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Open Discussion / Re: Another pedal suggestion please
« Last post by jimilee on Today at 03:49:01 PM »
Strip Board. How’s that for a challenge?!


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Open Discussion / Re: Another pedal suggestion please
« Last post by dan.schumaker on Today at 03:07:51 PM »
Brian's Woodstork 1590G board is what you are looking for  :)
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Open Discussion / Another pedal suggestion please
« Last post by Guybrush on Today at 02:58:34 PM »
Hi guys

Lockdown has really stoked my pedal building fires again and I keep asking people here for recommendations, hope you lot don't mind.

I'm looking to build a Fuzz Face clone with an added input level knob (so I can do the Hendrix volume roll off trick within the pedal rather than at on my guitar) and ideally some form of tone control. Just wondered if anyone had any suggestions for an available PCB that fits the bill?

Thanks as always
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HI

Its not something I have tried, no. Theres something about the ability for the clock to drive that much capacitance...or something!

I guess it could be tried

Ian
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Build Reports / Refinish and rehouse - MiG
« Last post by Willybomb on Today at 07:37:25 AM »
Gudday all.  Continuing on with the re-finishing, my mate who I'd build the double looper for told me that the finish had gone strange and could I put something else in it as he never used it anyway.  I blame the Rustoloeum auto crystal clear, that stuff is just terrible.  The finish had cracked and raised up in strange wave type things.

https://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=25896.msg251434#msg251434

Anyway, I sanded the thing back and filled the extra holes with Gorilla Weld initially, and then JB Weld on top of that.  I had a GuitarPCB Screaming Ultra lying around that I wasn't ever going to box, so I shoved that in and wired it up for dual channels with a 500k on Gain1 and 1meg on Gain2.  Clipping options are red LEDs and 4148s.  My friend has a number of builds I've done for him, and this one will go with his DangerZone OCD clone (not that he knows it yet because I haven't told him what I've done).

https://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=28587.msg277247#msg277247

So it's a bit tight and I kept the leads a bit longer so I had something to work with.  Dual channeling a pedal always adds a bit of mess.  Am I happy with the knobs?  Not overly, but I prefer to use the relevant colour for the channel LED where possible.

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General Questions / Re: What IC Is This?
« Last post by aion on Today at 07:33:00 AM »
The GND(T) label is from the (very old) gaussmarkov Eagle libraries and its descendents. It's just a schematic symbol with a PCB pad attached. On the schematic, the T can be ignored.
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VFE Projects / Re: Mini mu zener value
« Last post by madbean on July 06, 2020, 09:23:17 PM »
Did you mean 16v? That's the one most of them use. The VFE site has the power listed as 9-15v

The TC7662B has a maximum operational voltage of 15v. So, if you have a well regulated 15v supply and plan on using that then a 16v Zener is appropriate. If you only plan on ever using a 9v supply, then a 12v is sufficient enough.


I put an 18v on there before reading this. Will that work or do I need to go ahead and change it?

Using an 18v zener will not protect the chip against over-voltage should you plug in an 18v adapter. However, if you are generally careful and only ever use 9v then you probably do not need to replace it. It's just a question on how much you trust yourself :)

I will update the switching doc to include the correct zener value for the MiniMu.
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Build Reports / Re: Refinishing and updating a 4 year old build... Flux Drive
« Last post by cooder on July 06, 2020, 09:06:24 PM »
Bang on! Very cool! 8)
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VFE Projects / Re: Mini mu zener value
« Last post by irvmuller on July 06, 2020, 08:56:03 PM »
I put an 18v on there before reading this. Will that work or do I need to go ahead and change it?
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Build Reports / Re: Refinishing and updating a 4 year old build... Flux Drive
« Last post by mjg on July 06, 2020, 08:50:52 PM »
I thought the digit displays on the front were real, until I noticed the LED through the middle of them. Looks great!
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