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K3yPr0gg3r

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Re: Deathklaw Confirmation
« on: September 30, 2016, 12:36:56 PM »
Hi,

I'm planning on purchasing Deathklaw, but I wanted to confirm something in the build doc. In the notes section, mod ideas, it states "try substituting a higher value for C22 (100n)." C22 is 22n so is the 100n a suggestion of the higher value? Just wanted to make sure. This looks like a pretty intense build!
Also. I guess I need to prep the enclosure fairly early on since I need to install the green LED prior to IC2, and the LED will be sticking through the enclosure I assume.
One more thing, I just ordered the LM78L05, (they have it L78L05), the BC550s, and the PT2399s from Tayda. I know Paul @ diyguitarpedal.com has the LM78L05, (just labeled 78L05), and the PTs as well. Just want to make sure I'm getting operational components.

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Re: Deathklaw Confirmation
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2016, 12:44:10 PM »
Ok, just purchased...I also assume that if I'm using a breakout for the 3PDT, I omit R30 (4k7). Correct?

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Re: Deathklaw Confirmation
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2016, 01:05:42 PM »
Tayda is not a trustworthy supplier. The parts they buy are factory scrap or bogus.


Their 2399s and regulators have been known to be defective and their transistors mislabeled.
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Re: Deathklaw Confirmation
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2016, 01:24:43 PM »
Ok, thanks. Guess I'll go to ebay for the BCs. Anything on my other questions?

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Re: Deathklaw Confirmation
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2016, 02:56:27 PM »
I'm not looking at the BOM currently, but the green leds should be there as a diode and not to actually light up, it cuts down on the distortion in the repeats.


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Re: Deathklaw Confirmation
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2016, 02:58:34 PM »
The green LED is only for the PT2399, like Jimi said. It should not be mounted externally.
Things are fine, actually.

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Re: Deathklaw Confirmation
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2016, 03:07:01 PM »
I wouldn't trust Tayda's transistors, voltage regulators or PT2399 either!

Tayda's pt2399 are good for very short delays, or chorus, vibrato etc.

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Re: Deathklaw Confirmation
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2016, 03:36:10 PM »
Ok, so I need to cut the LED VERY short to fit under the socket for IC2...pretty much put it right against the board? How about the Capacitor question...(C22)?

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Re: Deathklaw Confirmation
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2016, 05:08:05 PM »
Ok, so I need to cut the LED VERY short to fit under the socket for IC2...pretty much put it right against the board? How about the Capacitor question...(C22)?

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Solder the green led from the underside of the board.
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Re: Deathklaw Confirmation
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2016, 05:13:47 PM »
Ok, like the pots and switch. What about C22? Should I also assume that the BC550s are bad as well? I have used transistors from Tayda the were operational...

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Re: Deathklaw Confirmation
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2016, 08:03:33 PM »
Ok, like the pots and switch. What about C22? Should I also assume that the BC550s are bad as well? I have used transistors from Tayda the were operational...

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Nah,  they should be fine. If you're just a hobbyist, I wouldn't worry about it.


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