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2015 - Put in your requests
« on: December 18, 2014, 09:09:07 AM »
This is not for project requests (I've got that covered). This thread is for suggestions on things you would like to see happen or done differently in 2015. I want members here to feel they have a voice in how MBP operates and quite often people suggest things I would not think of myself.

So, if you have any ideas on enhancements to the forum/website/project documentation/release schedules, etc. please put them here. I promise I will review everyone's suggestions and give my thoughts, too.

Please do read this first if you have not already since it outlines some of my plans for 2015 (that list is by no means final or comprehensive): http://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=18841.0

Thank you in advance for all comments, feedback, criticism, etc.
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Re: 2015 - Put in your requests
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2014, 10:25:19 AM »
I think the old EHX stuff is a lot of fun.  You've talked about doing some more of those.  I'd build em. 
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Re: 2015 - Put in your requests
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2014, 10:27:32 AM »
I think the old EHX stuff is a lot of fun.  You've talked about doing some more of those.  I'd build em.
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Re: 2015 - Put in your requests
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2014, 10:31:06 AM »
A cooperative community-designed project, so everyone of us could put some of our ideas/skills to work.
It should be a hard task, but really fun, and you won't need to expend that much time developing projects.
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Re: 2015 - Put in your requests
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2014, 10:43:18 AM »
Preorders to help move out of stock items back into stock without tying up so much of Brian's capital.

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Re: 2015 - Put in your requests
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2014, 10:44:52 AM »
i wouyld really to love see smt MBP boards, im getting addicted to that over this days, also and why not, MBP real tube amps pcbs, i really love turrets on tube amps, but nothing like working on a pcb you could give a shot on a 15w tube amp pcb id buy that right away
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Re: 2015 - Put in your requests
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2014, 10:46:01 AM »
Not sure what your demand is, but I'd love to see more bass oriented mods (that are confirmed to work) in the documentation for pedals like the Kingslayer. For someone who is a little bit of a novice like myself, giving a few values to test out is a little bit intimidating. While it's probably a good learning experience, I'd love to be able to narrow things down a little bit more.

That said, offering some boards with a built in blend option--naughty fish, kraken, and mudbunny come immediately to mind--would be nice for bass players as well. I know that some companies offer blend/buff boards, but it would be nice to have that as a part of some of the PCB's you offer or to offer a blend board in the road rage section.

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Re: 2015 - Put in your requests
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2014, 10:59:23 AM »
Preorders to help move out of stock items back into stock without tying up so much of Brian's capital.
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Re: 2015 - Put in your requests
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2014, 11:02:05 AM »
Preorders to help move out of stock items back into stock without tying up so much of Brian's capital.

This is a great idea!
I'll post what i said in the other thread too: A quarterly project or two would be cool. Limited run for 3 months then done. Kind of like what you are doing with the Laser Wolf and Dirt Baby.
-Maybe offer a group buy for the new projects. Group buys seem to be very popular now a days.

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Re: 2015 - Put in your requests
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2014, 11:07:17 AM »
Naked chicks and kittens together.

Let's face it, they're the two most looked at things on the internet yet no one has combined the two...

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« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2014, 11:09:45 AM »
I would think that if you don't want to put the components together yourself--understandable--then make sure that you have a BOM set up for each project at Mouser and/or complete links to components at Smallbear (which you are usually pretty good with). As a relative novice, navigating those sites to pick the right type of resistor is maddening and can be a real holdup.

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Re: 2015 - Put in your requests
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2014, 11:31:46 AM »
Let's face it, they're the two most looked at things on the internet yet no one has combined the two...

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Re: 2015 - Put in your requests
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2014, 11:33:06 AM »
I would think that if you don't want to put the components together yourself--understandable--then make sure that you have a BOM set up for each project at Mouser and/or complete links to components at Smallbear (which you are usually pretty good with). As a relative novice, navigating those sites to pick the right type of resistor is maddening and can be a real holdup.

This is a good idea, but it's hard to maintain BOMs at the middle-tier suppliers like Mouser. There is a lot of flux on their end, from changing stock numbers to end-of-life notices. Brian would have to update all of the project PDFs at least every 2-3 months. Lately it has been worse for DIY because of the vanishing of through-hole semiconductors and ICs.

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« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2014, 11:37:19 AM »
I would think that if you don't want to put the components together yourself--understandable--then make sure that you have a BOM set up for each project at Mouser and/or complete links to components at Smallbear (which you are usually pretty good with). As a relative novice, navigating those sites to pick the right type of resistor is maddening and can be a real holdup.

This is a good idea, but it's hard to maintain BOMs at the middle-tier suppliers like Mouser. There is a lot of flux on their end, from changing stock numbers to end-of-life notices. Brian would have to update all of the project PDFs at least every 2-3 months. Lately it has been worse for DIY because of the vanishing of through-hole semiconductors and ICs.

That makes sense. My suggestion would be for the BOM to just consistently tell us exactly what kind of caps/resistors (type, size, voltage, etc.) to get for each project to take out some of the guesswork. I do realize that many different values and types can be use in each project (which separates this from just making jigsaw puzzles), but a good baseline for novices would be great. Some BOMs have this and others (current Mudbunny for example) do not. 

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Re: 2015 - Put in your requests
« Reply #14 on: December 18, 2014, 11:42:08 AM »
Grouping verified mods by project. However, I don't know if that would be practical
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