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Kipper4

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27540 on: November 17, 2017, 01:24:24 PM »
Sure is.
A nice bit of prime maple.
Jellybean dodging since 2012.
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Elijah-Baley

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27541 on: November 17, 2017, 04:23:32 PM »
Hello!
I started a little time ago to stick the graphic on my pedals! :icon_cool:



It's clear enough, but... Bit Commander, Timmy, ProCo Rat, MXR Blue Box, X-Fuzz (Deadastronaut project and some mods found in the forum) and Rebote Delay 2.5 (still not ready).
«There is something even higher than the justice which you have been filled with. There is a human impulse known as mercy, a human act known as forgiveness.»
Elijah Baley in Isaac Asimov's The Cave Of Steel

EBK

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27542 on: November 17, 2017, 05:47:27 PM »
You're going to eventually run out of different fonts, Elijah.  :icon_razz:
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Elijah-Baley

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27543 on: November 18, 2017, 02:56:53 AM »
I like customize every pedal. ;D

I drawn those graphic months ago, but I bought a printer in september.
Now I have to find one I like at least for the logo. Maybe I did.

Stay tuned! 8)
«There is something even higher than the justice which you have been filled with. There is a human impulse known as mercy, a human act known as forgiveness.»
Elijah Baley in Isaac Asimov's The Cave Of Steel

Fancy Lime

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27544 on: November 20, 2017, 05:32:32 AM »
Here's a Bee Baa from RG's layout at GeoFX. Using one of Mac Walker's cool slanted enclosures:



And here's a Harmonic Percolator in one of those Superfuzz style enclosures you can get off eBay:



These look fantastic! How did you paint them?

Cheers,
Andy
Sound is like a complex number. It consists of a real and an imaginary part but that does not mean that the imaginary part does not exist. The unit for measuring the imaginary part is called 'mojo'.

glops

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27545 on: November 20, 2017, 05:18:55 PM »


These look fantastic! How did you paint them?

Cheers,
Andy
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Thanks, Andy! For the Tokyo Fist / Bee Baa it's reversed etched so spray paint and then sanding off the top exposes the unetched aluminum. Doing different colors, I just mask off portions, etc.

For the Pile Pile, the enclosure is made of steel which doesn't etch very deep with ferric chloride so hard to add paint and then sand off. So I etched it but didn't paint it. After I etched it, I rinsed it but didn't dry it off and let it sit so that it would rust a bit. Cleaned it again and clearcoated it without sanding the top so the design is the toner transfer...

Hope that makes sense...

creepingnet

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27546 on: November 22, 2017, 06:26:47 PM »
Been Testing my "Fazz Fuzz" for the past several months, have not been online as I've been busy practicing with a 90's cover band, traveling Europe, and now planning for a few future things so I've been very busy - but testing has ensued.  So here it is on my board, where it's been living the past several months.



Current improvements in the works to make a Revision 2/3/4/etc... once time and money is free enough to do so....
- Remove center footswitch, it's redaundant, I can wire in the momentary to the permanant on/off so it's not needed
- I'm planning some changes to "Chicas" circuit to make it a tad more stable and maybe add some additional functionality
- I'm creating a PCB layout in Circuitmaker 2000 that allows me to build a nice pile of them in the future, I spent about $150 in components to get started in this and I have plenty more except Transistors to make at least 10 more of these in the future
- I socketed the transistors so I could try different ones......so some future experimentation may happen using different transistors (the original uses 3X BC517 and 3X BC337)
- I'm looking at tone control options possibly


Overall, sound-wise, I'm happy with it.  This thing is bloody powerful even when chopped down to 5vdc (I've run it as high as 15vdc, seems 9vdc at 100mA is the sweet spot though), very loud, very clear, but not very noisy.  With the 90's cover band it's been doing really well being layered over distortion and being used by itself, actually, the tone is amazing, very crunchy with just a slight bit of mud, and controlled feedback is very easy, even at low volumes.  Some settings though are highly chaotic though, hence the momentary footswitch.  I am finding some odd/inconsistant behavior to debug too, but that may just be because I'm using used 1.5M pots in this thing for the voltage/bias adjust features on the outside.

thermionix

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27547 on: November 22, 2017, 07:58:23 PM »
Looks like your C string is in tune.

Fancy Lime

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27548 on: November 26, 2017, 10:19:04 AM »


These look fantastic! How did you paint them?

Cheers,
Andy

Thanks, Andy! For the Tokyo Fist / Bee Baa it's reversed etched so spray paint and then sanding off the top exposes the unetched aluminum. Doing different colors, I just mask off portions, etc.

For the Pile Pile, the enclosure is made of steel which doesn't etch very deep with ferric chloride so hard to add paint and then sand off. So I etched it but didn't paint it. After I etched it, I rinsed it but didn't dry it off and let it sit so that it would rust a bit. Cleaned it again and clearcoated it without sanding the top so the design is the toner transfer...

Hope that makes sense...

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Yes it does, thanks! The rusty version is really cool, very vintage. I also dig the general old school "what we thought the future would look like in 1982" vibe. Could be Blade Runner movie props.

Cheers,
Andy
Sound is like a complex number. It consists of a real and an imaginary part but that does not mean that the imaginary part does not exist. The unit for measuring the imaginary part is called 'mojo'.

diydave

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27549 on: December 01, 2017, 09:42:16 AM »
A second powerbooster.









a x-mas gift for a fellow musician

bluebunny

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27550 on: December 01, 2017, 10:35:20 AM »
a x-mas gift for a fellow musician

I think they're gonna be happy this Christmas.   :)   Nice work.
Ohm's Law - much like Coles Law, but with less cabbage...

roseblood11

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27551 on: December 01, 2017, 12:42:20 PM »
OMG, I'm building slowly these days. Finally finished this tremolo and reverb pedal.



Great design! What do you use to protect the decals on the knobs? Clear coat?

alixxx

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27552 on: December 09, 2017, 05:42:40 AM »
My version of Carl Martin Plexitone.






rankot

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27553 on: December 11, 2017, 11:27:24 AM »
My take on Acoustic 220 preamp, pedal size. Before assembly and final shot.
Ampegulator, Bassballs, Bazz Fuss, Bearhug Compressor, Bronx Cheer, Clean Sweep, Demeter Compulator, Electra Distortion, Engineer's Thumb, Hybrid Fuzz, Orange Squeezer, ProCo Rat, Ross Compressor, Valvecaster, 6J6, SFT 2, Ugly Face, more to come...

glops

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27554 on: December 12, 2017, 03:02:34 PM »
Here's a Xmas present for someone. It's a Harmonic Percolator with some additional fun.





rankot

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #27555 on: December 12, 2017, 05:05:20 PM »
EHX Bassballs with Mark Hammer's mods (Slurpee):

Ampegulator, Bassballs, Bazz Fuss, Bearhug Compressor, Bronx Cheer, Clean Sweep, Demeter Compulator, Electra Distortion, Engineer's Thumb, Hybrid Fuzz, Orange Squeezer, ProCo Rat, Ross Compressor, Valvecaster, 6J6, SFT 2, Ugly Face, more to come...