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by Igloo
07 Jun 2010, 13:21
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Zvex - Fuzz Factory [traced]
Replies: 941
Views: 201155

Re: Zvex - Fuzz Factory [traced]

"both will most likely work but I know the one I drew with black wires works fine" You mean the layout from page one of this thread that you carbon-copied part for part for some odd reason and now speak of as if you had designed? The original layout has been successfully build hundreds, probably tho...
by Igloo
26 May 2010, 20:34
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Zvex - Fuzz Factory [traced]
Replies: 941
Views: 201155

Re: Zvex - Fuzz Factory [traced]

The pots will be placed exactly as the original. The idea is to mount the Vero vertically on the wall of the enclosure
What is the point this part-for-part redraw of my Vero layout on page one of this thread?

I asked months ago the drawer to contact me and take it down.
by Igloo
29 Jun 2009, 03:07
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: futurlec value packs
Replies: 7
Views: 4724

Re: futurlec value packs

Well quick scan - LM 339 is a comparator = usable LM324 is a quad opamp = usable CHN/UA741CN/K3A818 = generic 741 = usable NE555T HA17555/8E4 NE556N/GK9120NV are all timers = usable BC549 can sub for 5088,3904 etc BC548 can sub for same (check HFEs/datasheets) (B)C547B I think these MAY be sort-of m...
by Igloo
25 Jun 2009, 06:15
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

I want to say a big thank you to jrod in this thread.
We did a parts swap and he sent me a killer selection of trannies tp play with. Really helped after the rubbish that Gordelux burned me with.
Thank you buddy! :D
by Igloo
18 Jun 2009, 10:20
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: A*ua P*ss pcb order - round 3?
Replies: 40
Views: 5665

Re: A*ua P*ss pcb order - round 3?

Sentence?
by Igloo
16 Jun 2009, 01:15
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

Excellent.
I emailed them but have not heard back.
Would be curious about the HFEs of the 404s. Did they nominate those values?
by Igloo
13 Jun 2009, 11:32
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: A*ua P*ss pcb order - round 3?
Replies: 40
Views: 5665

Re: A*ua P*ss pcb order - round 3?

What if maybe you did a new version that was reworked slightly to use the cheap V3205? Seems like a good way to do it to make it even easier for people to build them without having to scare up a 3005. That's a great idea.... :idea: "Build it and they will come" (field of dreams) Ok, you do THAT and...
by Igloo
13 Jun 2009, 04:01
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: A*ua P*ss pcb order - round 3?
Replies: 40
Views: 5665

Re: A*ua P*ss pcb order - round 3?

I am OK for Aqua Pi in this lifetime but I would love the Ad-80!
Great work, abfackeln.
by Igloo
10 Jun 2009, 22:25
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

Excellent.
I'd love to hear about the results.
by Igloo
10 Jun 2009, 15:48
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

Yeah I have cruised their catalogue. They don't seem to have every 'letter type' for gain range. But hey, those prices!
Have you received your order from them?
by Igloo
10 Jun 2009, 13:56
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

I'll go search that out. The peak would definitely show the presence of a shunt resistor so that's out. The only other factor I can think of is HFE significantly rising with current? I have a near genetic dislike of being ripped off. This guy just pushes my buttons with his lying-attack style of def...
by Igloo
10 Jun 2009, 11:08
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

So he keeps suggesting I have faulty equipment or calculations. Because finest Russian military construction 1T308 only ever produce HFE minimum 80 blah blah. I sent him this. Typical pissweak HFE. Wonder what will he say this time. I am still on this prick. I think you are supposed to give up after...
by Igloo
10 Jun 2009, 01:19
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

Yeah, It has served it's purpose.
Go ahead.
by Igloo
10 Jun 2009, 00:49
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

Yes his "HFE80" bag had red dots and the a "HFE120+" lot had grey dots.
The actual HFEs were in no way related to his sorting. They were as above and pretty evenly mixed grey/red at all levels.
by Igloo
09 Jun 2009, 12:56
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

Oh BTW "kindergarten jigger" is his take on R.G.s method.... Seeing as dickhead 'personally selected' them, he must have 'personally selected' the dead ones I received too. I think this must be some kind of standard response he sends to everyone who complains about the low HFEs. He is just a bullshi...
by Igloo
09 Jun 2009, 12:55
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

Yeah. I think he's relying on the alleged data sheets. Thing is, I emailed him before buying and he assured me he could provide specific gain ranges. Naturally I nominated two groups : ~ HFE 60-80 and HFE120. His answer: " Please buy. All the transistors that you have listed I have in large quantiti...
by Igloo
07 Jun 2009, 05:29
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Biffa's BACK !!!

Yeah.
I want some results with this guy.
I think I will.
by Igloo
07 Jun 2009, 00:47
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

Same problem here: Ordered 150 trannies from the same seller (Gains 40-50 and 50-60 mainly), I was disappointed too, but they sound really good; I thin, that I've read somewhere, that those trannies have somewhere an internal resistance, which makes the hfe look smaller, than it actually is; How di...
by Igloo
07 Jun 2009, 00:39
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

Thanks guys. Still back and forth with the emails... he is such difficult person - no concept of reputation or repeat business. I would have been happy to a be an ongoing customer if this guy had fixed the problem. I chose him out of about three potential sellers, mostly because of the photo of him ...
by Igloo
06 Jun 2009, 14:26
Forum: Parts Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs
Replies: 33
Views: 10072

Re: Russian germaniums gt308/ gt404 - low HFEs

Yeah.
I am in the middle of negotiating with that ass-hat right now, so i want to grab the experiences of others.
And warn people away.
The turd won't believe my readings.
Says it's "impossible" .
No more fine western dollars for him.