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DIY Stompboxes => Building your own stompbox => Topic started by: erix on May 19, 2004, 02:30:03 PM

Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: erix on May 19, 2004, 02:30:03 PM
I've been lurking around the stompbox boards for several years now but this is my first stompbox. It is Joe G.'s Easyface with input blend control and 'Volt' control (like the 'Stab' control on a Fuzz Factory) all on a tiny layout of my own design.
(http://www.hbci.com/~erix/images/fuzz_box_1.jpg)
I really enjoyed hand-painting the artwork.
(http://www.hbci.com/~erix/images/fuzz_box_2.jpg)
I laid out the artwork in Illustrator, printed it to size, taped it on top of the box and cut through the paper and into the paint with a sharp Xacto knife. Then I followed the lines from the knife with a 000 brush and Testors model paints.
(http://www.hbci.com/~erix/images/fuzz_box_3.jpg)
Inside it's wire, jacks, pots and trannies from Smallbear and way-too-tiny Wima tone caps from my junk box.
(http://www.hbci.com/~erix/images/fuzz_box_4.jpg)
Looking forward to building more!

ok,
erix
Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: jimbob on May 19, 2004, 02:36:05 PM
very nice! I know its not easy to paint letters as you did-atleast not for me-

very kool!
Title: Good One !!!
Post by: petemoore on May 19, 2004, 02:36:45 PM
Hot and Cool Hues !!!
  Great Job !!!
  The knobs reflections in the Pics look trick...Great photo.
Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: AL on May 19, 2004, 02:38:08 PM
Whoa !!!  Nice looking box  8)  on the outside and inside. I wish my first box looked half that good. Good job cramming all that in there too.

AL
Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: Samuel on May 19, 2004, 02:59:18 PM
i like that your electrolitic caps match the paint job!
Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: Doug H on May 19, 2004, 03:10:59 PM
That looks really nice. :D  Congrats on being able to fit it all in a 1590B.

Doug
Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: Paul Marossy on May 19, 2004, 03:34:49 PM
Very cool stuff. Looks kinda Z. Vex-ish...  :wink:
Title: 1
Post by: u1061810 on May 19, 2004, 05:36:35 PM
Nice job! I dig the lettering job-ULTRA FINE!
Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: Hal on May 19, 2004, 06:30:43 PM
yea, i also thought it looked like Z Vex's stuff.

Sweet job.  I wish i was blessed with nice handwriting ;)

What exactly is hte "volt" control, pre-gain ?
Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: Peter Snowberg on May 19, 2004, 06:48:04 PM
Beautiful work! 8) 8) 8)

The finish is totally pro looking! :D

Take care,
-Peter
Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: brett on May 19, 2004, 07:32:40 PM
Masterpiece. You should be very proud of this baby  8)
Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: bobbletrox on May 19, 2004, 09:07:29 PM
Even your caps match the paintjob!  Nice  :o

You have a steadier hand than I -that's for sure.
Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: Lonestarjohnny on May 19, 2004, 10:00:48 PM
Super job on the paint and lettering,
JD  8)  8)
Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: erix on May 20, 2004, 08:49:13 AM
Thanks for the kind words everybody!

>What exactly is hte "volt" control, pre-gain ?

That's a 5K pot in series with the +9V wire from the battery. It starves the circuit for power and gives you spattery, fizzy, kludgey kind of tones depending on where it's set.

erix
Title: Easyface build pics
Post by: theaxeman on May 20, 2004, 10:12:49 AM
*Drool*

 8)  8)