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  1. Big Monk

    Is there a good sub for BA282 diode or can I use 2 diodes in series to get similar Vf=0.81V ( King Tone PCBs )

    I bought 10 or so 1N456 diodes for an Ampeg Scrambler project from small bear and they were all around Vf = 0.8 v
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    Tapers for Muffin

    I think I'll stick with the Audio tapers and see how they work out. It's such a simple thing to swap out later if need be.
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    Tapers for Muffin

    I have a Muffin with some lower gain NOS Amperex transistors and 1N456 diodes from a lot i bought of the Ampeg Scrambler and I grabbed 2 - 100kA pots for Volume and Sustain and a 100kB for Tone. Realizing the originals were linear at the outset, does anyone have a preference?
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    SOLVED Big Muff - circuit working, no audio

    Definitely show us the soldered side. I’ve learned after a few overzealous and expeditious pedal assemblies that it’s almost universally better to take your time. I typically prep all wires, jacks, and switches in one session, solder in caps in another, resistors in another, and transistors...
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    Now Playing... What are you Listening to Right Now?

    Pink Floyd - Live at Empire Pool (Wembley) 1974
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    Ampeg Scrambler

    I’ve got all the old transistors and diodes. Would love to see a Pedal PCB Scrambler with Volume control.
  7. Big Monk

    let's see your pedalboard!

    G.A.S. got the better of me this month. Here’s the pedal board Mk. II: I foolishly built this board and painted and sealed it prior to really having a handle on how everything would be laid out. I have a better configuration in mind and plan to build another one this weekend hopefully. What...
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    What Strings, yes, a STRINGS thread!

    I went from EBs to DR Pure Blues and stayed there for a long time. Now I’m back to EBs. I use the Turbos but replace the G String for 0.017.
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    Sandspur (stupid question?)

    Need my address?
  10. Big Monk

    Swiss Army Fuzz: Universal Tone Bender MKII/Fuzz Face Board

    I tried the other e-cad softwares and they are way over my head. DipTrace let’s me do dunceski manual routing.
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    Swiss Army Fuzz: Universal Tone Bender MKII/Fuzz Face Board

    In DipTrace, you right click the pad and select "Hide Ring in Pad Layer"
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    Swiss Army Fuzz: Universal Tone Bender MKII/Fuzz Face Board

    Did some dry fitting this morning: The only things I’ll change on the next revision are the following: 1.) Provide another pad for the collector to base caps. My measurements were for the small monolithic lead spacing and not the wider yellow ceramics from Tayda. Not a deal breaker as I was...
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    Sandspur (stupid question?)

    When I think of Silicon Fuzz Faces, my mind immediately goes to David Gilmour and Meddle/DSotM. He was using the BC108/BC109 units. Keep in mind though, he was also using a volume pedal to act as a sort of pre-gain for the Fuzz Face, especially coming off of using Germanium units. I have a...
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    Swiss Army Fuzz: Universal Tone Bender MKII/Fuzz Face Board

    I wanted something with the aesthetic of the old fuzz boards but with the construction of a PCB.
  15. Big Monk

    It’s build time…

    It has definitely made things so much easier. I have resistors, pots, trims, and caps in 11 slim little bins. I’m working on sorting and filing all my transistors onto blank paper and into a report cover with page protectors now so that I can free up my smaller diode, IC and transistor bins...
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    Aion Fx Ares (Clinch EP Pre Clone) JFET Testing

    Made a quick R.G. tester and found 2 suitable units in the right Vgs range.
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    Aion Fx Ares (Clinch EP Pre Clone) JFET Testing

    That’s what I’m thinking.
  18. Big Monk

    Aion Fx Ares (Clinch EP Pre Clone) JFET Testing

    Building the Ares according to this: https://aionfx.com/app/files/docs/ares_documentation.pdf Only issue is none of the JFETs are matching the values in the document using my TC1 component tester. Maybe the test voltage? It uses 4.5 vDC if I’m not mistaken. I have 10 of each to choose from...
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    It’s build time…

    It took a long time to get it setup and labeled but it’s so easy to work with now. I also keep my transistors and diodes sorted and tested in a report cover. I just tape the devices on a blank sheet of paper and label them, then stick them in a page protector.
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