Budgie Preamp Build

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Budgie Preamp Build

Postby TomMcNally » Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:05 am

This is my second Budgie Preamp. Definitely the coolest thing.

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Re: Budgie Preamp Build

Postby DannyBoyNYC » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:54 am

Very nice build!

I am just starting on mine (awaiting a few parts) and hope to build a wood replacement for the Hammond enclosure with some old cherry hardwood flooring I have lying around.

I'll be sure to post pictures when done.
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Re: Budgie Preamp Build

Postby TomMcNally » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:55 pm

Thanks Danny !

You could easily remote the power LED and IR Sensor if your wood is thick.

Looking forward to seeing yours.

This preamp is one of the best new toys I've gotten in a long time.

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Re: Budgie Preamp Build

Postby Shannon Parks » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:13 am

Tom, I like the new painting scheme on this and your GSG. What is it? Looks sharp.

The doggone LCD bezels have shrunk on the most recent LCD displays (all 1602 displays from all suppliers). I've had one builder tack weather stripping in there from underneath to clean up the bezel gap. Another trick - to just get rid of the 1602 green PCB bleed through - is to black it out with a black magic marker.

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Re: Budgie Preamp Build

Postby DannyBoyNYC » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:23 am

I think this might work.
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http://www.adafruit.com/products/198

Don't have my project in front of me so I'm not certain if the pins are oriented correctly tho.
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Re: Budgie Preamp Build

Postby Shannon Parks » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:45 pm

The frame looks wider on that one, but the top and bottom still look thinner than the older ones. I think black markers & weather stripping are still the best options if needed. I'll shrink the opening on the next batch.

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Re: Budgie Preamp Build

Postby DannyBoyNYC » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:25 pm

Doesn't look too bad.
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There's still some pcb visible at certain angles so I might try weather stripping with this. The rubber edging is just too difficult to work with.
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Re: Budgie Preamp Build

Postby Shannon Parks » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:47 pm

DannyBoyNYC wrote:There's still some pcb visible at certain angles so I might try weather stripping with this. The rubber edging is just too difficult to work with.


Sorry about that - it was just a brainstorm. The car door edging is fiddly as you say, and it also has some goop in the seam. May need alcohol to remove it. Then I use Windex and cloth to clean up the top plate.

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