A Couple Compressors

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by zippofan, Apr 16, 2019 at 10:32 PM.

  1. zippofan

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    I've been doing a little of this, that and the other thing lately, including modding some builds with different op amps, diodes, and rewiring the heaters on my MOD tube amp, quiet as a mouse now :cool:.

    In the meantime I've had two compressors on my bench. A FET based comp from 1776 Effects, the Bear Hug, and the classic 5 knob Engineer's Thumb, the PCB is from DeadEnd FX.

    Drilled the box tonight for the Bear Hug, starting assembly now, gotta figure out a good graphic decal for it.

    BearHugInProgress.jpg BearHugGutprogress.jpg
    Giving the GuitarPCB 3PDT switch board a try, just with a standard LED this time. The SPST switch has been waiting patiently in my parts drawer for about 30 years now, lol.

    The Engineer's Thumb is a big board in a 1590C box, so I gotta print out some templates before I go drilling willy-nilly.

    More to come...

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    @awasson what did you use for an LDR?
     
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    Well, I'm glad you asked :D

    I have a few really compact LDR's I picked up some time ago from a company called Parallax. I just checked and they no longer carry LDR's. I paired up the LDR with a pair of green rectangular LEDs and put them in heatshrink. I don't have any loose green ones but they look like the ones below.

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