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zombie_rock123

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Collosa.. Col.. 117 Flanger and Retrograde
« on: August 15, 2022, 03:05:22 PM »
I don't know if this beats out the Polyphase as my favourite MBP modulation this year but if it doesn't it's a close second. So many sounds with just four controls. Got to calibration and felt a bit deflated, I was getting some kind of weird filter but there wasn't any depth to it. No clangy, typewriters falling downstairs effect. Before I could even consider what I'd ballsed up, saw Gordo's build report - he mentioned the clock cap value so on a whim threw one in a few sizes down and it came to life.

Every issue I've had lately could be avoided by RTFM. I'd like to think that I'd have figured it out if guessing didn't work, hell I put a socket in for the cap and everything. Usual pillaged license-free artwork, loving decaled on misalligned and clear coated in a rush. Then belted the enclosure with my pliers near the footswitch. Ace.



The Retrograde is one I failed at years ago, so really happy Bean brought this beast back. Again, RTFM about the wiring. I read it aaand forgot it. Luckily remembered after only twenty minutes of staring at the board. I used SE300? - can't remember the last number but a bit higher gain than the SE listed in the build docs. Sounds almost on the edge of misbiased in a delicious way and I think I prefer the unoctaved mode. Thanks to Gordo for us unknowing assist, and to Bean for the boards but also the thoughts on the transistors, love reading that stuff.

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Re: Collosa.. Col.. 117 Flanger and Retrograde
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2022, 04:26:25 PM »
Damn dude, these are phenomenal all around. Outstanding work. The faceplate, wiring all of it. I have Brian's older collosulus, awesome flanger. Super impressive work.
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Re: Collosa.. Col.. 117 Flanger and Retrograde
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2022, 05:04:31 PM »


Cheers man!
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Re: Collosa.. Col.. 117 Flanger and Retrograde
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2022, 06:59:30 PM »
Sweet! Love the graphics. I'm thinking of building the collosalus or the current lover.

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Re: Collosa.. Col.. 117 Flanger and Retrograde
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2022, 02:02:59 PM »
Nice!  I'm especially digging that flanger 8)
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Re: Collosa.. Col.. 117 Flanger and Retrograde
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2022, 02:50:16 PM »
Cheers guys :)

Sweet! Love the graphics. I'm thinking of building the collosalus or the current lover.

They're both fantastic flangers. Someone asked me to fix a Neo Mistress recently and I had to give it him back and let him know they actually do sound that bad and lent him my old Current Lover to compare to.
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Re: Collosa.. Col.. 117 Flanger and Retrograde
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2022, 05:01:51 PM »
Damn those both look terrific.  Cool dark vibe to both of them.
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