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  1. Idlebeach

    Pyrocumulus - Sustain knob mostly effects tone last half of the sweep?

    Hey! Sorry for asking for help so frequently! I appreciate you all. I built this Pyrocumulus (Thorpy Fallout Cloud) for a friend and I'm not confident about the way the sustain knob works. It definitely increases gain but most of what is happening toward the end of the sweep is it's adding a...
  2. Idlebeach

    Double checking Pot and Kettle Boost/Preamp Behaviour

    Edit : Read another post where they talked about the switches and they mentioned the boost toggle does engage the preamp knob. Sorry for the extra post! Not sure I can delete this. Howdy again partners! I built the Pot and Kettle recently and I'm not totally sure if it is behaving correctly...
  3. Idlebeach

    Best way to use transformer with old Conqueror PCB?

    I have an older Conqueror PCB without the extra holes for the transformer middle pins and support claws. Should I just cut/bend the middle pins and claws? Just curious what other people did with this version. I assume primary is facing up and the 4 corner pins just go to their corresponding...
  4. Idlebeach

    Cepheid TL022 Alternative?

    Howdy partners! I made the mistake of forgetting to add a TL022 to my cart and now I have a nearly complete Cepheid sitting on my desk. Curious if there are other appropriate choices? I have a bunch of different options - just not the one I need! Guessing a TL072 could work but may be noisier...
  5. Idlebeach

    Old Dung Beetle PCB Cap Value Discrepancy?

    Hey! I got some pcbs from someone who wasn't going to finish them and a Dung Beetle was one of them. It seems like the layout changed a fair amount and one of the cap values is different. Since I don't have the old schematic I can't tell if it's the same cap that changed.. Kind of looks like it...
  6. Idlebeach

    Champ Stamp - Trimmer / Biasing

    I just built the Champ Stamp and while it functions and sounds pretty good I have a couple questions about the trimmer/ biasing the J201 Has anyone else built the Champ Stamp and happen to know what the trimmer should be set to? It seems to be biasing a transistor other than the J201. I don't...
  7. Idlebeach

    Caesar toggle - No shape change?

    Hey! I got to the testing phase of my Caesar and the toggle doesn't seem to change the shape. All the knobs function as they should as far as I can tell. I can see the red leds on the pcb flashing when I flip the toggle one way and the turn off in the other direction. I assume that part is...
  8. Idlebeach

    Help finding a particular capacitor - F334K brownie style

    Can anyone point me to a place that would have one of these super wide brownie caps (F334K v250MPP1)? I know it's 330nf 250v. I also know that I don't need an exact replacement - but it would be cool to find one. If anyone can let me know where to buy one - or maybe you have one or two in your...
  9. Idlebeach

    Anywhere have MMBFJ201 in stock?

    Probably beating a dead horse but I have a few projects coming up that require J201s. The place I was going to order from seems to be out of stock now. Anyone know where I can get some legit ones? Not sure if the ones on ebay are genuine.. I am open to suggestions! Thanks a bunch!
  10. Idlebeach

    Blender ( Fender Blender ) Tone Switch Question

    Hey! Just built this one up and I'm not sure if it's working quite right. I just wanted to ask about how my tone switch/control is behaving. When the LED is OFF the tone control works as I expect most tone controls to work. When the LED is ON the volume jumps and it sound different but the tone...
  11. Idlebeach

    Clandestine Pre Biasing Question / Potential Issue

    Hello! I am fiddling with the Clandestine and was messing with the bias and I have a feeling it's not quite right. According to another thread it should be biased in the 12v ball part - the only issue is that if I turn the trim pot all the way down it can only make it to 17.2v. I also read a...
  12. Idlebeach

    Pitch Witch - Volume drop or distorted when playing hard.

    Howdy! I built the Pitch Witch PCB recently and while all the controls work correctly the volume drops enough to be annoying. If I adjust the trim pot to where the volume is better the signal distorts if I play hard. Anyone else dealt with this issue? If so, how did you fix it? Maybe a...
  13. Idlebeach

    How do I properly bias the Chop Shop (Barbershop)?

    Howdy! Just curious if anyone who has built or knows anything about this can help me figure out how to bias this correctly. I realize some of it will be to taste but ideally I could get it where it's supposed to be to start. Do I need to turn the sag all the way one way or the other first? And...
  14. Idlebeach

    Sherwood Treble - Bright Even When Turned Down

    Hello! 👋 I built the Sherwood last night and everything seems to function but I think in general there is too much treble even with the knob turned all the way down. From what I can remember it should be pretty flat when the bass and treble are at noon but it seems like there is a presence (?)...
  15. Idlebeach

    Mystery Machine OC79 - Where to buy/ Alternative?

    Hello pedal pals! I ordered a Mystery Machine PCB without looking at the parts list first and now I see I need a couple of germanium transistors. I have never had any luck finding germanium transistors for a decent price so I have avoided building anything that requires them. Is there a decent...
  16. Idlebeach

    Conqueror Fuzz - Can I make it a bit louder?

    Howdy! I just finished building the Conqueror Fuzz and it sounds pretty darn neat. The only thing I would like to change is getting unity volume at least a little closer to noon. Right now I would say its around 2:30-3ish? Give or take. Not sure that it's going to help but I think that's the...
  17. Idlebeach

    Low Tide - Almost Working. Help?

    Howdy partners. I am not a circuitry genius like it seems like a lot of people online are. Perhaps I am not skilled enough to finish this but I think with a few nudges this can be figured out. I have built quite a few pedals and troubleshot a bunch on my own but I am just not sure what to do...
  18. Idlebeach

    Low Tide - what differences are on the revision?

    I got a Low Tide PCB last month and I have had some issues getting all the parts so I put it on the back burner. Today I opened up the Low Tide document and it looks like it was just updated (today actually) - if anyone in the know happens to know what the differences are.. What are they? I see...
  19. Idlebeach

    Procrastinator swell speed mod?

    Hello! I just wanted to get some input on what part I could swap out to increase the swell time on this bad boy? I built one last night and I think it more or less works but the swell is so short. I also wouldn't mind adjusting the sensitivity if anyone has info on that too. I assume there is a...
  20. Idlebeach

    Cepheid to be more like Caesar?

    I would've liked to build the Caesar but it wasn't in stock. That being said the Cepheid sounds wonderful and I assume I could probably mod it. I tried a couple tonepad mods (vibrato switch and intensity) but I'd like to add the dry/chorus/vibrato knob instead of the chorus/vibrato switch if...
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