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Postby Sheer Noise » Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:35 pm

Sorry, another beginner question.

My "key" for understanding resistor values doesn't tell me what a gold band as the third band equals. There's nothing to tell me how many zero's gold should be!

I've just looked at the package inclusions, and I seem to be missing some.. and my powers of deduction tells me that the third gold band probably means putting a decimal point between the first two values... so red-red-gold-gold would be a 2.2ohm resistor with a 5% tolerance.... I think.

Confirmation? Correction?

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Postby chris p » Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:55 pm

Hi Dave

You got it!

Gold can mean a 5% tolerance OR a multiplier of 0.1, depending on whether it is the last, or second last, band respectively.

For the full table, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_color_code
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Postby Sheer Noise » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:54 pm

thanks Chris. I should have googled! :)

Second pedal coming together... bass fuzz this time - and making my first PCB.

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Postby jkhuri44 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:13 pm

Gday dave...

you seem to be into pedals...


have you checked out Monte Allums pedal mods?

ive never heard em,but for around 20 US you can make shitty boss pedals good/more hi fi

http://www.monteallums.com/Product_links.html
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Postby Sheer Noise » Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:45 am

Awesome... I'm really looking at pedals simply because they're so straight-forward and seem to me to be a good learning tool. I can try a few different things out, hear the results, and not have to delve into complex circuitry to change things.. that is a great site, and I'm sure I'll be adding one or two of those kits to my collection of modified pedals.

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Postby chris p » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:07 pm

You call that a pedal??

http://www.beavisaudio.com/Projects/FuzzLab/index.htm

Now THAT is a pedal!
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Postby Chris H » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:21 pm

How long would the VU's last for a live gig on a dark stage?
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Postby Sheer Noise » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:38 pm

imagine all that work destroyed by one drunk punters spilled beer... I don't think I'd EVER have that on stage with me... but man, that IS a pedal!!!

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pedal!

Postby jkhuri44 » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:51 pm

somewhere..in the dark recesses of this universe....during my cold and lonely nights of telepathy...someone received one my attempted transmissions....and shazzaaam that pedal was invented....ive seriously been saying to myself...someone has to build like a "moog of guitar pedals" kinda pedals...

WOW


i sooooo gotta get me one of those babies!!
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Postby Andrew » Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:15 pm

That things got more knobs & buttons than my car!!!

Looks very 60's-70's ish. I wonder what a violin would sound like going through that.
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