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by Greg
13 May 2012, 00:41
Forum: DIY Projects
Topic: THE ENGINEER'S THUMB... At last, a better compressor! [documentation]
Replies: 101
Views: 19159

Re: THE ENGINEER'S THUMB... At last, a better compresso [documentation]

Guys.. can we keep this thread on track and about The Engineer's Thumb please.
It's becoming a huge mess and has been cleaned up several times.
No personal attacks or banter (or vagina pics).. take them to the Cafe or Member's Corner.
Thanks
by Greg
23 Apr 2012, 02:03
Forum: DIY Projects
Topic: THE ENGINEER'S THUMB... At last, a better compressor! [documentation]
Replies: 101
Views: 19159

Re: THE ENGINEER'S THUMB... At last, a better compresso [documentation]

Professional rivalry between 2 clever Engineers.

We could do worse.. :)

Thanks to both of you for all the things you share here.
by Greg
10 Mar 2012, 01:14
Forum: Parts & Tools Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Score!!
Replies: 18
Views: 4512

Re: Score!!

Support the "Give Thanks to Dirk" campaign.
by Greg
29 Feb 2012, 00:40
Forum: ICs (Integrated Circuits)
Topic: NE5532N more gain than other duals??????
Replies: 7
Views: 6556

Re: NE5532N more gain than other duals??????

The level of gain is determined by the circuit, not the opamp..
so no, it won't have any more gain in that circuit than any other dual opamp.
by Greg
17 Feb 2012, 03:59
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: The 'Sound' of Capacitors..
Replies: 695
Views: 254596

Re: The 'Sound' of Capacitors..

So, ears are not suitable to compare sounds (!) great and useful... Ears are not suitable to compare speakers, so we measure them, and draw curves, very useful to prove that two very different sounding speakers have the very same finite resolution and useless curves :applause: Ears are great for pe...
by Greg
29 Jan 2012, 23:45
Forum: Transistors
Topic: Equations. Actual theory about audio electronics
Replies: 11
Views: 3685

Re: Equations. Actual theory about audio electronics

k1rkyd wrote:What i'm looking for, is how to work out the frequency of a low or highpass filters? The BM pi tonestack explained? Twould be great :) :popcorn:
If you haven't come across this yet.. I think you'll find it useful:
http://www.muzique.com/schem/filter.htm
by Greg
28 Jan 2012, 01:32
Forum: Transistors
Topic: Equations. Actual theory about audio electronics
Replies: 11
Views: 3685

Re: Equations. Actual theory about audio electronics

Electronics theory can get pretty deep and involved.
You need a text/reference book.. it's beyond the scope of a forum discussion (apart from individual points of interest).

The Art of Electronics is an excellent place to start.
by Greg
27 Jan 2012, 02:23
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Klon - Centaur II
Replies: 90
Views: 22502

Re: Klon - Centaur II ( Timmy content )

IvIark wrote:Does it have too many parts for Sean to steal?
:D Sean could copy it.. just not understand it.
by Greg
22 Jan 2012, 01:17
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Tone Monk - Seed of Life [traced]
Replies: 63
Views: 13374

Re: Anyone want to reverse-engineer a Tone Monk Seed of Life [traced]

I just think it's hilarious reading the sales pitch and descriptions of these things. Like they opened a portal to a secret universe or something. "... There are several features in the circuit of the SOL that allow you to actually shape your tone in ways you have never done before. The 3-way ...
by Greg
19 Dec 2011, 03:15
Forum: Stuff Seen for Sale
Topic: Some pedals for sale!
Replies: 4
Views: 3108

Re: Some pedals for sale!

Engraved pics have been removed ?
by Greg
10 Dec 2011, 10:24
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: The 'Sound' of Capacitors..
Replies: 695
Views: 254596

Re: The 'Sound' of Capacitors..

