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by p_wats
04 Feb 2013, 14:52
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: A Switching Scheme
Replies: 245
Views: 25061

Re: A Switching Scheme

I figure the jacks and the switches take the most abuse, so I use good quality parts there. Carling switches and Neutrik jacks. I can find Carling SPST switches for about $7 locally (no shipping anyways) That is the best price I have found. Tayda has cheaper switches but I am not sure of the qualit...
by p_wats
01 Feb 2013, 21:34
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: A Switching Scheme
Replies: 245
Views: 25061

Re: A Switching Scheme

Where are you guys finding good prices on latching SPST switches? Smallbear wants $7 a pop for the Carling ones!
by p_wats
22 Oct 2012, 15:43
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: EHX - The Freeze
Replies: 31
Views: 20969

Re: Electro-Harmonix: The Freeze (Gut Shots for fun)

Ben N wrote:Nice. Any pix of the work in progress?

There's are a few picts here:

http://dogisblue.com/gear/diy-effects-e ... ion-pedal/
by p_wats
17 Oct 2012, 15:47
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: EHX - The Freeze
Replies: 31
Views: 20969

Re: Electro-Harmonix: The Freeze (Gut Shots for fun)

Super old thread, but I figured I'd add my experience, as I just added an effects loop and expression pedal out for this bad boy. Here's a video demo: [youtube] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYr2M8YvTXs?hd=1 [/youtube] The suggestion of cutting the connection to the wiper of the level pot and addi...
by p_wats
10 May 2012, 19:44
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Maestro FSH-1 / Oberheim VCF / Tonepad Filter/Sample/Hold [schematic]
Replies: 101
Views: 79391

Re: Maestro FSH-1 / Oberheim VCF / Tonepad Filter/Sample/Hol [schematic]

I loved my FSH-1, but it quickly got replaced on my board by the Snow White Auto Wah I built. That said, I want to box it up again...thanks for reminding me!
by p_wats
15 Feb 2012, 16:57
Forum: Ready-To-Build Effect Projects
Topic: Ersatz Verben - PT2399 pseudo reverb
Replies: 71
Views: 5874

Re: Ersatz Verben - PT2399 pseudo reverb

I love where this is going, guys! I might have to try that vero layout from a page back.

Great circuit CJ! If you end up with any more boards for it I'm definitely game.
by p_wats
03 Feb 2012, 15:42
Forum: Announcements and Forum Rules
Topic: We were down due to a crazy glitch... but back - of course
Replies: 12
Views: 31362

Re: We were down due a crazy glitch... but back - of course

BYOC was having the same errors this week so I was worried it was some kind of conspiracy. I guess the time is just right for spilling beer on the servers!
by p_wats
16 Jan 2012, 16:14
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: getting parts in Canada?
Replies: 11
Views: 2219

Re: getting parts in Canada?

I'm in Toronto and when local shops don't have what I need I pretty much go with Tayda (taydaelectronics.com), as they have a ton of stuff at just about the cheapest around. Shipping might not always be super fast though... Otherwise I've had success with Small Bear and Mouser too. Welcome to Canada...
by p_wats
16 Dec 2011, 22:29
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Tycobrahe - Octavia [schematic]
Replies: 32
Views: 34009

Re: Tycobrahe - Octavia [schematic]

You kidding? :D Show the trace side, pretty please Any marking on the transformer? Crap. Sorry Sinner, I was going to take better pictures this weekend, but a guy came and bought it from me today as soon as I got home from work. Wasn't even time to get the back off! I've got a funky fuzz on loan fr...
by p_wats
15 Dec 2011, 15:52
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Tycobrahe - Octavia [schematic]
Replies: 32
Views: 34009

Re: Tycobrahe - Octavia [schematic]

sinner wrote:You kidding? :D

Show the trace side, pretty please

Any marking on the transformer?
I'll take a look tonight. It's for sale, but probably will still be with me for a few days at least...
by p_wats
15 Dec 2011, 15:14
Forum: Vintage Stompbox Corner ( ... - 1975)
Topic: Tycobrahe - Octavia [schematic]
Replies: 32
Views: 34009

