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    Stuff you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

    Negative ground? Ground is just ground mang.
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    Noise Gate for Electric Banjo

    So that would cover keeping the Gate from going to zero... but that's not really what is needed here is it? What is needed is for the FET to not act as an on/off switch and do gradual attenuation. Knowing a little bit about Vgs cutoff and FET variability, that might be asking for too much.
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    Noise Gate for Electric Banjo

    Looking at the Muffler schematic, the first idea I had was to insert resistance between Q3 Source and VREF_B; that way the attenuation can never go all the way to zero. It turns out that's exactly what Mark Hammer recommends, and he suggested a 250k pot.
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    Noise Gate for Electric Banjo

    Yeah thank you. I'm just going to use this thread to journal my thoughts and project. I'm sure others will chime from time to time. My first inclination is to modify the MXR Noise Gate. It's a classic, so there are a few threads about mods on Diystompboxes, and PedalPCB has a board.
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    Noise Gate for Electric Banjo

    Well... think of all the things we go through to make our Electric Guitars sound great.
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    Noise Gate for Electric Banjo

    So, I quickly whipped up an Expander in SpinCad designer and flashed the FV-1 pedal on my pedalboard. Playing around it with it, I can tell that Downward Expansion is going to make Bluegrass licks sound much more authentic. Now, I'd like to build an analog Noise Gate and mod it to work as an...
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    Noise Gate for Electric Banjo

    After a decade of eyeballing the Goldtone EB-5, I finally bought one. It's an awesome design. Simplistic like a Telecaster. It has all of the Banjo sounds, albeit in different proportions to an acoustic Banjo. Playability is excellent. So far, I love this thing. There are, however, a few...
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    This Week on the Breadboard: BJFe Arctic White Fuzz

    Great analysis and really cool circuit. The Fuzz pot is even more of an oddity when you imagine it connected to your guitar. With the Fuzz pot at max and your Guitar Volume at max, your pickups are going to get the most loaded by Q1 and the Negative Feedback path. Then as you turn the Fuzz pot...
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    This Week on the Breadboard: BJFe Arctic White Fuzz

    Shoot. I've been using those as substitutes because someone on another forum said they were the same tranny, different manufacturer.
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    This Week on the Breadboard: BJFe Arctic White Fuzz

    Chuck has an impressive mind.
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    This Week on the Breadboard: BJFe Arctic White Fuzz

    Will an MPF102 work? Are they 100% the same as the PF5102 or just a reasonable substitute? I have a ton of them, and in most circuits, they are too low-gain to be used as a common-source amplifier.
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    Build hex from source via command line?

    If I were on Windows I'd be trying to use wsl & asfv1.
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    What About Darlington Germanium Transistors?

    Good lesson. I'm a big fan of the EQD Tone Reaper, which uses a Si NPN Darlington in place of Q1 & Q2.
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    Rat doesn't work

    Looks like it might have been fried by overvoltage. I wouldn't bother trying to troubleshoot. Put it in the 'save-for-later' bin and try to make another one.
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    Turning a Starboard (Fuzzrite) Depth pot into a toggle switch

    Or connect the 3 pins of the toggle switch to the 3 holes for the pot, and put a 470k resistor across the switch. Same result, but the wiring should come out cleaner.
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