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emstin1

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #360 on: February 14, 2010, 08:27:31 PM »
I finally got it to work, after about 5 previous attempts. That's what i get for reusing parts. Buying smaller solder probably helped too :P  It sounds really good, especially through crate blue voodoo, almost like an OD on the clean channel.  It has a subtle octave up when i play through the neck on my strat though, but its kinda neat IMO. 
I didn't get around to getting an LED, but luckily its pretty easy to tell when its on or off. 

MBackus

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #361 on: March 15, 2010, 02:05:31 PM »
Finalllllly!  Thanks a bunch for the help Aron(and Gus).  I'm using on bass, makes for a real nasty dirty "clean" tone. 

aron

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #362 on: March 15, 2010, 03:30:15 PM »
WOW, what a nice build. COOL!

Aron

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #363 on: April 07, 2010, 09:20:45 PM »
I just got done wiring this up! It's a pretty nice boost, good volume increase, and a little bit of bottom end as well. I'm wondering where the bass increase came from. In regards to the LED, it's a little dark for my liking, I used a 1k resistor on it. Should I go with a lower value?

Load3r

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #364 on: April 16, 2010, 11:13:53 AM »
Finally got the circuit working for myself! Lots of desoldering was involved.
I also added a DIP8 socket as suggested in Erik Hansen's blog and put in some Germanium diodes. I have only tried it out with a keyboard so far, but it sounds sweet!
Still need to wire in a millenium bypass switch, and the adapter socket.
I give you the Red Student!




I will start a thread to track further progress.

Thanks again Aron for the great instructions.

Canis guitarus

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #365 on: April 23, 2010, 12:30:49 AM »
Hey Aron,

Have just built this pedal and put it in to action. Very cool, love the boost control really simple but very effective. I tried it with a 2N5088 and with a Fairchild PN100 (general purpose replacement NPN BJT for all sorts of different models) and found, in my set up at least, the PN100 worked extremely well - really loud, clear and low noise.

Great wee pedal, thanks for taking the time to put it up as a project. Now, I must get some bits for the ...  :icon_wink:

vcarl

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #366 on: July 18, 2010, 01:55:01 AM »
Built! I don't actually own an electric guitar so I can't give it a real test, but I checked lots of various joints with a multimeter, and it all seems to be working. Just floating, but hey, the box can come later. I'll post back when I actually buy a guitar :icon_rolleyes:


roundman3gz

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #367 on: July 29, 2010, 11:12:45 AM »
I built it! Don't have it wired into a switch though.  Adds lotsa bass huh!  Thanks so much for posting this project!

aron

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #368 on: July 29, 2010, 07:11:28 PM »
>I'll post back when I actually buy a guitar

Hehehe now that is funny! You might be the first!

> Adds lotsa bass huh!  Thanks so much for posting this project!

hmmm it should add highs if anything.

roundman3gz

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #369 on: July 29, 2010, 10:04:16 PM »
Well I couldn't find a 22uf at my local radio shack, so I put a another 10uf in it's place.  Could that be the reason I'm getting more bass?

aron

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #370 on: July 30, 2010, 03:51:19 PM »
No, besides the bass, how are the highs?

roundman3gz

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #371 on: July 31, 2010, 12:41:50 PM »
I'll try to record a sample and post it.

LeeU

"I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly." -- Jeff Beck

aron

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #373 on: August 03, 2010, 05:06:27 PM »
Thank you. I need to make more kits.

beto

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #374 on: August 21, 2010, 11:25:41 PM »
It finally worked like a charm!!!

here is the booster


and the previous passive effect loop with feedback control that I did as warm up



next on the list:
-trotsky drive
-dallas rangemaster
-mini blender
-shin ei FY2
-EA tremolo

Thanks for everything guys! I'm becoming addicted to this.
Beto
« Last Edit: August 21, 2010, 11:30:29 PM by beto »

LeeU

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #375 on: October 29, 2010, 12:01:41 PM »
On the parts page at: http://www.diystompboxes.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=55 it shows "Sorry, the product was not found.". Is it out of stock or just been moved? (I finally got all the tools together and now am ready to move to my first project! I hope the parts kit is still available.)
"I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly." -- Jeff Beck

.Mike

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #376 on: October 29, 2010, 02:03:20 PM »
Hi LeeU,

Aron posted this the other day:

Sorry, I will add the kit back shortly. Just busy dealing with other things right now.

It'll be back, just not sure when. :)

Mike
If you're not doing it for yourself, it's not DIY. ;)

My effects site: Just one more build... | My website: America's Debate.

LeeU

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #377 on: October 30, 2010, 07:07:07 PM »
Thanks, Mike! I hadn't seen that, although I did scan through the page. (Must be going blind.)
"I don't care about the rules. In fact, if I don't break the rules at least 10 times in every song then I'm not doing my job properly." -- Jeff Beck

pete27

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #378 on: November 23, 2010, 01:13:26 AM »
just finished building this, it sounds really good! and its nice and easy  :P

aron

Re: Please let me know if you have built this project
« Reply #379 on: November 23, 2010, 02:03:18 PM »
Yes it is good! Congratulations!