As the police were checking the case out, it turns out it probably belonged to the owner of a Chinese restaraunt. My wife and I think it held a laptop, and someone pinched it, grabbed the laptop and chucked the case. Obviously missing the fat cash bonus in their haste.
Elder Statesman of the Stoner/Doom Thread
Originally Posted by Samsquanch1972
From Guinness world record to the Darwin Award is a fine line
Who are our in-house EE's again? I know dunwich is, but pretty sure there are some others as well. I have a DIY 4x 12au7 distortion/fuzz pedal that's giving me never ending headaches. I've got a schem that I'd love an EE to look at and let me know what the hell I'm doing wrong. I've built two and they both exhibit the issue. The issue is a strange sort of gating/compression/no-idea-how-to-describe-it phenomenon.
Notice how the noise fades in strangely after playing a note and then muting it. You can even see it in the waveform. I've since re-done the grounding which helped with the noise, but the issue persists. The clip is with volume and gain maxed, which isn't typical in use (huge volume boost with volume maxed), but it shows the problem the best.
The only deviance from the schem is a 1000uF main filter cap instead of the listed 330uF. the 1000uF was my first change after noticing the issue. I've tried multiple power supplies, some over 2A with no change.
If anyone would be willing to help me out with this I'd be more than happy to throw them some dough. I just want it fixed!
some of that is probably because ur using such large plate resistors and the supply is so low that is really is biased very very oddly. I use a load line plotter to see how stages are biased and with nearly any cathode resistor it is really biased in a cramped location on the bottom left hand corner of the plate curves. I would suggest plate load resistors of like 5k to 2k instead. Finally, your have such huge coupling caps and very little interstage atteunations it probably has a lot of blocking distortion. I suggest thining the coupling caps and using 470k/470k resistive dividers in each stage to lower the signal before each grid and that should really clean up the ****** decay sound.
okay some more thoughts on the OM show. Al's rig was like an SVT on a 8x10 and there were two smaller cabs which I think Adam said were a 4x10 and a 1x15 which looked like had micro ampeg SS heads on them, they had this UV glow the entire show so that was one strange thing.
we were kind of in the back of the show, adam is a tall mofo so he could see more than i could. Al had 2 Rics in the show one was a 5 string the other a 4 string. The sound was just like someone cut all the mid range out off the tone and then often sounded like something was clipping somewhere in either the PA or the rig. It got better when the guy who does synth for OM played over him and kind of blended in some notes but when it was just Al it was kind of gross. Even when he kicked on some dist/fuzz it didnt help much. Kind of like a blanket was on his cab
So Nick is this tour worth going to see or not? I'm still up in the air about going this weekend or not.
yea go see them man, esp if you like God is Good or Advaitic Songs since most of the set was mashed up between those records. I dont think anything from the earlier records with Chris on drums was played. that was also a bummer since I enjoy that stuff more than anything else