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by crochambeau
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Building Noise Instruments
Replies: 20
Views: 212

Re: Building Noise Instruments

^ A car spring might be too stiff on its own. Might work better if welded down to a plate at the bottom, then have a big lump of something welded to the top to give it a bit of extra mass.... *edit* Although from experience, car springs are not always easily weldable (if at all) so you might have t...
by crochambeau
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Building Noise Instruments
Replies: 20
Views: 212

Re: Building Noise Instruments

You want low end? Size matters. Long springs, long strings, sheets of metal, lengths of pipe, etc. Any pleats in a surface (like the structural ridges in your aforementioned garbage can lid) are going to push your resonant frequencies upward, so wide uninterrupted curves make life easier... ..at lea...
by crochambeau
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Your recent purchases:
Replies: 1397
Views: 258529

Re: Your recent purchases:

Yeah, it's existence alone is amazing. Hahaha, hope you have fun with it!
by crochambeau
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Your recent purchases:
Replies: 1397
Views: 258529

Re: Your recent purchases:

xdugef wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:55 am
a Jar Jar Binks figure with action sounds
Have mercy!

I just bought a couple hundred dollars in parts from Mouser.
by crochambeau
Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Making a beautiful Larsen
Replies: 16
Views: 1372

Re: Making a beautiful Larsen

For an acoustically coupled wide pitch range operation, you're going to need to mitigate highly resonant stages that will act as a bandpass (which kind of anchors your frequency at a certain point). Contact microphones are generally pretty spiky when it comes to resonances, due to the means by which...
by crochambeau
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Audio Electronic Circuit Schematics
Replies: 169
Views: 90995

Re: Audio Electronic Circuit Schematics

lukesolved.jpg finally figured out for a friend how to wire up an on-on-on dp3t switch as a 3-way. This will work... right? the dark blue diagonal line = a jumper wire unrelated to the blue switch position lines, my colour code is confusing here. Your goal is to connect the sections to ground/commo...
by crochambeau
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Your recent purchases:
Replies: 1397
Views: 258529

Re: Your recent purchases:

I bought a Tetanus Booster http://www.rochambeau.net/tetanus-booster/ Haven't tried it out yet.. may try to use it for a lathe split I'm doing with Witches of Malibu or Contact Low I'd love to hear what you think of it! I bought a lamp housing today: https://i.imgur.com/dNB7UbD.jpg Doesn't seem ver...
by crochambeau
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: what do you do when
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: what do you do when

clemon wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:39 pm
your gear becomes too powerful?
I encourage it to continue.
by crochambeau
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Show us yr DIY!
Replies: 691
Views: 190484

Re: Show us yr DIY!

Took me this long to complete the build I previously posted about, systems went in and back out, etc...

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by crochambeau
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Casssettte Player Mods
Replies: 8
Views: 599

Re: Casssettte Player Mods

Does it record? If so:

Plant a switch in line with the erase head so you can do sound on sound.
by crochambeau
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Show us yr DIY!
Replies: 691
Views: 190484

Re: Show us yr DIY!

timdrage wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:24 am

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That's beautiful! How long before it earns blood spatters?
by crochambeau
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Power supply?
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: Power supply?

weeding the noisy ones I actually kept a particularly terrible one because it was so noisy :D Me too, I have one that has a somewhat ghostly whine that wanders a bit depending on what it's plugged into... ..but usually I would just find nasally honk or an annoying whine that gets old fast. I also p...
by crochambeau
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Power supply?
Replies: 9
Views: 661

Re: Power supply?

Cheap half wave rectified linears are the worst, followed by cheap switchmode power supplies that switch in the audible range. High quality linears are great if you need gobs of power, but for pedals and so forth I find a decent switchmode with a switching rate well into the hundreds of kHz to meet ...
by crochambeau
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Gear
Topic: Show us yr DIY!
Replies: 691
Views: 190484

Re: Show us yr DIY!

Weird request, but... can I see the underside of that board? I want to get into the habit of using perfboard in the future, but from the ones I'm seeing online, I don't quite get how the ones with the "scratch-away" strips work. I've only ever used perf twice and it was a disaster; again I want to ...
by crochambeau
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Gear
Topic: Show us yr DIY!
Replies: 691
Views: 190484

Re: Show us yr DIY!

Non-RMA design (based on opamp Big Muff)

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