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Build Reports / NOEL Overdrive (Skreemah)
« on: March 28, 2015, 01:58:51 AM »
Long time since i boxed and showed something here...

This is a gift for a friends newborn son. You may guess his name.

The circuit is a Skreemah, my take on the TS / madbean opensource grean bean with small mods.



Begnt, is that you singing? This track sounds amazing.

Yessir, thats me playing everything and singing. Thank you. Reminds me that i should really record some more stuff ... That song is recorded some years back, i had a quite creative period.


Song 1 is the sim one.

I dont have ears to be sure at all, its just a feeling really. But consider it a serious guess.


This one shall be easier:


Open Discussion / Re: International Swearing
« on: March 26, 2015, 06:06:28 AM »
Love the subject. Unfortunately I'm not a grammar king, so I do have a bit of a hard time expressing the nuances of Swedish swearing, but I should give it a try:

Traditionally we get our rich swearing from hell. The word "helvete"=hell is a common swearword itself. Also:
"Jävlar"=Devils. But this word is hard to translate; in fact "devils"="djävlar" in Swedish, we skip the initial "d" to make it a bad word.

The meaning of those words cannot in context be directly translated to English as the list above. Rather - if  a swede sais/shouts "Vad I helvete" (translates to "what in hell") he means "what the fuck". If he sais "Fan", he means "Fuck", and if he sais "Jävlar", he also means "Fuck". "Jävla idiot" will translate to "fuckin moron/idiot".

Those words also take their own path in the Swedish word classes - making them quite unique words. In some sentences they are not swearwords but used to put you down anyway. if I say "brinn I helvetet" = "burn in hell", helvete is really a place where I wish you shall burn rather than a swearing, compared to "Vad I helvete" (above), where "helvete" definitely is a cussword.

Lighter forms of swearing might include the word "förbannat"="damned" (which can be compared to "förbannad" which simply means "really angry"), or "jäklar", a more kind form of "jävlar"... Someone just changed a letter.

If I got things right, It seems common in English to pick the bad words from sex, and in Sweden we got them from the devil downthere. At least traditionally. The youth have - however - recently implemented a new generation of insulting expressions, often in form of family insults; "din mamma är en hora"="your mother is a whore". This often shortened to just "din mamma"="your mother"; incomprehensible for many of us, but a sever insult to those understanding the code.


Global Annoucements / Re: An apology to members
« on: February 20, 2015, 02:09:24 PM »
Funny, i completely missed the drama. Had to read up a bit when i saw this thread. Maybe proving again that my forum activity is... on and off. And i have been more into guitars than pedals lately.

This forum is great. Friendly and helpful. And fun. Let's keep it that way. Apologizes can take many shapes. I appreciate this threads' public address; its a (one of many) sign(s) of a very well and healthy administrated forum! Good things goin on, and good things to come, Brian.

The "drama zone" thread left me a bit sad though. There's still place for at least one more apology there. Not dipping my nose deeper into that.


When it comes to poll contests i actually like them completely open. You can follow the votes progression and keep a discussion in parallell. Much fun.

Just my 50 öre.


Open Discussion / Re: DIY Pedal things you have never done...surprisingly.
« on: February 20, 2015, 01:00:22 PM »
I've never built a working FuzzFace.. lmao.. but so true.... ::)

Same here  :-\  It isn't stopping me from trying though....

I never got the money from the guy who bought the only fuzzface i ever built.

... maybe time to call him.

Open Discussion / Re: NRD!
« on: January 14, 2015, 04:19:58 AM »
Thanx guys. I definitely am in love with this piece!

The cutaway and "14 frets design" makes it really nice to play on the upper frets too, something I often miss on acoustics. Here I can cosily play barre chords on the 12th fret and take it from there.


Open Discussion / Re: NRD!
« on: January 13, 2015, 02:28:59 PM »
Can it play metal though?

Not only metal but HEAVY metal! \../ ... the JCM800 of the 1920s!


Thanx guys. Obviously i have spent some hours playin her now, and it feels ... very special. I'm into some regression phase i think, from digital to analog to acoustic.

@ cooder: Thanx for the string tips. I remember you wrote about them in another thread too!


Open Discussion / NRD!
« on: January 13, 2015, 11:57:03 AM »
Muaha! It finally arrived! I've been waiting a few month for it to be made for me!

A single cone resophonic from Amistar! Loud and metallic!


Alternately, you could just buy the one from Monoprice for $50 and call it a day.

Right. If one component costs $25 or there about, the monoprice way seems like the right way.

Thanx for your reply!

Open Discussion / (HIFI) speaker selector/switch with sep. volume ctrl
« on: January 04, 2015, 08:17:54 AM »
Hi all

I thought this should be an easy task to google, but i am failing so far.

I wanna build a selector/switch for a common "home stereo" music system with just one pair of speaker outputs, to adress two pairs of speakers with separate volume controls. Pretty much exactly what shows on this page (though a bit simpler as i only need two outputs):

it can't be too hard huh? Just two on/off switches, two stereo pots and a few resistors i guess. but i dont find "the" suitable schematic with correct values.

Any ideas?


Open Discussion / Re: How do you guys feel about the Pod?
« on: December 29, 2014, 03:41:51 PM »
I think back then - is it 15 years ago or so(?) - the POD was really gods gift to us musicians, they opened up a new arena for creativity. Decent sounds at zero volume, ideal for bedroom playing and recording. I loved my POD 2.0, and still have it connected in my bedroom studio (which, as by coinciddence i shown here in another thread just some hours ago), though i seldom use it nowadays. I never got my hands on any more recent PODs (xt, X3, hd...), but afaik there are actually a few sounds that 2.0 could come up with that actually beat its successors. If you ask me: It has a bit of it's own sound, call it "digital" if you like; and you may like it or not. I found it very suitable for recording bass too.

I tried to use it live twice, and hated it. It just didnt do it for me; i MUST have a "real" amplifier to lean on on stage.


General Questions / Re: Layout design question/idea
« on: December 29, 2014, 03:08:21 PM »
[Partypooper warning!]
... i find the idea interesting, and i have thought a bit about this myself, but i dont really see benefit?
[\Partypooper warning!]

... let me explain:
When i open and look into any of my boxes w boardmounted pots, i count to (typical, if i exclude the LED and clr) 2 jumpers on the 3pdt footswitch + 3 groundwires + 4 in-out leads = 7 wires + 2 jumpers = 9 in total.

When i look at your pcb suggestion i see 6 offboard wires, where you may exclude one gnd-wire, so it is 5. So far ok, you win by 4, but you still have to solder the 3pdt into something (a pcb, 9 solder points) and you have to struggle with those not-pcb-mounted pots.

If you aim for rationalization, do you really win more than... 3-5 minutes when boxing it up?

Sorry if im boring, but thats how i look at it!


Build Reports / Re: MFOS Subcommander
« on: November 30, 2014, 01:37:00 AM »
Very cool, Mark!

Glad to see more of this insanebox! Co0ol finnish on yours as well!


Open Discussion / Re: NGD
« on: November 28, 2014, 03:32:41 AM »
That's one hell of a beauty! Sweet!

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