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General Questions / Re: Replacing Tone pot on guitar with a switch?
« on: May 24, 2022, 07:11:01 PM »
If you're taking out the pot why not use a rotary switch in the spot for the switching you want to do, a rotary switch set up for three positions gives you four poles to play with and doesn't take any more room then a 24mm pot.

Open Discussion / Re: Need help finding a connector
« on: May 09, 2022, 03:33:45 PM »
^Great! Had never seen any like these ones before.

Open Discussion / Re: Need help finding a connector
« on: May 04, 2022, 10:39:38 AM »
I've only ever used spade terminals that are crimped wire connections, yours are way more complex, are they to be used with banana plugs like these ones?

Open Discussion / Re: Midnight Oil concert tonight
« on: April 19, 2022, 09:59:54 AM »
First saw them in the early 80's,  small club in Toronto, arms length away from the stage at the El Macombo, 10, 9, 8... tour. Quite a few times after that in from larger clubs to headlining stadiums shows, never disappointed.

Hope the show came off, last chance tour...

Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: April 03, 2022, 08:52:17 PM »
Remember all the really, really stupid shit you said and did as a teenager? All the cringey clothing you thought was absolutely trendy and hip?

Imagine if you grew up these days, and both photo and video of all of that would live in the Internet forever. We're lucky. Only our mates remember that stuff, and we can claim they're just remembering things wrongly.

Right? I get enough random instant replays upstairs without zucky's help. Glad I'm rid of that place, all the sameÖ

If an egg yolk is cooked all the way through, I don't even want it
Yolk, yes; white, no. This? HELL no:

Hard to imagine a pancake could even get worse.

Open Discussion / Re: Pedals For Ukraine Info and Updates
« on: April 01, 2022, 11:33:09 AM »
Your auction/action got a highlight with links in today's newsletter from Love My Switches.

General Questions / Re: Help finding Moller Trex tone pot
« on: March 22, 2022, 11:54:20 AM »
Pictures are too small to make anything out, they're green, i can see that.

Open Discussion / Re: Tube ban
« on: March 19, 2022, 01:59:58 PM »
Saw today that thetubestore is back on line, looked around but it's been so long since i shopped i have no idea on how much prices have changed of late.

Open Discussion / Re: Tube ban
« on: March 19, 2022, 10:01:03 AM »
Apparently Western Electric (US based tube maker of 300B's) has the equipment necessary for making other common tubes if the demand is there.

Open Discussion / Re: Tube ban
« on: March 14, 2022, 12:03:47 PM »
My neighbourhood tube emporium has closed down their website because they are overwhelmed with orders... "We cannot accept any new orders until we get caught up"

Build Reports / Re: That Green Muff... but it's actually blue? WTF!?
« on: February 24, 2022, 05:20:50 PM »
Thanks for the kind words guys!

Love the artwork and your nomenclature for the circuit. How'd you print the faceplate? Separate prints or do you have a dual extruder?

Neither actually.  I have an Ender 3, so nothing to fancy. There is a feature in Acura called pause at height (under modify g-code). Tell it what level to pause at (by checking the preview) and to keep the nozzle warm while itís paused and you can just switch out the filament for a different color.

It takes a little practice and usually there is a noticeable artifact when it starts printing again (look at the e in tone), but itís a very cool effect.

I usually aim for a three layer base and three layers with the color, depending on how much there is.

You also need to push all the excess of the first color out before you start the print again.

Sharp, very cool art work! How are you attaching it to the enclosure?

I just use the nuts from the switch and pots to hold it in place. Iíd find a better solution but since these are just for me Iím not worried about it.

As far as the artwork, I actually found it on thingiverse, which is a cool resource for open source 3d printer designs.

The Trident in the middle is a national symbol for Ukraine btw, and the design is very similar to a lot of their folk art.

Okay i can see now, hadn't realized it was a faceplate, thought the yellow parts were attached directly to the enclosure. Very nicely done!

Aside... last night bought an 'olden' camera lens from someone in the Ukraine.

Build Reports / Re: That Green Muff... but it's actually blue? WTF!?
« on: February 24, 2022, 01:46:49 PM »
Sharp, very cool art work! How are you attaching it to the enclosure?

Build Reports / Re: Rebox - Hellboy.
« on: February 08, 2022, 11:11:47 AM »
Nice salvage! JB Weld is good stuff.  Often when I do a fill and redrill job I find it necessary to do an additional skim coat of JB Weld using a razor blade as a trowel. 

Is that gray primer or paint in the last pic?  I like that color.

It was actually a two part process.  I backfilled the top row initially and after that cured, I then did a front fill with an old credit card swipe.  The front was sanded afterwards.  I drilled a larger LED hole next to the center footswitch but it was out of line so I filled all of those and did the little 3mm holes instead.

What I did do, was fill the little gaps around the edges with superglue and then sanded that flat.

The paint in the picture is my usual paint - black etching primer - that looked grey in whatever light I took the photo in.  It got a light sand of 800 wet/dry to get rid of all those little bumps over the top.  The sticker goes on after that and it gets 3 coats of Upol Clear to finish.

only those transistors would feel better soldered than in sockets. It will bring in time transient resistance (mostly for oxidation and mechanical shocks during handling) and so worse sound - noise, distortion. My opinion...

Any empirical evidence for that?  I can see them having less possible movement when soldered, but the other stuff....

Zinssers B.I.N primer sealer is a high solids primer that can be easily be sanded without burning through. I use it over self etching primer and it easily builds to hide all the little divots and sinkholes and with sanding it you can get a near perfect paint surface with out cutting back to the metal enclosure.

You can get it in a spray can or bigger tins which is how i buy it and use an airbrush to apply. I paint with artists acrylics over that.dave

Open Discussion / Re: This has to end
« on: January 29, 2022, 03:13:38 PM »
... how long will it last, nature abhors a vacuum...

Global Annoucements / Re: Instagram
« on: January 27, 2022, 01:02:16 PM »
Have only ever use Instagram and on it follow lots of local makers of all description, painters, sculptors, potters, printmakers, woodworkers, luthiers, pickup winders, chefs & cooks, growers/gardeners/farmers, a few tomato breeders from across NA who's tomatoes i grow, local restaurants, vinyl stores and other local businesses i shop, galleries and clubs, local bands. Only place i'll find all my interests in one spot and able to get in touch with people if need be. Even post stuff on it.

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