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Yes, I've tried a variety including a MXR ISO-Block.
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Open Discussion / Re: Designing for parts?
« Last post by Aentons on Today at 06:49:12 AM »
Tubes were in the same boat at one point but look at'em now
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Open Discussion / Re: Designing for parts?
« Last post by Thewintersoldier on Today at 06:48:13 AM »
Thank you for addressing this. So many times I turned away from building a project because I saw that something was nearly impossible to find or a reissue part did not function the same in the circuit (xvive vtl5c4/2). I know tht some projects will simply be more expensive than others and if I decide to build it I'm ok with that but spending time to try and track down a rare part that is likely fake and I'll pass. Part of the reason I don't build some of the deadendfx projects I would love to. They even tell you in the build doc, which is cool of them and more than a lot of companies do. Just seems like a missed opportunity to make a board if I can't get the unicorn tears to make it work.

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Open Discussion / Re: Designing for parts?
« Last post by Scruffie on Today at 05:14:50 AM »
I do it on a case by case basis and have always tried to take component scarcity in to consideration and project desirability.

I'm not going to be designing boards to use the SAD1024, when Lectric started we did do MN3007 based boards as they were still in plentiful supply on the market but made sure to always add an 3207 option as I was aware that wouldn't be the case forever but since then thankfully, Xvive have started producing them again.

We recently included a CA3080 on the Downtown, that was mainly down to board space constrictions, but on occasion a circuit will need some redesigning to accommodate a LM13700 due to its 2 diode drops and people can be wary of overly modified circuits. But they were still being produced and sold through several legitimate suppliers and now Alfa are reissuing them, I see no reason not to use them, if anything, their use should be encouraged, we want these companies to do well!

Ebay purchases are down to the builder, I'd never recommend anyone buy from ebay unless they're set up to test for functionality and happy to take the risk, but I can't control someones purchasing ethics. Tayda have been known to sell faulty parts that are common and in production... you get what you pay for.

Germanium, I don't have a horse in that race.
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Build Reports / Re: Slow Loris (Gearside caption contest prize build)
« Last post by EBK on Today at 04:07:56 AM »
Thanks, guys!  I had a lot of good luck when working on this enclosure.  I kept the drill template taped to it while drilling, which allowed me to continuously adjust the hole position as I widened the holes.  Also, I managed to paint it white without specks of dirt and fuzz ruining it by holding it up while painting instead of setting it down onto a table or the ground.

Is that a 1590B or the tall?
It's a 1590B2.  Taller than a 1590B, but not as tall as a 1590BS.

Where did you find white 9mm pots, Iíve never seen that before
Those are regular 9mm pots with white knob caps added to them.
http://smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/micro-knobs-colors/

The larger knobs were specifically chosen to match the black dot indices on the smaller knob caps.
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That is awesome man! So well done. Where did you find white 9mm pots, Iíve never seen that before
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Open Discussion / Re: Headtrip2 patches - you decide!
« Last post by cooder on Today at 01:22:39 AM »
Sounds super! And stereo woohoo!
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Build Reports / Re: Slow Loris (Gearside caption contest prize build)
« Last post by Bio77 on Today at 12:19:19 AM »
Man, that's awesome!   I love the knob choices and the pallet, it highlights all that precision.

Is that a 1590B or the tall?
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Build Reports / Re: Slow Loris (Gearside caption contest prize build)
« Last post by cooder on September 30, 2020, 10:59:39 PM »
Super sleek and tidy! Perfect drilling for the 9mm pots too, swish.
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