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Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Postby thepastrecedes » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:02 am

slavemaster wrote:Does it say "It's impossible to be unhappy in a poncho" in the middle of the PCB?

Erm… yes… :whistle:

I tend to put quotes on my circuit boards. Nobody seems to ever notice but I find it funny. ::)
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Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Postby slavemaster » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:27 am

thepastrecedes wrote:
slavemaster wrote:Does it say "It's impossible to be unhappy in a poncho" in the middle of the PCB?

Erm… yes…

I tend to put quotes on my circuit boards. Nobody seems to ever notice but I find it funny.


It is funny. Great touch for what already seems to be an excellent build :)
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Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Postby Jaguar018 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:51 am

slavemaster wrote:
thepastrecedes wrote:
slavemaster wrote:Does it say "It's impossible to be unhappy in a poncho" in the middle of the PCB?

Erm… yes…

I tend to put quotes on my circuit boards. Nobody seems to ever notice but I find it funny.


It is funny. Great touch for what already seems to be an excellent build



I am now expecting this pedal to be shipped in a poncho... :-/ :D

Really weird that you decided to put that quote on there because it was my idea to put some pancho markings on the side of this fuzz pedal when I got it with a custom color. 8)
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Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Postby rustywire » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:47 am

Lots of handsome in this thread. Great color. :w00t:
Interested in hearing how the mojo parts HP sounds...how gainy are the transistors you wound up using?
I'm looking to acquire (or build maybe?) another mojo-y HP pedal (I have an older Chuck Collins) with some basic improvements over the stock circuit.
A diode-lift switch like the Fredric version...and I'm curious how clean (or not) different Ge transistors can get in the circuit, in general. Any thoughts?
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Re: Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Postby thepastrecedes » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:44 am

rustywire wrote:I'm looking to acquire (or build maybe?) another mojo-y HP pedal (I have an older Chuck Collins) with some basic improvements over the stock circuit.
A diode-lift switch like the Fredric version...and I'm curious how clean (or not) different Ge transistors can get in the circuit, in general. Any thoughts?


The diode lift would offer more volume since the signal won't be clipped. This circuit does't have an incredibly high output but plenty enough to make the pedal useful.

I can't really say too much about the Ge transistors in this circuit. I used a 2n404a as per the original.
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Re: Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Postby thepastrecedes » Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:51 am

So this is what I've been up to lately.

Skreddy Lunar module:

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Mutron Phasor:

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Univibe:
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Opamp Muff:
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Re: Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Postby FightingPlankton » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:23 pm

they all look really professional. great work.
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Re: Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Postby soggy mittens » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:37 pm

'78 muff!! Image

also mutron wow! and yeah I agree very professional looking. very interesting! :)
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Re: Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Postby thepastrecedes » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:39 pm

Thanks guys! :-[

soggy mittens wrote:also mutron wow! and yeah I agree very professional looking. very interesting!


If only my photography was too :whistle:
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Re: Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Postby soggy mittens » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:17 pm

photography is fine, apart from the blurry one and the strong flash. xP

I've been considering grabbing a large beaver kit though I looked at the pdf the other day and I'm not sure, I'd probably end up getting my dad to oversee it and/or take over. But I do want one. Always wanted an opamp muff as well, I think they'd cover all my fuzz needs. hmmm.. unless you wanted to sell me both pre-built.
Edit: though realistically I literally can't afford to be so lavish, I should get the kit and surprise myself. ;)
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Re: Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Postby johnnyyenagain » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:37 am

soggy mittens wrote:I've been considering grabbing a large beaver kit though I looked at the pdf the other day and I'm not sure, ... I should get the kit and surprise myself.



Get it! Build It! Be surprised!
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Re: Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Postby thepastrecedes » Sat Jul 05, 2014 2:47 am

johnnyyenagain wrote:
soggy mittens wrote:I've been considering grabbing a large beaver kit though I looked at the pdf the other day and I'm not sure, ... I should get the kit and surprise myself.



Get it! Build It! Be surprised!

+1

BYOC is an excellent way to start since it has instructions for every single step. Just take it slow, read the whole document before you start, and do one step/component at a time.

Any questions post it in this thread!
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Re: Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Postby FightingPlankton » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:04 am

soggy mittens wrote:
I've been considering grabbing a large beaver kit though I looked at the pdf the other day and I'm not sure, ... Always wanted an opamp muff as well, I think they'd cover all my fuzz needs. hmmm.. unless you wanted to sell me both pre-built.


its funny that you say this. I suggested to pastrecedes about making a dual pedal w/ transistor muff and IC muff in same enclosure. Once i save up some extra $...it will be my next purchase.
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Re: Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Postby noisepunk » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:58 pm

Lookin' good! I haven't forgotten about the pedal we talk about, just need to find the time- keep making cool stuff!
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Re: Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Postby thepastrecedes » Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:11 pm

FightingPlankton wrote:
soggy mittens wrote:
I've been considering grabbing a large beaver kit though I looked at the pdf the other day and I'm not sure, ... Always wanted an opamp muff as well, I think they'd cover all my fuzz needs. hmmm.. unless you wanted to sell me both pre-built.


its funny that you say this. I suggested to pastrecedes about making a dual pedal w/ transistor muff and IC muff in same enclosure. Once i save up some extra $...it will be my next purchase.

I liked you're Siamese Muff Idea so much that I've started making that for myself :ph34r:
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