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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Superfuzz » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:55 pm

blue and beige aren't related to the composition of the resitor..blue resistors have 5 colored stripes and another way of identification..beige have only four bands..
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Jay » Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:13 pm

To complicated matters more, most often blue resistors are a 1% tolerance whereas the beige resistors are 5%.  That means the actual value could vary by as much as 5%.  IMO this matters very little in stompbox building as the 5% resistors are rarely off by more then a couple percent anyways.  Dark brown "vintage" style NOS resistors are sometimes 10% tolerance although new manufacture ones are now 5%.  These are said to be noisy in some circuits and may sound slightly different though I tend to be a skeptic with those sorts of claims.  They also tend to not age as well either... values drift more over the years and they can physically deteriorate under certain conditions causing problems.  If you look at one of my gut shots and see some beige and some blue resistors it's because I only had the particular value I needed in one type.

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by TweedBassman » Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:00 pm

speaking of SHO's, here's one crammed into a toy car:  ;D

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by daydreamdelay » Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:14 pm

a little noisy and could blow shit up but she runs forever!  ;D

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by i love sharin foo » Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:17 pm

I just use whatever I have at the moment, whether 1% or 5%. Like Jay said, for a stompbox, it probably wouldn't make much difference at all.

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by mezcalhead » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:52 am

TweedBassman wrote: speaking of SHO's, here's one crammed into a toy car
I love it!
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Jay » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:06 am

mezcalhead wrote:
TweedBassman wrote: speaking of SHO's, here's one crammed into a toy car
I love it!
No kidding...  how cool is that!  I officially dole out 14 OSG cool points to tweed bassman.  8)

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Post by TweedBassman » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:15 am

hahah... thanks folks! i'll take the points.

that was an x-mas present for a guy in Canada. i occasionally build random things like that to 'practice' building in tight spaces. after that build, it's pretty easy to imagine other circuits in a 1290 or even 1590.  :)

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Mike » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:08 am

Cool thread and clearly lots of skills here! I Love the SHO-mobile

I got well and truly bitten by the bug this year, here are some builds:

COT50 with a tone control
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Tremolo/Vibrato Pedal (original design) - now owned by Owen
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Box Of Rock
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Shaftesbury Duo-Fuzz/Univox Super Fuzz - footswitchable tone switch and starve control
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Marshall Overdrive with 3-band EQ
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Fulltone OCD rev1.4
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by i love sharin foo » Mon Oct 13, 2008 5:50 am

Mike wrote: Cool thread and clearly lots of skills here! I Love the SHO-mobile

I got well and truly bitten by the bug this year, here are some builds:
Those are some great builds!!

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Mike » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:01 am

i love sharin foo wrote:
Mike wrote: Cool thread and clearly lots of skills here! I Love the SHO-mobile

I got well and truly bitten by the bug this year, here are some builds:
Those are some great builds!!

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Thanks. I did electronics at university but have been working in the Digital sector ever since, writing VHDL in 3d graphics core applications. I had done a bit of soldering here and there replacing pickups and whatnot, but I finally got stuck in this year after building an OLC orange peel. My wiring in particular was really shoddy when I started building pedals, but practise and time has helped me improve, I love solid core as I find it much easier to manage.

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Jay » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:18 am

Solid core defenitely saves time stripping and tinning, I've always just worried that I'd break a wire pulling boards in and out while swapping parts around.

You appear to be a perf-ing maniac though.  :-*  I admire anyone who can stomach that and/or vero board. I've been doing my own PCB layouts and etching everything.  Much more time consuming but also more reliable for me since i have a habit of screwing the simplest things up.

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Mike » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:21 am

Jay wrote: Solid core defenitely saves time stripping and tinning, I've always just worried that I'd break a wire pulling boards in and out while swapping parts around.

You appear to be a perf-ing maniac though.   :-*   I admire anyone who can stomach that and/or vero board. I've been doing my own PCB layouts and etching everything.  Much more time consuming but also more reliable for me since i have a habit of screwing the simplest things up.
It's all veroboard, it's what I grew up with so I'm pretty much stuck on it. I feel comfortable with it and enjoy designing layouts. I can completely understand why people don't get like it and prefer PCB though, PCB can be more compact and foolproof, that's for sure.

I never really worry about breaking solidcore wire, the stuff I use is a good gauge and I can't imagine it ever happening.


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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Jay » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:26 am

I've done a couple things with both and I found perf easier to use actaully becuase I could sorta just "follow the schematic" so to speak.  My biggest gripe with vero is having to drill big pits in the board to break a trace.  Soemthing about that jsut makes me uncomfortable.  I might have to get some solid core wire and have a go with it.  The thought of being able to simply strip and solder seems appealing.

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by Mike » Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:36 am

Jay wrote: I've done a couple things with both and I found perf easier to use actaully becuase I could sorta just "follow the schematic" so to speak.  My biggest gripe with vero is having to drill big pits in the board to break a trace.  Soemthing about that jsut makes me uncomfortable.  I might have to get some solid core wire and have a go with it.  The thought of being able to simply strip and solder seems appealing.
I have a "spot nose cutter" which is just a drill bit in a handle, but it sure beats either using a drill or tearing your fingers up with a drill bit manually. I've yet to experience any structual issue. Whenever I make cuts I always check the continuity is broken ok before moving on. I find marking the veroboard component side really helps too:

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