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Title: Yey , Its alive . RED LLAMA clone
Post by: Les Turnbull on January 23, 2017, 09:15:21 AM
Chuffed with the sounds from my first working pedal build .
 If only i had Kept practicing over the years ,Well we cant all be great guitarists , Need to fathom out the footswitch wiring and an LED then box it up but all part of the fun .
http://vidmeup.com/video_manage?vid=645153
Title: Re: Yey , Its alive . RED LLAMA clone
Post by: pgorey on January 23, 2017, 10:24:57 AM
Nice work!  It is truly a special and awesome feeling powering up and hearing the fruits of your effort especially if there was some troubleshooting to get there.  Look forward to seeing the finished enclosure - another half the battle.  I like this guide for the switching because it walks through the process of what to hook up but also a simple explanation as to why. 

http://www.madbeanpedals.com/tutorials/downloads/MBP_FootswitchWiring.pdf

There are also tons of threads on here to help.  So much knowledge on this forum that I'm thankful for!

Title: Re: Yey , Its alive . RED LLAMA clone
Post by: Les Turnbull on January 23, 2017, 11:10:07 AM
Cheers Pgorey , that link should get me there .  Dont think that last vidio link worked so here is a youtube link
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/t4wOUQrXUE8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Title: Re: Yey , Its alive . RED LLAMA clone
Post by: kalimna on March 15, 2017, 11:13:10 AM
Excellent stuff. My first completed pedal was a Red Llama (think I might label it the Pink Alpaca) - and not without a few hiccups, mostly in the power indicator LED and a piece of bare wire grounding on the enclosure. But it works :)
Second pedal was a Lovepedal Woodrow (with added gain knob) and third (currently in near-assembled state) a Rockett WTF.... We'll see how that one goes.

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: Yey , Its alive . RED LLAMA clone
Post by: bluebunny on March 15, 2017, 11:47:53 AM
Three pedals under your belt, and no snaps??  Get thee to the Pictures thread!  And welcome...  :D
Title: Re: Yey , Its alive . RED LLAMA clone
Post by: Les Turnbull on March 15, 2017, 04:16:34 PM
Just built my fourth pedal but mixed success ,Red Llama and Timmy working great but UBE screamer is stuck in half drive mode as the drive and tone don't change anything though it does sound good where it is stuck , Just finished assembling a Klon clone but it is quiet on bypass and only giving small amount of gain when on . The tl072 voltages are good but the charge pump voltages are mostly negative when they should be mostly positive .
 Not boxed any up yet as I was thinking of putting 2 distortions a chorus and a delay in one box .
Title: Re: Yey , Its alive . RED LLAMA clone
Post by: kalimna on March 16, 2017, 05:21:14 PM
I am quite the beginner at this electronics malarkey - I know what all the bits *are*, and mostly what they *do*, but have minimal understanding of how the work together. However, it's quite satisfying to hear something work that you have just made :)
When you say take some snaps, you dont mean gutshots too???

Cheers,
Adam
Title: Re: Yey , Its alive . RED LLAMA clone
Post by: bluebunny on March 16, 2017, 05:46:46 PM
When you say take some snaps, you dont mean gutshots too???

Everything.   :icon_twisted:
Title: Re: Yey , Its alive . RED LLAMA clone
Post by: antonis on March 17, 2017, 06:40:46 AM
When you say take some snaps, you dont mean gutshots too???
Everything.   :icon_twisted:
And more than that...!!!  :icon_evil: >:(
Title: Re: Yey , Its alive . RED LLAMA clone
Post by: duck_arse on March 17, 2017, 11:26:55 AM
When you say take some snaps, you dont mean gutshots too???
Everything.   :icon_twisted:
And more than that...!!!  :icon_evil: >:(

we WELCOME shots of malarkey too.
Title: Re: Yey , Its alive . RED LLAMA clone
Post by: rutabaga bob on March 17, 2017, 04:45:07 PM
Yeah...if there's anybody who knows about malarkey, it's Duck!   :icon_mrgreen: