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Re: DIY Info Collection.

Postby crochambeau » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:55 am

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Re: DIY Info Collection.

Postby superslidetail » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:57 pm

Yea this is the only place I can find with those smaller boards.
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Re: DIY Info Collection.

Postby Dowi » Fri May 03, 2019 10:03 am

Now that I've spent a couple of months studying electronics basics, I want to learn more specifically pedal-related.
I've read almost all the pages of this threads, bookmarked a lot of useful stuff, and already started to mess around a bit with the breadboard - not enough, but I'm waiting for some components that should be here next month, so meanwhile I spend my time reading stuff for future knowledge.
What I'm asking right now is if somebody has some useful links to understand how components behave in certain circuits and what is their function in that specific configuration.
I've found some interesting stuff on diystompboxes and Electrosmash, plus some articles here and there, but I'm hungry for more.

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Re: DIY Info Collection.

Postby BetterOffShred » Fri May 03, 2019 10:18 am

Go look at Steve's breadboard write ups on small bear. Buy a set of Ge trannies from him and do the deal.. you'll learn a ton about biasing and shit. :joy:
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Re: DIY Info Collection.

Postby Dowi » Sat May 04, 2019 2:54 am

BetterOffShred wrote:Go look at Steve's breadboard write ups on small bear. Buy a set of Ge trannies from him and do the deal.. you'll learn a ton about biasing and shit. :joy:


Thanks for the tip! Just had a fast look on the fuzz face article and it's really interesting. No surprise I didn't found those during my researches: they're not exactly easy to find unless you open smallbear shop page.
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Re: DIY Info Collection.

Postby morange » Wed May 15, 2019 10:24 pm

1964 GE Transistor Manual: http://www.introni.it/pdf/GE%20-%20Tran ... 201964.pdf

There is some interesting mathematical treatment of a circuit similar to the fuzz face on pages 102 and 218.

Speaking of the fuzz face, a short overview of original appearances: https://sites.google.com/a/davidmorrin. ... or-english
Very nice equations from mac on diystompboxes for biasing to equal base currents: https://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/ ... #msg449591
Handy fuzz face calculator: http://www.muzique.com/lab/fuzz_face.php

By the way, I thought this was interesting, today: look at this current limiter circuit. It's an npn fuzz face if you input at the Q2 base and out from the Q1 collector:

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