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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by mnemonic, Nov 20, 2017.
they can be subbed. pn2222 just seems to have higher specs and is in a TO-92 package vs TO-18
That is interesting. I have a bunch of J201s, but I bought them like 10 years ago or something from somewhere like SmallBear. I didn't realize they became so scarce, lol. I think the only thing I used them in though was my Dr. Boogie.
I got some IC sockets and such from Tayda. Maybe some photoresistors for a phaser, but I think that is about it. I mostly stick to Small Bear, and then Mouser for resistors.
I went on a binge and built like 15 pedals, but been out of it for the last year or 2. I still have parts to make a few things, like the VH4 clone. I see PedalPCB has a bunch of new cool ones. I should look into SMT soldering. I don't have the tools for it, but they have a bunch of cool looking FV-1 boards.
there's been an FV-1 shortage for several weeks now. apparently some supply problems at the fab. all of the suppliers who have stock have put it on reserve for the big builders like Keeley et al. I have a couple of FV-1 that i've been messing with and it's SUCH an amazing platform to develop DSP-based effects with.
Waiting on a few chips that will be in by the weekend , but the Isosceles Boost and Dwarven Hammer is the ones I'm excited about..
Very cool pedal build to boost my 5150 pre , does the trick well..adds great sustain . The rotary switch as it goes up adds brightness 8 modes . Didn't have a JRC4558DD chip but put in a JRC4558D its kinda noisy , but ill get the DD chip or can i try different chips ? Any recommendations will be welcome ...
Went all Black on this one...
How do i load the image , not a link ?
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Pedal looks great though! I’ve wanted to try building that one but I haven’t yet got around to ordering more pcb’s
Wonder Drive ( pedalpcb )...very cool and great sounding build...really tightens up the low end and has a bite control...my Kartakou pre takes it well ! Mike
Dwarven Hammer ( pedalpcb ) ..got the image to load, got a few more builds to do but i really like these so far...
Very clean work, looks great
Yea they are getting a little better , i really like the modern T.S circuits, tighter on the low end than the classics.
Got the magical diodes coming in this week for my Queen of bone 2 build , so going to inventory my parts order what I'm low on and most likely Jam out today...
Play day today...these pedals sound awesome with that $50 ibanez i put a Norton in...Chug away !
Might try the Blackstar clean channel and effects loop with the BEOD clone thru a vet30/ greenback 2x12 cab later..having to much fun at the moment ..
My bigger rack with the tube power amps aren't seeing to much love as of late..the rig above sure is !
Distortion 250 pedalpcb clone...seen a AMS video with a Randy Rhoads style with this sent up with the MXR 10 band Eq....its very close . Noon on the dials on the Kartakou pre , gain maybe 8:30ish..got close but added mids to 2pm and sounded pretty great ! Lower the gain a tad more and you that Def Lep High 'n' Dry tone
Haven't played that stuff in ages !
SMD J201's...wasnt so bad soldering a fleas legs to a tick so to speak, they all tested better than those eBay J201's i bought on the bay...dont buy from there, word from the wise
Building a Tommy and a Queen of Bone 2 ( bought the magic diodes ) this weekend, Was going to build my third attempt at the T.C boost and Grind with the Isosceles Boost but I'm missing 3 odd sized resistors...
Queen of Bone 2...fun build , dead quite used a MAX1044 in IC3, 1s1588 diodes in both sides,
socketed them. Wasn't going to spend almost $3 each for MA856 diodes...ill try some others i have in one side and compare..havent figured out the Dip switch does yet but will tomorrow !
I have thought about a DOD 250, but not sure I would like it. I had the YJM drive years ago I never really used. I tend to do best with Tubescreamer types.
Looks good! PedalPCB makes it easy to make them look nice! I think the main difference in mine is that I used shielded cable between the jacks and the switch (the long runs).
Living on the edge! lol. I find this very interesting. I have thought about getting SMT equipment so that I could do more of the projects, like the FV-1 based projects, like all the reverbs and such. I have soldered for years, but not sure if I would be great at SMT.
Just read that the FV-1 chips there's a manufacturing shortage..kinda still unknown when they will be made available again...Ya sparked my interest Shask, but i guess its back to the Od's and Distortions pedals...they build these so quite these days..pretty amazing
The fv-1 is totally doable with a standard soldering iron. I’ve done many of them with a fine tip with no problem. Just use flux and you’ll be good.