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TGP39

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Clipper Ship .....
« on: July 23, 2014, 07:22:59 PM »
     This is my first build project that I wanted to share with the community.  Several weeks ago, I read a great post about underrated circuit designs that are worth building. One of the most common answers was the Clipper Ship by Midwayfair (Jon). Since I've really admired Jon's designs and his AWESOME build instructions, I knew I had to try this circuit out. Luckily, Jon had a board to sell me and I was off and running. Jon goes into great detail about different transistors and diodes that would be suitable for this build. I decided to try using the MN35 transistor (Hfe=56, Leakage=0.06 mA) and the D9K russian diodes I found on Ebay. 
     Building this low part count circuit was a blast and the result was I now have a fantastic overdrive pedal to play with. I'm always hesitant to post a build report because frankly, you guys are incredible with your own reports. Jon convinced me that posting my builds will only make me learn more and become a better builder and that's all I really strive for.  Any and all comments are appreciated. This community is all I hoped it would be. Thanks guys. Steve.

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Re: Clipper Ship .....
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2014, 07:32:29 PM »
Very nice!!
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Re: Clipper Ship .....
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2014, 08:32:36 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: Clipper Ship .....
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 09:25:31 PM »
Sweet build! I like the stamps :)

Thanks for posting the build report, and I'm glad the build instructions were helpful.
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 10:42:33 PM »
Thanks guys. I am getting better each day and it is so rewarding to play this awesome effect. Billy: thank you for the tip. Jon: your directions are always a learning experience. I socketed the Ge transistor to maybe try others, but I really love it the way it is now. Thanks again. Steve.
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