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Re: Slow loris issue.
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2011, 10:50:22 PM »
I looked around the board and noticed on C9 where it calls for a 1uF box cap and I had one that said 3n3 3.3 I'm guessing that I missread. I don't have that part :/ so now I gotta wait. Do you think think contributed?

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Re: Slow loris issue.
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2011, 10:58:40 PM »
heck yes.

I say it often, but most errors come down to three things, and this is one of them. Either a wrong or backwards part.

Good find though, it's always safe to assume you've made a mistake rather than getting it perfect.

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Re: Slow loris issue.
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2011, 11:35:55 PM »
You could use a 1uF electrolytic in its place...or 10uF even.
Things are fine, actually.

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Re: Slow loris issue.
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2011, 08:05:50 AM »
I actually tried to use a tantalum and it just humed.. I tried it both directions... Do those not work?

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Re: Slow loris issue.
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2011, 08:07:23 AM »
on of the leads connects to one of the pot terminals would I use the - in that place?

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Re: Slow loris issue.
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2011, 09:02:02 AM »
Tantalums are sensitive to polarity and you may have killed it by hooking it up backwards. Use another one if you have it (or a plain electrolytic) and hook it up so the minus side faces lug 3 of the volume pot and plus goes toward R9.

With polarized caps, the "+" side always goes toward the higher voltage source.
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Re: Slow loris issue.
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2011, 12:26:44 PM »
hellz ya! It works! Sounds way better. Now.. One last question for the clippers I used on one side a Ge going into a 4148 and on the other side just a 4148.. Does anyone see an issue with this? Did I do it right? I put mosfets in my proco so when I A/B them the slow loris sound a little raspier. It's sloppy tho and I'm anal about this.. But madbean you rock. I used the 10uF tantalum.

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Re: Slow loris issue.
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2011, 07:17:47 AM »
Glad you got it working properly.  You can do what your heart desires with the clipping diodes.  I prefer the stock LED's but that's just me.  :D

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Re: Slow loris issue.
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2011, 04:42:27 PM »
standard asymetrical clipping is to just add another 4148 to the series of one side?  I LOVE mosfet but I already did that to my proco. And they won't fit in the enclosure. Do the BS170s sound similar to the irf520's or whatever they are?