Plague Bearer Bare Bones Kit.....

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Plague Bearer Bare Bones Kit.....

Post by megamouse » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:27 pm

I was wondering if anyone had assembled their PB from scratch. I just came across the PBBP on Flight's site, and felt like I was up to the challenge. Also thinking Pro-Modular for the face plate. Any Suggestions? Any Pros/Cons?
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Post by Soy Sos » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:30 pm

Very easy to build. As long as you can soldier jacks.
Maybe do a double......Go for it.

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Post by rezzn8r » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:32 pm

Do it! Flight's BB Kit is super easy, as the PCB is pre-stuffed. You just need to wire it up. :foh: :flamey:
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Post by megamouse » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:33 pm

WOOT! I've been soldering jacks since I started making circuits. Unfortunately I'm low on the old cash ATM, so no Double for now......perhaps a remounting project in the future
http://ccdm.bandcamp.com
http://www.radiograffiti.org/ccdm/
http://www.youtube.com/user/ccdm9
http://sociopath-recordings-artists.blo ... dm-us.html
soundxplorer wrote:"These Eurorack cases are too expensive," said the Confucianist.

"The 3.5 mm jacks are a pain to deal with," said the Buddhist.

"This synthesizer makes really cool noises," said the Taoist.

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Post by megamouse » Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:36 pm

Damn I forgot to ask, :doh: does the power supply require me to solder in the pins for the connector? I'm running a Doepfer case.....
http://ccdm.bandcamp.com
http://www.radiograffiti.org/ccdm/
http://www.youtube.com/user/ccdm9
http://sociopath-recordings-artists.blo ... dm-us.html
soundxplorer wrote:"These Eurorack cases are too expensive," said the Confucianist.

"The 3.5 mm jacks are a pain to deal with," said the Buddhist.

"This synthesizer makes really cool noises," said the Taoist.

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Post by sandyb » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:19 am

i'll stick this in the flight of harmony forum :foh:

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Post by flight » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:02 am

Thanks sandyb!

@ megamouse:
You are exactly the kind of person I designed the Barebones Packs for. :)
The PBBP includes everything in the picture below, all you need to supply is a power source and some 24-gauge wire.
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Customization is also perfectly OK - different knob colors, pots loose with headers on the PCB, extra jacks, different jacks, and also a different power connector. The PCB has holes for both of the common connectors styles so a Doepfer-style header is no problem, and I can provide a Doepfer-style power cable as well.
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Post by megamouse » Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:23 pm

The PCB has holes for both of the common connectors styles so a Doepfer-style header is no problem, and I can provide a Doepfer-style power cable as well.
Thanks for answering the question flight! Good to know the people that run these companies are as badass as their Modules! Expect an order ASAP.
http://ccdm.bandcamp.com
http://www.radiograffiti.org/ccdm/
http://www.youtube.com/user/ccdm9
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"The 3.5 mm jacks are a pain to deal with," said the Buddhist.

"This synthesizer makes really cool noises," said the Taoist.

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Post by megamouse » Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:19 am

Alrighty here it is!

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Just used some spare plastic around the house for the Face plate and purty paints to decorate.
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"The 3.5 mm jacks are a pain to deal with," said the Buddhist.

"This synthesizer makes really cool noises," said the Taoist.

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Post by Waz » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:58 am

It looks like a novelty cake.

Good job! Now you need 1 more for total mayhem!

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Post by flight » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:00 am

I love it! Good work man.
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Post by Pfurmel » Fri May 14, 2010 5:08 am

Just ordered 2 of these, planning on doing a double faceplate. Can't wait!

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Post by SquidInSquidInk » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:57 pm

I have an MW case with this weird extra panel along the bottom with holes drilled in it, as can be seen here:
http://www.bigcitymusic.com/i/cat/New/1000869_L.jpg

Someone suggested sticking a barebones PB or two in there and I'm seriously considering it. One thing I'm unsure about is how to secure the PCB so it's not just flopping around behind the panel, since I'd have to go with the unattached pots option. Any ideas?

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Post by Spanningtree » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:12 pm

It looks like the pots are threaded. Would a thin bolt on the inside of the panel and then another one on the outside (with a small bit of torque) provide enough stability? There are 4 pots, it's seems like it would hold very well. Just mount the jacks seprately on the panel. Have not tried this before though.

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Post by SquidInSquidInk » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:38 pm

Spanningtree wrote:It looks like the pots are threaded. Would a thin bolt on the inside of the panel and then another one on the outside (with a small bit of torque) provide enough stability? There are 4 pots, it's seems like it would hold very well. Just mount the jacks seprately on the panel. Have not tried this before though.
I don't quite get what you're saying about the "thin bolts".

I agree that the 4 pots should hold the PCB fine, but the holes in that panel are not spaced the same as the mounted pots, so I'd have to go with the detached version of the kit.

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Post by Spanningtree » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:33 pm

Please forgive me, I meant "nut". Drill holes in the panel that are spaced for the pot's. Thread a thin nut onto each pot, trying to keep them level to eachother (a lock washer might not be a bad addition if you move the rack often, it goes between the panel and the nut). Push the pot necks through the panel holes (from the rear of the panel), thread a nut to the front of each of the pots and tighten a bit (lock washer potential here too). Hope that came out right. :confused:

I am going to order a couple of these kits shortly, the price cannot be passed up and would be a fun side project.

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Post by terrafractyl » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:28 pm

Ordered my first the other day :sb:
making a faceplate now, cant wait to put it all together.

Could anyone tell me the exact distance between the pots on the PB by any chance? then I can drill the holes n everything so its all ready to go by the time it turns up in the mail... and yes i'm excited.
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Post by Cybananna » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:36 pm

It's on the barebones page on FOH site.

http://www.flightofharmony.com/images/P ... plates.pdf

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Post by terrafractyl » Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:54 pm

sweet, dont know how i missed that!
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Post by Cybananna » Sun Jun 13, 2010 8:06 pm

no problem. that will make it a bit easier.

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Post by flight » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:51 pm

Thanks Cybanana!

@ terrafractyl: FYI: They're spaced 0.75" apart.
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Post by terrafractyl » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:41 am

just got Mine :sb:
awesome little module, i kinda knew I was going to need another one..... Confirmed!
will put a picture up later of the panel
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Post by terrafractyl » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:33 am

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Post by Lama » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:34 am

On the website it says "The PBBP contains just enough components to provide full functionality, no extras or “frills”." So... are there anything you´d miss by getting the barebone pack instead of the ordinary PB? :hmm:

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Post by flight » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:30 pm

Lama wrote:On the website it says "The PBBP contains just enough components to provide full functionality, no extras or “frills”." So... are there anything you´d miss by getting the barebone pack instead of the ordinary PB? :hmm:
It doesn't include the extra four jacks in the multiples (High, Low, Gain, Input).
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