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Open Discussion / Re: Kiss Tayda Standard Shipping Goodbye
« on: Today at 06:36:59 AM »
🤷 I guess I could care less since I haven't used the cheap one in at least 2 years. I usually buy bigger orders with multiple enclosures and the USPS option was always more than dhl or UPS. It's still cheaper than shopping with mouser who has a minimum 7.99 shipping fee no matter how much I spend.

Build Reports / Re: Current lover 2023
« on: March 27, 2023, 05:35:57 PM »
Thanks for the kind words everyone. I really enjoyed the build and hope it gets lots of use. Onward with more things I haven't built yet!

General Questions / Re: CurrentLover: can't get rid of chirps
« on: March 27, 2023, 09:53:06 AM »
It was brought to my attention by @blackhatboojum that the pedal is behind a man O war delay and the mistress does not play well behind other clocks. Have you ran this isolated with nothing in front of it, mine is dead quiet.

Build Reports / Current lover 2023
« on: March 27, 2023, 07:30:04 AM »
This week's build report is an EHX pedal. Wait, didn't I finish that quest last year? Yeah, but this one isn't for me, but a gift for a friend. This one's going to @Big Monk who has been a solid guy, upped his game, been very supportive and needed to get that mooer off his board 😂.

Truth is, I've been trying to get a diy mistress on his board for a while but he's been singing the mooer elady praise as long as he's been here. When Brian announced the 2023 edition of the current lover I knew it was my time to make this a reality. This board supports different voltages and different BBD chips. I went with the mn3007 and Derek chose 18v operation and the rest is stock except for the volume pot, we went with a 100k linear at his request.

Simple build with no hiccups and quiet DEM operation and sound. I went all out on the design of this one as it's not for me and my swan song to the mistress circuit. I've built 7 now and wanted to go out with a bang. Matte white tayda enclosure with UV print. Classic Mighty Thor Jane Foster as the electric mistress. Red And black color scheme with red knobs and matching wiring. Really hope he enjoys it, he earned it and deserves it.

General Questions / Re: CurrentLover: can't get rid of chirps
« on: March 24, 2023, 06:12:46 PM »
Sounds like something is wrong somewhere else. I just put one together and no chirping here.

General Questions / Re: CurrentLover: can't get rid of chirps
« on: March 24, 2023, 05:40:02 AM »
Thanks for the response. Real quick, I did find another discrepancy; R20 is 470R in the table, but labeled 100R on the page 3 board graphic. (I've got 470R there currently)

For Clock, I replaced the 10k trimmer with 100k, it's what I had.

However the artifacts still won't go away, they just speed up in tempo as I turn the trimmer, but never disappear.

good catch. In cases where something like this happens ( and it happens to everyone) I always go with what the schematic says. On there it says 100R so it's more than likely that.

Build Reports / Re: Hypercube Fuzz
« on: March 23, 2023, 07:07:55 PM »
I had one of these back around '94 and liked it. I had no idea at the time it was a Super Fuzz offspring. I could actually use it with chords and such more than any SF derivative I've built as long as the gain wasn't too high. Love the build!
Thanks dude, when I first plugged it in with a single coil tele I was shocked at the sounds I could get, and how quiet it was. Humbuckers were a totally different beast!

Build Reports / Re: Hypercube Fuzz
« on: March 22, 2023, 12:36:54 PM »
That looks killer!  What do you think about the the extra engineering on this vs the classic Super Fuzz?
I think this is better than the original. The input buffer and added tone shaping make for a better sounding pedal. It's quite than the last superfuzz I built and that one got sold.

The blue knobs & artwork look awesome!

Is this the circuit that has the 1.5 mode mod on the Behringer clone that people talk about?
It is the same one. I don't know that that secret mode sounds all that great though, not trying to break the switch on this to try it out lol.

Build Reports / Re: Hypercube Fuzz
« on: March 22, 2023, 08:32:47 AM »

This build makes this cube go curvaceous. Slick work, Chris.
Oh man, you are killing it!!!

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Thanks Guys, it was a fun build and sounds killer

Build Reports / Hypercube Fuzz
« on: March 21, 2023, 10:12:49 AM »

Hey kids do you like octave? How about octave fuzz? I love the superfuzz, it's a great circuit, so you already knew that boss was gonna enter the fuzz market hard in the 90s. The FZ-2 was a reimagined version of the superfuzz that became a legend thanks to electric wizard. Here is my build of this sought after now expensive box.

The fz-2 is an over engineered version of the vintage superfuzz. At it's core is the vintage circuit but instead of a simple switch or knob to go between a scooped or flat mids tone, they made three modes and gave you a high and low tone knobs for ultimate sound control. The modes are then broken into mid forward, scooped and a clean boost mode.

The Aion hypercube is a stacked board design with an on/on/on switch to allow all three modes in a 125b enclosure. The layout was simple and didn't require low profile caps. For the jfets I used smd j201 instead of the originals. All in all a straight forward build with the only specialty part being the headers and pins.

For the enclosure I went with a matte black tayda enclosure and UV print. For the hypercube I used the tesseract which came out really well. Thanks to SYLV9ST9R for brainstorming the hypercube text at the bottom. If you want a little more of a challenge and want to get that crushing octave fuzz sound then give this one a try.

General Questions / Re: Current lover 2023 clock frequency
« on: March 21, 2023, 04:52:02 AM »
You are correct.  I remembered the reason but flipped the numbers:

I'm going to edit the above to keep misinformation at a minimum  ;D
It's all good John. You posting that in your thread some years back is what led me to the electric mistress mystery page, which is basically what the build doc for the old chap uses for the set up procedure. I'm gonna hit the 70khz and fine tune from there. Thanks for the help again!

General Questions / Re: Current lover 2023 clock frequency
« on: March 20, 2023, 07:11:54 PM »
I remember something Scruffie said about the clock frequency. The original reticon was set at 35khz but since the mn3007 has twice as many stages then the frequency would be doubled. I did the 2015 current lover by ear but did the old chap with a frequency counter. 

General Questions / Re: Current lover 2023 clock frequency
« on: March 20, 2023, 06:41:30 AM »
Calibrating by ear worked just fine for me. You are looking for as much range as you can get without it chirping at the top. It ended up being at about noon on mine.
I was just wondering because ever since I got that fancy O-scope I've been using it every chance I get. I'll have to try both and see what it looks like. Iyou know, in the name of science lol

General Questions / Current lover 2023 clock frequency
« on: March 19, 2023, 05:09:09 PM »
I'm getting ready to calibrate a 2023 current lover and I'm curious as to what frequency I should set the clock at. It's going to be running at 18v regulated to 15v. Would I do it at 70khz like the DEM or like the v6 EM? Thanks for any insight.

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