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Build Reports / Re: Smoothie 1590a
May 08, 2015, 07:11:14 AM
Quote from: wgc on May 07, 2015, 10:54:53 PM

I don't want to say I told you so, but I told you so. ;)

If you're talking about how addicting these little guys are. Yep!
General Questions / Re: MLCC caps from China
May 07, 2015, 04:24:12 PM

Quote from: pickdropper on May 07, 2015, 04:00:40 AM
To answer your question Bill, if you don't know what they are, I wouldn't buy them.  Some of the cheaper caps have wildly open tolerances.  +80/-20% isn't uncommon.  That's in addition to the temperature and voltage fluctuations I mentioned above.

A better bet is to check Newark periodically for sales.  If you catch them at the right time, you can get good quality MLCC caps for a couple cents a piece.

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I checked Newark for x7r's and they were expensive. Is there a cheaper brand etc. that you look for?
Quote from: muddyfox on May 07, 2015, 01:46:18 PM
i always cut them off. to make sure they are straight and with proper spacing, i stick the legs through a piece of veroboard, three holes in three adjacent strips. i then straighten anything crooked and snip from below.

Same way I do it. I also use a peice of perf to bend the legs for diodes like the 1n4001's 4 rows and it is a perfect fit.
Build Reports / Re: 1590A pedalpornboard
May 06, 2015, 11:33:49 PM
Great looking collection. Stinking 1590a builds, so addictive. The METH of diy.
Build Reports / Re: Smoothie 1590a
May 06, 2015, 11:32:26 PM
Thanks guys for all the kind words.

Quote from: njkke on May 06, 2015, 02:12:18 PM
Really nice graphics and very clean wiring! Where do you buy those small electrolytics?

I got them from Paul (chromesphere). He sells an assortment of low profile caps.
Great guy, you can't go wrong buying from him.
Build Reports / Re: Smoothie 1590a
May 06, 2015, 11:29:54 PM
Quote from: rullywowr on May 06, 2015, 01:38:41 PM
Welcome back, Bill!  That looks sweet...inside and out.   :D

Thanks. Been back for about a month now, really enjoying building again.
Build Reports / Re: Pedalboard Build
May 06, 2015, 11:28:24 PM
Excellent work. Love those dovetail joints.
General Questions / MLCC caps from China
May 06, 2015, 10:26:15 PM
Was browsing Ebay and saw all these great prices on MLCC caps. They are the yellow ones that look like Tayda's. Anybody have any experience with these?
Open Discussion / Re: Taking a breather
May 06, 2015, 04:19:44 AM

Took almost a year off. Life got busy plus I just couldn't be bothered with it all when I did have the time. About a month ago I became interested again and have been building a lot lately. It's fun again. If it's just a hobby do it when you feel like it and will enjoy it. No pressure.
Build Reports / Smoothie 1590a
May 05, 2015, 11:29:18 PM
Stock Smoothie decal and Envirotex. I'm starting to get used to the ridiculous size of these things. Like others have said, they are a bit addictive. Oh yeah...Great sounding pedal.

Top by billfoote752, on Flickr

Right Side by billfoote752, on Flickr

Guts by billfoote752, on Flickr
That's pretty much how I build all my pedals.
SMD Rangemaster! You should have gooped it before I figured it out. Live and learn.
Build Reports / Re: Monolitten 121
May 04, 2015, 04:20:11 PM
Love the look you've developed.
Build Reports / Re: Madbean Smoothie w/vibe mod
May 01, 2015, 05:37:58 AM
Really nice builds.
Build Reports / Re: In a galaxy near you...
May 01, 2015, 12:00:06 AM
Excellent as usual