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Open Discussion / Re: Going to build me a Chunk Chunk
« on: September 08, 2011, 08:58:35 AM »
Priced up some of the components today using Farnell's website. Jeez this is an expensive build. Dont remember the other builds being as pricey as this. have the prices of components risen substantially over the last 12 months?

Dr Tweaks says he can source all the bits so I'll give him a go.

If it's having to buy 50 resistors at Farnell that's putting up the cost, then send me a PM I should have the required values, and can send them to you.  3362 trimpots aren't cheap, but do fit well.

Build Reports / Re: Angel of Death (Metal) & Sinistube
« on: August 22, 2011, 08:53:27 AM »
who cares if tubes are expensive with bars that look that $%^&in' awesome

+1 for some tube demo action

The ones on the spark gap aren't, we picked up 10 for 7.50, I think the subminis were 3.50 each, had those a long time.

Build Reports / Re: Bad Kitty
« on: August 11, 2011, 07:26:48 AM »
I've got some volume out of it!!

I bypassed R8 (220k) on the output of the volume, and took the wire straight to the 33nf cap, and it's got much more output level, not a massive amount, but enough to make it very usable.  I can now turn the gain down, and it still has a volume boost.

Luckily, the cap was the big blue one, and had enough lead tucked away underneath it, to just clip the wire from the volume pot and solder it direct, all without taking the thing apart.  Not very tidy, but, taking apart would have resulted in broken solid core wire, and i didn't want to completely rewire, when only needing to move one.

Build Reports / Re: Bad Kitty
« on: August 08, 2011, 04:25:37 AM »
You could make a small vero/perf LPB-1/SHO and put it at the end before the output. That would bring the volume back up!  :)

I've had a little experiment, and bypassed the volume pot and it's much louder, I think I'll swap the pot for a larger value one and see what happens.  I'll report back my findings when I've done it.

Build Reports / Re: Bad Kitty
« on: August 05, 2011, 01:59:29 PM »
Looks great! Nice choice, kinda an uncommon build. You could make a small vero/perf LPB-1/SHO and put it at the end before the output. That would bring the volume back up!  :)
I'm a fan of JS decals!

Yeah, I was always wanting a AC30-alike, and the English Channel seemed like a good choice, but it would have been a huge chunk of vero.  Then I found out the Bad Cat Mini Cat II preamp was pretty much 3/4 of the English Channel, and Madbean made the boards.  Great!  Then, the store was shut down, and when it came back it was discontinued :( 

Luckily, Haberdasher started making the boards.

Build Reports / Bad Kitty
« on: August 05, 2011, 11:43:41 AM »
A Madbean Dinky Drive, on one of Haberdasher's boards.

Nice low gain overdrive, got to keep the treble low or else it rips your head off!

Could do with a bit more volume, but I suspect it's due to lack of gain recovery after the tone stack.

Credit for the graphics goes to my good friend Juansolo (and whoever did the original Bad Kitty).

Build Reports / Re: One of the Best Overdrives I have ever Done
« on: July 23, 2011, 08:05:47 AM »
So what sort of current is it drawing?  I'm toying with these tube pedals, just wondering what the chances of running them off my normal 9V pedal psu are, say with another charge pump to raise it to 12V first.

Probably around 200mA,  heaters are 150mA, so another 50 for the plates, charge pump, buffer (if used), seems reasonable.

Build Reports / Re: Boneyard + AC Tone
« on: July 13, 2011, 07:59:36 AM »
Easy to build that with a Boneyard board, just a few parts substitutions.
Ignore the transformer stuff, thats taken care of by the charge pump on the Boneyard.

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