Archive for June, 2007

Boss SD-1

Monday, June 11th, 2007

This is a lot like a tube screamer. The mid bump is a little higher up and it uses asymetric clipping.

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DC Jacks

Friday, June 8th, 2007

For my effects pedals I have found that the Kobiconn 2.1mm Panel Mount DC Power Jacks work the best.

2.1mm DC Jack

You can get them at Mouser.

The part number is 163-4302.


Heat Shrink

Friday, June 8th, 2007

I had an old Neve 2254E in the shop to fix a faulty switch. It it was a 4PDT, tight quarters, vintage, expensive. The trick was in how to heatshrink it well when it was so tight.

I called my friend Baron who always has answers to these types of queries. He recommended using the ECG J-300 Micro-Jet Portable Butane Torch.

He also recommended using Alpha FIT-221 heat shrink.

Heat Shrink Tubing

The butane torch works great. I will be ordering some FIT-221 to check out. I currently use the 3M stuff.