Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby al.hurst » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:38 pm

Has anyone tired building the perfboard buffer? Im low on cash and want to try my hand at making the buffer with the perfboard layout on waldos page untill I buy one from him.

Is it as easy it it seems? Are there anything that has to be done that isnt shown on the layout.. Thanks guys!
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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby softmachine72 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 3:26 pm

Should be no prob. it may be a bit bulkier but none the less functional.
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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby erock » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:20 pm

I built my own before he posted the layout, mine was pretty close to what is posted.

Yes it is that easy. You could always buy one from dalek (or what ever his name is)

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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby RiverRat » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:01 pm

erock wrote:You could always buy one from dalek (or what ever his name is)


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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby erock » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:08 pm

RiverRat wrote:
erock wrote:You could always buy one from dalek (or what ever his name is)


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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby TI4-1009 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:22 pm

You might even be able to buy Waldo's from dallek :lol:

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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby strumminsix » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:42 pm

TI4-1009 wrote:You might even be able to buy Waldo's from dallek :lol:

I didn't say that.

I laughed and then realized how that could put nice closure to that part of the drama.
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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby gpilcher2001 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:58 pm

I built one. Works great!
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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby mgbills » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:42 am

I buy the Waldo 1's. Could build it. Appreciate that he puts it up there. But...it's already a big job to rout, shield, layout, wire, & test a Garcia type guitar. To me...if Waldo makes 4x his costs, I don't care. Hopefully it keeps him interested & keeps his website up.
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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby TI4-1009 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:58 am

mgbills wrote:I buy the Waldo 1's. Could build it. Appreciate that he puts it up there. But...it's already a big job to rout, shield, layout, wire, & test a Garcia type guitar. To me...if Waldo makes 4x his costs, I don't care. Hopefully it keeps him interested & keeps his website up.
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+1 That's what I did.
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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby milobender » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:45 pm

Me too... I've bought over a half dozen of Waldo's UGBs now for myself and others... they are great quality, and I like sharing the work and money with good folks... :smile:
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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby Jon S. » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:12 am

Why not simply and cost-effectively kill two birds with one stone and use any buffered pedal on your board (many if not most pedals today are buffered)? I have the Waldo buffer in one of my J-casters and the CAE in another and dig them both but if I didn't, this is what I'd do rather than complicate my rig with yet another pedal. (The only caveat would be if I could hear the difference between a stand-alone buffer pedal and my rig with buffered pedals. I tried this years ago with what was at the time deemed the highest quality stand-alone buffer pedal available, the Axxess BF2. I couldn't and sold the Axxess.)

P.S. Interesting, if long/not new, read - The Goose, the Middleman, the Idolmaker and Gomer Pyle:

http://www.boutiquegeartalk.com/pedals- ... s/1486.htm
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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby TI4-1009 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:55 am

Jon S. wrote:P.S. Interesting, if long/not new, read - The Goose, the Middleman, the Idolmaker and Gomer Pyle:

http://www.boutiquegeartalk.com/pedals- ... s/1486.htm


Just as I always suspected. By the way, have you seen the Emperor's new clothes??
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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

Postby waldo041 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:49 am

Jon S. wrote:Why not simply and cost-effectively kill two birds with one stone and use any buffered pedal on your board (many if not most pedals today are buffered)? I have the Waldo buffer in one of my J-casters and the CAE in another and dig them both but if I didn't, this is what I'd do rather than complicate my rig with yet another pedal. (The only caveat would be if I could hear the difference between a stand-alone buffer pedal and my rig with buffered pedals. I tried this years ago with what was at the time deemed the highest quality stand-alone buffer pedal available, the Axxess BF2. I couldn't and sold the Axxess.)


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yes al, the perfboard is given freely for all to make for themselves if they so choose. you should have no problem doing this build yourself, just pay attention to the needed jumper under pin 2 & 6 of the opamp. also, use an 8 pin dip socket for the opamp, so you don't fry it. you'll do just fine after a couple wacks at it.

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Re: Perfboard Buffer? Anyone tried it?

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