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rankot

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29180 on: January 08, 2021, 02:27:27 PM »
Something heavy and big - reactive load.

Interesting - I'm currently waiting for a choke and power resistors to complete parts for the same thing :)
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peterc

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29181 on: January 08, 2021, 02:34:59 PM »
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Temol:
Not exactly. Rather similar to Aiken reactive load. I do not use transformer for the line out, no fan, a bit different schematic.

Thanks 

temol

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29182 on: January 08, 2021, 07:31:02 PM »
Quote from: rankot
Interesting - I'm currently waiting for a choke and power resistors to complete parts for the same thing :)

What a coincidence :)
Actually, I've built two reactive loads. The other one is a bit smaller (in size and wattage) but has additional feature  - attenuator.



rankot

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29183 on: January 09, 2021, 11:44:22 AM »
What a coincidence :)
Actually, I've built two reactive loads. The other one is a bit smaller (in size and wattage) but has additional feature  - attenuator.

I see you used some 10 or 20W resistors. I'm going to use 50 & 100W, but I'm not sure how to size the heatsink for them.
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rankot

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29184 on: January 24, 2021, 09:26:16 AM »
Quote from: rankot
Interesting - I'm currently waiting for a choke and power resistors to complete parts for the same thing :)

What a coincidence :)
Actually, I've built two reactive loads. The other one is a bit smaller (in size and wattage) but has additional feature  - attenuator.



Where do you buy such a nice boxes? Also, is it necessary for attenuator to have metal box, or I can use wooden one? I presume I can, since all the speakers are unshielded.
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temol

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29185 on: January 24, 2021, 10:52:23 AM »
Where do you buy such a nice boxes? Also, is it necessary for attenuator to have metal box, or I can use wooden one? I presume I can, since all the speakers are unshielded.

I don't buy them. I design, build and paint them myself. All the jacks are isolated from the box. So I'm not sure if metal box is necessary here.

rankot

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29186 on: January 24, 2021, 12:04:54 PM »
Amazing! I'd love to know how to make those boxes, they are actually the main problem here. :(
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temol

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29187 on: January 24, 2021, 03:19:19 PM »
I think I have some photos that I took while making one of the previous enclosures. I'll try to make a simple illustrated guide.


slashandburn

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29188 on: January 28, 2021, 01:41:08 PM »
iainpunk got me hooked on tremolo a while back (cheers btw Iain!) and after playing with a few finally settled on Culturejam's Shoot the Moon and have been happy as a pig in shit ever since.

Fast forward a few months and I stumbled upon this great piece of art by Wes Talbott, who is not only incredibly talented but was kind enough to allow me to use his work for this:



Had to whittle it down from the four knob version to avoid obscuring too much of the art but I think it turned out pretty nice.

vigilante397

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29189 on: January 31, 2021, 02:36:13 AM »
I'm not going to post everything I build because you would get sick of me really quick, but I still like to post every now and then so you know I'm still alive :P Here's a couple from this month's batch:

Particle Accelerator X - F-2B preamp with 12AX7 tube, UV print over raw enclosure w/ sparkly clear powdercoat
Dr. Wattson - HiWatt Dr103 preamp with 6N21B tubes, UV print over raw enclosure w/ clear powdercoat
Slampegg Bee Pre X - Ampeg B-15N preamp with 12AX7 (which I guess makes it closer to B-25?), UV print over raw enclosure w/ sparkly clear powdercoat





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stallik

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29190 on: January 31, 2021, 02:44:55 AM »
Really nice Nathan, you seem to have really got the measure of that UV printer. Are the inks lasting as well as you expected?
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vigilante397

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29191 on: January 31, 2021, 03:21:50 AM »
Really nice Nathan, you seem to have really got the measure of that UV printer. Are the inks lasting as well as you expected?

Thanks :) They absolutely are. They'll rub off when printed on a bare enclosure, which is why I do a clear powdercoat over these ones, but I can print them straight onto a powdercoat and they seem to bond with the powdercoat and come out really nice. Acetone won't even take them off.

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11-90-an

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29192 on: January 31, 2021, 04:52:36 AM »
I'm not going to post everything I build because you would get sick of me really quick,

Bah! We won’t get annoyed (or me, at least) with your nice builds!  :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
flip flop flip flop flip

vigilante397

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29193 on: January 31, 2021, 04:24:27 PM »
Bah! We won’t get annoyed (or me, at least) with your nice builds!  :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:

You say that, but I build 40 boxes a month and there are only 6 or 7 different models, so looooooots of repeats :P
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amptramp

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29194 on: February 01, 2021, 04:20:10 PM »
I think you have found the magic solution for a paint replacement if acetone does not remove it.  The enclosures and artwork look excellent.

vigilante397

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29195 on: February 01, 2021, 04:29:10 PM »
I think you have found the magic solution for a paint replacement if acetone does not remove it.  The enclosures and artwork look excellent.

Thanks :) I'm pretty clumsy and I got tired of my spraypainted finished chipping and flaking every time I dropped a pedal, so my switch to powdercoating was long overdue. Once you get the initial setup (gun, booth to spray in, curing oven - $80 or so if you go cheap and small) the powder itself is probably about the same price as a can of paint for how many boxes you can do and there are some really neat finishes out there that you can't really get with spraypaint.
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Toy Sun

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29196 on: February 01, 2021, 06:00:22 PM »
Pretty new to DIY stomps (both the forum and the entire process) but this is about 70% of what I've done in my first year or so. Just throwing this photo up, I'll definitely get a more detailed post up with what these are and some of the decoration methods.


Marcos - Munky

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29197 on: February 01, 2021, 06:49:12 PM »
Very awesome for a pretty new to stompboxes! Your boxes looks very cool. I'm interested on those faceplate-like finishes.

dfx_pedalpcbs

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29198 on: February 02, 2021, 04:53:01 AM »
Nice builds, finally got around to making my smaller electric mistress






garcho

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #29199 on: February 02, 2021, 09:05:44 AM »
^ nice faceplate!
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