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Straichen
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First Build
« on: October 02, 2013, 04:47:34 PM »

Hey ya'll. I'm new to the board and just finished my first stompbox project. It's the Ursa Minor that is sold as a kit at Small Bear Electronics. It's not much to look at, but I'm proud all the same, and thought it might be fun to see the first project you guys have worked on!

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Straichen
Posts: 4


Re: First Build
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 04:48:03 PM »

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Straichen
Posts: 4


Re: First Build
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 04:51:20 PM »

Here's mine:

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jimilee
Posts: 335


Re: First Build
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 07:07:09 PM »

That looks nice! No guts, no glory!
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Pojo
Posts: 243


Mike G.


Re: First Build
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 02:54:43 PM »

This is my first project from last spring sometime....I was using a multi-effect (boss gt-3) prior to that to cover most of my non-distortion effects with my amp providing the core tone, after like 10 years the multi-effect finally died. That proved to be a blessing in disguise as without the tone suck from it, my tone just opened up. So I went on a kick to preserve as much of that straight up guitar -> amp tone as possible while I, one pedal at a time, replaced the sounds I could no longer get from the gt-3. At the time, I really hadn't a clue I would get so deep in the DIY thing and figured I'd just be getting common, mass produced, buffered bypass pedals. So here it is....the 5 channel true bypass looper. Soldered up with a cheap Walmart iron who's tip didn't even survive this project from beginning to end.  Roll Eyes



I don't have a gut shot right now, not sure I really want to post one either...really just a bunch of wires with sloppily soldered switches. I really ought to redo it, I've gotten so much better since then and I actually have the proper tools for the job.  Wink
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tubegeek
Posts: 537



Re: First Build
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 05:06:11 PM »

...and I actually have the proper tools for the job.  Wink

Well, where's the challenge in that? Build yourself a pedal using only a steam iron and a coat hanger, then you're REALLY a DIY'er!
 Grin

Nice looking looper!

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duck_arse
Posts: 2641



Re: First Build
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013, 09:52:14 AM »

steam iron! non-stick baseplate?
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Kipper4
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Rich UK


Re: First Build
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2013, 10:03:36 AM »

Fuzz face from my old wok? Smiley
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haveyouseenhim
Posts: 1913


Mike


Re: First Build
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2013, 12:00:06 AM »

Fuzz face from my old wok? Smiley

I might have to do this as a joke.  icon_lol
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bluebunny
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Marc B.


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Re: First Build
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2013, 01:46:41 AM »

Fuzz face from my old wok? Smiley

I might have to do this as a joke.  icon_lol

Make sure you remove the handle first, Mike.

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duck_arse
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Re: First Build
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2013, 08:48:59 AM »

no trigger guard! how very irresponsible of you!

[what_the_hell_do_I_know_about_guns] do those things supposed to have trigger guard, or won't the cokk-action thing work then? [/what_the_hell_do_I_know_about_guns]
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haveyouseenhim
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Mike


Re: First Build
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2013, 09:28:57 AM »

no trigger guard! how very irresponsible of you!

[what_the_hell_do_I_know_about_guns] do those things supposed to have trigger guard, or won't the cokk-action thing work then? [/what_the_hell_do_I_know_about_guns]

That is a strange looking gun that I have never seen. A lever action shotgun? Weird short stock? I'm sure the trigger goes through the lever though. I would assume the guard isn't there for like ranchers with bulky gloves. BUT... The lever hoop isn't enlarged for the glove. So this gun is a mystery to me.  icon_lol

EDIT....   I found this   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Model_1887/1901   
It seems to be a sawed off barrel and shortened stock. I still can't explain the trigger guard.
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Schizo910
Posts: 51

Giovanni


Re: First Build
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2013, 10:18:55 AM »

I'm a fellow newbie.
My first build ever a MuffFuzz clone.



Second build I did last week is a MXR distortion+ clone kit.










So now I've got the hang of it, I'm hooked. I've started my third, it will be a Woolly Mammoth clone. I've started on it, but am now waiting for some components. So I started on it's enclosure. Still searching for an etching technique I feel comfortable with...

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peterg
Posts: 373


Re: First Build
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2013, 10:26:24 AM »

Nice steampunk look to your work!
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Jdansti
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John


Re: First Build
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2013, 06:10:45 PM »

Mine was a Gaines noise gate.

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Schizo910
Posts: 51

Giovanni


Re: First Build
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2013, 06:40:57 PM »

Nice steampunk look to your work!

Thank you!
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duck_arse
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Re: First Build
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2013, 09:11:10 AM »

that first one is a cracker of a build, schizo, first or fiftyth, it looks good. better than good, it looks great.

have you thought of a way to make the gears, like on the third pic, functional, ie as ersatz knobs?
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Schizo910
Posts: 51

Giovanni


Re: First Build
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2013, 06:18:28 PM »

Thank you so much! The gears are really just for the looks. But you gave me an idea for a future project!   icon_wink
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