Author Topic: Pictures!  (Read 11791099 times)

theundeadelvis

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #280 on: February 06, 2006, 07:21:22 PM »
Yes PlastiKote Super Lacquer. Ah tude! I see ;D
If it ain't broke...   ...it will be soon.

MRX2099

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #281 on: February 07, 2006, 04:49:23 PM »
Not quiet a pedal , but I have been working on this since Last April, and its almost complete, then on to bigger and better things  ;D












Dave_B

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #282 on: February 07, 2006, 04:53:46 PM »
Did you build and tolex the box, MRX2099?!  Reminds me of the George Lynch amp in the Groove Tubes book.  In fact, from the photos, I would never guess that wasn't a real Marshall.

There's no way my DIY efforts will ever look that good. 

Very nice work!
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MRX2099

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #283 on: February 07, 2006, 04:58:38 PM »
I built it all box, metal chassis( from an old aluminum road sign  hehhhe) I ordered the tolex and covered it myself, and am about 90% done wiring it up, then I may put my own custom logo in place of the marshall one, stay tuned for what it will say, gotta get a good pic of it, its like the older marshall block logo but my name I chose. Yeha i picked the purple, one reason bercause of the one Lynch played, but mine is a 50 watt lead,  not a superlead 100, but still it should crank and kick some serious butt............ :)
thanks

phostenix

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #284 on: February 07, 2006, 05:14:58 PM »
Wow! Nicely done! A thing of beauty. 

Grace and peace,

Steve
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

King Solomon

larseko

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #285 on: February 08, 2006, 05:09:53 PM »
So many great images, I'll very humbly post my not too perfect first build to, it's Torchy's ZW-44 layout. Unfortunately I had to do all the laquer works in a cardboard box to prevent too much stuff out in the open (in our apartment), so the sides of the pedal aren't that perfect, but I think it went well nevertheless... of course nothing compared to some of the beauties in this thread :D Thanks for all your inspiration, and thanks to Torchy if you read this.




Keep up the posting :)

theundeadelvis

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #286 on: February 08, 2006, 05:21:26 PM »
I wish my first build had looked half that pro! Very nice build larseko.
If it ain't broke...   ...it will be soon.

larseko

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #287 on: February 08, 2006, 05:24:56 PM »
I wish my first build had looked half that pro! Very nice build larseko.

Thank you very much! Actually it was the second build (after the beginner project), but my first finish! :)

KaptenSpark

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #288 on: February 10, 2006, 05:23:55 AM »
"Lilla Klon" is Small Clone swedish. Handpainted.


KaptenSpark

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #289 on: February 10, 2006, 05:27:00 AM »
There.

Speeddemon

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #290 on: February 10, 2006, 07:41:24 AM »
A hotrodded Fuzz Face:



and an exact-parts (carbon film resistors, green radial Mylar caps, 2x HA1457W IC's, 2SK246GR FET) FA-1 Clone:
Meanwhile @ TGP:
"I was especially put off by the religious banterings written inside the LDO pedal. I guess he felt it was necessary to thank God that someone payed $389 for his tubescreamer!"

puretube

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #291 on: February 10, 2006, 08:20:16 AM »
This time, it won`t be Mrs. Dunl*p, when the phone rings...  :icon_razz:


Speeddemon

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #292 on: February 10, 2006, 08:28:56 AM »
This time, it won`t be Mrs. Dunl*p, when the phone rings...  :icon_razz:


Sure, let's re-hash THAT ol' shit.

Also, perhaps you didn't notice, but
A) My FA-1 Ampclone can NOT be mistaken for the original (knob placing, no footswitch, no LED, no DC jack, audio jack placing, no Boss logo)
B) The original, unlike the MXR Micro Amp, is NO LONGER IN PRODUCTION
C) The original's design is over 25 years old, so even if they HAD patents, they've expired by now.

Besides, why bust my balls when Mike @ Propechysounds cloned one too?  ??? ::)
Meanwhile @ TGP:
"I was especially put off by the religious banterings written inside the LDO pedal. I guess he felt it was necessary to thank God that someone payed $389 for his tubescreamer!"

Joecool85

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #293 on: February 10, 2006, 09:06:16 AM »
That and no one cares if you make it for yourself, its when you start selling them that its a big problem.
Life is what you make it.
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Speeddemon

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #294 on: February 10, 2006, 09:42:02 AM »
That and no one cares if you make it for yourself, its when you start selling them that its a big problem.
Well I do sell them, but not like 100s, besides, what's Boss gonna sue me for? Using the same color as a pedal they made 25 years ago?  ::)  ;D

I bought an original FA-1 awhile ago, and I really liked the sound and versatility of it, so I opened it up, drew a layout and went searching for the parts. I finally managed to get ahold of some Chinese company, selling me the HA1457W's (new old stock) for $7 each (rather cheap, since most U.S. suppliers quoted me $25 a piece! Some even $68.  :icon_eek:
Meanwhile @ TGP:
"I was especially put off by the religious banterings written inside the LDO pedal. I guess he felt it was necessary to thank God that someone payed $389 for his tubescreamer!"

Dave_B

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #295 on: February 10, 2006, 10:01:37 AM »
That and no one cares if you make it for yourself, its when you start selling them that its a big problem.
Well I do sell them, but not like 100s, besides, what's Boss gonna sue me for? Using the same color as a pedal they made 25 years ago?  ::)  ;D
It's Boss's responsibility to come after anyone who infringes on their trademarks.  A lot of people are obviously cloning out-of-production pedals, but they're not usually doing things to confuse the customers, such as using a font closely linked to the Boss brand.   
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Speeddemon

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #296 on: February 10, 2006, 11:07:40 AM »
Since I'm using decals, these fonts are easily substituted.

And AFAIK, Boss can't "trademark" the Arial-font.  :P
a) There is no trademark on the Boss FA-1 (if it was, it's expired)
b) There's no trade-DRESS infringing, since my pedal looks more than 10% different.
Meanwhile @ TGP:
"I was especially put off by the religious banterings written inside the LDO pedal. I guess he felt it was necessary to thank God that someone payed $389 for his tubescreamer!"

runmikeyrun

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #297 on: February 10, 2006, 11:59:40 AM »
well i'm a little late, but here goes:

my first pedal, and it shows!


buzz box w/ a bunch of mods- old DOD housing.  Knobs made out of FIMO clay


Opamp muff fuzz- caramel corn tin


LofoMofo, but i added a booster and 5 different switch selectable bandpass filters.  Phenolic electrical box


GGG Pt-80 delay.  Went together oh-so-smooth with ready to solder circuit board and parts list!  Moosopotomous extended delay mod.  Grey plastic electrical box and blank aluminum switch panel.  Shielded w/ Al foil tape inside 


Mr. Clean passive volume knob w/ treble bypass cap.  Used for my guitarist's JCM800 to get "cleaner" tones.


Microphone hooked to booster-> ruby amp.  Old geiger counter from Civil Defense program.  the more volume/gain, the more the meter moves!


The small condenser button mic is secured in the old probe, which rotates to open.  Very hard to use live, a feedback monster!!  Good for the studio.


Another geiger counter, slightly different, with a big muff circuit.  This one's meter also works.


TSA built into wah housing


Uglyface built into wah housing


Basic loop pedal.  Graphic done w/ ink jet printer on t-shirt heat transfer.


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AdamB

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #298 on: February 10, 2006, 12:05:24 PM »
I like the black/yellow paint on that wah enclosure, looks very cool.

-Adam

alteredsounds

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #299 on: February 10, 2006, 12:14:21 PM »
runmikeyrun those cases are awesome, love it!