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by Boogdish
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Good prototyping boards?
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

In the US:

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... rds/1.html

If you're not scared of ordering from Thailand:

http://www.futurlec.com/ProtoBoards.shtml

I've bought from both of these guys and had good experiences.
by Boogdish
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: does this exist?
Replies: 9
Views: 2112

The 1M resistor is there just to keep from having an open circuit in the tiny little moments while the switch is between contacts.

I don't think this would sound as good as a VCA because it wouldn't be gradual at all, but I wanted to present the absolute simplest solution to the problem.
by Boogdish
Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: does this exist?
Replies: 9
Views: 2112

If you're dealing with unbalanced connections you could do this really, really simply. All you need is a momentary SPDT (or a DPDT and just use half) switch, two jacks and some wire. Wire the tip connector of the output jack to the center lug of the switch. Wire the tip connector of the input jack t...
by Boogdish
Sat Jun 19, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade
Topic: FS: 1971 Fender Twin silverface/blackface mod/newtubes
Replies: 6
Views: 2541

Did you send this amp to Kendrick for the blackface conversion? If so, I was probably the one who modded it for you.
by Boogdish
Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:05 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recommend tube swap for EH 12AY7
Replies: 12
Views: 3820

My EH12ay7 has always had more gain than I needed so I'm planning on using dual JJ 12AU7s. I'm thinking that having less gain will also extend the signal range somewhat due to less miller capacitance on the grid of the tube. Hopefully, this will sound good. Now I just need a amp repair/amp build job...
by Boogdish
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: How I built my bass traps
Replies: 23
Views: 11535

those look great!
by Boogdish
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Strange low frequency oscillation in Fender Princeton.
Replies: 18
Views: 5038

What kind of princeton are we talking about? Tweed, Brown, Blackface, Reverb? [EDIT: nevermind, I just reread your post, dumb me] In any case, I'd check it in this order. 1.It could be a speaker problem. Try plugging a differing cabinet into the speaker output. 2.It could be a microphonic tube acous...
by Boogdish
Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Gibson GA-20 Minuteman Problems: All buzz, no signal!
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Buzzing and not passing signal is not necessarily a busted transformer, it could be a bad ground, a shorted grid input, plenty of things. 1.Try different tubes 2.Open it up and make sure everything looks like it's connected the way it should be, look for shorts, look for burnt resistors, look for th...
by Boogdish
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: If there was software that made *lyrics* better...
Replies: 28
Views: 6053

Also musical performance has a more objective scale to judge by (is it on time, is it in key, does it have an excessive dynamic range or range of frequencies) than lyrics do. Lyrics are usually intended to invoke a feeling in the listener, how would an unfeeling machine be capable of gauging how wel...
by Boogdish
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Sound Like Water
Replies: 25
Views: 5355

chorus with verb with no dry signal, just wet. If it aint wet, it aint water.
by Boogdish
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Looking for a QUIET clean guitar amp for recording...
Replies: 20
Views: 3519

Find a tech that's worth their salt and have one of your tube amps overhauled so that it's quiet enough for your purposes. For the price of getting an ok amp you could probably make one of your good amps into a really great amp.
by Boogdish
Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Identfying Specs for an Unmarked Filter Cap in a Tube Filter
Replies: 15
Views: 3247

If I were you, I'd go ahead and change all of the electrolytics in the thing, including bypass caps (the electrolytics coming off of your cathodes) if it has them as long as you're opening it up. You might also want to change the other tubes in the circuit as well. It might be that one of your other...
by Boogdish
Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: sound city 50 plus *Weird distorted sound"
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Re: sound city 50 plus *Weird distorted sound"

From what you've described, I would think that you have a parasitic oscillation. These are usually caused by poor lead dress (the physical arrangement of the wires). It could be other things as well, it might need a cap job, you might have a preamp tube that's very microphonic.
by Boogdish
Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: DIY Sunn Beta Lead footswitch
Replies: 4
Views: 2972

now if you can just provide a guide to building the rest of the Beta Lead...
by Boogdish
Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Peavey >> 3 tubes mixed to stereo out ??
Replies: 5
Views: 1233

I'm not really familiar with this unit, but most popular preamp tubes used in prosumer gear are dual triodes, meaning that each tube contains two individual gain stages to it. This means that there are most likely six individual gain stages in the preamp, probably split 3 to one channel, 3 to the ot...