Author Topic: Tufnel Distortion  (Read 34896 times)

dano12

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2008, 12:40:03 PM »
its an antenna, to simulate the scene at the military base when tufnels wireless picks up radio signals!

Lol! The great Band Breakup Scene!

it is not an antenna.

Here's a clue: what is 12 minus 12?



Winnar! I.e. it serves no function.
It's a very cool ninja/mojo jumper/0 ohm resistor?

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Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2008, 12:46:29 PM »
its an antenna, to simulate the scene at the military base when tufnels wireless picks up radio signals!

Lol! The great Band Breakup Scene!

it is not an antenna.

Here's a clue: what is 12 minus 12?



Winnar! I.e. it serves no function.
It's a very cool ninja/mojo jumper/0 ohm resistor?

Cool! You can just PM me the adulation. Lousy prize though Dano.  :'(
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DougH

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2008, 12:57:38 PM »
Quote
t is not an antenna.

Darn. (finger snap)

I thought if it was I could suggest that was the source of your noise problem... :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you."

dano12

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2008, 05:38:08 PM »
Ok, so the protoboard build solved all the noise and oscillation problems. Woot!

Now that I've sorted the logo out, I need figure out the knobs:


andrew_k

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #64 on: November 25, 2008, 05:43:11 PM »
Ok, so the protoboard build solved all the noise and oscillation problems. Woot!

Now that I've sorted the logo out, I need figure out the knobs:



AHahahaaa. Excellent box overkill Dano. You going with the DiMarzio "11" speed knobs?

Nitefly182

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #65 on: November 25, 2008, 06:08:06 PM »
Ok, so the protoboard build solved all the noise and oscillation problems. Woot!

Now that I've sorted the logo out, I need figure out the knobs:



The awesomeness, it is total. Are those metal letters?

1878

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #66 on: November 25, 2008, 06:22:32 PM »
Every time I think, 'I don't need any more distortion/fuzz/overdrive pedals.' something like this comes along and makes a mockery of my newly-found free will.

dano12

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #67 on: November 25, 2008, 06:48:12 PM »
Yes on the metal letters, not sure on the dimarzios....

Sir H C

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #68 on: November 26, 2008, 04:18:25 PM »
High gain circuits are a b**ch to stabilize.  Might have to slash grounds and make them meet far away, decouple with RC networks, good luck.

DWBH

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #69 on: November 26, 2008, 06:10:23 PM »
Go with these knobs

dano12

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #70 on: November 26, 2008, 06:14:14 PM »
Go with these knobs


Lol, I'd forgotten about those.

They were like 20 bucks a knob...

I ordered the dimarzio 11 knobs, we'll see how they look.

Thanks for the memory!

runmikeyrun

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #71 on: November 26, 2008, 06:19:43 PM »
I love this thread, and the idea for the pedal is amazing.  I have two 386's at home, i'm going to build it!

I think you guys need to see the new shirts I did for my band a couple months back...

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MKULTRA

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #72 on: November 26, 2008, 06:34:17 PM »
Go with these knobs


What is this beast ?

bassmasta17

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #73 on: November 26, 2008, 11:44:33 PM »
i have heard of something the model railroad makers call either a grain of rice or grain of wheat lights. they would look sweet in those knobs.
i play bass.
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bassmasta17

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #74 on: November 26, 2008, 11:48:16 PM »
yep they even come in red...
http://www.loystoys.com/loystoys/bulbs-and-leds.html

Low-Current 3mm Red LED

    * 3mm (0.12-inch) diameter
    * Use on BDL162 output without resistor
    * For decoder applications, use 1K resistor
    * 1.8V, 2mA, 50-degree viewing angle
i play bass.
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bassmasta17

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #75 on: November 26, 2008, 11:49:37 PM »
might be too big but they might come smaller
i play bass.
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zeppelinchld

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #76 on: November 27, 2008, 01:49:57 AM »
i wouldnt have bought the 11 knobs even though they are really cool cuz incase u guys didnt know yet... nigel now goes to infiniti
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgFEzk2VRXM&feature=related

Filament

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #77 on: November 27, 2008, 10:43:53 AM »
Too bad no one makes wee tiny eight ball knobs.  As I recall, Nigel has a guitar with an eight ball on the end of the whammy bar...gear shift style.  Those would make cool knobs and still be a nod to Mr. Tufnel. 
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gigimarga

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #78 on: November 27, 2008, 12:33:22 PM »
A soundclip, please... ::)

runmikeyrun

Re: Tufnel Distortion
« Reply #79 on: November 27, 2008, 07:33:37 PM »
I just made a sound sample at www.myspace.com/dissoluteideas1.  Turn your speakers down some, this thing really does go to 11.

The clip begins w/ both gains at min, then the 1st gain only at max, then the second gain only at max, then both gains at max.  Watch out, it gets VERY loud at the end because there is some sort of oscillation/hum going on when i'm not playing.  If anyone has any ideas on that i'd appreciate some help!  I wonder if it's because put both chips right next to each other... it's the worst when both gains are all the way up.

It also sounds like i have a ground issue, there's a constant hum that gets louder as the gains are turned up.  I've checked all my grounds 3 times and even changed the filter cap because it motorboats when on full gain and there's only a small amount of signal coming in.  That also might be due to my chip placement.  Any ideas on getting rid of motorboating?

If i can get this oscillation issue figured out i might put in a clean boost section so i can use a blend pot for bass guitar.  Some clipping diodes might be an option too, it would definitely help contain the output which as previously stated is REALLY LOUD!
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