Re: Tycobrahe - Octavia [schematic]

I've got a Chicago Iron Octavian Plus prototype (confirmed as #6/25 by Chicago Iron and signed inside) that I'm not sure what to do with...I've built a billion fuzzes already, so it doesn't get played. You guys seem to have a handle on the schemo (as it's all over the internet), so no need to trace,...
by p_wats
06 Sep 2011, 15:44
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Paul Cochrane - Tim pedal [traced]
Replies: 41
Views: 17285

Re: Paul Cochrane - Tim pedal [traced]

This is a great thread, guys. I honestly opened it half expecting a dust-up because it's dissecting a pedal designed and sold by another member, but wow, paulc is a stand-up guy. I've only seen 2 builders as forthcoming and generous with their info: Paul and Doug Deeper. Makes me want to tell the wo...
by p_wats
07 Jul 2011, 21:49
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Blackstone Appliances - MOSFET OD (2SV3.12) [ goop-alarm ] [traced]
Replies: 405
Views: 100851

Re: Blackstone Appliances - MOSFET OD (2SV3.12) [ goop-alar [traced]

Looks like C11 might be fun to mess with to this end (Madbean's layout does mention this, and the vero layout has it socketed, which I did...thankfully). Ah, nevermind. C11 only affects the humbucker side of the red channel (ie, the side that already sounds different...). Oh well, worth a shot. I m...
by p_wats
07 Jul 2011, 16:51
Forum: Stuff Seen for Sale
Topic: Trade Gibson Les Paul for hand jobs - $1 (Toronto)
Replies: 11
Views: 3447

Re: Trade Gibson Les Paul for hand jobs - $1 (Toronto)

A good ol' Toronto.

Home sweet home...actually, I have been looking for a way to afford buying a house here...
by p_wats
07 Jul 2011, 15:51
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Blackstone Appliances - MOSFET OD (2SV3.12) [ goop-alarm ] [traced]
Replies: 405
Views: 100851

Re: Blackstone Appliances - MOSFET OD (2SV3.12) [ goop-alar [traced]

I don't think the channels are meant to sound different. Did you use a 1meg pot for one of the gain pots? Should give you more gain in one of the channels. I think the way to use this pedal is to set one channel as an OD, and the other as lead with the volume and gain set higher. Yeah, that's sort ...
by p_wats
07 Jul 2011, 15:28
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Blackstone Appliances - MOSFET OD (2SV3.12) [ goop-alarm ] [traced]
Replies: 405
Views: 100851

Re: Blackstone Appliances - MOSFET OD (2SV3.12) [ goop-alar [traced]

Finally boxed mine up the other day. Having a lot of fun with it--great pedal! That said, I find that the two channels sound pretty much the same when dimed (with the "red" channel set to single coil--all the way right). Do you think there is a way to differ the two a little more (maybe change the v...
by p_wats
02 Jun 2011, 13:57
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: escobedo's uglyface video demo
Replies: 22
Views: 8517

Re: escobedo's uglyface video demo

the ugly face is more versatile. i built a pwm, you can get all the same sounds with the ugly face and more if ya add the lfo option. i still haven't boxed up the pwm. cool pedal, i did some mods to it and found ways to make it into a legit booster/od as well as pulse width pedal...do a search on d...
by p_wats
02 Jun 2011, 13:46
Forum: DIY Stompbox designs
Topic: escobedo's uglyface video demo
Replies: 22
Views: 8517

Re: escobedo's uglyface video demo

I had my heart set on building PWM (breadboarded one and loved it), but now I want an Uglyface. I guess I have to build both ;) ...in the same enclosure!?
by p_wats
01 May 2011, 17:07
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: DIY just got cheaper (TAYDA stocking 3PDTs)
Replies: 25
Views: 4501

Re: DIY just got cheaper (TAYDA stocking 3PDTs)

Just saw those too. Holy crap!