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Build Reports / Re: Nineteen59 (video demo and more)
« on: March 30, 2016, 11:47:33 AM »
Thanks, whatever you decide I would like to grab pcb. :)

I should have some extras when I get the Elecrow shipment in. My initial "projected sales" of the pedal are falling a little short   :D

I think it is 2 separate production factories in Russia:

Svetlana in St. Petersburg Russia
Xpo-pul in Saratov Russia
JJ/Tesla in Czech.
Shuguang in China

Any new, common production tube will have come from one of these 4 production facilities.

Tech Help - Etcher's Paradise / Re: Ye Olde fr4 Cuttin' Blues
« on: March 22, 2016, 10:14:07 AM »
Dremel carbon cutoff wheel. Then a little light sanding to clean up the edge

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Build Reports / Re: Nineteen59 (video demo and more)
« on: March 22, 2016, 06:41:57 AM »
Thanks everyone.

Love your build and video! Will these pcbs be available to us? Btw did you use 1M in the Lead pot position?

Yes I used 1MA in the lead position (and 50KA in crunch side). I also tried 2M without issues but felt it didn't do anything different than 1M.
As for pcbs I will first defer to rollywow as he may still decide to redo his layout based on mine and sell those from his store. If not then I will see about offering some here.

Build Reports / Nineteen59 (video demo and more)
« on: March 21, 2016, 06:40:52 PM »
Here is a first (and probably last) for me. After months of breadboarding, trial and error pcbs, tearing out hair and crying it finally lives. Many here are likely familiar with the now defunct dual-channel Boneyard circuit. Well this is that except the layout is redone from the ground-up to KILL the oscillation that has plagued previous layouts and attempts over past years. Everything from adding buffers, shielded wire, tweaking component values, etc never quite worked. I want to graciously thank Ben (rollywow) for going down this rabbit hole with me. Although his layouts ultimately didnít kill the OS, we learned a great deal about how to end it once and for all. As he is very busy, I decided to stop bugging him for revised experimental pcb layouts and finally worked it out myself (he did give me many pointers again when I was creating my Diptrace pcbs). THANKS BEN!

So after finally nailing the pcb layout right, the circuit is dead-quiet and sounds fantastic, no buffer, no shielded wire, no band-aids  :). So next I designed a cool box and went through the PPP UV screen printing and drilling process and had a batch of them made. I think they look pretty sharp and classy.
Not stopping there, I wanted to do a video pedal demo for business promotion, fun, and to sell some of these bad boys. Myself and a customer/friend recorded all guitar tracks in the vid. The video was created with Filmora software. I had a lot of fun with the whole process. This was all a TON of work but very rewarding to see it through. I hope you enjoy it.

Open Discussion / Re: Fender Blues Jr - Mods
« on: March 17, 2016, 03:21:31 PM »
I mod tons of these for people. IMO here is order of importance:

1: bias, need to cool it down as the EL84s are absolutely cooking and damage the pcb.
2. speaker change will make the biggest difference in tone for you (WGS G12C good choice)
3. parallel another 47uf reservoir cap on, it helps the bass when you turn it up
4. Amp should be sounding way better. If still not pleased then do the tone cap mods

Open Discussion / Re: Meditation: Anyone into it?
« on: March 17, 2016, 11:38:08 AM »
Not so much into straight meditation but love some yoga to get my chill on when I can; and it will kick your ass into shape  :)

Check out yoga vids from Rodney Yee. Calm instructor that will also put the hurt on.

Open Discussion / Re: How do we feel about PRS SE guitars?
« on: March 10, 2016, 10:02:21 PM »
SE models are really nice Korean made guitars. I see a number of them, mainly for basic setups, pickup swaps, etc. The frets are always dressed well, nut cut correctly, fit and finish are good. If you like the look and feel you cant go wrong with the SE line.

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Open Discussion / Re: Lots of respect for ACDC, this is a bummer
« on: March 08, 2016, 08:16:13 AM »
I have seen them a couple times in arena venues. Insanely loud show. Couldn't imagine that night after night

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General Questions / Re: This POP has me beat
« on: March 07, 2016, 10:31:09 PM »
Also reflow all solder joints on the switch.

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General Questions / Re: This POP has me beat
« on: March 07, 2016, 10:29:46 PM »
Make sure the PDR is correct value. Also try raising it to 2M2. If no luck try another PDR on the output.

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How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Re: Big caps.
« on: March 05, 2016, 08:17:48 AM »
Higher voltage rating = larger cap size. Try to stay in the 25 to 50v range.

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Open Discussion / Re: Seeed pcb users...
« on: March 03, 2016, 09:41:11 PM »
I've never used gerbers to order from OshPark, so I don't know if their CAM file is compatible.

You should generate a new set of gerbers for Seeed, using their CAM file. It's probably fine as is, but it's best to use the fab's CAM when making gerbers.

Thanks, obviously I don't know WTH I am doing  :o. I used Diptrace so will wait to hear from Ben/rollywow on best way forward.
Looked at elecrow and I like the multi-color options for no up-charge but I will see who Ben likes as a DT user.

Open Discussion / Re: Seeed pcb users...
« on: March 03, 2016, 09:00:16 PM »
Indeed no go. The gerber viewer button stays grey-ed out/unclickable even after uploading.

Did you use Seeed's CAM file to generate the gerbers? I just randomly selected a gerber zip I had laying around, but it was made with either Elecrow's or iTead's CAM.

No. I already had gerber files saved on my computer from the oshpark order. I just uploaded them (with changing the drill file extension to .txt) to their "Select Your Gerber File" button at the top.
This is not correct I assume?

Open Discussion / Re: Seeed pcb users...
« on: March 03, 2016, 08:46:22 PM »
Nothing shows up until you click the "gerber viewer" button. Then it loads a new tab.  (this is after you upload your gerber zip file)

Indeed no go. The gerber viewer button stays grey-ed out/unclickable even after uploading.

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