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by .Mike
27 Aug 2014, 18:21
Forum: Stuff Seen for Sale
Topic: Pedal Projects needs your help!
Replies: 33
Views: 10607

Re: Pedal Projects needs your help!

And STILL... the OP has not even visited this site since posting this a week ago! No surprise. His last post before this topic was in January. Of course, my last post here was in January, too... but I've been building for over five years, I haven't sold (or tried to sell) a single pedal, and I don'...
by .Mike
11 Dec 2013, 14:16
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: PT2399 SMD version
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

Re: PT2399 SMD version

Smallbear, $3.95, SKU 1919A
by .Mike
26 Sep 2013, 19:22
Forum: Absolute Beginners
Topic: 3PDT switches melting....
Replies: 5
Views: 3666

Re: 3PDT switches melting....

What kind of solder are you using? Lead-free solder melts at a much higher temperature. For example, 60-40 melts at 183C and solidifies at 190C. 63-37, which is what I use, melts at 182C and solidifies at 183C. Apparently, two common lead free solders are SAC305 and SN100 (I've never used lead free ...
by .Mike
09 Jul 2013, 17:59
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Amp parts : pack of iskras - piher - mustards - micas .....
Replies: 88
Views: 24560

Re: Amp parts : pack of iskras - piher - mustards - micas ..

I'm opening up this forum for people who want to get rid of some stuff they bought too much of. If I was hesistant about this initally, it was only because of the problems and altrication that might come from this, rather than this idea of members helping out one another. Rules & Guidelines :arrow:...
by .Mike
09 May 2013, 19:26
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Dumble, my experience with him
Replies: 57
Views: 16436

Re: Dumble, my experience with him

has anyone made a pedal called dumbbell yet? i'm sure he'd sue but that would be good one. Brilliant! :lol: I'll come up with something that's in the vicinity of the amplifier soundwise....... Yes. Gasworks did in three versions and they're sort of sought-after by TGP types for their "dumble" tone....
by .Mike
02 May 2013, 04:10
Forum: Enclosure Finishing
Topic: How do I get toner transfered onto aluminum enclosures?
Replies: 8
Views: 14711

Re: How do I get toner transfered onto aluminum enclosures?

If you are not getting good transfer, I would suspect either not enough heat (the toner won't stick if the enclosure does not get hot enough), or a non-flat surface (either the iron or the enclosure). 1. Sand the enclosure flat. Use an actual sanding block, not your hand or a chunk of wood. I start ...
by .Mike
12 Apr 2013, 19:33
Forum: Electric Guitar Rewiring
Topic: Cheap Strat Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 15599

Re: Cheap Strat Tricks

.Mike's suggestion for using the second tone pot as a blend knob sounds really interesting though, and that's pretty minimal in terms of effort required. It is really nice. When you have the neck/bridge going, it can be similar to a Tele's neck and bridge combo. I also like blending in a little bit...
by .Mike
12 Apr 2013, 02:09
Forum: Electric Guitar Rewiring
Topic: Cheap Strat Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 15599

Re: Cheap Strat Tricks

The no-load pot is a specific pot. CTS makes them, as does Bourns. Type "no load pot" into Google, and you'll see tons of places that sell them. Basically, it is a 250k (or 500k) audio pot, but when it hits the full clockwise point, the wiper is completely disconnected from the lugs. Some have a det...
by .Mike
11 Apr 2013, 21:25
Forum: Electric Guitar Rewiring
Topic: Cheap Strat Tricks
Replies: 30
Views: 15599

Re: Cheap Strat Tricks

In the same vein, does anyone have any advice on Strat mods? Ideally mods that don't involve buying new pickups or active electronics. I don't want to put new holes in the wood either. My favorite Strat mod is to switch the middle knob over to a master tone control, and replace the other tone knob ...
by .Mike
20 Feb 2013, 22:10
Forum: Software Room
Topic: Free Adobe software (old, not warez)
Replies: 2
Views: 3475

Re: Free Adobe software (old, not warez)

