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    What's your favorite Fuzz Face build?

    Oooh I got some favorite mods! -B500k for volume and C1k for fuzz. Always found the stock pots bunched the whole useable range in the last bit of rotation. These tapers gave me a LOT more useable room and fine-tweakability. -Bump the 330-470R resistor up to 1k for a bit more volume. -External...
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    Jameco electronics

    Be weary of jameco. They are known for selling fake parts, just google "jameco counterfeit", there's some weighty articles and audits. I've gotten a few LM308N and can LM308AH. They have worked but I doubt they're legit, the dip8 LM308N's look particularly cheesy. Don't have the gear to test...
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    Let's review footswitches.

    Well let's crack 'em open! Left to right: Alpha, Tayda (1.1kg version), Vimex, Gorva, Dailywell Probably not super useful without details pics, but construction of Alpha and Tayda is similar but without a doubt different. Tayda has a softer casing, and the spring is has less tension, giving...
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    Let's review footswitches.

    Isn't the LMS switch a Gorva with a different stamp?
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    Which OPA2134?

    OPA2134PA is what you're after if you want the standard 8pin DIP chip.
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    1n60 w/ Vf @ .86?

    That seems a bit higher than "normal" at 5mA, but looking at a few 1n60 datasheets, max Vf could be as high as 1v at 5ma. I have no experience with the atlas, but a lot of standard multimeters test at 1-2ma which would likely show up as something closer to the .2-.4 range you're used to. Is it...
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    Reputable source for LM308N?

    Jameco has a few!
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    Germanium Diodes for sale?

    I can vouch for stompboxparts and smallbear. Pedalhacker is new to me, great selection!
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    Anyone with experience with Meistersinger pedals? Looking to mod my chorus

    I'm having a tough time jumping back and forth between pics and schematics but I think I figured it out. I think the spot to look at is the 47k resistor between pins 1 and 6 of the 4558p. Before adding a switch, test and try lifting this leg, should kill the dry signal.
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    I Need a Better Clear Coat...

    This can has given me good results. My best looking clear coats have always been 2 to 4 mist coats before doing anything that's considered a light/medium coat. Then I do 2 (maybe more) light coats.
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    Bad DC Jacks

    I've never liked that style. Same issues. Connection is really tight but somehow still cuts out power when bumped. I think most knockoffs use a true 2.1mm center pin when other "standard" jacks use a 2mm. Looking at Lumberg datasheets, the center pin is 2mm and also at 2degree angle. Good...
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    Informant Overdrive

    Great looking build! Appreciate the demo, too. You've been cookin' up a ton lately, I'm jealous! I've had one of the Informant boards sitting around for months and need to get around to building it. I love the sound of the Rat with lower gain and I've been eager to try a DRV for a long while...
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    Vimex pots ok?

    Totally fine. I actually prefer them to Alpha if I’m given a choice. Fiberglass wafer is a lot stronger than that orange wafer that Alphas use.
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    Hyped Fuzz 1/8w resistors

    I use 1/4w angled, works fine. You can always bump up the power handling on resistors in any circuit (if they fit).
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    Caeser volume boost.

    I've done this mod to a CE-2 several times (except I want it louder). I'm not sure which resistors it is exactly on the Caesar/Julia (based on CE-2), but on the CE-2 I'll adjust R21 (dry) and R22 (wet). I usually knock these down to 42k which gives a slightly noticeable volume boost to my ears...
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    Timmy's (Tommy III and more)

    Paint pen for the letters, I believe. It's not powder coated, just spray paint for the base color.
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    Hakko Tips

    I forget the exact model number (T18-C3??), but I use one of those a Hakko "mini-wave"/"spoon"/"hoof" whatever it's called. Holds solder nicely and also great at pulling excess solder if I flow a bit too much. Tons of surface area, really a pleasure to use on switch/jack lugs. It can be a bit...
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    Anyone with experience with Meistersinger pedals? Looking to mod my chorus

    Have you found a schematic? In other chorus circuits, the signal splits with a dry path and a wet path that come back together at the last opamp stage. CE-2 schematic below. In the CE-2 if you wanted to kill dry, insert a SPDT switch before R21. This will kill the dry signal. Small Clone...
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    820k or 820r?

    R=1 Ω k=1,000 Ω M=1,000,000 Ω 820R=820 Ω 820k=820,000 Ω
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    First build progress - Muroidea

    Your soldering looks great for your first time doing it. Nice work! Rat's are one of my favorite distortions, too. You're gonna dig it. Good decisionto socket the clipping diodes and chip for future swapping and experimenting. The Auditorium is really great for testing stuff out before you...