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    Small Bear Open Now

    Hey, just wanted to let everybody know that Small Bear is open for orders from now until tomorrow at 9PM EST, so get your orders in for those hard-to-find parts.
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    Keeley Fuzz Bender

    This one would be fun.
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    2P4T Mini Rotary Switches (16mm)

    Small Bear will be open on this coming Sunday and Monday for orders, so that may be the best option.
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    Captain bit question

    I bought a few of them recently on ebay. They arrived from the UK in about a week. Here’s the listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/111253602759 The seller seems to have more in stock.
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    Keeley Compressor GC-2 Limiting Amplifier

    This one is a simpler version of the Keeley Compressor Pro that uses the same THAT 4320-based circuit.
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    JHS Pulp N Peel v4

    Highly regarded Orange Squeezer-based compressor. Would be addition to the compressor options.
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    Mouser parts missing

    Tayda sent me some 4.7nf WIMAs in a bag labeled 2.2nf (I had ordered 2.2nf WIMAs). They ended up giving me a store credit for the value of the 2.2nf caps. You should definitely be careful and visually confirm/measure that the components match their label.
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    Parentheses Fuzz V2

    LOL, OK. I didn't think of that! :ROFLMAO:
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    Parentheses Fuzz V2

    One thing isn't making sense though. The two pins in the middle would limit you to two possible orientations for the switch. Does the rotary switch have another mechanism for allowing you to set the positions?
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    Parentheses Fuzz V2

    Thanks a lot, K Pedals!
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    Parentheses Fuzz V2

    For the 2P4T rotary switch, where are the 4 positions, relative to a clock dial, do they start at 9 o'clock and end at 3 o'clock, or somewhere in between? Trying to plan for the position labels.
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    @K Pedals, love your work. Very clean! I’m curious about something. What are you using to connect the PCB to the 3PDT breakout board? It looks like component leads?
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    SOLVED. Triangulum bass/volume issues

    Dang man! Your red and black components look pretty kick ass! Where’d you find those?
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    You should post this in the “Troubleshooting” forum. When you post there, you should mention which cap values you aren’t sure about, and post some pictures of your pcb (front and back). The problem you’re describing probably isn’t caused by choosing the wrong type of capacitor.
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    Captain Bit Low Volume

    Thanks, zgrav. I pulled out the CD4024BE chip from the socket and looked at the traces that go under that socket, but I'm not seeing anything problematic there. For good measure, I went ahead and cleaned in there with IPA, but still having that grounding problem.
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    Captain Bit Low Volume

    Thanks. I went back and cleaned that with IPA, but I'm still having the same grounding problem. In fact, I'm pretty sure the messiness you see is caused by the rework that I did earlier (replacing C14 in this case), so I don't think it is the cause of the problem. I am pretty stumped at this...
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    Captain Bit Low Volume

    I removed the pot and C14, and I still have continuity between negative side of C14 and pins 1 and 3 for the pot. Here are some photos:
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    Captain Bit Low Volume

    All 3 pins of the pot have continuity to ground, and the level of the pot doesn’t change that. I measured the resistance between pins 1 and 3 at ~1.5 ohms (basically nothing), and when I measure between pin 1 or 3 and pin 2, it’s ~3 ohms at each extreme and maxes out at ~30K ohms somewhere in...
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    Captain Bit Low Volume

    I just checked. Interestingly, I have continuity between pin 1 of the pot and ground, but I also have continuity between pin 3 and ground, which seems like it might be the problem. Is it possible I have a bad pot?
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    Captain Bit Low Volume

    I just built a Captain Bit, and I am having an issue where the volume is very low, even with the Level Pot at 100%. I have already done the following: double checked the values of all resistors and capacitors swapped out the TL072 IC used an audio probe to track the issue to somewhere between...