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DIY Noisegate Project
« on: September 27, 2011, 07:57:30 PM »
I contacted Galego on DIYSB and he signs off on the use of his artwork and has offered to redo the layout since I'm getting them professionally done. He wants a few boards as well and he's done 3 working layouts already. I'm sure a 4th that makes use of multiple PCB layers will turn out OK as well. I'll post the image files when he sends them for revision and once the few people here that wanted a board or two sign off, I'll get the quote and we can go from there about who wants how many.

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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 08:05:31 PM »
count me in, I'd probably take 4 if the PCBs are reasonably priced.

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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 08:15:35 PM »
Count me in for what we originally discussed

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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 11:35:26 PM »
Noted. Once the layout is finalized and I can get a quote, the real mess will begin. I just e-mailed Galego back. Right now the layout is going to include PCB mounted jacks and pots(which you can use or just solder your off boards to the appropriate places) and a few components are going to have to stand on end. He's doing it to fit in a 1590B, which I'm sure is appropriate for anyone looking to use it in pedal form, surely small enough for a racked version. Galego really likes using PCB mounted stuff and he's doing a lot of work to get this going faster(I'm capable but not proficient at PCB progs). I think it'll be fine for everyone and the choice is yours about what you want to use. Also, it will be a true bypass design, not CMOS.

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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2011, 06:19:37 AM »
Noted. Once the layout is finalized and I can get a quote, the real mess will begin. I just e-mailed Galego back. Right now the layout is going to include PCB mounted jacks and pots(which you can use or just solder your off boards to the appropriate places) and a few components are going to have to stand on end. He's doing it to fit in a 1590B, which I'm sure is appropriate for anyone looking to use it in pedal form, surely small enough for a racked version. Galego really likes using PCB mounted stuff and he's doing a lot of work to get this going faster(I'm capable but not proficient at PCB progs). I think it'll be fine for everyone and the choice is yours about what you want to use. Also, it will be a true bypass design, not CMOS.


That sounds excellent especially the enclosure size.

I presume hes going to be spacing it for cliff type jacks etc?

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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2011, 01:56:49 PM »
It will pretty much be a better version of the layout he used on this page: http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=88902.200

I'm not sure about the Cliff jacks having a different hole spacing, but I'll ask. I've ordered PCB mounted stuff on occasion for repairs, but that's a world I just don't live in.

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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 05:24:26 PM »
It will pretty much be a better version of the layout he used on this page: http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=88902.200

I'm not sure about the Cliff jacks having a different hole spacing, but I'll ask. I've ordered PCB mounted stuff on occasion for repairs, but that's a world I just don't live in.

To be honest i have never worked with anything board mounted.

I also just realised how restrictive it would be in this case for the positioning of the jacks and footswitch.

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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 06:16:23 PM »
It will pretty much be a better version of the layout he used on this page: http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=88902.200

I'm not sure about the Cliff jacks having a different hole spacing, but I'll ask. I've ordered PCB mounted stuff on occasion for repairs, but that's a world I just don't live in.

To be honest i have never worked with anything board mounted.

I also just realised how restrictive it would be in this case for the positioning of the jacks and footswitch.

Just use leads to connect the pot, footswitch, DC jack and 1/4" jack if you don't want it all on the PCB directly.

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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2011, 06:17:39 PM »
It will pretty much be a better version of the layout he used on this page: http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=88902.200

I'm not sure about the Cliff jacks having a different hole spacing, but I'll ask. I've ordered PCB mounted stuff on occasion for repairs, but that's a world I just don't live in.

To be honest i have never worked with anything board mounted.

I also just realised how restrictive it would be in this case for the positioning of the jacks and footswitch.

Just use leads to connect the pot, footswitch, DC jack and 1/4" jack if you don't want it all on the PCB directly.


Thats what i plan on doing as i hate being restricted!

Even if the restriction is a good way of doing it i still dont like having to do things a certain way.

i guess im just an awkward git

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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 06:43:56 PM »
Yeah, I'm not for it myself, but as HTH stated it just doesn't really matter. The PCB will work for either choice and I do appreciate Galego's contribution.

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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011, 06:45:09 PM »
Yeah, I'm not for it myself, but as HTH stated it just doesn't really matter. The PCB will work for either choice and I do appreciate Galego's contribution.

definitely he is making quite a large one

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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2011, 04:40:10 PM »
Here's the board Galego made. A few stood up components, but I can't find a fault yet. Posting up for fresh eyes before I place an order. Green is top copper, the yellowish one is the bottom. Scheme found here:http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=88902.0




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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2011, 06:40:54 PM »
Ok, 10 boards plus shipping(to the UK) is going to be right around 34 pounds. Sure, I can send less, but it's a shame to spend more on shipping than boards. More boards in the order will make it cheaper. Just getting the final tally so I can say what  the cost will be exactly. I'm in the US, so of course I'll ship off wherever if I'm shipping overseas to begin with.

So far Tony and HTH are good for 10 each. Any other takers?

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Re: DIY Noisegate Project
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2011, 06:47:50 PM »
have you asked juansolo?