Forum may be experiencing issues.

Main Menu

Show posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Show posts Menu

Messages - dwstanford

Build Reports / Re: EgoDriver (Johnny Drive)
February 28, 2011, 04:30:23 AM
That's a great looking pedal.  What did you use for the artwork?  Are those decals?  The best thing I've found for adhering battery clips is loctite stik 'n seal waterproof adhesive.  I've tried some epoxies that worked quite well, but I like the other stuff a bit more because it's more flexible.
Open Discussion / Re: Best sounding overdrive?
February 24, 2011, 08:18:00 PM
I just tested my dead ringer build and for my setup, it's the best overdrive I've ever heard.  I have used several tubscreamer variants, but this one is by far my favorite.  The overdrive is very warm and natural without a ton of gain (until you engage the boost section)  It sounds great on bass guitar as well.  I have not tried the yellow shark yet, but I am very interested to do so.  That may be my next project.
Build Reports / Re: Slow Loris and Yellow Shark!
February 24, 2011, 08:03:20 PM
I love the paint job on these.  Great job.  Ive got to get one of those yellow shark boards!
General Questions / Deadringer transistor hfe
February 23, 2011, 09:56:56 PM
Does anyone know what gains I should use for the 2n5088 transistors in the deadringer?
Build Reports / Re: krankasauras
February 23, 2011, 04:06:04 PM
I brought this pedal to work with me to get one of my co-workers to test it out and I left it on the table in our general break room area and someone thought it was a detonator for a bomb.  They alerted security and everything and I had to explain that i was a musician, not a terrorist.  (but what's the difference?). Either way, if it looks enough like a weapon to scare people, I feel I have succeeded.
Build Reports / krankasauras
February 23, 2011, 03:17:17 PM
krankasauras build

[attachment deleted by admin]
Build Reports / Re: zombiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
February 23, 2011, 02:56:17 PM
I did have a problem catching the skirts at first, but then i got on the p90x program.  I gained a great deal of confidence (and muscle mass) and now I get laid at least twice a year. (2010 statistics)   

Seriously, they were too close initially, but with a little work, i got them to operate smoothly. i could have gotten smaller knobs, but once i got them on there, i really liked the way they looked. all i had to do was get them centered so that they rotate evenly, then sand the outer edges of the knobs down about half a mm each and that kept them from touching.  with this build, I recommend to drill the holes for the mounted pots 1 or 2 bit sizes larger.  it will give you enough elbow room to get them in there properly.  i also had a dilemma finding a place for the power jack.  i wanted the knobs to be centered on the pedal, otherwise the ocd demons in my head would call me a pussy every time i looked at it, so i contemplated using a 1/8 inch jack that i pulled off a big muff since it was smaller.  then i remembered the reason i pulled it off in the first place is because i kept losing the adapter for it, so i canceled that plan and decided i would just clip off the battery lug of a standard boss style jack and that would give me room to put it where i did with literally about a millimeter to spare. 
Build Reports / Re: zombiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
February 23, 2011, 06:54:26 AM
This one took a lot of planning with the layout.  I really had to work to get everything in there, but I love it.  One gnarly beast of a fuzzbox.
Build Reports / zombiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
February 23, 2011, 06:43:47 AM
my zombi build

[attachment deleted by admin]
Requests / Re: Death By Audio Robot
February 23, 2011, 05:46:49 AM
That would be awesome.  I considered dropping the $300 for this one, but then I realized that's a shit ton of money just to make robot and nintendo sounds. ;D
Requests / Death By Audio Robot
February 21, 2011, 05:29:15 PM
I have seen some progress made on tracing this pedal on fsb, but have not seen a verified version yet.  This is a cool 8 bit fuzz.  A few people have said it is similar to the dh pitch shifter project on general guitar gadgets. 
Tech Help - Projects Page / grapevine build problem
October 23, 2010, 05:13:31 AM
I've completed the grapevine and breadboarded it and when I hook up the on/on switch as it is shown in the build instructions, I get a great sound out of the down position, but a much lower and undistorted signal out of the up position.  I messed with it a bit and found that when I hook the two wires from dpdt1 together on the same lug (middle lug of the left hand column), I get a good signal.  Could I have done something wrong on the pcb?  Should I just wire it with both dpdt1 wires hooked together or continue searching for a solution?