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by SpencerPedals
06 Aug 2019, 18:50
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: j201 substitute
Replies: 28
Views: 9891

Re: j201 substitute

BSA Chawngthu wrote:we just do the meth
I was wondering to myself how The Great J201 Hunt was progressing and checked in today. Amphetamines have now been suggested. It's not the best idea, but certainly might speed the work along...
by SpencerPedals
17 Jul 2019, 23:29
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: ThorpyFX Fallout Cloud (formerly knows as Muffroom Cloud)
Replies: 23
Views: 2994

Re: ThorpyFX Fallout Cloud (formerly knows as Muffroom Cloud

modman wrote: You even contributed a few bucks toward our tracer's fund set up to bust open the Klon, some Peter Cornish and the like.
:shock:
by SpencerPedals
12 Feb 2019, 22:20
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Looking for Iskra Polystyrene Caps
Replies: 8
Views: 4858

Re: Looking for Iskra Polystyrene Caps

Sometimes I wonder what people would be like if they put as much effort into positive aspects of their their life as they did trolling message boards.

Best of luck with your cap search, Guava. A quick internet search reveals those are indeed pretty rare these days.
by SpencerPedals
24 Mar 2018, 13:48
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: D*A*M Fleshhead [traced]
Replies: 57
Views: 16007

Re: D*A*M Fleshhead [traced]

FYI - That vero layout above shows a 10uF electro where a 4.7uF would be on the schematics I've seen. Was that a mistake or did they actually use the 10uF as an alternate part?
by SpencerPedals
07 Jan 2018, 01:01
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Group buy of EH Bad Stone Phase Shift boards
Replies: 170
Views: 36604

Re: Group buy of EH Bad Stone Phase Shift boards

Zombie post I know, but I just found my PCB for this stashed away. Anyone have the BOM saved and/or any other files? The site is dead and I can't seem to get the Wayback Machine to pull what I need.
by SpencerPedals
06 Feb 2013, 22:40
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Just stepped in it! 2n5133's
Replies: 24
Views: 8671

Re: Just stepped in it! 2n5133's

For gain buckets I'd go under 150, 150-300, and 300+

That would cover you for most uses without getting OCD about it.
by SpencerPedals
05 Feb 2013, 20:47
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Just stepped in it! 2n5133's
Replies: 24
Views: 8671

Re: Just stepped in it! 2n5133's

Those aren't that uncommon, but high gain batches are. Skreddy explains his search in a few threads here. Most of the ones I've used were ballpark 100 hfe. That's not to say you can't build a low-gain Muff, but gain testing would still be a good starting point.
by SpencerPedals
02 Jan 2013, 20:26
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: US supplier of stripboard for tonebender build.
Replies: 18
Views: 4627

Re: US supplier of stripboard for tonebender build.

I had the same issue when I was looking around a few days ago, with no luck. I'm also in the U.S. If you find a supplier of the .15 stuff, I'd be interested as well.
by SpencerPedals
05 Dec 2012, 00:19
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: EHX - (Super) Space Drum (Percussion Effect) [schematic]
Replies: 35
Views: 14390

Re: EHX - (Super) Space Drum (Percussion Effect) [schematic]

That's killer. I've had no time to build lately, but when I get a chance this is on my to-do list. Looks and sounds amazing—congrats!
by SpencerPedals
08 Jan 2012, 07:10
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: EarthQuaker Devices - Hoof Fuzz
Replies: 63
Views: 16989

Re: EarthQuaker Devices - Hoof Fuzz

You'll notice a difference with your GE trannies from gain difference alone; those will be ~ 1/4 to 1/3 of those 5088's you're using. The case being made was that germs were not worth the cash because you can also get low gain silicon for much cheaper. It wasn't stated that clearly, but that's usual...
by SpencerPedals
05 Jan 2012, 00:56
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: EarthQuaker Devices - Hoof Fuzz
Replies: 63
Views: 16989

