New 36W tremolo TMB project

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Re: New 36W tremolo TMB project

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Wow. You're making the USPS look amazing right now. I guess we should have used another carrier.

I'm guessing whomever paid for it will probably want to get their money back when they figure out it's not very useful to them...or watch, in a week a mysterious new member on this site will start posting photos of their build with the PCBs. πŸ˜‚
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Well.. I would be fine with that. The more TremTMB, the better πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
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Maybe you shouldn't have labeled the package "Killer PCBs." :lol: :lol:
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TriodeLuvr wrote: ↑
Tue 03/30/21 4:06 pm
Maybe you shouldn't have labeled the package "Killer PCBs." :lol: :lol:
You could have told me that a week ago. πŸ˜‚
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Ok...apparently the package is once again on its way in delivery mode. Fingers crossed!!!

BTW, I made a new frontplate with the exact line up according to the latest PCB version. Less room for error...
Edit: it's arrived!!!!
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Proof...
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Nice! Looks like it fits in there pretty well too. What do you think about the quality of the PCB? You could probably knock somebody out with it. πŸ˜‚

Good call redacting the addresses on that box. πŸ˜‰
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JMPGuitars wrote: ↑
Wed 03/31/21 7:27 am
Nice! Looks like it fits in there pretty well too. What do you think about the quality of the PCB? You could probably knock somebody out with it. πŸ˜‚

Good call redacting the addresses on that box. πŸ˜‰
The quality is sublime!!! There is enough raw material in there to make 5 of these in chinaπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
Thx for the supplement too... yet another project then πŸ˜‰
Ow... sorry about the addresses.. privacy not respected πŸ˜‘
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Bieworm wrote: ↑
Wed 03/31/21 8:37 am
JMPGuitars wrote: ↑
Wed 03/31/21 7:27 am
Nice! Looks like it fits in there pretty well too. What do you think about the quality of the PCB? You could probably knock somebody out with it. πŸ˜‚

Good call redacting the addresses on that box. πŸ˜‰
The quality is sublime!!! There is enough raw material in there to make 5 of these in chinaπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
Thx for the supplement too... yet another project then πŸ˜‰
Ow... sorry about the addresses.. privacy not respected πŸ˜‘
The board was made in China! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ (each board was made from a different company in China). They can make great boards, if you don't choose the cheapest options. The two companies I use for PCBs are both in China, and do better work than a lot of what I've seen from EU or USA...also probably because people are choosing the cheap options. πŸ™„

That extra board is for switching the reverb and tremolo. Not that you'll likely ever turn them off.

No worries, I know you were excited. Hahaha
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Here's the new faceplate:
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you might notice the strange bridge. It's in anticipation towards possible zenerdiode implementation..
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Hey Josh... do you solder the components at the topside too? It doesn't appear so on the photos you posted in your tremolo TMB thread..
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Btw.. the board is heavenly to work on!!
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Bieworm wrote: ↑
Thu 04/01/21 3:20 pm
Hey Josh... do you solder the components at the topside too? It doesn't appear so on the photos you posted in your tremolo TMB thread..

Btw.. the board is heavenly to work on!!
Nah, the vias are all plated through, so it doesn't matter. I only solder on the top if I'm connecting something on the top after I already installed the board in the chassis. It's okay to let some solder seep into the hole, but you don't want a big bubble on the other side.

If you use any turrets, anvil press them in like normal, and also solder only the bottom.

Glad you like!

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Josh.. I'm missing a 2uf cap for the cathode of V2B. I do have a 2.2uf 63V electrolytic cap. Should do the job, no?
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Bieworm wrote: ↑
Fri 04/02/21 10:44 am
Josh.. I'm missing a 2uf cap for the cathode of V2B. I do have a 2.2uf 63V electrolytic cap. Should do the job, no?
I use a 3.3Β΅F there, I think you'll be fine. ;)
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