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Using a valve headphone pre-amp

Started this discussion. Last reply by ILL GREEN Apr 6. 1 Reply

Hi!I'm wondering if any of you has used tube/valve headphone pre-amp like the ones that are on eBay as a guitar pre-amp?Continue

 

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François commented on Daniel Walter's photo
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anyone know what these are for? or why i have them?

"These are scale rulers that are used in architecture, engineering, map making and such. It's the first time I see flat ones as mine are all triangular. But the center finder one is really handy. Lets say you have a 2 inch chunk of wood and you…"
23 hours ago
François commented on the anonymous pick's blog post site bugs
"I got rid of the Flash player altogether on my computer. So few sites use it nowadays that you just don't notice it's gone. Besides, it has major security flaws that are unfixable and Adobe plans on retiring it pretty soon."
23 hours ago
François commented on the anonymous pick's photo
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François replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Potentiometer graphic design
"Have you tried checking older versions of the site on the internet archive? I often find gems that way."
Jun 10
François replied to Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner's discussion Potentiometer graphic design
"You can always draw them using inkscape. It's a free vector drawing program."
Jun 9
François replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion HTF did you get the CBG addiction.
"You're very welcome. You know how we always want to be "helpful" around here ;-D"
Jun 8
François commented on Gerrit Klaassen's photo
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License plate 3-string with knee stand

"I kinda like the leg rest. When the guitar is too narrow you never quite know how to hold it."
Jun 8
François replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion HTF did you get the CBG addiction.
"I think I can help a bit more ;-) http://freestompboxes.org/ https://www.electrosmash.com/ Electrosmash is particularly worth a visit as they reverse-engineered a bunch of commercial pedals. Some of them are quite simple when you actually look at…"
Jun 8
François replied to RTZGUITARS's discussion HTF did you get the CBG addiction.
"Good to know I'm not the only one. This and DIY effects pedals... Lets just say this one is a D-E-E-P rabbit hole."
Jun 7
François replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Yippy! I was garage sale hunting and I found a used table saw for 25$ OK, it does need a lot of TLC but for the price I can't complain. Especially since the bearings are good and the motor isn't burned. Spent all afternoon yesterday with a…"
Jun 2
François replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Trying some new things on next build
"Why not? When you pile together new techniques, it can just be more fun. This is not rocket science we're talking about here, it's building CBG's! If it fails a bit, you can always fix it."
May 28
François replied to Taffy Evans's discussion Sawing very narrow strips on a table saw.
"Any good tip is welcome. Especially when using the table saw."
May 27
François commented on Fred Lanzarotti's photo
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"Funny 'cause yesterday I was telling mom how great a movie it was. And no, I don't like the car :-D"
May 23
François replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Ideas for supporting nuts
"When I first saw just the title of the thread, all I could think of is that the best ides for supporting nuts is actually a tree... Just make sure you get there before the squirrels! ;-D But more seriously, I did do a few nuts using acrylic and it…"
May 23
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Reverb Box

"One thing's for sure, those cheap circuits never cease to amaze me in so many ways. I think that with my cheap LM386 amp it even sounds better than the built-in reverb effect on my Vox DA5 amp. I also discovered by accident that if the battery…"
May 21
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Used to be a member and am coming back
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3, two of them really bad
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I actually like the building of stuff that can have a life of their own afterwards.

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Turning song writing miseries to fun.

Posted on March 9, 2019 at 6:13pm 0 Comments

Ahh... song writing. Sometimes, it flows and sometime it doesn't. And when the white page we all hate gets to be infuriating, what can we do?

Well, I was tired of being a shoddy songwriter and decided to do something about it! So I fired-up my favorite drawing and illustration program and got to work. And after many evenings trying to figure out how to make a system that actually works (and listening to many songs noting the words that struck me as useful), I was able to finish the…

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At 6:20pm on February 18, 2019, Richard W. Smith said…

Hi Francois  They were a real time consuming job that's for sure. Rich

 
 
 

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