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Solid State Amplifiers => Preamps and Effects => Topic started by: galaxiex on October 08, 2015, 07:48:14 PM

Title: Flender
Post by: galaxiex on October 08, 2015, 07:48:14 PM
Just completed this... My second attempt at applying graphics to an effects box.

(http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/17/85/128418517/photos/undefined/100_1813.jpg)

(http://memberfiles.freewebs.com/17/85/128418517/photos/undefined/100_1816.jpg)
Title: Re: Flender
Post by: J M Fahey on October 10, 2015, 08:22:31 AM
Cool   :cheesy:   :dbtu:
Title: Re: Flender
Post by: galaxiex on October 10, 2015, 09:30:35 AM
Thanks JM!  :)

I'm sure you can guess which "Famous" company made a pedal, that this one is similar to.  :lmao:

I have never seen (other than online) one of those famous pedals so cannot give a direct comparison...
but this one is capable of some very strange noises. (Octave up pseudo ring modulator kind of sounds)
Thanks to the Blend control it can be tamed, and I find it very useful for getting a nice clean/crunch rhythm sound.  8)
Title: Re: Flender
Post by: blackcorvo on October 11, 2015, 12:47:55 PM
It would be really cool if you could use a RGB LED on those pots and it changed color depending on the level of the control!
Title: Re: Flender
Post by: Enzo on November 16, 2015, 01:07:14 AM
Use dual gang pots, and the extra gang is wired to a comparator circuit that controls which LED lights.
Title: Re: Flender
Post by: galaxiex on November 16, 2015, 09:47:15 PM
Use dual gang pots, and the extra gang is wired to a comparator circuit that controls which LED lights.

That would be cool, and I see how that would work with a comparator circuit....

...but try finding dual gang pots with a clear hollow plastic shaft made for LED lighting...
Title: Re: Flender
Post by: Enzo on November 17, 2015, 12:38:39 AM
Hey, I am just the idea man, you have to come up with the parts.  I had never seen light up shafts on single pots before.
Title: Re: Flender
Post by: Roly on November 17, 2015, 12:46:50 AM
I had never seen light up shafts on single pots before.

Ditto - looks really cool.   :dbtu:
Title: Re: Flender
Post by: J M Fahey on November 17, 2015, 12:08:37 PM
A friend of mine in Peru makes his own knobs out of cast Polyester resin , which comes transparent and you add colours or whatever.
Think transparent Gibson knobs but of course he makes them any shape.
He has made transparent ones, translucid, and included all kinds of "loads" , from pearly sheen ones to small mica particles to metallic flakes, results are incredible.
He uses standard pots but adds a small Led to the side of the shaft, still under the knob, results are very good.
Title: Re: Flender
Post by: galaxiex on November 17, 2015, 11:03:34 PM
That sound pretty cool JM.  8)

Alpha clear shaft pot....

(http://cdn6.bigcommerce.com/s-sxoup5r/products/2140/images/3117/9mmknurlshaft__37801.1409778134.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)

Clear pot daughterboard for pot and LED mounting.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/hs0AAOSw9N1Vvgub/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Flender
Post by: J M Fahey on November 18, 2015, 08:42:36 AM
Cool :)

I guess not many resistance values are available.
Title: Re: Flender
Post by: galaxiex on November 18, 2015, 09:49:03 AM
Actually all common R's are available in both log and linear.
Even a few in reverse log.

EDIT: I should have said most values are available...

Linear:
5k
10k
25k
50k
100k
500k
1M

Audio:
10k
50k
100k
1M

Rev Audio
20k