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by Muzzatron5000
09 Aug 2021, 10:56
Forum: DIY Projects
Topic: TUBES : Valvecaster
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

Re: TUBES : Valvecaster

That's a good idea. I made a print out of the schematic and have been looking over it. Though, I am still a little slow with straight up schematics.
My brain takes a while to get it. :-)
by Muzzatron5000
03 Aug 2021, 10:46
Forum: DIY Projects
Topic: TUBES : Valvecaster
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

Re: TUBES : Valvecaster

Hey Jose, I see what you mean. I guess I was thinking how my own version of the pedal sounds which based on the Matsumin /Beavis Audio schematic that circulates the internet. I can see what you are saying, it's the sum of the parts that makes the pedal, not just the tube. Yeah that Hagerman pedal so...
by Muzzatron5000
01 Aug 2021, 01:31
Forum: DIY Projects
Topic: TUBES : Valvecaster
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

TUBES : Valvecaster

Hey there. Ive been really getting into making some valve-casters lately. A good lock-down hobby! :-) So have been searching for nice tubes seeing whats out there. I found 12AU7(A)s to be really nice. Got some old stock. Sounds like 12AUX doesnt work so well according to some folks. I tried a new 12...
by Muzzatron5000
01 Aug 2021, 01:08
Forum: Parts & Tools Sourcing & Trading
Topic: 12A*7's, Choice, brands & Alternatives??
Replies: 3
Views: 3943

Re: 12A*7's, Choice, brands & Alternatives??

Hi - Very late reply..... but help someone. I've built a few VC's now and I found the 12AU7(A) to be really nice. If you want spanky fender sounds. I was lucky to pick up some vintage Admiral brand tubes and they are really nice. Has lower microphonic specs or something like that. Afterwards replaci...
by Muzzatron5000
12 Jul 2021, 01:04
Forum: DIY Projects
Topic: Low Hum DC Jack - Valve Caster Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

Re: Low Hum DC Jack - Valve Caster Build

Manfred - thanks. It got me on the path to solving the problem. :-)
by Muzzatron5000
11 Jul 2021, 11:02
Forum: DIY Projects
Topic: Low Hum DC Jack - Valve Caster Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

Re: Low Hum DC Jack - Valve Caster Build

OK So, I rewired as you suggested and didn't reduce the hum. So was feeling frustrated. The rewire did tidy things up I must say, so that was all good. Then I realised on the bottom of my power supply there were 8 of these little dip switch buttons. There were all switched to the on position. So I t...
by Muzzatron5000
10 Jul 2021, 08:18
Forum: DIY Projects
Topic: Low Hum DC Jack - Valve Caster Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

Re: Low Hum DC Jack - Valve Caster Build

Manfred wrote: 10 Jul 2021, 06:33 Possibly there is an internal ground loop try the following rewiring.
Yes OK - I will give that ago. I am still new to pedals, so learning as I go.

I was wondering about the shield to shield ground, whether that was needed.
by Muzzatron5000
10 Jul 2021, 03:30
Forum: DIY Projects
Topic: Low Hum DC Jack - Valve Caster Build
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

Low Hum DC Jack - Valve Caster Build

HI all, Ive been lurking around forums trying to work this one out. So i've made a couple of Valve-Casters now and really digging the sound!! Especially with a strat. :-) Works fine with a battery, but when I plug in my DC power I get a very low hum. I have a decent Alctron DCT-200 power supply with...
by Muzzatron5000
01 Jun 2021, 10:05
Forum: Circuit Blocks
Topic: Fuzz Tone Stacks
Replies: 2
Views: 6989

Re: Fuzz Tone Stacks

OK thanks this looks like the way to do it.
:-)
Thanks
by Muzzatron5000
01 Jun 2021, 02:01
Forum: Circuit Blocks
Topic: Fuzz Tone Stacks
Replies: 2
Views: 6989

Fuzz Tone Stacks

Hi all, I've been trying to find a nice tone stack for my simple Bazz Fuss circuit. I was after something that wasn't just rolling off some highs. Maybe adding a bit of colour. I feel like the tone circuit is an important part of the overall sound of the pedal. So found this Big Muff tone circuit th...
by Muzzatron5000
27 May 2021, 01:17
Forum: Switching & Wiring
Topic: 3PDT Wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 6591

Re: 3PDT Wiring

Great - thanks for your help. :-)
by Muzzatron5000
26 May 2021, 01:42
Forum: Switching & Wiring
Topic: 3PDT Wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 6591

3PDT Wiring

Hi all, I am having some problems with a new 3DPT switch I have wired up. I have a bit of NEWBY question.... Is there a correct way (top or bottom) the switch should be wired? I'm pretty confident I've followed my instructions correctly. https://www.diyguitarpedals.com.au/shop/boms/Emberdrive.pdf Lo...
by Muzzatron5000
24 May 2021, 22:02
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: Cap Values
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Re: Cap Values

Thanks!!!
by Muzzatron5000
23 May 2021, 11:05
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: Cap Values
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

Cap Values

HI,
I was wondering if anyone has found a good source for understanding the frequency values of capacitors in a visual way?

Maybe in the way you would visualise EQ?

:-)
by Muzzatron5000
21 Apr 2021, 12:01
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: PSK SMT-2 Super Metal
Replies: 3
Views: 2189

Re: PSK SMT-2 Super Metal

Hi, Thanks for posting this!!! Picked mine it up way back in the 90s. I used to run my bass through it cause It always had some good low end. Sounded massive. You never see them around, so must be fairly rare these days? i had always wondered what it was. Kinda a strange pedal. That tone knob is cra...