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First build - Noisy Cricket
« on: April 02, 2016, 02:50:47 AM »
Here's my first ever build, the Noisy Cricket.



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Re: First build - Noisy Cricket
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2016, 02:55:30 AM »
Sorry, but I can't see any pictures...  :-[
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Re: First build - Noisy Cricket
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2016, 02:57:15 AM »
Grr, bear with me, mate. I'll get this...
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Re: First build - Noisy Cricket
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Re: First build - Noisy Cricket
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2016, 03:03:44 AM »
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vtccz6rirciv6er/P1020280.JPG?dl=0

Okay I suppose I can shrink it and just attach a small image. Used another forum similar in the past.

Anyway, it's the noisy cricket, wired up on some veroboard. I liked the idea of the "beta bass" mod included in the instructions, so added in a rotary switch, going between 3 capacitors for different bass levels.
I have it running through my amp's 12" Celestion, and far out it's pretty loud for 1/2Watt!

Wife had a spare lunchbox lying around. Made sense. Future plans are for a tube cricket - I'll case that one up a bit better. LOL.
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Re: First build - Noisy Cricket
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2016, 03:19:20 AM »
I'll try again...

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Re: First build - Noisy Cricket
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2016, 03:26:06 AM »
I totally dig the idea of the lunch box! well done
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Re: First build - Noisy Cricket
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2016, 03:31:07 AM »
Lol, it makes for quick and easy battery changes!
It's definitely a bit of a birds nest in there. Hopefully things like this improve over time.

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Re: First build - Noisy Cricket
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2016, 06:05:13 AM »
Very nice sit. A bit of a birds nest huh? I don't think some of those wires are even hooked up :p kidding, great job for a first build and vero none the less!!


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Re: First build - Noisy Cricket
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2016, 06:11:36 AM »
I will have you know I checked every wire against my schematic with a dried out highlighter I found with the lid left off, thankyou very much!

Also found out that you should install the dc jack BEFORE you solder it, but that's a job for the near future.

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Re: First build - Noisy Cricket
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2016, 09:06:14 AM »
Working amp = great first build! Keep it up.

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Re: First build - Noisy Cricket
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2016, 12:21:07 AM »
Great 1st build.  Wiring gets easier as you go along.  PCBs with board mounted pots are fantastic.

I like how you matched the knobs with the enclosure.
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Re: First build - Noisy Cricket
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2016, 01:57:26 AM »
Yeah it was a fluke with the colour matching!