
Looks good, I am thinking of trying the No Name Flanger from their site.

What did you use for shielded wiring?

Nice, I actually picked up a board for one as soon as they became available. Like I said, I love weird flangers! I'll get around to actually building it one of these days...

And as Govmnt_Lacky surmised, it's just RG-174 from Small Bear. It works well enough for my purposes, and is reasonably flexible as well, which I like.

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Build Reports / Re: TurboFlange (Dead End FX Flange-A-Rama)
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:00:08 PM »
Thanks for all the kind words! I was a little nervous posting this after seeing all the incredible builds that get posted here on a regular basis, maybe now I'll have to share more of my other projects as they come off the bench!

 
What size box did you use?

I used a 1590J, as per the build documents. It fits perfectly, although if there's no room for a battery if that bothers you. I use a OneSpot for all my pedals, so I don't even bother trying to fit batteries in most of my builds.

Looks great! I've been curious about this one is well and it's cool to see a build report. Did you have any trouble sourcing the MN3204s?

I wouldn't call it trouble, per se, but they're definitely getting scarce (although not as scarce as the MN3210 that came in the originals). I lucked out and found a few on Ebay that I snatched up. I typically don't like buying chips off Ebay due to the large number of fakes, but the markings look right, the pins were clean, and they work like they should, so it worked out. Looks like the seller I got them from sold out though, which is unfortunate. Hopefully someone decides to reissue these soon!

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Build Reports / TurboFlange (Dead End FX Flange-A-Rama)
« on: February 12, 2019, 12:51:17 AM »
Over the past year or so, I've developed a bit of an obsession with flangers, the more unusual the better. So when I discovered the Ibanez FL99 Classic Flange with it's unusual BBD switching setup, I knew I wanted one! Unfortunately, they're rather rare and can be a bit pricey when they turn up, and besides, why buy something when you can build it yourself? Luckily, the good folks over at Dead End FX had recently released a set of boards for it, so I snatched one up and got it populated in short order! At this point life kinda got in the way, and it sat around for a few months as I dedicated my time to other concerns and other projects, but I finally found time recently to get it all boxed up. So behold, at long last, the TurboFlange!



I originally planned on going for a sanded aluminum finish all the way around, but this plan got scrapped after my original jack location ended up interfering with components on the board which necessitated filling in the holes with JB Weld and moving them slightly downward and closer to the center. I painted the sides with gloss black enamel to cover up my mistake and I rather like the way it turned out, so perhaps it was a happy accident after all! I made up the graphics in GIMP, printed them onto a waterslide decal, and sealed the whole thing up with Envirotex. The decal ended up developing a few wrinkles where it touched the edge of the paint that no amount of MicroSol could fix, and I ended up with a few more bubbles in the Envirotex than I'd like (really need to get a pen torch instead of just using a hair dryer to work them out), but overall I think it turned out fairly well.





Assembly and wiring went fairly smooth, aside from a few mishaps. The drill template I made up for the enclosure ended up not being perfectly centered when I went to mark the holes, so I had to fit the 3pdt for the Intensity switch at a wonky angle to get it to fit. I also ended up melting one of the switch lugs, but since the Intensity switch only uses 2 of the 3 poles on the 3pdt I just flipped it around and used the originally unused row of terminals instead.

So in spite of the long time it took me to actually get around to putting this thing together and the handful of mishaps that occurred along the way, I'm very happy with the end result. The FL99 is often regarded by those who have used it as being among the best flangers ever made, and I can definitely say I agree with that sentiment. It's very rich, warm, and lush, with none of the metallic harshness that plagues a lot of other flangers. The Intensity and Filter switches also give it a huge amount of versatility. This pedal can do everything from lovely chorus tones to extreme jet plane flanging to crazy, whacked-out kettle drum sounds, and everything in between! So all in all I'm very satisfied with this project, I made a great sounding pedal, learned a few things, and had a lot of fun doing it! And after all, isn't that what this hobby is all about?

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Open Discussion / Re: Xvive MN3007 & MN3009 Reissues
« on: February 02, 2019, 03:08:36 AM »
MAYBE they will do a 512 stages something.
Maybe not a Sad1024 (but i'm hoping for this btw), maybe a mn3002?

This would be reasonable.
I really want to see somebody reissue the mn3204. A/DA uses 2 of them in their reissue flangers to basically mimic the sad1024, as does Dead End FX in their clone of the Ibanez FL99. Even better would be the mn3210, which is basically the Panasonic equivalent of the Reticon chip and is even rarer nowadays.

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Build Reports / Re: Aion L5 preamp build (Long overdue)
« on: January 25, 2019, 10:25:14 PM »
No problem! Thankfully Aion included a source for them in the parts spreadsheet he made up for this project, I probably wouldn't have found them otherwise. That particular value is rarer than hen's teeth! I just hope they show up soon so that I can finally get this thing all put together!

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Build Reports / Re: Aion L5 preamp build (Long overdue)
« on: January 25, 2019, 09:04:21 PM »

I was looking forward to trying to wrap it up this weekend, but just realized I don't have a 50kC pot, I received a 500kC by mistake.  :-\
Bummer, I'm in the same boat, just with different pots. I'm still waiting on the two 2.5kA pots to get here from Germany, they shipped out on the 7th and that's the last I heard of them.

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Build Reports / Re: Aion L5 preamp build (Long overdue)
« on: January 04, 2019, 06:35:51 PM »
Wow, that looks incredible! Great work! I recently started gathering all the parts to put my own together, and if it turns out half as well as yours did I'll be a happy man! If I may ask, where did you end up sourcing the 2.5kA pots from? I can't seem to find suitable ones at any of my usual suppliers.

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Open Discussion / Re: Fallout 76
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:08:45 PM »
I'll probably pass on it, at least until it eventually goes on sale. I'm a huge fan of the franchise, with NV easily being my favorite (I have somewhere north of 2000 hours in that game alone and around half that in 3 and 4), but MMORPGs have never really appealed to me and the fact that you can't set up a private server and mod it kind of rubs me the wrong way, considering that the extensive modding community has always been one of my favorite aspects of the franchise and Bethesda games in general.

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Just ordered a Triumvirate, a White Horse, and the Bundle! That should keep me busy for awhile, and I'm happy to contribute to a good cause!

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Build Reports / Re: Headtrip build
« on: October 29, 2018, 07:05:17 PM »
Looks great, dude! All the more reason to clear out my backlog and get started on mine!

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Open Discussion / Re: Vote for my next project!
« on: October 22, 2018, 04:10:53 AM »
L5! Go big or go home!

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Global Annoucements / Re: Sept Release schedule
« on: September 11, 2018, 07:09:07 PM »
I can feel my eyes burning already...

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