You can purchase parts for your stompboxes at the DIYstompboxes.com store. See the store link.
I am pleased to announce that I have a new item in the store. It’s a PT2399 controller called the Taptation written by The Tone God. (Updated 1-24-11)
Here is the data sheet: http://www.thetonegod.com/tech/datasheets/taptation.pdf
Application note: http://www.thetonegod.com/tech/datasheets/taptation_pt2399.pdf
The kit comes with the controller and a digital potentiometer so you can start using it right away.
Thanks to The Tone God!
For the guys that use sheet music onstage, check out my iPad app! Over the years I have created my charts in Sibelius and saved them as PDF. I’ve always wanted a device that I could carry with me to replace the multiple binders that I use for all of my gigs. I would have one binder per band and sometimes they would be rather large (3″ binders).
When the iPad came out, I knew that I wanted to write an app that would help me recall my charts onstage and allow me to create set lists.
Here is unrealBook. It allows you can easily find and load your PDF files and does a few things more. Since I have been using unrealBook, I have left my binders in a pile unused. I’m using unrealBook on my gigs and it’s great!!!!!!
I decided to post a few things that I have learned this year.
All wire is definitely directional. What I did was rewire my amp again, but not with expensive teflon wire or solid silver etc… All I did was reverse the direction! The clarity was amazing. All this time that’s all it was. It took me a while to get the power amp section correct, I reversed the plate lead wires and this made a huge difference.
In addition, I realized that carbon comp resistors sounded twice as good if you use half the resistor value and double them up in series. GREAT SOUND! I can only imagine what it would sound like if you used 3 or 4 in series.
For pedals, it will usually sound better if you use thicker wire. It’s really hard to use the thickest wire possible, but the sound is amazing. Now you wish you never threw away that Weller Soldering GUN!
PT2399, LM386, Metal Can 2N2222 transistors. Just a few fun silicon pieces for you to have fun with.
All in the store.
The PT2399 can be used for the Rebote Delay, Echo Base delay and other delay-based applications.
The LM386 can be used for any number of tiny amps and the Smash Drive.
The 2N2222 is good as an alternate transistor for the beginner kit as well as many other projects that use an NPN transistor.