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Postby soulsonic » 02 Jul 2007, 06:44

Hey, anyone who's a member of Aron's forum should go over there right now and vote for me in the June 2007 FX-X competition! My entry is a simple overdrive called Fish.

You can hear Fish at http://www.myspace.com/soulsonicfx
And if you're a Myspace member add me as a friend! I just put the page up a few days ago, so there's not much there yet, but I'm planning on having clips of a bunch of different pedals I build.
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Postby modman » 02 Jul 2007, 09:45

Done and well deserved, although Nordine is giving you some heavy competition. The theme was great this month, you can tell by the number of entries.

ps: added in myspace too

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Postby soulsonic » 02 Jul 2007, 09:53

Thanks! Yeah, nordine's stuff has gotten alot of votes, but I noticed not very many people had bothered to vote, so I figured I try to get some people to come out and vote, even if it's not for me, than at least something. It's strange to see a forum with so many members and there's barely a dozen votes total.
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Postby modman » 02 Jul 2007, 10:49

soulsonic wrote:Thanks! Yeah, nordine's stuff has gotten alot of votes, but I noticed not very many people had bothered to vote, so I figured I try to get some people to come out and vote, even if it's not for me, than at least something. It's strange to see a forum with so many members and there's barely a dozen votes total.


Yes, it is really sad, everybody's too busy cloning zvex pedals to see this is where you can really learn a lot. TG's more simpler themes the last few months were great, better than earlier...

That you have to get them samples from another page than the one you're voting on is not a good idea to encourage voting
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Postby bajaman » 02 Jul 2007, 11:09

Yes - and even stranger how nordine - whoever he is :wink: - has cast a vote for puretube's collection of smd parts including an optocoupler switch and sockets :roll:
Andrew, the Tone Deaf God assures us that puretube has a working circuit that does what he claims :lol: , but won't share with registered users on the site :roll: .
So why has it even been allowed to be entered in this competition :?
And why would any sane person cast avote for it :roll:
Whoops :!: - there goes my bullshit detector again :lol:

In the meantime , the debate over whether to post or not continues ever on into the distance :shock:
And you wonder why only a handful of the 100s of people on Aron's site actually consider voting :roll:
Wake up and smell the coffee :wink: There are vested interests at work over on Aron's site :shock: all stroking their own egos whilst gathering R&D information from the good folks that are willing to share their "secrets" :wink: :wink:

I think Aron sums his position up very clearly in this reply to me, after I posted a link on his site to DIY Musikding in Germany - One of the best forums on the net 8)

"Do you think it's great to tell others to go to another forum? I
invest a lot of time and money in the forum and I don't need someone
telling people to go elsewhere.

Okay - some honesty at last - but then Aron is an honest man, and I have the greatest respect and gratitude for what he has tried to provide with his site 8) , BUT he obviously needs as many folks as possible on his site so he can sell you parts through his store :wink:

AND yes, I have and will continue to purchase from him - he provides a very prompt and friendly service to all in the DIY community.
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Postby modman » 02 Jul 2007, 19:13

"There is no such thing as a free lunch."

Of course Aron's site is a business and there is nothing wrong with that. He really understand how online business works and plays it very subtle, putting up a gigantic love-peace and happiness forum on stompboxiing with a very small link to the store.

I don't buy from him because I'm in central Europe, and most of all: he lives in Hawai! People tend to forget this, but he mentioned it himself at times: shipping to and from Hawai is crazy and expensive. Maybe that's even crazier for people in the US continent as they are purchasing parts ship from continental US to Hawai for Aron to send the back to the US mainland before anywhere else on the planet.

"He's not so cheap but he is a nice guy." Both part of latter sentence are true but their is no relation between the two. Good for and realy directed at starters, apart from the switches and GE transistors, he sells nothing uncommon and if you really need some stuff, I can never get all at his store. Even the 3pdt are cheaper on Ebay.

Smallbear is not just a shop but, I said it before, has vested interests in the forum and probably pays are part of the forum costs in return for constant promotion. He is also a nice guy.

Nice guy? I bought 2000 metal flim resistors from a guy in China for $9 shipping to Europe included (in fact item was 1.99, the rest is shipping). I don't care if he's a nice person or not. But it sure was a NICE DEAL.

