Sorry quick question. Do you cut the bottom?
  • Id like to reveal my building secrets if only i could understand what you mean….

  • Sorry, the 4x 2N3906 transistors. Do you snip the excess that sticks out of the bottom of the board?
  • You trim the legs off all the components after they have been soldered. You’d never get the case on and there would be shorts all over the place otherwise!

  • Sorry was confused because I was told to leave ic5 and ic9 on for cooling. Transistors looked lie they might be the same. Thanks
  • Someone told not to trim the legs of the voltage regulators…

  • You can pre-cut them to save damaging the joint.

  • Perhaps I was less than clear about the 7905 and 7805. I’m sorry for that.

    What I meant was that the broad part of the regulator legs should be kept as they are, the thin part that goes thru the board should be cut at the back side of the board. If you trim the thin part of the regulator legs you will have hard time getting the broad part of the legs thru the holes.

    Mil-spec soldering states that should always trim legs on the back side before soldering because the “snap” could cause cracks in the solder joint, but that is nothing we must adhere to here.

  • i was just about to ask about this and i see people have kindly replied. i noticed the picture where the regulators were trimmed.

    I already solder them on so I will have to trim them. Maybe I should give the joints a quick resolder after the trimming?

    As for trimming before the soldering, I am guessing this only counts for larger parts not resistors and such? My soldering has gradually improved throughout the build. I hope I've done a good enough job. so far its been great fun though. I'm really hoping i can finish the control board today.
  • I trim the leads of every parts, after having soldered it, one half mm or so above the top of the solder “cone”. When I screw up and the solder joint looks like a “plateau” rather than a “peak”, I reheat the joint, but it’s only for aesthetics reasons.

  • Thanks. Ive been trying to have mine look like mount fuji, but well its not quite as visually please lol!
  • Mine is more like tits.

  • thats much nicer than mine lol. I will have to build a 4 pole better.
  • And flush cutters are my preferred tool for trimming, with those semi flushed normal cutters I find it harder to control the cut and to get close enough to the board.

  • No, not tits. It more like स्तूप ;)

  • @schrab

    I am German

  • @schrab ithe look like tits and nipples to me.....
  • Sorry, they look like tits and nipples, to me.
  • Naked Gun Boobs

  • Came here for a cooking recipe, got boobs. I love this forum.
  • Example of wrong cutting…

  • Isn’t it a personal question™ whether I’m cut or not?

    Mmm, boobage… Major boobage. Way weird South-Park episode if you ask me…

  • lol @ fcd72
    i always cut the wires after soldering, but i always go quickly over all solder joints again when it’s done, until they look good.

  • @ mike, you came to a DIY synth forum looking for cooking recipes and were surprised at an innuendo boob conversation? There are no physics in the Shruthiverse™ :)

  • @qp

    you came to a DIY synth forum looking for cooking recipes and were surprised at an innuendo boob conversation?

  • @scharb

    this pretty much nails it down what this place is all about, doesn’t it?

  • Yes! I think we have no idea how many people prowling around looking for a recipe (thanks to google)

  • I can’t believe everyone ignored my photo…

  • You’re about kebab guy? =)

  • “I can’t believe everyone ignored my photo…”

    Im not.

  • OK I got rid of it.

    I though it was funny. Oh well. Sorry.

  • Some people view these pages at work lol.

  • Il like this thread !

    Sample of right cutting but wrong solder ( in orange ) :0)

  • It’s a forensic photo from the Lorena Bobbit trial. It’s like the second photo that pops up in Google.

    Once again, sorry to everyone that I offended.

  • Did you mean this Pic Titus?


  • I’m trying to be a good citizen here… you’re not helping!

    P.S. Glad someone thought it was funny. BTW, for those of you who may not know the story, the owner was reunited with the organ pictured in the photo and went on to make a couple of porn movies with it. I believe his wife was declared not guilty due to insanity.

  • Omg! It is not kebab! This is John Bobbitt’s piece

  • @Titus – you are a good citizen but i will help you out and pixel TheObject™ away…

  • Yeah dude, it’s not a meat sausage. Er… actually it IS a meat sausage!

  • You can read all about the sordid affair here.

  • Better?

  • LOL. It looks like some people were offended… not kidding.

    I made a mildly political post on Gearslutz once. I think I posted “What Synth Does Mitt Romney Rock?” or something like that. There was nothing else… just the question.

    That post offended so many people all over the world that the complaint system was overrun with requests to remove it. And I received an infraction for it.

    I’m an infractor.

  • sausage with a hole is not always sausage

  • Anyway the moral of the story is that I’m quite capable of offending people with my sense of humor. So sorry folks (and thanks for the pixels Frank).

  • I love the look on the expert’s face. LOL.

  • once i’ve been eating sausage at friends house and drew attention to strange accurate hole along its entire length…..

  • i’ve asked: why this sausage has a hole? and he said: it’s my mom’s recipe – boiled dick of bull.
    I’m not squeamish, so i’ve ate it. It tastes like tongue. Tongue of animal which drinks urine from birth to butchery. =)

    pixelisation decoded

  • @Titus, I’m offended that you mentioned Mitt Romney. I’m calling the PC Police right now. They’re on the way to ur house.

    And speaking of your sense of humor offending people

    @schrab, sometimes I have to read your posts in a thick Russian accent to understand them correctly :) (keep in mind that I’m too dumb to speak more than one language and I still do a poor job at that)

  • andy909, you’d better not hear my accent. If you poorly understand my written english – you will totally not understand my spoken english =)

  • At least he got his back. What about the woman who cut her mans ‘bobbit’ off and tied it to a balloon.

    “On June 15, 1997, in Thailand, Prayoon Eklang’s wife cut off his penis, attached it to a helium balloon, and let it fly away.”

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