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Govmnt_Lacky

Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #280 on: October 05, 2012, 07:02:17 PM »
you wanna know why there are so many questions?  because of one single rule that is not too common: $10 per board.

people simply don't know how much to pay when their project skirts the rules...

Not too common huh??

Far as I know... the last 2 competitions were at the expense of $10 per entry. Also, in both competitions, there were people that entered something as simple as a fuzz circuit ( wouldn't you fall under that Lucifer?) and other submitted like 4 or 5 separate circuits in one enclosure. This rule was put here to prevent that from happening again. We wanted it as level as possible for everyone ( how many times do we need to say that?!) we want to see everyone's best effort for 1 circuit. Sounds simple enough.

As for your other point.... The simple answer is this:

DON'T SKIRT THE RULES!!! If you have a question about your submission, PM one of the judges and they will make a decision on it.

If that wasn't clear before, now it should be.  ;D
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #281 on: October 05, 2012, 10:01:22 PM »
I had a look through the thread on rule clarifications and came up with this doc:

Rule clarifications - click here

Govmnt_Lacky

Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #282 on: October 05, 2012, 10:13:01 PM »
I had a look through the thread on rule clarifications and came up with this doc:

Rule clarifications - click here


Thanks for this Ian  ;D
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #283 on: October 05, 2012, 10:21:19 PM »
For a bunch of what I bet are going to be mostly fuzz & filter pedals entered there sure is a lot of nit picking. If it gets to the required 15 entries I bet 4; maybe 5 TOPS won't be dirt boxes or filter-y whatever.
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #284 on: October 05, 2012, 10:26:28 PM »
Aw man, you knockin' my Fuzz Filter already? I haven't even made it yet! :)

Don't filters and dirtiers make up at least 66% of pedals anyway?
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #285 on: October 05, 2012, 10:41:14 PM »
Aw man, you knockin' my Fuzz Filter already? I haven't even made it yet! :)
Not knockin' anything. Except my head against the wall. I love well filtered dirt as much as the next guy.  :icon_cool:
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Don't filters and dirtiers make up at least 66% of pedals anyway?
Probably more. LOL!  I just threw that out there to shake things up a bit...
Really; if it sounds good. It's probably gonna' be good. Like I said; just shakin' it up a bit and having some fun...
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #286 on: October 05, 2012, 11:36:36 PM »
Thank you, Ronan. :)
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LucifersTrip

Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #287 on: October 05, 2012, 11:38:41 PM »
you wanna know why there are so many questions?  because of one single rule that is not too common: $10 per board.

people simply don't know how much to pay when their project skirts the rules...

Not too common huh??

Far as I know... the last 2 competitions were at the expense of $10 per entry

That's correct...not per board. Don't get me wrong. I think the rule's very cool to even it out. I'm just pointing out the reason for the majority of the questions...

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Also, in both competitions, there were people that entered something as simple as a fuzz circuit ( wouldn't you fall under that Lucifer?)

I don't know...I actually used the crucifix as an external second "board' with transistors and led mounted in it.  "Simple" is also misleading. I built an obscure fuzz that was hardly built by anyone on the board so there were no build reports, I heavily modded it and built it on an original perf layout. It would've been far simpler to purchase a PCB of a more complicated circuit & paint-by-numbers. I could do that in my sleep. That's why you're "no pcb" rule is great. It actually makes it harder...

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The simple answer is this:
DON'T SKIRT THE RULES!!!

If you think about it, that's almost the same thing as saying DON'T BE CREATIVE. A large part of DIY is to push things to the boundary and create pieces of visual and sound art not seen and/or heard before. You can be rest assured that my entry will skirt the rules.

I've only checked this thread rarely...near the beginning to ask when the deadline was for entering and yesterday to ask a simple question. Now that I skimmed thru the rest of the thread, I see that the promoters were slowly coming to a boil with the clarifications.
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #288 on: October 06, 2012, 09:45:23 AM »
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thru the rest of the thread, I see that the promoters were slowly coming to a boil with the clarifications.

I can only speak for Jimi and myself. We've got kids. Teenagers actually, so trust us, the "nit-pickers" are still a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG way off from our boiling point. Yup, long way off. With teenagers, "clarifications" are a way of life. Several times a day.

I think it should be a prerequisite for being a sponsor/judge of one of these adven, er... contests.  :icon_lol:
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #289 on: October 06, 2012, 02:10:32 PM »
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thru the rest of the thread, I see that the promoters were slowly coming to a boil with the clarifications.

I can only speak for Jimi and myself. We've got kids. Teenagers actually, so trust us, the "nit-pickers" are still a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG way off from our boiling point. Yup, long way off. With teenagers, "clarifications" are a way of life. Several times a day.

I think it should be a prerequisite for being a sponsor/judge of one of these adven, er... contests.  :icon_lol:

...but Mom said I could use SMD...  ;)
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #290 on: October 06, 2012, 04:33:11 PM »
...but Mom said I could...
Often heard by Dads everywhere....
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aron

Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #291 on: October 07, 2012, 03:43:33 PM »
13 entries.

garcho

Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #292 on: October 07, 2012, 04:38:35 PM »
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #293 on: October 08, 2012, 12:08:06 AM »
Ive been thinking about doing a point to point and casting it in a block of resin. I better get it right because there's going to be no repairing it :icon_eek:

Someone beat me to it  :icon_mad:



EDIT     I searched and found this:  http://runawaybrainz.blogspot.com/2012/04/audio-crystal-cmoy-freeform-headphone.html
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #294 on: October 08, 2012, 01:49:41 AM »


A build like that has been on my to-do-list for a while now, I doubt mine will look that nice though  :(
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tuckster

Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #295 on: October 08, 2012, 07:05:00 AM »
13 entries.
Am I allowed to post my stuff? :'(

Perrow

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« Reply #296 on: October 08, 2012, 07:14:28 AM »
13 entries.
Am I allowed to post my stuff? :'(

I think so, just here first, then anywhere.
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #297 on: October 08, 2012, 12:56:04 PM »
13 entries.
Am I allowed to post my stuff? :'(

Although it was stated in the initial post that entries could be posted anytime, I would advise holding off until at least the 19th of October. That will be the day that we know that competition will be continuing.
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Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #298 on: October 08, 2012, 02:39:18 PM »
Ok...
How am I suppose to play and turn the knobs? I used a looper in front of the pedal...
And I just noticed that I have reverb on the video (stupid me filmed the amp knobs) but there is no fx on the mp3. Is this ok?
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slacker

Re: Turkey Day SHOOTOUT Competition
« Reply #299 on: October 08, 2012, 05:40:24 PM »
Taking shape :)