Well, you're right, all OT with the same impedance ratios and power handling do sound the same, that obvious, all people who switch from a cheap OT for a better are fooling themselves :roll: BTW, all speaker of the same diameter and power handling (and magnet weight and diameter if you want) are so...
by Greg
10 Dec 2011, 08:33
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: The 'Sound' of Capacitors..
Replies: 695
Views: 254596

Re: The 'Sound' of Capacitors..

So your argument is "I''m not deluded because I get consistent results." I'm sorry but that only shows you've been repeatedly deluded. In fact it gets worse (your brain gets less objective) with repetition: the more you look for a difference the more likely it is you'll think you found it...
by Greg
10 Dec 2011, 00:17
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: The 'Sound' of Capacitors..
Replies: 695
Views: 254596

Re: The 'Sound' of Capacitors..

I merged the "Skreddy Thinks" topic with the main topic on "The Sound Of Capacitors" because there's a lot of useful info and links in the original topic...
and because most of what's being said has been said before.
:thumbsup
by Greg
09 Dec 2011, 13:36
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: The 'Sound' of Capacitors..
Replies: 695
Views: 254596

Re: Skreddy says: "Caps matter!"

Not really true, because test equipment can only show you what you are seeking -among the things it can measure, and real world equipment is not always able to measure a lot of things. Ears (and brain of course) on the contrary do not have to measure one and only thing at a time ; and more importan...
by Greg
09 Dec 2011, 06:14
Forum: Capacitors
Topic: The 'Sound' of Capacitors..
Replies: 695
Views: 254596

Re: Skreddy says: "Caps matter!"

Saying you can hear a difference when you know what type of cap is in there is worthless.. the human brain for notorious at fooling us into thinking we hear what we expect to hear (a difference.. an improvement). It's merely opinion as opposed to fact. Likewise, test equipment can show characteristi...
by Greg
08 Dec 2011, 08:12
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: G2D - Cream Tone [traced]
Replies: 40
Views: 17809

Re: G2D - Cream Tone [traced]

If it's not TS based Greg is there anything else that you'd compare it to? Sorry..but you know I can't read circuits! Grant, it's a well thought out circuit really.. controls the clipping of the lows (ala Klon), and has 2 clipping stages.. one to ground and one in a Feedback Loop. So, I know in the...
by Greg
07 Dec 2011, 10:25
Forum: Boutique Stompboxes dissected...
Topic: Skreddy Cognitive Dissonance MKIII [traced]
Replies: 15
Views: 3981

Re: Skreddy Cognitive Dissonance MKIII [traced]

Kudos to Marc for coming and offering assistance with this..
Let's not get into the whole "cap type doesn't make a difference" argument again please.. it's been done to death.
:thumbsup
by Greg
26 Nov 2011, 00:53
Forum: Basic Knowledge
Topic: Help with which way componets go onto a veroboard
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

Re: Help with which way componets go onto a veroboard

greenblue Some components are polarised, and have to be place in the right orientation. Most are non-polarised, and therefore it doesn't matter which way they go. Usually (hopefully) the direction is noted if it matters on a layout, but the way the component number is marked is irrelevant. The 2 cap...
by Greg
09 Nov 2011, 01:58
Forum: Modern Stompbox Effects (1975 - ...)
Topic: AMT Electronics - Tube Magnum
Replies: 26
Views: 13389

Re: AMT Tube Magnum

HI everyone, new Aussie member here, how are we all, rockin the sunshine? 8) Great forum you have here! So i picked up one of these little box's and waiting for it to arrive in the mail, so through research i stumbled upon this thread. I have a question if its ok, i'm pretty limited on tube based k...
by Greg
07 Nov 2011, 01:08
Forum: Parts & Tools Sourcing & Trading
Topic: Brown Paxolin 15" wide space vero for sell
Replies: 97
Views: 17712

Re: Brown Paxolin 15" wide space vero for sell

I'm sure I deserve it ;) The thing is I really lost control. Most of the shippings I've done was not recorded by any way, and I've sold couple hundreds of those boards. I've ordered 300 hundreds, 47 pcs left, so go figure. Friday I've ordered more in case if I need to resend more than I have. I fee...