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General Questions / Re: ZVEX Super Duper - Diag help
« Last post by madbean on Today at 10:41:11 AM »
I found this talkbass for sale post and it's got a gut shot, and the transistors are installed the same direction.

https://www.talkbass.com/threads/zvex-super-duper-2-in-1-sa-special-edition.1411791/

I see one picture of the guts and I cannot tell which direction they are in. Regardless, it only takes a second to verify if they are in correctly by using a pinout and the schematic.

Yup, I'll do that again tonight just to be sure, and I'll report in.

Well I'll be damned. I diagnosed the transistor correctly then installed the bitch backwards. Great catch, I'm a moron.

Thanks for the help!

Couple weeks ago I spent nearly an hour trying to debug a simple buffer on the breadboard. I had the jacks plugged in backwards.
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General Questions / Re: ZVEX Super Duper - Diag help
« Last post by jimilee on Today at 09:39:55 AM »
Well I'll be damned. I diagnosed the transistor correctly then installed the bitch backwards. Great catch, I'm a moron.

Thanks for the help!

It has happened to all of us at some time. Glad you got it sorted!
It still happens to some of us.


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Build Reports / Re: Emerald Phaser-Redux
« Last post by jimilee on Today at 09:39:16 AM »
Oh wow, thatís killer. I do love a good phaser.


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Build Reports / Re: Funk Soul Brother - RCC into NE-1
« Last post by jimilee on Today at 09:35:47 AM »
Very nicely executed.


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Build Reports / Funk Soul Brother - RCC into NE-1
« Last post by Willybomb on Today at 08:21:56 AM »
Gudday all.  Nothing super exciting to see here really, basically rehousing a couple of the boards from my Random Stranger build years ago.

I'd removed the XLR driver and used it in an amp build last year, and cannibalised the footswitches from Random Stranger a while ago and decided I'd recycle the main boards into something smaller.  So, here's Funk Soul Brother, featuring the usual current amount of graphical inspiration I don't have and datapol on black etching primer.  The box was recycled from a TDA amp project that was super noisy and didn't make the cut.

This works as expected.  The NE-1 only makes unity with full volume, so maybe there's something grounding that shouldn't be but I did sub the original 20kB pot for a 10kB just to finish it off.

Lots of spaghetti, but I've given up on trying to make multis on vero look good inside.

Original build:
https://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=15890.0

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Build Reports / Emerald Phaser-Redux
« Last post by Thewintersoldier on Today at 06:41:13 AM »
This is not my first time building this pedal, but I did go about it different this time. The first time I built it I used a matched smd jfets set from Aion. This go round, I decided to go through 50 smd mmbf5457 I had on hand and make my own sets, and it was worth it because in the end I think it turned out great.

This is one of two concurrent builds and is going to my homie @blackhatboojum Clinton is one hell of a guy and I wanted to make him one for father's day. He's the only person stuck in the past with me when it comes to pedals and we often talk about the nuances of old analog pedals, especially modulation and delay. Last year we took a deep dive on the phase90 and built some that incorporated mods that we discussed and implemented in our builds. That lead to me building the PH-1R and Clinton has always wanted to try one after I described it as the "deluxe" phase90, and I stand by that statement.

Other than the hand sorting tiny jfets the build was simple and straightforward with simple calibration. I wanted to make this one different from my last build of this which featured a green enclosure with Man-Thing, so this time I used a matte black enclosure and went with a green goblin theme. None more green, I used a green LED, small bear wire and green boss style knobs. Really happy with how it turned out and I hope he enjoys it. The other build which I need to box up still, is going on a dedicated bass board because this phaser is also killer on my Pbass. Quick sound clip I recorded while fine tuning the bias trimmer shows the phaser clean and with overdrive before my OD-1 build. If you're looking for a versatile phaser that's not ota or optical I highly recommend this.



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Build Reports / Re: Purple Reign
« Last post by dan.schumaker on Today at 05:59:50 AM »
Game: Schumaker

Stellar work as always! Also, I can't help but notice the Mammoth marked pot in there.  :) Thought those would've all been used up by now.

Stompboxparts still has some on hand, especially in the not-as-common pot values.  Ross and Chris must be pawning all their old stuff off on me!  ;D ;D
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General Questions / Re: ZVEX Super Duper - Diag help
« Last post by Govmnt_Lacky on Today at 05:49:39 AM »
Well I'll be damned. I diagnosed the transistor correctly then installed the bitch backwards. Great catch, I'm a moron.

Thanks for the help!

It has happened to all of us at some time. Glad you got it sorted!
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Open Discussion / Re: New Lovetone project PCBs
« Last post by jimilee on June 04, 2023, 09:44:15 PM »

Iíve been about halfway through an AlanP for about 2 years now. Looking forward to finishing it one day.


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Would you happen to have the build docs handy? I got a set of his boards a few years ago and never got around to building it after the Dead End FX version came out, but now that I'm looking to optimize pedalboard space I'd kind of like to revisit it.

Found them!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kw5q5dye7slw946/NNFLITE%20build%20doc%201.0.pdf?dl=0

Awesome, thank you so much! Now I just need to decide whether I'd rather go with a vertically or horizontally oriented 150xx to decide which version to build. Hell, maybe I'll just do both lol
Cool. Iím in the process of looking for the LDRs at a reasonable price after shipping.


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Open Discussion / Re: New Lovetone project PCBs
« Last post by Invertiguy on June 04, 2023, 09:41:16 PM »

Iíve been about halfway through an AlanP for about 2 years now. Looking forward to finishing it one day.


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Would you happen to have the build docs handy? I got a set of his boards a few years ago and never got around to building it after the Dead End FX version came out, but now that I'm looking to optimize pedalboard space I'd kind of like to revisit it.

Found them!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kw5q5dye7slw946/NNFLITE%20build%20doc%201.0.pdf?dl=0

Awesome, thank you so much! Now I just need to decide whether I'd rather go with a vertically or horizontally oriented 150xx to decide which version to build. Hell, maybe I'll just do both lol
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