What’s happening in R&D?
I’m slowly building a couple of Tone Bender MKIIs. They will be point-to-point on tagstrip. Acid etching the plates for the top was holding me back for... forever.
Finished the harmonic tremolo up, but decided I want another board revision. This had a 4 mode rotary switch which I will reduce to 3x modes. That will reduce a heap of crazy FET switching and extra relays used. The modes will be standard trem, harmonic trem, and wide-harmonic which sounds like a trem and a phaser has a baby. I’m more confident now that the new board will be my final commercial-ready build. This circuit is just too complicated to reliably breadboard anymore, so the easiest way is to just design a circuit board layout, build it, and progress from there.
I’ll be starting to make the Beebaa clones enclosures probably next week to assemble with @shaunklinger . Very keen to get those out to everyone interested. Be prepared for Japanese capacitors and transistors, and other fancy-arse cool-looking $h!t. - 1 month ago