Author Topic: Tonepad phase 90 issues  (Read 5724 times)

patricks

Re: Tonepad phase 90 issues
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2013, 08:07:26 PM »
Ah, post #7 was before I realised that I'd shorted out the "rate" pot to the enclosure  :icon_lol:

Seljer

Re: Tonepad phase 90 issues
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2013, 05:41:24 PM »
To get the best sweep on the rate control on most LFOs you really have to use a reverse log potentiometer.

Jaicen_solo

Re: Tonepad phase 90 issues
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2013, 05:47:19 PM »
Or wire it backwards at call it a slow/ sweep length control ;)

Mark Hammer

Re: Tonepad phase 90 issues
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2013, 06:46:38 PM »
Ah, post #7 was before I realised that I'd shorted out the "rate" pot to the enclosure  :icon_lol:

That has happened to me more times than I care to recall.  IN a perfect world, we make use of the little tabs to lock the pot into place, so that it doesn't accidentally rotate when we tighten the nut on the outside.  But realistically, few of us are that planful.

What I do these days is slip a little piece of heat shrink over the solder lug (after the wire is soldered, of course), to prevent against accidental shorting.  It also provides a bit of strain relief to prevent the wire fracturing at the solder joint.