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  1. Thanks to everyone for your advice. It worked! Now to try and work out a way to box it all up!
  2. I think the problem may be the type of wood. Reading the below, it seems tulipwood (AKA poplar) is great for taking paint but awful at taking stain. https://www.h2ouse.org/staining-poplar/ "One type of wood that is notoriously problematic to stain is poplar. "
  3. Depends what pedal it is. You can measure them easily enough. The measurement just refers to the diameter of the bulb part of the LED. Just make sure you wire the positive and the negative ends the right way round.
  4. I really only want to have someone take it off my hands. Good news for whoever can pick it up though!
  5. This is almost certainly the case! Thank you for explaining. I think I understand what everyone means now. Apologies for confusing everyone. I have a panel mount XLR, with the three pins inside. Like you would normally see on the back of a microphone.
  6. I seem to remember that I rang them up but couldn't get through. However I no longer need it so don't want to throw money at fixing it which I probably wouldn't recoup from trying to sell it. So I'm happy to pass it on to a better home.
  7. Thanks! Also I only moderately burned myself with the soldering iron too!
  8. There's a luthier on You Tube who does lots of stuff with dyes. The channel is Big D Guitars. Most of it seems to be rubbing the dye on, sanding it all off. Rubbing more dye on, and sanding it off. Over and over again.
  9. Recently completed my first ever pedal board. Just used them loose and ad-hoc in the past but I was going through wires on power supplies like nobody's business. So I thought it better if it was all enclosed and boxed up. The four home made ones are clones of a Roger Mayer Octavia, a DOD FX 25 Envelope Filter, a Death By Audio Robot and an Earthquaker Devices Plumes. The latter three I'm pretty pleased with myself about as I designed the strip board layouts myself from the schematics. Which I think is pretty good going for someone who has absolutely no idea what he's doing with electronics! *struts*
  10. Thanks, @obbm ! Can I ask why you would not use a socket? I already have a socket and fear I would probably just knacker a lead if I tried to do it that way! The flying helmet bass sounds like it would be amazing.
  11. I'm planning to try making a mic from the speaker of an old telephone. I found some instructions here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Balanced-Microphone-from-Telephone-Headset-Speaker/ However the link in there to the wiring diagram for connecting the XLR socket to the transformer is no longer available and I can't find any other source for a diagram. I notice that there's two terminals on the transformer, but obviously three on the XLR socket. I think I'm short a ground lead? Is there a way for me to wire this up such that I won't blow up the PA or make a sound man pass a brick when he sees it? Cheers!
  12. I have an old "Five Fifteen" Ashdown combo amp that doesn't work any more (problems as described in the thread linked above). I've not got round to doing anything with it in all this time, so if you want it and can collect it from Liverpool, then it's yours. You could fix it, strip it for parts, or use it as a bedside table!
  13. From what you've written I'd be giving him a bit more of a go. I suppose it depends what type of band you are, but if he can learn a part by wrote and play it fine then unless you're a freeform jazz improvisation collective then isn't that what you want from someone in your band? Who will learn the song and play it? Unless there's something else going on then I think getting shut just for that might be a bit harsh. He might be a good player who was nervous about improvising or just not used to doing it. I personally much prefer to be prepared for a rehearsal and know what I'm playing in advance because I find it takes me a few goes round a song to get the gist of it.
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