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Cap Decade
« on: June 25, 2014, 12:27:08 PM »

Hi,
great forum you got here...
I am new to circuit bending and have been reading up on stuff..
and thought building a bend box was a good first move..
Any ideas on what size caps i should go for on a selector switch of twelve
 
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Re: Cap Decade
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2014, 06:37:11 PM »

i'm not sure that caps are that much use on a bending box.

I've always got by with a resistor box and a couple of meter probes
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Re: Cap Decade
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 07:00:33 PM »

I was following Reed G's bend box construction and thought it a necessity...
I was wondering how it would be used lol
Which WAS going to be my next question..
Thanks for the reply..  :)

Just found this..
Capacitors, again available in a wide range of values, can be wired between the pairs of points. These may change the tone of the effect produced or pulse the sound in differing ways.

http://www.anti-theory.com/soundart/circuitbend/cb09.html
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Re: Cap Decade
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 10:02:47 PM »

well you can sometimes get pulsing effects, but without any control over any depth or rate. You'd do a lot better to build an LFO of some kind.

I'd say capacitors are probably the least useful common component if you're using random bending techniques. They are a lot more usable once you learn some electronics theory.

Rather than worrying about capacitors holding a charge, as suggesting on that link, i'd be a little more concerned about connecting a cap backwards across a voltage and it blowing up in your face!
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Re: Cap Decade
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2014, 08:21:06 AM »

i found caps really good in my caiso sk 5 between the bend points on the two main chips.  With out a cap the sound often hangs.
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