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The Gatekeeper
« on: October 11, 2012, 06:45:29 AM »
This is an ISP Decimator that I built with a board I got from jimmybjj.  Sorry for the lousy pics, it was somewhat overcast and they didn't turn out so well.  I may try again later.







Still dialing in the bias.  It's a gate, so there aren't too many superlatives to describe it.  But it will be useful at work with my Mesa Tremoverb.

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Re: The Gatekeeper
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 06:50:20 AM »
I really LOVE this graphic! Nice knob too!

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 07:03:36 AM »
Amazing graphics! I really like your style. I'm gonna have to bid on your auction.
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Re: The Gatekeeper
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 07:33:28 AM »
Crop circles!

Also: The pots, trim, and 4001 are the only through hole parts? Are you doing the toaster oven thing with these or actually soldering the tineh parts?

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Re: The Gatekeeper
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 07:38:05 AM »
Those graphics are really cool. And where would one source a knob of that kind? John Lyons is the only guy I've seen use those before.

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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 07:42:23 AM »
Amazing graphics! I really like your style. I'm gonna have to bid on your auction.

Thanks!

Yes, I hope there are more bids on the auction.  It's obviously for a very good cause.
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Re: The Gatekeeper
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 07:44:38 AM »
Crop circles!

Also: The pots, trim, and 4001 are the only through hole parts? Are you doing the toaster oven thing with these or actually soldering the tineh parts?

p.s. Now you just need a keymaster.

This one is sort of a mix of SMT and thru-hole.  There are plenty of electrolytic thru-hole caps as well.  I've used a reflow oven for other SMT, but not for any of my pedal builds, yet.  This used 0805, so it really wasn't that bad.  I've hand soldered 0402 before, but I tend to lose too many of those while I'm working, so I usually stick to 0603 as a minimum.

And yes, it really needs the keymaster to work properly.  :-)
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Re: The Gatekeeper
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 07:46:20 AM »
Those graphics are really cool. And where would one source a knob of that kind? John Lyons is the only guy I've seen use those before.

Actually, I got this knob from John Lyons.  You can find them on ebay if you look.  These are fairly cheap Chinese knobs.  The real Daven ones are nicer but very expensive (if you can even find them).
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 09:42:28 AM »
That's a super slick design. And anyone who solders SMT components is always impressive.

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Re: The Gatekeeper
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 09:48:05 AM »
Looks great!  The knob looks like its off my grandma's dresser.  LOL

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Re: The Gatekeeper
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012, 01:08:57 PM »
Killer name concept, graphic, and wiring.  Crazy pro!
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 03:47:51 PM »
you keep raising the bar  :o
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Re: The Gatekeeper
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 04:06:39 PM »
wow, nice!
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Re: The Gatekeeper
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2012, 04:26:47 PM »
Everyone's said everything I'm thinking. Love it!
BTW, do you use a drill patter to fit all those jacks on the top?
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Re: The Gatekeeper
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2012, 04:31:28 PM »
Everyone's said everything I'm thinking. Love it!
BTW, do you use a drill patter to fit all those jacks on the top?

Thanks for the kind words, everybody.

Um, I am not sure what a drill patter is.  Can you elaborate?

You know, I've done many top mount 125Bs, but this one was a bit tighter.  I shaved a bit of aluminum with a chisel to fit it better.  It fit before, but was too tight for comfort.  All good now.
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