I think there's a lot to be said about all this that has never been spoken about on the other side...
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Postby analogguru » 02 Jul 2007, 20:52

Yes - and even stranger how nordine - whoever he is - has cast a vote for puretube's collection of smd parts including an optocoupler switch and sockets
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Thats only half true. Puretube had a schematic...this:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v437/ ... y2-385.jpg
(somebody knows who or what is latronax ? latronax...latrine....piss off ?
Why he used 2 resistors in parallel R3C/R3D and 2 capacitors in series C3C/C3D...only the Tone-God will know it...cause the other 2 2µ2-caps look in an 1M resistor so even 47n would be enough for -1.5 dB at 20 Hz.)


but later replaced it by the picture mentioned.
What puretube showed in his picture were smd-RESISTOR-arrays.
I really doubt that he can show me any capacitor array with 2,2µF !!!.
If he can´t, his schematic doesn´t fulfill the requirements. But from where the people or Tone-God himself should know that.

For this reason I voted for soulsonic. Maybe somebody should ask for a picture or catalog-number of the 2µ2-capacitor-ARRAYS ? If there isn´t any, I think somebody must be disqualified.... for fooling people :wink:

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Postby soulsonic » 02 Jul 2007, 21:19

Sorry, they DO make them that large. Murata makes them. I found them here: http://www.newark.com/jsp/Non-Stocked/N ... ku=97K0562

Still, thanks for voting for me. I think my entry is one of the few that isn't a silly noise box.
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Postby bajaman » 02 Jul 2007, 22:08

Hello Analogguru
Well the puretube picture is so low in resolution, that it is impossible for me to read any values, and they look like a row of separate SMD devices to me and a six legged smd device - possibly an optocoupler?
Do you have the puretube schematic - I have yet to see it :(
The link just shows the blurred low resolution components picture :roll:
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Postby bajaman » 02 Jul 2007, 22:16

Hello Modman
Here in New Zealand, we do not have the specialist parts easily available.
I have found it considerably more expensive purchasing from Great Britain.
Aron's store prices are reasonable for me: his postal charges are low and his delivery speed is excellent - the same applies to Steve Daniels at Smallbear for me. :D
Maybe it is different for you in Europe - we seem to have a better exchange rate with the US dollar here though :wink:
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Postby analogguru » 02 Jul 2007, 22:17

@bajaman
Did you clean your cache ?
The Latrinex-link above shows (at the moment) a handdrawn schematic.

@soulsonic
I learn everyday something new... I should use them in the split-supply circuit for clone-protection - and goop everything :wink:

even better:
I will use smd 555, smd-resistors, these capacitor-arrays, smd-double diodes and go into mass production - with a gooped module.
That will secure my "Intellectual Properties".....

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Postby soulsonic » 02 Jul 2007, 22:46

Oh yeah, you could package it in a solid 20mm x 20mm cube of epoxy with a little label on it and some wires coming out. You could call it the "Anubics Magic Voltage Converter". Though you may want to pass up the Murata devices I found, I'm not sure how well they'd be able to handle any large ripple currents. You could use standard SMD aluminum electrolytics, but then encasing them in epoxy would shorten their life because they wouldn't be able to release their gases. Isn't engineering fun? I think about little problems like this all day long.

Seriously, if you sold a small module like that, I would certainly buy them to use in my commercial boxes.... as long as the price was reasonable. Anything to save me build time is worth paying for. I love "special modules".
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Postby bajaman » 02 Jul 2007, 22:47

Thanks AG :wink:
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Postby soulsonic » 04 Jul 2007, 09:57

Ugh, over at the other forum they've been referring to my entry as a "Boost"! It's not a damn boost, its and OVERDRIVE! Did those guys even listen to it? Did they think that overdrive they heard was coming from the amp being overloaded by a boost - it ain't, all that distortion is in the pedal. Grrr.... I hate it when people don't pay attention. A boost.... :roll:
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Postby markm » 13 Jul 2007, 16:57

:lol:
That's funny, mine was a Boost!!
Although I didn't receive more than 4 votes, I have received LOADS of PM's from people who have built the Buckaroo and loved it.
It is amusing that the average FX-X gets less than 50 total votes for any one month.
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