Note: I added in black plastic/glue from my 180W glue gun. This was to add support for the adapter and capacitors, in order to isolate vibrations and increase the longevity of the mod. You can apply this to any circuit with SMD op-amps and SMD capacitors. I hope it helps others looking to modify their […]
Edit: 7/26/19 I got these molded last night (myself, at home) and must say, I was shocked at the difference (a word I rarely use on this site, except in the literal sense). I was expecting bass to improve, but it improved way more elements than that! Expect a full review in about a week, […]
An overview of how I changed my BYOC ESV 2 Knob Bender into a modular design with regard to capacitor swapping.
Dedicated Page: Here Cost of Mod: $17 Replacement Parts: 2x Bourns 500k 10% accuracy potentiometer with DPDT switch (logarithmic/audio taper) A step-by-step video showing how to change any single tone control (guitar) with a push/pull (coil-tap), into a dual volume push/pull (2x coil-taps). This allows for greater tonal flexibility, giving 8 pickup selection options vs. […]
First off, I want to give a big thanks to Kale Brown and Johnathan Pope for helping me out with this recording demo. Kale handled the guitar playing, Johnathan allowed us to record in his house (despite a sleeping baby, that somehow, we never woke up) and I handled hardware setup + recording & […]
You can find the complete C-2 page here. Capacitors Used Include: ELNA SILMIC-II/SILMIC-II ARS/ToneRex, Nichicon Muse/Muse-ES/Fine Gold/FW and a Siemens/EPCOS 1uF MKP output capacitor. Previous Mod: 16V Zener Diode Mod to allow Modern Discrete Op-Amps from Burson Audio.
The first part of my Sansui AU-517/717 restore guide, from recapping to finding those pesky shorted diodes. Not to mention how daunting it is just to remove and then rewire all the PCB’s! Here I hope to help shed some light on the subject.
I want to introduce the latest release of vintage parts from Hallman Labs, the ultra-rare MiniWatt Mullard/Philips Mustard capacitor. I’ve never before seen these capacitors prior to my acquisition of a large lot of Mullard/Philips capacitors, both NOS and used. When I began to sort through this pristine lot of capacitors, my jaw dropped […]
I decided to go ahead and publish what I had ready in a blog post until it is ready for its own page. The AA-51 is what is holding me up on publishing my findings in the BlackGate™ Article! Some of the requirements for calibration aren’t easy and I’m having issues with getting the unit […]
I was able to acquire another USB XMOS FUN01 modules (SU-1 Clone), with the exact same HW as my BlackGate™ module (aside from a few little changes). From the various XMOS and Amanero modules I’ve tried, the “FUN01” is my go to version for under $200 with CAT6 and AES/EBU outputs. This price does not […]