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Straichen

First Build
« on: October 02, 2013, 12:47:34 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!


Straichen

Re: First Build
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 12:48:03 PM »
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« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 12:52:09 PM by Straichen »

Straichen

Re: First Build
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 12:51:20 PM »
Here's mine:


jimilee

Re: First Build
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 03:07:09 PM »
That looks nice! No guts, no glory!

Pojo

Re: First Build
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2013, 10:54:43 AM »
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.  ::)



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.  ;)

tubegeek

Re: First Build
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 01:06:11 PM »
...and I actually have the proper tools for the job.  ;)

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!
 ;D

Nice looking looper!

« Last Edit: October 07, 2013, 01:10:41 PM by tubegeek »
"The first four times, we figured it was an isolated incident." - Angry Pete

duck_arse

Re: First Build
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013, 05:52:14 AM »
steam iron! non-stick baseplate?
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Kipper4

Re: First Build
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2013, 06:03:36 AM »
Fuzz face from my old wok? :)
Smoke me a Kipper. I'll be back for breakfast.

haveyouseenhim

Re: First Build
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2013, 08:00:06 PM »
Fuzz face from my old wok? :)

I might have to do this as a joke.  :icon_lol:
http://www.youtube.com/haveyouseenhim89

I'm sorry sir, we only have the regular ohms.

bluebunny

Re: First Build
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2013, 09:46:41 PM »
Fuzz face from my old wok? :)

I might have to do this as a joke.  :icon_lol:

Make sure you remove the handle first, Mike.

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Ohm's Law - much like Coles Law, but with less cabbage...

duck_arse

Re: First Build
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2013, 04:48:59 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

Re: First Build
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2013, 05:28:57 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.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2013, 06:53:14 AM by haveyouseenhim »
http://www.youtube.com/haveyouseenhim89

I'm sorry sir, we only have the regular ohms.

Schizo910

Re: First Build
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2013, 06:18:55 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...


peterg

Re: First Build
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2013, 06:26:24 AM »
Nice steampunk look to your work!

Jdansti

Re: First Build
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2013, 02:10:45 PM »
Mine was a Gaines noise gate.

R.G. Keene: EXPECT there to be errors, and defeat them...

Schizo910

Re: First Build
« Reply #15 on: December 25, 2013, 02:40:57 PM »
Nice steampunk look to your work!

Thank you!

duck_arse

Re: First Build
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2013, 05:11:10 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

Re: First Build
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2013, 02:18:28 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: