Post Your Ghetto DIY Builds
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2nd July 2012
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Post Your Ghetto DIY Builds

I'll start with my DIY SSL Compressor. Working great, stuffed into an old T1952 case with a Tandberg Reel to Reel VU Meter glued to the back of an old Behringer patchbay.

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3rd August 2012
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Total respect
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5th August 2012
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yeah, but you should see it now that I had to use its enclosure for something else:
just a pile of cables and pcbs lying on top of my rack, prepared to shock anyone who comes too close...
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6th August 2012
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Something good that says Beringer on it. Miricle!!!
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5th September 2012
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I'm the king of ghetto

headphone amp

that 1512 preamp

mini tube preamp/buffer
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7th September 2012
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You wanna battle?

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19th September 2012
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I'm tired of being afraid...
I'm not gonna hide anymore

(to sync my oberheim dx to midi)
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19th September 2012
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Solid state pultec...
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19th September 2012
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Haha I love this thread.

sent from the future
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19th September 2012
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HAHAHA,

I love this and the things people can come up with when their poor and broke!

If you can dream it you can build it.


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19th September 2012
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I was desperate for a +6/-6 regulated DC power supply, and I wanted it NOW.
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29th September 2012
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cool stuff guys
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29th September 2012
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You wanna battle?

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What is is? Automated sheep counter for those having a hard time sleeping?
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4th October 2012
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What is is? Automated sheep counter for those having a hard time sleeping?

Looks like a bomb
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4th October 2012
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pretty awesome stuff.

Sent from my LG-P925
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4th October 2012
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I made a headphone distribution thing from cardboard, duct tape and some spare parts. Got to take a pic next time. It looks like something stuck to your shoe.
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14th October 2012
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The totally free guitar leslie amp....

The totally free "rotary speaker from a broken hammond organ, combined with a bass amp and speaker to something that is actually a guitar combo" :-)
All is made up from the organ (frontside, backside board and leslie), some leftover boards was used for the cabinet. Electronic switches from an old car. Additional cables where taken from the old organ. The Hartke 60 W basscombo was broken (eeeh. the jack was...) so I got that from free as well .Took it to pieces and mounted it into the leslie cabinet. Power socket is from a broken PC.
I can switch between fast and slow rotator speed, and which internal speakers I want to use or not. Actually the sound is quite good (especially when daisy chained to my normal amp).

And ofcourse the hammond sticker is glued on for that vintage feeling :-)
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14th October 2012
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Hahah these are awesome. I made a speaker amp out of a metal cash box a couple years ago, with a red stripe cap for the volume knob lol
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11th November 2012
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Wow.

And I thought I was cheap for enclosing the odd project in a cardboard box or cookie tin! We doan' need no stinking enclosures!

I needed an attenuator for my master control section; I'm cheap, so I bought the smallest generic enclosure I could find, then jammed in a step attenuator and some in/outs. A leftover chickenbeak and some industrial paint completed the picture.



I'm working on a VU meter project, but I'm too cheap and poor to buy an enclosure... 130$? Madness! I was going to cut a hole into a $12 vented rack blank, then mount it on there, leave the connections dangling out the back with a strain relief...
Now I'm thinking, 'why spend 12$ on that vented blank?', and wondering how long a piece of reinforced cardboard would hold up bolted into my rack... maybe a bit of particle board if I'm feeling rich... lol
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12th November 2012
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Cuz that $12 rack is already the right dimension, can be reused, and isn't heavy like particle board?
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12th November 2012
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The winner!!!!

I cant believe i just found this!!, Its official, CUEBISM has started the single coolest thread ever on slutz!!!!

This is gonna be a loooooonnnnnnnnnnggg thread, gotta take some pics this week.

good work lads
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12th November 2012
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Cuz that $12 rack is already the right dimension, can be reused, and isn't heavy like particle board?
You make a strong argument, lol.
I was actually thinking of that kind of particle board like you use for hanging pegs on in a garage... thin stuff, ├╝ber cheap too.
But yeah, I ended up buying the ventilated blank. It's still plenty ghetto, ha!
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12th November 2012
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Keep 'em coming, lads.

This is anti gear-sluttery at its finest.
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12th November 2012
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I think you may be referring to pegboard which is essentially compressed cardboard. That stuff has gotten to be pricey for what is it. Used to see it on the backs of TV's and home stereos in the 60's and 70's. Local radio station has it all over their studio.
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16th November 2012
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Yes, pegboard -- that's the stuff!
Crap, it's expensive now?
What's a self respecting geek to do?
Sigh... guess I'll have to use the rack blank...


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19th November 2012
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Where to begin? where to begin? Ok, I just finished this today.



Yes, that is Liquid Gasket holding those relays in place.



Also, what is more ghetto than robbing a broken consumer tape deck that was built in 1950 and taking its tubes?

BTW, this part of the supply can give me 240 volts, 360 volts, 6.3 volts and 12 volts.



I take the 360 volts and regulate it down to 260 with this contraption. I wont win any prizes for that.

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20th November 2012
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^ Terrifying!

Love it!
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20th November 2012
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How about a power supply with phantom power led indicators in a Peanuts Lunchbox? I didn't want to spend any money on a project box.



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20th November 2012
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How about a power supply with phantom power led indicators in a Peanuts Lunchbox? I didn't want to spend any money on a project box.



Those eyes seem to follow me around the room...
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22nd November 2012
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I recall a pedal build I saw once housed in a Christmas cookie tin. The guy had put the two red LEDs where Santa's eyes were, and the switch in his mouth. It was awesome!
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