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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby crochambeau » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:04 am

I usually avoid posting in this thread because most of my builds are business related, this one, however...

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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby DRodriguez » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:17 am

Rad! Great to read about the process. Loving playing with it.

Here's my utility build of the day :
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Ground isolator with various noise clean up options. And XLR speaker switcher.

Old school transformers because they are about half the price of new ones at only 4x the size.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby ibarakishi » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:27 am

crochambeau wrote:I usually avoid posting in this thread because most of my builds are business related, this one, however...

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A more in depth write up here: http://crochambeau.blogspot.com/2018/01 ... -ogle.html



really interesting reading about the process, makes me appreciate it even more now. it was stuffed full!
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby ibarakishi » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:59 am

DRodriguez wrote:Rad! Great to read about the process. Loving playing with it.

Here's my utility build of the day :
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Ground isolator with various noise clean up options. And XLR speaker switcher.

Old school transformers because they are about half the price of new ones at only 4x the size.



Really want to know how this works (switches, etc.) and how you use it in your studio. Was it pretty expensive to build? And did it solve the problems you were having that inspired you to make it?
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby crochambeau » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:34 pm

Are those octal based transformers? Surplus, or does new production still exist in that form?
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby imJonWain » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:24 pm

It looks like it. They still make octal based transformers and relays as far as I know, just not super common. The equipment at my work used for dicing wafers uses octal sockets, stuff is from the early 2000s though.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby DRodriguez » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:39 pm

Yup, octal base. These are old reused transformers. Altec Lansing 15335a. Similar specs to modern Jensen transformers you find in all the high end gear at a fraction of the cost. Not sure bout modern production of similar devices, but old ones in good condition aren't overly hard to find

ibarakishi wrote:Really want to know how this works (switches, etc.) and how you use it in your studio. Was it pretty expensive to build? And did it solve the problems you were having that inspired you to make it?

Middle switch is a speaker switcher. A-Off-B. The switches to the left and right are a mirror of each other for the left channel and right channel. So you have 2 pairs of 4 controls. They basically break ground at different points or throw a capacitor in for filtering at different spots. Total cost to build was around $120 Which is fairly cheap for the quality. Jensen sells a comparable circuit for around $270. Definitely solved my issues.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby $harkToootth » Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:05 pm

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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby soldersqueeze » Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:46 pm

Not posted here much of late, but getting back into building effects stuff and finally built something not currently in production :) I got this working today-

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Schumann PLL built the hard way. Totally bonkerdoodles.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby BetterOffShred » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:54 pm

Yeah Alex's layout is what I used too :) I built both mod boards into mine as well, there's a pic of it a page back or 2. It's a fairly complex build.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby soldersqueeze » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:15 pm

BetterOffShred wrote:Yeah Alex's layout is what I used too :) I built both mod boards into mine as well, there's a pic of it a page back or 2. It's a fairly complex build.


God damn your build is beautiful! I don't know how I didn't see that. Do you have a photo of the guts?
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby BetterOffShred » Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:43 pm

soldersqueeze wrote:
BetterOffShred wrote:Yeah Alex's layout is what I used too :) I built both mod boards into mine as well, there's a pic of it a page back or 2. It's a fairly complex build.


God damn your build is beautiful! I don't know how I didn't see that. Do you have a photo of the guts?

Thanks man, I didn't mean to sound douchey with my self rep there Haha! I like your build too, I respect anyone who gives it a go. At least you don't have to match finicky germanium transistors or something with it. It's just a nightmare of wiring.

I sure do have pics of the guts.. and yeah they are horrible. Yours is much neater than mine. I will say having seen gut shots of a couple of the original Schumann units .. mine is at least cleaner than his were :thumb: your wiring is very nice.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby $harkToootth » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:41 pm

I really like the aesthetics of both your builds.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby BetterOffShred » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:21 pm

$harkToootth wrote:I really like the aesthetics of both your builds.

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Thanks man, it was a labor of love .. and I love hot pink :cool:
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Achtane » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:12 pm

Hey, I finally made a thing.
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I've built a few kit pedals before with mixed results, but this is the first circuit I breadboarded from the schematic, modified a bit, drew a perfboard diagram for and assembled. It even (mostly) worked from the first try, simply amazing :lol:
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Sounds pretty badass for something so simple. I could ditch the volume knob altogether, or really add a booster to the single-circuit mode. It's about unity gain right now. Maybe next time.
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