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Updated mini-PWR AC supply from Jameco (the 1.85A listed on the product page is MIA):

Jameco - 18V AC - 2A - 2.1mm plug @ $12.95
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I used to have a massive supply of grey Rean knobs (bought the last 300 or so from Rapid) and am gutted that they aren't made anymore. My favourite knobs to put on a synth without a doubt.
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polyroy wrote:I used to have a massive supply of grey Rean knobs (bought the last 300 or so from Rapid) and am gutted that they aren't made anymore. My favourite knobs to put on a synth without a doubt.
They ARE being made again -- http://www.rapidonline.com/mechanical-f ... er-32-0475

Can't condone the use of grey though....
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Ten turn pots?
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oljud wrote:Ten turn pots?
As in 'Where does one find the ten turn pots you used? (and associated counting dials)'
Maybe I'm putting words into your mouth but it is easier to judge what is meant when given a complete sentence!

Anyways, I used:
TT ones and Spectrol ones - I can't remember now which ones I preferred.
And then the smaller ones of these for the counting dial.
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BugBrand wrote:
polyroy wrote:I used to have a massive supply of grey Rean knobs (bought the last 300 or so from Rapid) and am gutted that they aren't made anymore. My favourite knobs to put on a synth without a doubt.
They ARE being made again -- http://www.rapidonline.com/mechanical-f ... er-32-0475

Can't condone the use of grey though....
That's brilliant news, nice one for letting me know! Grey is for Plan B stuff only, the Bug is too colourful to ruin with grey.
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Yes! Didn't mean to sound grumpy, was on the phone (still am) and steaming hot tram. Figured you'd figure it out!

Thanks. Might use those for my synthi clone, enjoy the feel alot.
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Hi folks,

Rather than start a new thread I thought I'd post my question here, since it already mentions the Re'an knobs.

I'm :banana: -ing some Doepfer modules and I've decided to adopt the BugBrand "standard" for my modular (well, the Eurorack stuff anyway - haven't decided what to do with the Best Of CGS panels yet...). The jack colours are well-documented*, but I can't find a list of the knob colours and their significance anywhere - if BugBrand could comment, that would be most appreciated.

Looking at photos of BugBrand systems I've come up with a tentative list:

Yellow = Input level
Green = Output mix
Blue = CV level
Red = e.g. delay time?
Orange = ?

But I'm not sure about any of it... :cloud:

(* Blue = CV in, Red = CV out, Yellow = Audio in, Green = Audio out)
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Yep, you got it.

Orange is just a 2nd-ary option for things that may be red.
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Fantastic, thanks Tom! :nana:
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BugBrand wrote: 4mm plugs
+ suitable wire
Hey Tom, is this the wire you use to make the MTA100 power cables too?
WTB / WTTF: Bugbrand PRC2B, ENV1

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Thanks Tom!
WTB / WTTF: Bugbrand PRC2B, ENV1

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Apologies if slightly off topic but does anyone know if it's possible to power Eurorack (with the right headers) from the "red" boxes such as the 5 space one that houses the Chirper and the DC power supply?
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You'd need a different DCDC for +/-12V - these are +/-15V.
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Suspected so Tom, thanks for the reply!
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cant seem to find the same banana jacks with the screw off ops that tom uses. Anyone have an updated link for these?
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lobra wrote:cant seem to find the same banana jacks with the screw off ops that tom uses. Anyone have an updated link for these?
https://www.rapidonline.com/truconnect- ... ck-17-2674
WTB / WTTF: Bugbrand PRC2B, ENV1

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chrisdermo wrote:
lobra wrote:cant seem to find the same banana jacks with the screw off ops that tom uses. Anyone have an updated link for these?
https://www.rapidonline.com/truconnect- ... ck-17-2674
Those are what I did use, but then ordered custom ones with longer shafts. I can usually spare some and easier international shipping than Rapid.
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Thanks to both of you!
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BugBrand wrote: Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:49 pm
chrisdermo wrote:
lobra wrote:cant seem to find the same banana jacks with the screw off ops that tom uses. Anyone have an updated link for these?
https://www.rapidonline.com/truconnect- ... ck-17-2674
Those are what I did use, but then ordered custom ones with longer shafts. I can usually spare some and easier international shipping than Rapid.
Now that it seems Truconnect / Rapid have done away with those particular banana jacks, has anyone tried these by Multicomp?

https://uk.farnell.com/multicomp/24-247 ... dp/1698950

They seem to be virtually identical dimension-wise to the Truconnects, colours seem like they maybe a different shade though?
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Re: DIY info - sources of standard BugBrand Modular parts

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Yes, pretty sure they're the same - though note the barrel is a few mm shorter than the custom ones I have had made.
I've actually still got a couple of bags of old stock of the orig rapid ones, though only in some colours - happy to send some over if they'd be of use? Email me if so..
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