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    let's see your pedalboard!

    i tossed together a starter board a while ago, and it's suited me pretty well. but, i've built too many pedals, still got a few more to go, and i wanna use all of them. see? too many pedals for that little sucker! so, i'm thinking of building a ~32 x 16" pedalboard / case. kinda huge, but why...
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    spare parts working in mysterious ways...

    shoddy knob broke on the hood vent, and a blue chicken-head found a new spot to roost. might have to find a replacement for the other one, i'm thinking orange.
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    Universal Audio & LUNA - has anyone tried it yet?

    I've been playing around with the new LUNA (new DAW from Universal Audio). It's pretty impressive so far, intuitive and totally integrated with the I/O we got setup (Apollo x8p). The DAW is so new, updates are rapidly coming down the pike. So far, it's a total winner in my book, given that is...
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    lighting effects for delay "heads"?

    Found this neat video of someone's Sagan Delay build. The dry signal and three "tape heads" are connected to their own LED, and the LED's brightness reacts to the volume of each delay. Sounds like the creator of this particular Sagan Delay has a special sauce recipe that they intend on keeping...
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    Noise Gates - Muffler or Muzzle?

    Hey Folks - Just finished my Harmonic Percolator (w/ @Chuck D. Bones mods!) - and it's great. But, adding this up with some other pedals, things are getting a little noisy. I'm considering a noise gate build. What do folks think of the Muffler (MXR Noise Gate) compared to the Muzzle (Fortin...
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    CDXL Reissue Envelop Filter

    Fun build - took a while to find the time to make this for my pal. I played mine at practice a few months ago, and he said "FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN!?". So, I got around to tossing this one together, first official "commission" job with his requested color scheme and graphics. ;) This is the...
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    Etching without printers

    Hey Folks - I was wondering if there was any way to make an etched enclosure without using a printer and vector graphics. I do like making sweet waterslide decals, and I'm getting back into the swing of using vector graphics... but I'm interested in a more hands-on method for durable enclosure...
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    Chaos Machine - custom drill dimensions

    Hey Folks - I was going to use Tayda's custom drill service for a Chaos Machine 1590XX enclosure. Before I submit my order, I'm wondering if anyone else has done this already, and wouldn't mind sharing their measurements. Here are mine using PedalPCB/Tayda's format: SIDE HOLE NUMBER HOLE DIA...
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    "Google" searching now a feature of the forum!

    Hey Folks - I'm probably a little late to the game here, but... I just noticed that the forum is now "google searchable" - that's a pretty sweet upgrade! Woo hoo!
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    Power Supply 101

    Hey Folks - I'm up to 7 PedalPCB* pedals, plus Dyna Comp, Rat and TS-9... seems like my True Tone 1-Spot is getting to be overtaxed... right? Of course, not all are on at the same time, but it's nice to have an array of options for maximum tone diversity while picking and grinning. My...
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    Sea Horse // Mercurial Boost // Zapper // Phase II

    (photo links in titles of pedals, from my browser, the links look just like regular text!) Sea Horse - I may try to tinker with the ticking. For whatever reason, my pedal's ticking is SO faint and quiet, might not be worth opening up things. Overall, the pedals is so fun, lots of options from a...
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    SOLVED Magnetron - OPA2134 alternative? (solved!)

    Hey Folks - Can't believe I did this to myself - I glossed over my pick list, and didn't order an OPA2134 for my Magnetron Delay. Just finished soldering the jacks and 9V plug, ready to box up and drop in my ICs... and realized I didn't have the OPA2134! There are some threads talking about...
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    9V jack - long part positive (+)? Center negative (-)?

    Hey Folks - Total noob question: I got these 9V jacks from Tayda (part #A-991). I'm having trouble figuring out which lead off the jack is (+) and (-). Is this like caps and LEDs, where the longer lead is (+) and the shorter lead is (-)? The last 9V jacks I got had a diagram... these don't...
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    Mercurial Boost / VarioBoost - use a pre-drilled 3-knob enclosure and flip the pcb?

    I'm interested in building the Mercurial Boost / VarioBoost. The PCB is a 3-knob, yet the three knobs are not oriented like the Tayda enclosure. You think I could get a 3-knob and flip the PCB around on the inside, and simply run slightly longer wires to the switch and the in/outs? I've...
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    Small resistors - wrong markings but right Ohms

    Hey Folks - Working on my Seahorse, realized that I was sent 560-marked resistors from Tayda instead of receiving 470 Ohm resistors (for R20 on the schematic). Funnily enough, they all test at 480-ish Ohms, which is close enough. Have you all noticed this for your tiny resistors? I...
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    Big Knobs - how big have you gone!?

    Big knobs are fun and sounds superior to small knobs. ;) For a 5-knob or 6-knob build, my measurements from the first pedal I build look like the spacing is just over 20mm between the pot centers. That sounds like a 20mm knob (like a Boss 20mm x 12mm) would be a little too close for comfort...
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    Cap'n Bit

    Ahoy! Just finished the Captain Bit / Bit Commander. First pedal build, made two for a pal and I. The sea's were a bit choppy, took on a bit of water here and there... but I made it safely to port all in one piece. Here are some thoughts/comments - mostly aimed at fellow noobs like me: Must...
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    Captain Bit - sub 5.6 Ohm for 4.7 Ohm resistor?

    Super excited for my first build. All the parts came in, and I started soldering yesterday. I got my work cut out for me, I ordered all 1/8 watt resistors for some future builds, and those things are tiny! Resistor #100 calls for a 4k7. It looks like I received a packet of 5k6 Ohm resistors...
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