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  1. PedalBuilder

    The Ocelot: Modified Univox Super Fuzz

    I use their 60/40 in .031” diameter. Thank you!
  2. PedalBuilder

    Bring out yer Diptrace

    I'm pretty happy with how this one has turned out. I got it down to 57x27mm, so it should fit into pretty much any build without needing to move the controls or main PCB further down the enclosure. I probably won't be ordering this in the near future, as I have about 25 each of my I/O and relay...
  3. PedalBuilder

    Bring out yer Diptrace

    It looks great! And from your description it sounds like it runs fine without the 100µF cap from 5v to ground, which makes me feel better about omitting it from future iterations.
  4. PedalBuilder

    Bring out yer Diptrace

    I'm not sure when this happened, but JLCPCB now has a category of parts called "Preferred Extended Parts" which seem functionally the same as their Basic Parts category in that they are exempt from the $3 Feeder Loading fee that normally applies to extended parts. There used to be about 400...
  5. PedalBuilder

    Bring out yer Diptrace

    x What relay are you using for this? I've been using the FTR-B4CB4.5Z for my relay boards, but it's a through hole device. I'm interested in switching to something surface mounted, and JLCPCB doesn't stock a surface mount version like the FTR-B4GB4.5Z or FTR-B4SB4.5Z.
  6. PedalBuilder

    The Ocelot: Modified Univox Super Fuzz

    I usually don’t have much flux residue on the board, which I attribute to the Kester solder that I use. I usually have one or two spots that have some residue (like lug 1 of the Balance pot), but I tend to leave those unless they’re noticeably ugly. (If anyone has some good methods of cleaning...
  7. PedalBuilder

    The Ocelot: Modified Univox Super Fuzz

    Here's my take on the Univox Super Fuzz. I was going for something a bit different and more flexible than the original, so I borrowed some features from the now discontinued Wattson Classic Electronics EFY-6. The main changes are adding an octave control that goes from no octave up to full...
  8. PedalBuilder

    Memorial Fuzz (Earthquaker Devices Terminal clone)

    Yes, I have all of the SMD components on the relay bypass board and the I/O board are assembled by the fabricator.
  9. PedalBuilder

    Memorial Fuzz (Earthquaker Devices Terminal clone)

    I use a standard SPST momentary switch. I place the relay bypass board on top of the switch body, and solder the wires to it. The wires hold the board in place very firmly; it doesn't really move even if you pull the microcontroller out of the socket. It doesn't rattle or appear to move when I...
  10. PedalBuilder

    Memorial Fuzz (Earthquaker Devices Terminal clone)

    I use EasyEDA, which is a browser-based offering from the same entity that owns JLC PCB. I generally do a single board at a time and do the layout slowly over the course of a week or two. Laying out a board usually takes a couple hours in total, but it can take longer, sometimes much longer, if...
  11. PedalBuilder

    Memorial Fuzz (Earthquaker Devices Terminal clone)

    This is a pretty straightforward and fun build. The Terminal Fuzz is an improved clone of the Shin-Ei Companion Fuzz. The Terminal cicuit incorporates the output boost stage from the General Guitar Gadgets Companion Fuzz and adds two additional controls: a 250k pot wired as a variable resistor...
  12. PedalBuilder

    Harmonic Percolator (with some mods)

    There are a couple different Harmonic Percolator schematics floating around out there. One is the "Albini-spec" schematic that you are interested in building, which is the schematic for a Harmonic Percolator that was owned by Steve Albini. The other is the "George Giblet" schematic, which was...
  13. PedalBuilder

    Swoosh! It's an XC Phase!

    Sure, here's the circuit: My own PCBs do not include a polarity protection diode, as the circuit above renders them redundant. I would have omitted the polarity protection diode on the XC Phase PCB, but I didn't decide to use the I/O board until I was almost finished with the build. I was all...
  14. PedalBuilder

    Harmonic Percolator (with some mods)

    You're welcome! It's a very fun build. That said, if you want to build an Albini-spec Harmonic Percolator I wouldn't use the information here as the basis for your build. Despite the similar circuit topography, the Albini-spec is a very different effect from what I built.
  15. PedalBuilder

    Zonkbox Died

    In addition to what @darwin999 said, check that the transistors are connected and that none of their leads have slipped out of the sockets. If you don’t plan on swapping the transistors out for another set, you might want to just solder them in so that they don’t fall out over time.
  16. PedalBuilder

    Little Biastard Fuzz Mockup Pedal - Arriving Soon!

    What (if anything) is this based on?
  17. PedalBuilder

    Swoosh! It's an XC Phase!

    Thanks! The I/O board is my own design, with some inspiration from others. It provides reverse polarity and over-voltage protection and has an extra 9v pad to power a relay bypass board. The PCB fabrication house assembles all of the surface mount components, so all I need to do is add the jacks...
  18. PedalBuilder

    Best Way To Put An Electrolytic On A Switch?

    No idea what Orange did, but I got the octave potentiometer idea from Wattson EFY-6. I have it on my Super Fuzz clone, and it does not increase the noise at all. It's a relatively low noise circuit all things considered. Here's the schematic, in case you're curious. I also changed the bias...
  19. PedalBuilder

    Best Way To Put An Electrolytic On A Switch?

    Are you trying to set up an octave on/off switch? There are better ways to do that. Try wiring the switch to disconnect the collector of Q5 instead. With the Q5 collector disconnected, there’s no octave. Or you can place a 5k pot wired as a variable resistor between Q5’s collector and the rest...
  20. PedalBuilder

    Swoosh! It's an XC Phase!

    A few months back my name came up in the Mystery PIF thread, and @tcpoint generously sent me this PCB and a matched set of MMBF5457 JFETs. I finally got around to building it over the weekend. It's a fun build and I highly recommend it! This was the first build where I soldered SMD transistors...
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