Yeah, this went down a few weeks ago. Technically they are not free. The story is that Adobe got sick of running activation servers for old software, which left people who purchased those older versions without the ability to reinstall the software they bought. Adobe they made older versions that di...
by .Mike
05 Feb 2013, 00:59
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound - Power Boost / Overdriver
Replies: 183
Views: 113109

Re: Colorsound - Power Boost / Overdriver

Wow Mike! Nice work! How did you manage to cut out the Overdrive part so precisely? It looks perfect, almost like it was machine-molded or something!! How did you pull that off?? Thanks. The top is a just piece of copper clad board, toner transferred/etched just like a circuit board. I think it loo...
by .Mike
03 Feb 2013, 20:35
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Colorsound - Power Boost / Overdriver
Replies: 183
Views: 113109

Re: Colorsound - Power Boost / Overdriver

I did another layout for the CSOD, and I forgot to share it here! Super easy build. Board-mounted pots w/ gain control, made to fit very comfortably in a 1590BB. http://www.justonemorebuild.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/IMG_0390-150x112.jpg http://www.justonemorebuild.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12...
by .Mike
03 Feb 2013, 20:22
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Not for safe, but....TINY GERMANIUMS!
Replies: 9
Views: 2692

Re: Not for safe, but....TINY GERMANIUMS!

Russian GT109B, which I'm pretty sure translates to "low gain, high leakage":

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by .Mike
08 Jan 2013, 20:51
Forum: Stuff Seen for Sale
Topic: anybody use MPJA ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1453

Re: anybody use MPJA ?

I have ordered from them. I ordered a soldering station for like $20 when I was just getting started. It never worked right, as you can expect with a $20 iron. The knob for setting the temperature had, for lack of a better term, a terrible taper. A degree of rotation in either direction was the diff...
by .Mike
03 Oct 2012, 17:39
Forum: Amplifiers
Topic: Epiphone Valve Junior Bass Mods Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 6019

Re: Epiphone Valve Junior Bass Mods Questions

As far as the case goes, I took the back grill panel and put it on the front. Looks really nice, and you can see the tubes and transformers that way. All black which looks pretty neat too. I can snap some pics if you'd like. I did the same thing, but I also flipped the cabinet upside down. Otherwis...
by .Mike
01 Sep 2012, 21:10
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Where to buy - tags for tagboard makers
Replies: 11
Views: 3257

Re: Where to buy - tags for tagboard makers

Check Mouser for the Keystone F-1M. They're... uhh... half of what you want. They also have the F-5M... EOL, though.

I looked. I don't believe Keystone makes the full tags.

Mike
by .Mike
17 Aug 2012, 19:20
Forum: Stuff Seen for Sale
Topic: Hammond Hexagonal and Trapezoid Enclosures
Replies: 4
Views: 2467

Re: Hammond Hexagonal and Trapezoid Enclosures

I've got a 1590TRPC [pdf] sitting on my desk right in front of me. I plan on using it for a tap tempo tremolo. A couple of things to note on these: 1. Top jacks only. Side jacks would be at an angle. 2. They're tall! Mine is still in the plastic, but it measures 1.537" / 39mm high. Awesome. I can't ...
by .Mike
25 Jul 2012, 17:22
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Reliable source for IC7660SCPA in US?
Replies: 5
Views: 1742

Re: Reliable source for IC7660SCPA in US?

He probably uses the 7660 for its higher current capability.

The 1044s are only good for a small amount of current-- 10mA, I think. The 7660 handles about 5x that, I think.

Mike
by .Mike
20 Jul 2012, 13:19
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Tayda Electronics
Replies: 107
Views: 44355

Re: Tayda Electronics

From Face Book I love that they do coupon codes, but I hate that they only post them to Facebook. I, along with millions of other people, have no desire even to visit Facebook, let alone sign up with them. They used to send them through email. So.... for those of us who don't do the Facebook thing,...
by .Mike
27 Jun 2012, 18:49
Forum: Software Room
Topic: EXCEL Transistor Sheet
Replies: 2
Views: 2922

Re: EXCEL Transistor Sheet

Cool idea.

You should put all of the headings on one line, and then do Data -> Filter -> Autofilter.

That allows you to search and sort very easily, setting up multiple criteria and viewing the results in a non-destructive fashion.

:)

Mike