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aron

Only inexperienced builders check this out :-)
« on: September 15, 2003, 04:05:35 AM »
I would like to try a test where a bunch of newbies and I will get together "online" to build our first _very simple_ pedal.

It will be either an LPB1 or Gus Smalley's NPN Boost.

I just need to know how many people are interested in this.

We will use "stock" parts and perfboard.

Let me know by replying to this thread.

Aron

daevid

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Sounds interesting
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2003, 07:34:35 AM »
Hi,

I am really a newbie, so I still have to obtain some tools upgrade my soldering iron, etc.  When I do I will let you know.


Dave

Jered

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2003, 07:42:32 AM »
Hey all you new guys don't miss this chance! You will be hard pressed to find a more willing and able teacher than Aron. What a great opportunity.
  Jered

amckinley100

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2003, 07:56:47 AM »
Don't know if I could be considered a newbie - i've only built two pedals from other people's plans - namely JDSleep's Marshall Bluesbreaker and Phil Bryant's Fender Blender
Although....i've done no prototyping and haven't a clue how to go about designing my own pedal
What is the formal definition of a newbie?

Cheers
"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy..."

Mike Burgundy

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2003, 08:04:55 AM »
great idea! Tempting to join for more experienced builders as well ;)

Bluesgeetar

I'm game!
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2003, 08:12:02 AM »
Count me in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Andy

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2003, 08:32:13 AM »
heck yeah.  I'll join!!!!  just let us know what to buy and by what date.  Great idea, wish i'd thought of that!!

This could be a great idea for the beginning of a new forum here at aron's.  If some were willing, we could get online lessons on designing schems, making PCB's, etc, etc.  Anybody interested in doing that as well?
Andy

Peter Snowberg

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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2003, 09:29:42 AM »
I love the idea. 8)

Amidst my boxes I just realized I don't have a basic booster and it's been a while since I took part in a group project so count me in too. I knew I was saving the Altoids tins for something. ;)

I would be very interested in doing something similar down the road a ways with another circut. Maybe a filter effect or compressor.

In my perfect world, we're all teachers and students for life.

-Peter
Eschew paradigm obfuscation

smallbearelec

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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2003, 09:32:05 AM »
Aron--

I would be willing to provide some small single-side perfboards for use in such a seminar. Let me know how it shapes up.

Regards
Steve Daniels

piano boy

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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2003, 09:52:48 AM »
I'm in too, I've built a minibooster, but can use all the guidance I can get!

JT

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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2003, 10:23:46 AM »
I'm in !  :D  Please let me know when and where   :!:

Chris R

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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2003, 11:20:21 AM »
I've build a couple boards already.. but i think it would be a great learning experience for me too..

I'm in.

C

Phiredog

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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2003, 11:28:23 AM »
I would love to get involved in this. I've built an easy face (sounds OK) and a Bazz Fuzz that sounds really good (thanks to B. Tremblay at Runoff Groove!). Just let me know the details.

Joe Bonner

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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2003, 11:30:16 AM »
Count me in!

Joe

Thomas P.

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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2003, 11:47:42 AM »
Great Aron!!!

I wished I  have had such a chance when I starded building... :cry:

Regards,
tomboy
god said...
∇ ⋅ D = ρ
∇ x E = - ∂B/∂t
∇ ⋅ B = 0
∇ x H = ∂D/∂t + j
...and then there was light

BillyJ

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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2003, 12:11:31 PM »
Hey Aron,

Will you be explaining the circuits in  detail?
I had an idea recently where one of you advanced folks helped us to understand things a little better by breaking down a simple pedal.
I know things probably get hariy in a phaser or delay but I would think there is a bunch to be learned just from a simple clipper.
I know that I would advance a lot if someone was kind enough to point out what is what in a pedal.
I am just begining to see the different sections of circuits.
I am interested in whatever your offering but I think a breakdown like that would just smoke and teach a lot. But heck I kow whatever you have planned I can learn something from so sign me up too!!!

B Tremblay

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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2003, 01:17:07 PM »
I'd be happy to contribute a perfboard layout of either circuit.
B Tremblay
runoffgroove.com

Mark Skiles

I'm interested
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2003, 03:04:09 PM »
Aron,

You've had another great idea. Count me in and keep me posted.

Mark

aron

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« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2003, 03:39:22 PM »
I would like to show people how to interpret a schematic and then apply that to perfboard.

In addition, I will point out techniques that you can use with perfboard to make building easier.

I will point out modding points and we will try some of those.

I want to start this one as a very simple project.

The 2nd project will probably be a IC-based clipper. We can try different types of clipping in that one.

As for equipment:

You will need a multi-meter - even a basic digital one should be fine.
Wire stripper
Wire cutter - I will post pictures.
Needle Nosed pliers.
Solder, Iron etc....

I will make a new forum so we can meet there.

troubledtom

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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2003, 04:43:21 PM »
i vote for gus' circuit. the other is a great  starter too. but this is diy and gus has been around for a long time on this forum. i think that would be very cool aron.
      great idea,
               - 8)  tom pollock