Re: EarthQuaker Devices - Hoof Fuzz

He gets a little cranky from time to time when boutique pedal builders put out a decent sounding product that people actually use and shows up in photographic evidence. There's nothing wrong with your plan to try germs and LEDs. The Muff circuit has tweakability that could last you a lifetime. While...
by SpencerPedals
02 Jan 2012, 23:46
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: EarthQuaker Devices - Hoof Fuzz
Replies: 63
Views: 16989

Re: EarthQuaker Devices - Hoof Fuzz

Here's a pic of one of the early boards to confirm:

Also, I don't own one, but rather just saved a bunch of pics a while ago because I'm a fan of the Muff circuit.
by SpencerPedals
02 Jan 2012, 01:56
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: EarthQuaker Devices - Hoof Fuzz
Replies: 63
Views: 16989

Re: EarthQuaker Devices - Hoof Fuzz

Sounds like a good plan overall. This is on my never-ending to-do list. I believe those LEDs are red water-clear in the new ones. The older models had straight-up red diodes, so I would assume they kept with something with a similar forward voltage when they went to water-clear. I'm not sure if that...
by SpencerPedals
16 Dec 2011, 03:29
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Skreddy - Screwdriver
Replies: 175
Views: 46772

Re: Skreddy - Screwdriver

I've finally had the solder flowing the last few nights, and this is one I've had a board populated for since last year. I used Soulsonic's PCB with very-mojo recycled components, to go along with the vibe of this pedal. This thing is killer. I just tossed in a BC109 and AC127 and it took off. I'm f...
by SpencerPedals
11 Dec 2011, 15:27
Forum: Veroboard, Perfboard, PCB & Point-to-Point
Topic: Stick on copper traces...
Replies: 20
Views: 23431

Re: Stick on copper traces...

Indeed the coolest new DIY pedal idea in a while. Congrats! Heading out to my workshop in a bit, where over the summer I have been saving some thin slivers of various woods: spalted maple, birches, swamp cedar, etc. I'm thinking some of that combined with this technique could yield a very cool looki...
by SpencerPedals
08 Dec 2011, 03:08
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: The 'Sound' of Capacitors..
Replies: 695
Views: 230179

Re: Skreddy says: "Caps matter!"

When I was building my Mayo clone I was very skeptical that transistor types played a huge difference in Muffs simply because the distortion is not set up to come (mostly) from the transistors being overdriven. But in reading dozens/hundreds of Muff threads and having ordered over a half-dozen types...
by SpencerPedals
26 Oct 2011, 00:33
Forum: Davidoff Library
Topic: RIP SPeter....Peter Davidoff
Replies: 43
Views: 61658

Re: RIP SPeter....Peter Davidoff

R.I.P. indeed. A great contributor with none of the condescending attitude or arrogance that often comes with that territory. He seemed very genuine. My condolences to those who knew him personally.
by SpencerPedals
29 Jul 2011, 23:39
Forum: Announcements and Forum Rules
Topic: Important: boutique sections closed... DMCA kicks in.
Replies: 308
Views: 137209

Re: Important: boutique sections closed... DMCA kicks in.

Your work is much appreciated, Modman. I haven't had time to solder, but when I get a few seconds of downtime I habitually check this and lust over what will someday be on a breadboard or aluminum box on my floor. In the spirit, I'm going to go bottle and drink some homebrew. Thanks again.
by SpencerPedals
12 May 2011, 01:39
Forum: Absolute Beginners
Topic: lead (Pb) free tin-solder
Replies: 29
Views: 6087

Re: Lead Free Solder?

Hahaha excellent analogy.

On a related note, my latest batch of homebrew hard cider came out at 13% alcohol by volume...
by SpencerPedals
12 May 2011, 00:50
Forum: Absolute Beginners
Topic: lead (Pb) free tin-solder
Replies: 29
Views: 6087

Re: Lead Free Solder?

If a salesperson ever tells you something is better and doesn't provide at least one criterion to back that statement, run away. Sprint first and then slow it to a manageable pace until they are out of sight. Return it for sure. You'll find out that some of today's switches have lugs that will melt ...