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The passing of FiftyOneFifty

It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.


hpr2893 :: Whats in the box! Part 2

NYbill finishes a guitar pedal kit Timttmy sent him.

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Hosted by NYbill on 2019-09-04 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: guitar, pedal, tremlo, kit, DIY, soldering.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (3)

Part of the series: Hobby Electronics

Building electronic devices and kits, repairing electronics and learning about components and their uses.

In this short follow up episode NYbill troubleshoots the Tremlo guitar kit Timttmy sent him.

Here is a hint, there were two problems, not just one.

Pics for the episode:

http://media.gunmonkeynet.net/u/nybill/collection/whats-in-the-box-part-2/


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Comment #1 posted on 2019-09-05T16:06:37Z by timttmy

Trem pedal

Hi NYbill
Glad to hear you got the trem pedal working.
It came from ebay. If anyone wants to try and build one just search for.
DIY Tremolo Pedal All Kit With 3PDT Switch and 1590B
I may grab one for myself but first I've got to finish rebuilding my guitar.

Comment #2 posted on 2019-09-06T13:31:13Z by Jon Kulp

No delay

Bill! Thank you so much for closing the loop on this project. You really left us hanging with part 1 of it. Very glad to hear that you got it working.

I'm sorry to report that I ordered a similar kit from China for a digital delay pedal for about $20, and after assembling it, all I got was a loud hum and couldn't even get the case to close right. I don't think I'm cut out for assembling small electronics. The "instructions" were exactly like yours, simply a photocopy of the circuit board without any real instructions.

Comment #3 posted on 2019-09-07T03:35:24Z by NYbill

Hit and Miss

Thanks for cluing us in on the source, Timttmy.

Jon, these things are a trick. I really think some manufacturer orders 10,000+ of these from China, assembled, then brands them all for resale.

The factory making them might as well sell a kit with all the parts and make some money on the side. :P

However, you're left on your own to figure the thing out.

Then again I do like a challenge. It was a fun project.

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