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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby Jero » Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:54 am

^damn I need to get on that while they're cheap. Who knows how long it'll last. Only reason I don't have one of each of the peak's already was the cost.
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby rnagoda » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:29 pm

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peps1 wrote:Just Seen that The Peak Atlas DCA has had it price slashed on their main site


I picked one up a couple weeks ago. It ended up being something like $63 shipped to my door, from the UK to the USA.


Nice. Well worth it at twice the price . . . which is about what I paid. Dammit. I hope the price cuts aren't an act of desperation - I hear these are some cool kids who run this place and they definitely put out a good product.
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby eatyourguitar » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:50 am

thankyou post posting the DCA. I thought a tester for transistor gain would be like $300 to $500. that just shows how useless a 10 year old electronics book can be. I am totally copping one of these. then I'm a go crazy with the fuzz pedals.
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby Jwar » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:39 am

WOW! I just read through all of this and clicked 90% of the links. I think I am WAY too stupid to build my own pedal. You guys are awesome. :thumb:
"I do not have the ability to think rationally 90% of the time and I also change my mind at the drop of a hat".

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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby veteransdaypoppy » Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:36 pm

jwar wrote:WOW! I just read through all of this and clicked 90% of the links. I think I am WAY too stupid to build my own pedal. You guys are awesome. :thumb:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
It's easier than you think, bud!
well i guess, but i just don't know.

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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby D-Rainger » Tue May 03, 2011 1:29 pm

Just thought I'd add, if you're UK-based, http://www.mutr.co.uk is great. Small selection, but kind of weird, and very cheap.
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby dadniayesa » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:55 pm

D-Rainger wrote:Just thought I'd add, if you're UK-based, http://www.mutr.co.uk is great. Small selection, but kind of weird, and very cheap.


Thanks for the recommending this, i might go and try this. i hope this is really cheap.
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby McSpunckle » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:38 pm

This thing is awesome and everyone should own one:

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http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10410

It's tiny, operates smoothly, and the vacuum base is WAY strong. I've been using the little vise from Harbor Freight, but this is way better.

The only issue with it is that it's mostly plastic. Some more critical bits are metal (the screw and pins the jaws move on and the clamp that locks the head in place), but it doesn't really seem cheap, unless you're the type that thinks everything plastic feels cheap. The only reason it bothers me is that a soldering iron can melt the plastic jaws if you hold it on them.

But yeah. If you do a lot of soldering, grab one. You'll be glad you did. Way better than soldering on your desk or in a 3rd hand.
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby Rygot » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:07 am

^ I may need to pick one of those up, however, I'd probably end up melting it... I feel like I would have already if mine wasn't metal.

Anyone have any experience with the dremel drill press thing?
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby eatyourguitar » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:34 am

the basic metal panavise is $69.
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby McSpunckle » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:21 pm

eatyourguitar wrote:the basic metal panavise is $69.


Actually, it comes with nylon jaws-- and the only grooved jaws they sell are nylon. They have steel and brass, but you want grooves if you're holding PCBs (especially when desoldering). The jaws on the Jr have higher heat resistance than the nylon ones. AND the Jr has vertical and horizontal grooves, so it can be positioned much lower. And the jaws on the Jr open a bit wider!

Plus, the thing being small and WAY adjustable makes a huge difference.
Panavise makes a ton of different heads and such. They have some specifically made to hold PCBs, but they're huge. :idk:
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby Schlatte » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:16 pm

I have recently discovered an android app that's great for pedal building/troubleshooting! It's called ElectroDroid... it's a free app and pretty awesome:
https://market.android.com/details?id=it.android.demi.elettronica

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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby Jero » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:06 pm

www.sciplus.com has cool stuff sometimes
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby eatyourguitar » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:32 am

Schlatte wrote:I have recently discovered an android app that's great for pedal building/troubleshooting! It's called ElectroDroid... it's a free app and pretty awesome:
https://market.android.com/details?id=it.android.demi.elettronica

:thumb:

yeah I've had it for a while, I use the filters all the time. breadboarding with a RC filter calc and a DMM in hand. now if we could get the BMP tone stack calculator on the phone, that would be sick :idea:
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Re: DIY links, gear recommendations

Postby Schlatte » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:37 am

eatyourguitar wrote: now if we could get the BMP tone stack calculator on the phone, that would be sick :idea:


I had three years of java programming lessons in school so far.. if you could tell me the formulas I could probably program it. And I have the android plugin in my development pack... so I could make an app too...
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