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 on: Today at 02:25:16 AM 
Started by stringsthings - Last post by galaxiex

@ *galaxiex*
Please fill me in if I'm wrong but unless I'm mistaken,, ExpressPCB is a paid service that prints your PCB but I don't think you can use it to print your own PCB.
Ahhh, yes... Sorry, I have been doing this for so long,
I forget that others may not have been doing what I sometimes take for granted  :-[

ExpressPCB is a free download. Not a free board service.

True, ExpressPCB has that paid board thing built in, but I don't use it.
It will however, allow you to print out the PCB artwork you create in the program.

I use ExpressPCB to create the PCB artwork, then print from the program onto transfer paper.
Then iron the transfer onto the blank board.
Then etch it myself with ferric chloride.

There are plenty of tutorials online that go into detail of the process.

Once again, Google is your friend.  :)

It's a new day and I re-read what I wrote above....

I made some changes to what I originally wrote.
Sincere apologies.

(Self reminder.... don't post late at night after having had a few rum drinks.  :o  ::)  :-[ )

 on: Today at 02:23:09 AM 
Started by SpareRibs - Last post by phatt
For such a small Amplifier it's hardly worth it,, better you spend money on a decent Reveb pedal which can be used into other gear down the track.

 on: Today at 02:20:45 AM 
Started by KMG - Last post by phatt
Just PM KMG as I'm sure he can point you to people who have built this unit.
Be aware it is not a simple build,, Also It will likely require the exact parts if you want to use his PCB layouts.
Depending where you live you may not be able to access the same parts and too late if you already printed the PCB. 8|

I strongly recommend you breadboard the circuit before you commit to a build. Not because I doubt KMG but it's complex and better to find any issues before you build stuff like this.

 on: Today at 02:14:19 AM 
Started by stringsthings - Last post by phatt
@ Stringthing,, Q, Are you intending on printing and etching the PCB at home?
 If so it is quite involved.
A word of advice from someone who has been doing home PCB's for a long time,,,,, Buy a breadboard **First**
And make damn sure the circuit posted does in fact work long before you start making boards.
If you do not then expect to take about 4 times longer to get to what actually does work. :-X

Some circuits may well work for the person who made them but the outcome can vary when used on your amp/guitar setup.
You need to suss out the person who posted the schematic/layout and ask a few q's before you commit to building. He might be a country pickin freak and you might be a heavy metal slasher. He might use a Tele and you might have a 7 string monster.  So the outcome will be completely different even though it's the same circuit.

@ *galaxiex*
Please fill me in if I'm wrong but unless I'm mistaken,, ExpressPCB is a paid service that prints your PCB but I don't think you can use it to print your own PCB.

 on: Today at 12:58:52 AM 
Started by stringsthings - Last post by stringsthings
Thanks!  I'll try that.

 on: January 21, 2017, 02:06:14 PM 
Started by KMG - Last post by juanMotta
Hi, any one knows who have build this?

Juan Motta

 on: January 20, 2017, 10:25:45 PM 
Started by SpareRibs - Last post by Enzo
That is because you have no drive and return circuits.  There is a lot more to reverb than just a reverb pan.

Here is a schematic for the Peavey Blazer and Rage amps.  The only difference is the Blazer has the reverb.  See the dotted line around the enter part of the schematic?  That stuff is only in the Blazer.  Scroll down to the parts layouts, see the extra parts in the Blazer?  You would need those things.,_Rage_(4-95)_Schematic.pdf

 on: January 20, 2017, 05:06:47 PM 
Started by SpareRibs - Last post by SpareRibs
Thank you g1, I have bookmarked that exact article. I am not competent enough to know where to put it in the Squier 15.
I can salvage a tank out of a crate amp that I have. I am just at a loss as to how to control the intensity and volume.

 on: January 20, 2017, 12:05:43 PM 
Started by SpareRibs - Last post by g1
Here is an explanation of what all the number codes mean on the tanks, and a few solid state circuit examples, like the Fender Blues Junior reverb circuit.

 on: January 20, 2017, 08:27:21 AM 
Started by SpareRibs - Last post by SpareRibs
After many mods, I would like to put a reverb tank into a Squier 15. I have installed a 12" speaker, offset the clipping diodes, and reduced the size of one of the resistors in the front end of the amp.
So far it has worked out well. I would like to take it further and add a reverb tank as I think it would more depth and texture to the sound. I would appreciate any suggestions, and or input regarding this project.
I already know this is a cheap amp, not worthy of any serious time or effort however, the modifications so far have led to amazing results.
Thank you for any replies or suggestions you may have.

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