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Ryan H last won the day on December 12 2012

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  1. If you supply the layout, I could build one up (obviously not half as clean as yours), and provide a quality sound sample ;) -Ryan
  2. Could go with a natural masked binding. Tape off the edge of the guitar, stain, remove tape, sand a little stain away on the top edge (just a couple mm) and clear over that. -Ryan Edit: Could use a roundover bit with your router with a very small radius to get the top edge of the "binding" showing.
  3. Everything he said ^ And I hope you all know that if one of my "celebrity" clients requires something outside of my area of expertise but inside one of yours, I'll be sending them your way ;) -Ryan
  4. LT1054, as I always do. Really efficient from my tests, and 100mA max output current is enough to power anything analog (besides a power amp). -Ryan
  5. Oh, my name is already out there...building this for a guy who tours India regularly, and just recently did some work for the guitarist for Shawn Mendes...also in contact with Lady Gaga's guitar player. Getting recommendations left and right. It's getting there. -Ryan
  6. Was going to go with one big board, but decided on several small ones. It's slightly cheaper (you pay for all the empty space that you can't fill), and I get multiples of each circuit, so I can re-use the extras in other projects. More wiring for me, but I don't like making boards the size of a 1590BB. Also helps if it turns out I screwed up the circuit when I designed one of them...I'd rather fix and re-order a $5-$10 PCB than a $50 PCB. -Ryan
  7. Working on a quite complicated project for a client in the coming weeks...it's an all-in-one practice solution for him. He's a jazz guitarist/singer, and wanted something compact that he could use in his hotel room with headphones. His requirements were: - Guitar input - Microphone input - Auxiliary input for MP3 player - Mix controls for each I gave him a bit more...quite a bit more in fact. He's thrilled with the design. This is probably the most I've crammed into a 1590BB before. So we have a guitar preamp (which is the preamp section of his favorite Polytone Studio 212), a microphone preamp (based on the THAT 1510 chip), a cabinet simulator (stripped down, re-voiced version of the Hotline 2), a 4-channel mixer (2 channels for the Aux input, 1 for guitar and 1 for mic), and a headphone amplifier at the end to bring the levels up. Also running off 9V, converted to +/-15V internally. A lot packed into one box, and not cheap by any means...but the customer gets what the customer wants. -Ryan
  8. As an example of how fickle the color purple can be, here's a comparison I made. The left one is the raw, unedited photo. The right one was edited to make it match the actual color of the pedal, on my monitors. Even though you probably won't see the same colors I'm seeing, you should be able to see how drastic the difference is. -Ryan (Edit: On my monitors, the left photo is almost blue, while the right (color corrected one) is more of an eggplant or orchid purple.)
  9. Another problem with purple...good luck photographing it. Depending on the screen it's viewed on, magenta can look almost blue, or dark purple can look pink... -Ryan
  10. Wow, that looks like shrunken down flame maple, stained green! -Ryan
  11. Not an incredibly interesting one, but something I'll definitely be doing from now on. I love short-shaft toggle switches. I hate the normal length ones that stick up almost as high as the pots. Sometimes I like to stick a toggle switch on the side of a pedal (if it would make it too crowded on the face), and the normal shafts will interfere with a right-angle plug. The short-shafts clear it. Sadly, I've only been able to find short-shaft SPDT toggles, where a lot of the time I need a DPDT or 3PDT toggle switch. So today I decided to rip open one of my 3PDT toggles and one of my short-shaft SPDT toggles. With some careful prying with a tiny flathead screwdriver, I was able to remove the assembly, and found that the shaft slid right off! (You can see the shaft on the left, and the wiper post on the right). A good squeeze with some pliers and the assembly clicked back onto the plastic body, and it was done! Checked with a continuity setting on my multimeter, and it reliably switched. I added a little extra grease to the contacts of the switch before I assembled it, for good measure. Short-shaft 3PDT toggle switches: Possible! -Ryan
  12. Nice! When do you think we can expect to see it? Been about 5 months since there were any layouts posted on tagboardeffects...hope Mark's doing okay with that trapped nerve. Nice clean looking pedal as always, man. -Ryan
  13. Oh Damn! Congrats man. Can't wait to see the stuff you put up there. -Ryan
  14. Damn that's tight! All those standing resistors...my OCD is killing me. I'm like Mark from tagboardeffects; I hate standing resistors. Still, mighty impressive he was able to fit all that in a B... Pretty cool stuff. -Ryan
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