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Whiskey River: STM800
« on: February 02, 2015, 08:41:06 PM »
Looong time in the planning/making, but a huge payoff. Sounds fantastic and gives you the saucer-plate eyes when you goose it with a booster. Wowser.


Followed the build doc and everything went together really smoothly except for a couple minor wiring goofs. (There's a lotta wiring). My main tip is to use the DMM to check each connection isn't grounding out as you solder it just to be sure some little shielding hair isn't touching something it shouldn't.


The light-up toobs are a bit tricky. I took the sockets completely apart to get the center pin out and all pins flew everywhere. Got them back together and epoxied. Stuck LEDs in the sockets and wired them to the heater supply and to the Optoshield and voila - light show!




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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 09:04:13 PM »
Just wow  :o

Lets hear it!

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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 09:06:36 PM »
Damn dude! That's a beauty.

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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 09:12:04 PM »
Most impressive man! That etch is a beauty.  8)

Glad you're digging it, you got into the devellopement of that project without even knowing what it would really be like... ...in the hope that it's beyond your expectations ;)

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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2015, 09:20:05 PM »
That's siiiiiiiiiiiiick Jason! 8)
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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 10:11:34 PM »
That is over the top!  Amazing etch.

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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2015, 10:24:08 PM »
Phenomenal, Jason. There's nothing I don't like about this! I believe you about he planning this would have taken.

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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2015, 10:33:51 PM »
That is all kinds of bad ass. Nicely done



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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2015, 10:36:29 PM »
Oh man!  It looks like it was worth all the planning and hard work.  Very cool, really digging that etch.

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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2015, 11:04:04 PM »
Thanks, guys!
One thing I forgot to mention is how quiet this thing is. No hum, buzz or hiss at all.
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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2015, 11:36:21 PM »
wow... just wow... This is an insane build Jason. I hope this is a center piece on your board.. if not, hang that sucker on the wall since its a piece of art.

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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2015, 11:59:42 PM »
Wow!  What a beauty you've got there.  I love the artwork and the tube protectors are killer!  I'm hopeful I will get to build one of these!

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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2015, 12:55:58 AM »
Fantastic looking build  :)

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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2015, 01:33:45 AM »
I have a whole flock of goosebumps right now!  This is stunning!

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Re: Whiskey River: STM800
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2015, 01:55:37 AM »
Looks awesome Jason.  I've got mine populated, just need to find the time to build it.
Where did you get those tube protectors.  I've seen some on eBay but they come from China and I have doubts about the quality and finish of those...