Electronics how to stickie?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by chicago_mike, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome - Dallas
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    Thinking out loud here:

    Perhaps a stickie on how to, lets say do some simple amp mods, read schematics, swapping parts, it can go from basic to heavy stuff.

    Example would be how to change the bias resistor on a traynor yba-1 so you can use 6550's instead of el-34's. things like that for starters. and posting piccies would also be helpful I think.

    what say you peeps?:)
  2. Having a single thread that deals with multiple topics, stickied or not, is not practical. For this to be serious and effective it really needs a sub-forum.

    I'm not convinced there's enough 'bass-specific' interest here to warrant a sticky, let alone a whole sub forum. Especially given there are already a number of very good DIY audio/effects forums out there and many threads already touch on electronics discussions in the effects and amps sub-forums.
  3. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome - Dallas
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
  4. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    I don't want to make too broad an assumption, but I would imagine most of us would rather have a boffin do our electronics for us. It would be nice to be able to read schematics and I guess make up little utility devices, but I reckon even if I had the knowledge to design a fuzz circuit it would take me a year before I had the knowledge to build one that actually sounded good.

    I see that as time better spent at work, getting paid to look on the internet for fuzz pedals that smarter people have already made.
  5. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Even if we limited it just to bass effects, there was a thread suggesting that in the Suggestion Box forum not long ago, and the response was tepid.
  6. B.C.

    B.C. Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    True, but I do it as a hobby and to help my studies. I think a little stickie on some schematics and such would be nice.

    IMHO of course :)
  7. OptimusPrime


    Mar 30, 2008
    How about if you want to learn about electronics you go buy Electronics for Dummies and sign up at DIYstompboxes.com?
  8. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome - Dallas
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    theres also freestompbox.org

    but also there are some good books that have info you dont find too often on the web...the ones I had/have deal with tubes. The london power series, rca receiving tube manual, mullard tube amps book, groove tubes book, both kendrik books, I highly recommend Dave FUnks book and dan torres' books as well.

    those are good enough to get you more than started, if you want to do your own tube amp mods or even build them.