Author Topic: Minuteman Delay (Dead Astronaut Abductor Delay)  (Read 140 times)

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Minuteman Delay (Dead Astronaut Abductor Delay)
« on: October 13, 2021, 11:33:52 AM »
After some time away from pedal building to enjoy the winter months and my other hobby (disc golf), I got back in the saddle over the past couple of months to finish this.  The previous owner of my house is a pedal steel player, and after a series of odd coincidences, we met each other for the first time last year after he sold me my house 8 years ago.  He was interested in my pedals, and I said I'd build him something since we are both in the alumni of owners of this house and musicians :).  He wanted a delay, and after lending him half a dozen that I had built, we landed on the Abductor Delay from Dead Astronaut.  The pedal construction was pretty straight forward for me (I've built both Sagans, the Multiplex, and a few other PT2399 designs), but the off board wiring was a chore.  Thank goodness for ribbon cable!

This particular musician also photographs decommissioned ICBM sites in the midwest, and he wanted a military aesthetic for it.  In fact, we probably spent more time going back and forth on the enclosure design than I did actually building it.  The combination of the color, simple text, and those fantastic Neve console knobs from BLMS really knocked this one out of the park.  I ordered an extra board, and based on my experience with it so far, I'll be building one of these for myself.  They're a lot of fun if you like ambient delay.

I have 2 other projects in flight now and plan to try my hand at an EAGLE layout on a rework on an original(ish) design I did.  Let the fall/winter build commence!




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Re: Minuteman Delay (Dead Astronaut Abductor Delay)
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 11:56:32 AM »
Wow!  That is absolutely gorgeous!  I love the dot indicators under the Neve knobs.   8)

I've never heard of this circuit before.  If you have more information to share with a fellow 2399 fan, I'd appreciate it. Did you do the layout for the PCB?

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Re: Minuteman Delay (Dead Astronaut Abductor Delay)
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 12:23:08 PM »
Wow!  That is absolutely gorgeous!  I love the dot indicators under the Neve knobs.   8)

I've never heard of this circuit before.  If you have more information to share with a fellow 2399 fan, I'd appreciate it. Did you do the layout for the PCB?

I wish I did this layout!  You can actually find it here:
https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects/abductor-delay-ii

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Re: Minuteman Delay (Dead Astronaut Abductor Delay)
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 01:19:55 PM »
Nice job man! I built two of these, the first was while it was still kicking around. It was on an etched board. I got a fab board after he started selling fabbed boards. Itís a really neat delay. The video he did with it is outstanding.


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