Author Topic: 'SPITFIRE' Metal 'n' Blues Pedal...  (Read 165816 times)

Cozybuilder

Re: 'SPITFIRE' Metal 'n' Blues Pedal...
« Reply #820 on: January 03, 2017, 11:49:49 AM »
Can I exhale now?
Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.

deadastronaut

Re: 'SPITFIRE' Metal 'n' Blues Pedal...
« Reply #821 on: January 03, 2017, 11:54:06 AM »
no.... ;D
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slashandburn

Re: 'SPITFIRE' Metal 'n' Blues Pedal...
« Reply #822 on: April 28, 2017, 05:11:54 PM »
*BUMP*   

My v3 keeps getting left at practice and this is still by a Heavy-Metal mile my favourite distortion pedal. So In lieu of hanging around aimlessly waiting on v13 or whatever number we're up to now, I'm throwing together another one of these to keep around the house. Board is almost populated, I'm just short on c8 (assuming I've got the numbering right, its the 470nF cap) , and I'm wondering about options for a replacment.   If I look hard enough I think I might have a polarised one of that value, but it could take me hours to locate and theres every chance I've imagined having seen one in my misc parts bin in the first place. Neither do I like the idea of using 5x 100nF in parallel. I guess I could get away with using two 1uf caps in series, but it'll look a bit messy......

How far in either direction from 470nF am I likely to be able to go before seriously affecting the sound of this?    Apologies for the absolutely arse of a question.  I could socket it, but that would rob me of both the chance to procrastinate and the opportunity to nag Rob about the newest iteration.


Ignore all that. I managed to fit two 1uF's in parallel quite neatly onto the board.

The links for the v3 are down also, btw.  I'm taking this as a hopeful sign that we could be in for a treat soon?

« Last Edit: April 28, 2017, 05:59:47 PM by slashandburn »

deadastronaut

Re: 'SPITFIRE' Metal 'n' Blues Pedal...
« Reply #823 on: April 28, 2017, 06:00:40 PM »
hi iain,

yep dropbox decided to f... me over on my 'public' folder...its a royal pain in the ass..and bites me every other day.. :icon_rolleyes:

go for a socket as you mentioned, and try a 1uf....

v13,000,000,001 is still on breadboard..

been trying lots of different EQ's...just not settled on any as yet... 8)



http://www.youtube.com/user/100roberthenry

https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects

^ SPACE PATROL FUZZ/ NANO-8 MIDI DRUMS /CHASM REVERB / TREMSHIFTER / FAZE FILTER/ABDUCTOR II DELAY pcb's + WAH LIGHT PLATES. and sausa

slashandburn

Re: 'SPITFIRE' Metal 'n' Blues Pedal...
« Reply #824 on: April 28, 2017, 07:03:01 PM »
All sorted now man, cheers!

been trying lots of different EQ's...just not settled on any as yet... 8)

Glad you're not rushing it. Hope I'm not sounding too impatient!    Hey as an aside, have you seen/heard the (Jeff Water's endorsed) Devil Drive?  I was flicking through Annihilator video's on youtube and stumbled upon it, reminded me a bit of your v3 (not that implying anything untoward).   Probably nothing more than the pot+switch layout and the British sound, I dunno. I've always found your Spitfire suited those trademark Water's licks to a T.  Thoroughly Metal but with a Bluesy kinda snap to the crunch.

Edit: f*cksticks! It would appear I'm all out of J201's. Could've sworn I had a stash of them.  Expect this one to be lost in the "nearly finished" drawer.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2017, 12:12:04 PM by slashandburn »

KarenColumbo

Re: 'SPITFIRE' Metal 'n' Blues Pedal...
« Reply #825 on: August 30, 2017, 01:35:09 PM »
Would it be possible to post a schematic? Dropbox and other image servers f%&/(% us over recently :( I'm in the middle of tinkering with the brown sound, I would love to have a look at it from an Astronaut's view :)
"In the beginning there was nothing - which exploded" - Terry Pratchett

deadastronaut

Re: 'SPITFIRE' Metal 'n' Blues Pedal...
« Reply #826 on: August 31, 2017, 06:32:05 AM »
Hi andreas, there is a schematic in my gallery...look for robert henry.

 8)
http://www.youtube.com/user/100roberthenry

https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects

^ SPACE PATROL FUZZ/ NANO-8 MIDI DRUMS /CHASM REVERB / TREMSHIFTER / FAZE FILTER/ABDUCTOR II DELAY pcb's + WAH LIGHT PLATES. and sausa

KarenColumbo

Re: 'SPITFIRE' Metal 'n' Blues Pedal...
« Reply #827 on: September 01, 2017, 02:27:33 AM »
Ha! Found it! Thank you, Sir!
"In the beginning there was nothing - which exploded" - Terry Pratchett

stallik

Re: 'SPITFIRE' Metal 'n' Blues Pedal...
« Reply #828 on: March 07, 2018, 04:27:31 AM »
Long been a fan of the Spitfire. Built a little valve amp that I wanted to work well with the spitty. It does, but itís much better with a Celestion vintage 30. Checked my other amps and the same holds true. My other speakers give an unattractive high end fizz which is clearly rolled off by the vintage 30
Must be down to my personal preferences( ears) but thought Iíd mention it
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein

deadastronaut

Re: 'SPITFIRE' Metal 'n' Blues Pedal...
« Reply #829 on: March 07, 2018, 04:30:16 AM »
Cool...will there be a pic of the amp?..
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^ SPACE PATROL FUZZ/ NANO-8 MIDI DRUMS /CHASM REVERB / TREMSHIFTER / FAZE FILTER/ABDUCTOR II DELAY pcb's + WAH LIGHT PLATES. and sausa

stallik

Re: 'SPITFIRE' Metal 'n' Blues Pedal...
« Reply #830 on: March 07, 2018, 09:30:39 AM »
Yes, when itís completely. Now decided on the speaker, got to build the cab....
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Albert Einstein