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    Because you can never have too many resistors!

    I grow tired of pedal circuits with uncommon resistor values, requiring me to scrutinise schematics to see if a value substitution will be possible, and sometimes constructing new values from ugly series or parallel concoctions. In the past I have gone to Jaycar, but at $3 for 8 resistors plus the travel time to their store it's less than ideal.

    Enter eBay and this monster pack that just arrived:
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    20 each of 156 different values, at less than 1 cent per resistor.

    Won't get caught out now. Except for 10k. Every pedal seems to use more 10k than any other value, sometimes 7 or 8 times as many. So I bought a 100 pack of 10k.

    Fortunately they are sorted. Never again will I buy one of those jumbo packs of tangled resistors!
    Mantra: No more pedals, must finish BlueyCaster...
    Disclaimer: I haven't done woodwork since high school, and wasn't really paying attention at the time ...

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    Damn Son you just couldn't resist could you?

    Sorry I couldn't resist the Dad joke.

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    Mentor jugglindan's Avatar
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    Nope, I couldn't resist at all!

    I also can't resist checking the tracking info for your pedal. Frustratingly it has shown "Item processed at facility Melbourne VIC" since last thursday. How long can it take to get from the Melbourne depot to you?
    Mantra: No more pedals, must finish BlueyCaster...
    Disclaimer: I haven't done woodwork since high school, and wasn't really paying attention at the time ...

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    I was expecting it today, but should be tomorrow. Bugger.

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    In order to resist, you must clear your mind of conscious thought, and repeat the mantra

    "Ohm, Ohm, Ohm" Your meter of chant should be in time with your heartbeat, or at least with the pulse of the electrodes....
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    ohm (zap) ohm (zap) ...

    Sorry, I can't keep in time with the pulse of the electrodes. It keeps devolving into a steady rock backbeat.

    Also, it was the FS-808 that was the final straw. I had to stitch a couple of resistors together from the parts of others. Kind of appropriate really.
    Mantra: No more pedals, must finish BlueyCaster...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jugglindan View Post
    I had to stitch a couple of resistors together from the parts of others. Kind of appropriate really.
    Igor sees, excuse me I meant, theeth nothing wrong with that.
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    Can't you throw in two or three ARM processors to go with the general vibe?

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    Don't have any, but I found this opamp marked Abby something. Abby ... Normal. Yes, that's it, Abby Normal!
    Mantra: No more pedals, must finish BlueyCaster...
    Disclaimer: I haven't done woodwork since high school, and wasn't really paying attention at the time ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jugglindan View Post
    Don't have any, but I found this opamp marked Abby something. Abby ... Normal. Yes, that's it, Abby Normal!
    It’s pronounced Franken Steeen!
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