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Polytrogs
« on: May 20, 2022, 04:15:34 PM »
Hands down the best modulation circuit I've ever played. I never really gelled with a lot of modulation which feels a bit like an amateur baker saying "Aint cake a bit shit" but this beast is a whole new level of groovy. I like wobble but if the cycle/sweep is constant I feel a bit like a kid trying to time jumping onto a roundabout.

Made one for myself and showed a mate who had to have one but told me to lose the sweep setting. Guess which bellend wired the switch pads the wrong way at first. Also calibrating the second one I got down to the section that said "The multi-turn trimmer is included.." which was a great touch and you'd think I'd not made them days apart to forget that. Anyone else find they'd rather spend half an hour calibrating rather than 2 minutes swapping a part?

Gutted the green one is off out the door but will definitely make another.



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Re: Polytrogs
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2022, 04:28:43 PM »
Wow, thatís really fantastic.


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Re: Polytrogs
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 04:59:45 PM »
They both look amazing

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2022, 05:40:51 PM »
That is some top shelf work there

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2022, 06:14:17 PM »
Epic  8) 

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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2022, 07:35:12 PM »
Nicely done  8).
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Re: Polytrogs
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2022, 11:01:25 PM »
Sweet wobbly stuff, looking great in and out!
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2022, 03:10:13 AM »
Cheers guys! Haven't been this taken with a circuit in a long while. A thousand space thankyous to Brian for sticking with it!
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« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2022, 09:35:04 AM »
Absolutely fantastic in every way, inside and out. It really is a great pedal. Glad to see more of these being built. Also, props for using the original Perkins Elmer vactrols. I wish I could find some of those!
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2022, 11:41:12 PM »
Nice work, those look amazing! How do you do your graphics?
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2022, 09:54:16 AM »
Great looking build!

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Re: Polytrogs
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2022, 10:07:21 AM »
Both look fantastic, but I especially like the black over orange! Going to have to try that effect myself.

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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2022, 10:20:52 AM »
Cheers fellas!

Absolutely fantastic in every way, inside and out. It really is a great pedal. Glad to see more of these being built. Also, props for using the original Perkins Elmer vactrols. I wish I could find some of those!

According to Paypal I bought them in 2016 from the States, I would love to ask myself what the hell I had in mind back then!

Nice work, those look amazing! How do you do your graphics?

Cheers dude! Graphics are unglamorous waterslides. Sunnyscopia laser decal paper, an ancient Brother laser and a long time faffing about smoothing them down with coffee filter papers. Few coats of whatever clearcoat I've to hand and pray I've not made any typos. Again.

Both look fantastic, but I especially like the black over orange! Going to have to try that effect myself.

I prefer the opposite haha, lots of space for the colour. Only problem is I've had mixed results with the decals wrinkling up like an elephant's ballsack in a jacuzzi so do more of the black-heavy ones. Some video on Youtube suggested hitting the decals with a covering of clearcoat whilst they're still on the paper and it helps a little but still easier with more toner.
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Re: Polytrogs
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2022, 11:04:33 AM »
Both look fantastic, but I especially like the black over orange! Going to have to try that effect myself.

I prefer the opposite haha, lots of space for the colour. Only problem is I've had mixed results with the decals wrinkling up like an elephant's ballsack in a jacuzzi so do more of the black-heavy ones. Some video on Youtube suggested hitting the decals with a covering of clearcoat whilst they're still on the paper and it helps a little but still easier with more toner.

I've had similar experiences with large solid colors on water slide decals. That's part of what makes it so impressive to me! I have found spraying a 1:1 vinegar/water mixture on the enclosure helps to prevent silvering. The decals still wrinkle up, but the vinegar seems to help them relax more easily before they dry.

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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2022, 01:24:54 PM »
Silvering! Can't believe I hadn't realised there'd be a name for it! Thanks for that, will give it a test :D
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