Hello from Chiba

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by looselectron, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. looselectron

    looselectron Member

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    Google has been bringing me through this site for weeks (months? years?) now, and I finally decided to become a member. I have lived in Japan for 10 years, and am never more than 45 minutes away from the legendary Akihabara Electric Town where I can easily get my hands on parts and great kebabs, and all other kinds of weird stuff.

    Recently I'm trying to restore some junk I came across and helped create, and this forum is proving an invaluable resource to me.

    My current projects include:

    1. Boss Ce-1 - all switches and the depth pot were badly damaged when I got it. I've replaced them, but there are still issues with the pedal not going into bypass mode, and the usual distortion.

    2. ELK Big Muff Sustainar - This is a clone I found in the trash. It works, but the tone pot is scratchy and the volume drops dramatically at parts of the rotation. I found at least three cracking ceramic caps inside.

    3. Boss PH-1 Phaser- This was in the trash next to the fuzz. It sounded perfect the first time I played it, but I had to go inside and mess with the trimpot. Something has not been quite right ever since...

    4. Hughes and Kettner Tubeman (original version) - The greatest guitar preamp ever is currently useless I can't find a suitable replacement for the volume pot, or a good replacement AC adapter.

    5. LR BAGGS MIXPRO - Another amazing preamp I ruined by smashing the volume knob. This company is so cool that the sent me a replacement part free, but my soldering skills were up to the challenge. I'm afraid I may have ruined the whole circuit.

    Anyone taking an interest in these projects, feel free to contact me. However, I will probably make separate posts in the appropriate forums.
     
  2. Rattles

    Rattles Member

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    Welcome to The Gear Page!
     
  3. fugot

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  4. innocent_bystander

    innocent_bystander Supporting Member

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  5. Pa'ani

    Pa'ani Supporting Member

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    Greetings Looselectron,

    Welcome to The Gear Page!
     
  6. Ken I

    Ken I Member

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  7. archtopjazz

    archtopjazz Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hi,

    Welcome to TGP.

    Jim
     
  8. marklp

    marklp Member

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    Welcome! My wife grew up in Chiba.
     
  9. Big White Tele

    Big White Tele Member

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  10. elkym

    elkym Member

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    Sounds like you enjoy the same things I do... breaking things while you're trying to fix them... :D j/k

    Welcome to TGP!
     
  11. Lespaulsignature 74

    Lespaulsignature 74 Silver Supporting Member

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    Welcome! got any Chiba Chiba???? Sorry I couldn't help myself...LOL
     
  12. Chiba

    Chiba Gold Supporting Member

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    Hello to a guy in Chiba ...

    ... from a guy named Chiba :)

    --chiba
     
  13. HipKitty

    HipKitty Silver Supporting Member

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  14. Snail

    Snail Member

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    Welcome! I just got back from a trip to Tokyo a month ago. What a place for guitar lovers. I'm heading back in July. :banana
     

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