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    1590BX2 vs Intelligent Relay Bypass pcb...?

    Hi folks, Just curious if anyone has built up a loop switcher with relay bypass boards inside of a 1590BX2 enclosure. It looks like there should, on paper at least, be room for 4 boards. Just want to make sure that this is the case before I get too far ahead of myself. Thanks!
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    TSS80P soldering pen

    My 14 year old weller iron finally bit the dust the other night, which is a pretty good run for a $20 tool that I bought at radio shack. I don't have a permanent work bench set up in my apartment, so a nice station isn't super convenient. After hearing some positive reviews on the forum about...
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    Shielded i/o wire Q

    Hi folks, When using RG147 coaxial as for I/O wiring, I've seen it recommended quite often to only connect one end of the shielding to ground, but not the other. I'm curious as to the theory/science behind this—can anyone explain the reasoning? So in practice, say I've got a mono input jack...
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    Silicone housing

    Dang, this stuff is floppy... I ordered some hookup wire from prime without paying too much attention and it looks like I'm going to have a lot of rubbery wires boppin' around my pedals for a while.
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    Maratac Hobby Hands

    I've not used one personally, but the maratac stuff tends to be decent quality. Might be something you could find under a different brand for a bit less? Anyway, they seem well liked and definitely a step up from the 'sad robot with hook hands' mag glass/alligator clip style...
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    PCB layout software?

    Hi folks, Just curious if anyone happens to have a recommendation for PCB layout software. I've been using circuit-diagram.org to draw schematics and have a thing I'd like to move onto PCB. It looks like there are a few sites that will go from schematic to PCB layout, but I'm at a loss for how...
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    Tone Bender MKIII

    A friend of mine is low key obsessed with Vox Tone Bender MKIIIs lately, so I thought I'd try breadboarding one and see what happened. It turned out pretty cool, but I'm mostly posting because these old Tung Sol transistors that I ended up using are really nice looking.
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    SolidGold FX Imperial MKII Fuzz

    I know the original Jen Jumbo Fuzz is basically just a tweaked muff/tb jumbo with a Ge gate circuit, but this demo sounds pretty great and I'm curious how SGFX have refined things. I looked around for a schematic but could only find one for the original Jen circuit.
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    Order switching wiring Q...

    I'd like to box a fuzz together with an active EQ circuit, have one footswitch control bypass for the entire box (both effects) and another footswitch for EQ in/out: I'm wondering if there's an easy way to add an order switcher to this? I've found diagrams for order switching but these assume...
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    K. Shields/MBV rack dive

    Absolute unit:
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    Sola Sound Yellow Hybrid Tone Bender

    Hi folks, I have one of the yellow hybrid tone benders from Macaris/Sola Sound—curious if anyone is interested in attempting a trace? It's a fave of Kevin Shields/My Bloody Valentine, and I think it's more closely related to the 3-transistor Supa/Jumbo than the mki/ii/iii TBs...
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    SOLVED Duo-Phase is DOA-Phase

    I had a sinking feeling when I was putting this one together that it would be my first pedalpcb with a major hitch, and here we are. The unit powers up, both side indicator LEDs come on, signal passes in bypass, no sound passes through either side in any combination of in/out. Neither side...
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    What am I going to do with all this bubble wrap?

    It's pink. Help.
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    Covert OD / DLS III unity volume?

    Hi folks, Just curious about others' experience with the Covert OD/DLS MKIII with regard to output volume. Mine doesn't seem to hit unity until about 4:00 and then has a decent amount of adjustment available from 4:00 to fully CW. Seems like it could benefit from an anti-log pot? I'm wondering...
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    Chase Tone Secret Preamp

    I've always been curious about these but haven't seen a schematic or vero layout floating around anywhere. I know there are a bunch of options for EP-style preamps, but the toggle option is a nice touch on this one.
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    Aldrin/Lunar: Please talk me through the 'Range' control...

    Hi all I built a stripboard version of the lunar deluxe earlier this week it sounds quite nice. My understanding is that it's designed to be a silicon fuzzface-ish circuit with an extra gainstage in front, which makes it close to a classic tonebender MKII circuit. The 'range' control is an...
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    Tayda pre-drilled enclosure Q/request

    Hi benevolent PedalPCB overlords, Just curious if all y'alls had considered or would consider adding an option for a pre-drilled jacks-and-switch-only boxes from Tayda? As more and more projects seem to involve non-standard knob layouts, toggles, etc, it might be a nice option to have. It would...
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    large enclosure source?

    Just curious if anyone happens to know the supplier for the large enclosures that Isle of Tone uses for their haze fuzz pedals? Farm used them for a run of Sweet Leaf Deluxes as well. Thanks!
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    Si NPN recommendation (400-600hfe)

    Hi folks, I'm wondering if anyone has a suggestions for a Si NPN transistor that consistently reads in the 400-600hfe range. I had a small number of 5088s I bought at my surprisingly well-stocked local hardware store that were all in that ballpark (including one very spooky 666hfe), but the bag...
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    Source for flush-mount pots?

    Hi folks, I want to add a few external set/forget trimmers to a pedal and would like to use these nice-looking flushmount ones that blackstone appliances has on his mosfet OD: https://blackstoneappliances.com/ I'm struggling to find the right search terms to bring these up, any help would...
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