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MattOcaster

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[non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« on: September 22, 2012, 03:32:58 AM »
Pictures say a thousand words,
Definitely my most complex build by far!













There's a pitch-pirate circuit hiding under there!

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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2012, 03:59:01 AM »
I like how you did the painting before waterslide, is it? Super excellent craftiness!  8)

Your camera must be pretty crusty, though! Might be worth getting a new one that can take nice photos, they don't cost much these days  :)
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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2012, 05:44:23 AM »
Pics taken with iPhone then "crustified" with Instagram.
Lol, isn't that the definition of a "hipster"; putting in too much effort to make something look like cr*p?
Yep, painted on with acrylic then decal and clear-coat after.
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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2012, 07:10:31 AM »
Really great job! I love the artwork  ;)

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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2012, 10:00:27 AM »

Lol, isn't that the definition of a "hipster"; putting in too much effort to make something look like cr*p?


Baaahahahahahaha I laughed out loud when I read that.

Awesome build though dude. I dig the photos too.

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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2012, 10:20:23 AM »
Brilliant!

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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 11:42:30 AM »
Holy cow. Gorgeous!

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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012, 01:24:59 PM »
Looks terribly good, really love the whole style around this built.

Would it be possible to know wich pitch circuit you used in this? I have one of those musicpcb TTT that have been ready to be boxed for several time....i may like to add a little extra like that to it.

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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2012, 01:33:30 PM »
Gorgeous work. I love spot color in black and white art ... this is a really creative way to do it. The guts are really clean for having so much stuff in there, too. Looks like a lot of fun to play with.
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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2012, 01:47:18 PM »
Very nice!  I like seeing your build reports Matt... keep 'em coming ;)

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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2012, 01:48:40 PM »
Awesome!


But at first I was stunned that somebody was shooting with Fuji Velvia 100.   ;D

I used to shoot Velvia 50 back in the day. Man that stuff was gorgeous.

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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2012, 02:46:21 PM »
Thanks for all the kind comments!
Actually a final year accounting student, so don't know what I'd do without a creative outlet :]

The Pitch section is from the Pitch-Pirate.  I would have liked to use a "Rick Holt Little Angel chorus" circuit to improve on the small latency with the Pitch-Pirate.  Pin 2 > Pin 6 modulation.
But to be honest the latency is barely noticeable, and not all when using the chorus modes.

I used the Electric Druid LFO mainly for the nifty Waveforms but at slower speeds the tap tempo is useful.
Would not have attempted the build without the MusicPCB boards!

The Distort knobs and Volume (on the Trem side) aren't terribly useful but I had drilled too many knobs already and had to use them somehow.  But yes, there are WAY too many knobs!  ;D

One thing though, when I tied both tap tempo inputs to the single SPST switch, only the Trem side activates.
I'm probably doing something silly but didn't feel like working it out so just ordered a DPDT momentary from Tayda.
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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2012, 01:25:57 AM »
Impressive sir!
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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012, 02:15:05 PM »
Did you actually sketch the flower out by hand first? I like when people use roundabout methods to get cool results!

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Re: [non-madbean] Rhododendron: Tap Tempo Trem/Pitch
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 05:32:45 AM »
Did the sketch on paper, then scanned it into Illustrator to make the waterslide decal.
To do the the acrylic flower, I cut out a simple stencil from the Illustrator image to get the edges about right.
Then a layer of clear-coat, then decal, then a couple more layers of clear coat.
Think it turned out quite well! 
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