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Post by riantide » Mon Jun 26, 2006 1:37 pm

Just found this, parametric EQ:


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DIY 500 Series mic preamps

Post by EisenAudio » Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:57 pm

Build your own discrete, transformer-balanced microphone preamplifier, which fits all 500 Series lunchboxes and racks!

The DIY500 from Eisen Audio

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Post by rickshawrecords » Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:48 pm

DIY Ribbon Microphone:
Not really a "kit," but here are some detailed plans, a Bill of Materials, and links to online stores to order parts for building your own Ribbon Microphone.
Sound samples, photos and testimonials too:
Complete DIY Ribbon Mic Plans & Kits available from:

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Post by billiamwalker » Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:46 pm

is there a kit i can build that is just made of polarity switches? i'd like to build a kit that just has 8 or so polarity switches. anyone know how or where i can do this?

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Post by tactics » Sun May 27, 2007 8:31 pm

Recently got a couple of fuzz pedal kits from Guitar Gadgets.They have a some full kits, pcb's and various parts available.

DIY Stompbox Forum Link.
cleantone wrote:
Microphone Case, Black, Plastic N/A $30.00
What is this case like? I've been thinking about getting one.

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Mic Preamp Kits + Power Supply Kits

Post by FiveFish » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:47 am

Here's my mic preamp kit. Complete with PCB and parts... all for less than $100.

- Low-Noise, transformerless, High-Quality Mic Preamp
- All solid-state design, using chipsets from THAT Corp and Burr-Brown
- Soft-start, slow ramp-on +48V phantom power
- Electronically balanced input and output stages
- 12-position Grayhill gain selector switch
- Gain range from +6 to +72dB, in 6dB increments
- Input RFI protection
- Input clamping protection
- Output surge protection circuit
- Output RFI protection
- Powered by a linear, regulated 18-0-18 Volts supply, with +48VDC for clean power delivery
- High quality Bourns, sealed, conductive plastic potentiometer for volume control
- High quality C&K PCB Mounted switch
- Gold-plated, machined, low-profile IC sockets
- Solder pads for optional INSERT jacks
- Easy to assemble, easy to troubleshoot design
- Each component carefully labeled, protected and packed in separate zip bags
[url=http://www.fivefishstudios.com[/diy]Lunchbox Preamp Kits and DIY Projects... [/url]

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Post by calaverasgrandes » Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:24 pm

wow what a great list!
Just a heads up to whoever moderates this. Purple isnt offering the 76 kit anymore. DANG I wish I had known previously because it wasn't too pricey.
i was looking at the 7th circle before, but having worked on an actual Quad 8 I am leaning towards one or two of those now.
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New SCA module

Post by SeventhCircle » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:09 pm

Got a new one, check out the press release here: http://www.gearslutz.com/board/new-prod ... p-kit.html

Or just have a look at http://www.seventhcircleaudio.com

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Leslie cab

Post by ultravioletray » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:32 am

Yeah, a bit nutty, but I'm kind of a DIY freak. Has anyone seen a set of plans for a DIY Leslie? I have heard of home made ones before, usually for guitar.
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Post by flite » Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:36 am

gyrofrog.com wrote:I was going to add Midwest Analog Products, but unfortunately it seems Thomas Henry has closed up shop:

http://www.getlofi.com/2005/09/midwest- ... -thou.html

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New Preamp Kits in Europe

Post by JPK » Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:33 am

I am very happy to announce the opening of our new website at http://www.soundskulptor.com
It offers everything that is needed to build some great microphone preamplifiers, based on vintage and newer designs.
SOUND SKULPTOR is a part of SYNCHRONIA, our recording studio in southern France.

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Post by KilledByAlbany » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:48 pm

billiamwalker wrote:is there a kit i can build that is just made of polarity switches? i'd like to build a kit that just has 8 or so polarity switches. anyone know how or where i can do this?
Like, just to flip polarity on 8 incoming mic lines? You just need a few SPDT switches, a good length of mic cable, some panel mount XLR connectors, an enclosure, and some soldering patience.

It's just a matter of soldering the switch into the path of the audio signal, so that when the switch is flipped, pins 2 and 3 are reversed. You would essentially be soldering it so that the incoming signal lines are soldered to the center posts on the switch, the outgoing signal lines soldered to the pins on one side in the same fashion, and the other end soldered with lines making an X from that end to the other, bypassing the middle. Do that seven more times and you are golden.

(It's late and I've had a few, so if I am not all that clear, or flat out wrong on this, feel free to give me a shout and I can walk you through it in a much less...errr....rambly fashion)

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Post by Cellotron » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:31 pm

Here's a cool stereo comp:

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Post by Maya Audio » Wed May 07, 2008 5:58 am

Hi guys i'm new at Tape Op message board.
I did put together API312 clones as kits.
Very inexpensive compared to the other kits available.
Check this out:Image

Email me at jorge_aristondo AT yahoo.com

Thank you.
Access-312 simple and affordable 312 clones.
Accessible to anyone.

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Post by Jeremy Garber » Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:32 am

General Guitar Gadgets
http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/ind ... e&Itemid=1

They sell stomp box kits. I just ordered my first one from them almost a week ago (may get some time today to start it). It was delivered very fast. Lots of great documentation and links on their site. It seems each month they put a kit or two on sale for 10% off.

Even if you don't buy their kits, you can still get BOM, schems, and wiring diagrams. You can also just buy PCB boards for the projects, or opt to use your own boxes if you do buy kits from them.

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