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  • Anyone interested in a pedal build thread?

    Minister of music by day, small-time pedal cooker by night.

     

    My specialty is hybrid fuzz circuits, though I do quite enjoy cobbling the odd PCB-based build together for a lark.

     

    I know a lot of us play through a big-ol chain of effects, and I'm curious just how many have felt the DIY itch, and/ or are just plain interested in seeing how it's done.  I have a very special pedal in mind for this build thread, but if no one's interested I can just "photodump" at the end.

     

    Let me know what you think

     

    Here are a few PCBs I've built up for reference; some are quite old (I forget to take pics of everything I'm working on )

     

    FuzzBox

    Luna Moth

    Revolution gain section

    MKC1 PCB dye

    Attached Files
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  • #2
    Cool man! I love me some fuzz pedals. Do you have the ability to post clips of em when you're done?

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    • warriorpoet
      warriorpoet commented
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      Sure I can.  The bigger question is, does anyone actually want ot hear me play?

       

      Should I take that as a "yes" you're interested in the process, or an "I'd rather see it all finished"?


  • #3
    I'm subscribing for the whole shebang. :-D
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    • #4
      I would definitely be interested in everything from the build process to the end-product clips. I have thought about getting into building pedals, and I was thinking of getting a couple BYOC kits to get started.
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      • #5

        I'm interested in a pedal build thread as well as I've started working on my soldering skills in preparation of trying my hand at a few pedals.  There is just something about playing through something you made, over something you just bought, that brings a feeling of pride with it.

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        • warriorpoet
          warriorpoet commented
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          One of the best things about building for yourself is that no one knows what you need better than you, and once you get a few builds under your belt you start understanding better what makes you happy.


        • warriorpoet
          warriorpoet commented
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          Hey MB, the best thing you can do to improve your soldering skills is pick up the proper iron and solder. A decent temperature-controlled station isn't that expensive.

          I use this one, and it's great: http://www.circuitspecialists.com/csi-station1a.html

          Also, conical tips will save your life, and 63/37 solder or bust

      • #6
        Please do a pedal build thread. I will definitely follow!
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        • killthehippies45
          killthehippies45 commented
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          i'd follow this. i want to start building pedals too!


      • #7

        warriorpoet wrote:

        My specialty is hybrid fuzz circuits,



        very interested.. particularly in a hybrid fuzz pedal

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        • #8

          Looks like a lot of folks want to get started on PCB-based stuff.  Maybe I'll whip together a simple PCB-based circuit this weekend to give those of you interested in getting started a little motivation

           

          The one I really want to log, though, is on perf, and that's not really as noobie-friendly as a documented PCB.  Maybe I'll do two threads...

           

          Something like a GuitarPCB Industrial Fuzz oughta do the trick.  The perfboard circuit is my own.

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          • #9

            warriorpoet wrote:

            Minister of music by day, small-time pedal cooker by night.

             

            My specialty is hybrid fuzz circuits, though I do quite enjoy cobbling the odd PCB-based build together for a lark.

             

            I know a lot of us play through a big-ol chain of effects, and I'm curious just how many have felt the DIY itch, and/ or are just plain interested in seeing how it's done.  I have a very special pedal in mind for this build thread, but if no one's interested I can just "photodump" at the end.

             

            Let me know what you think

             

            Here are a few PCBs I've built up for reference; some are quite old (I forget to take pics of everything I'm working on )

             

            FuzzBox

            Luna Moth

            Revolution gain section

            MKC1 PCB dye


            nice work!

            Attached Files

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            • #10
              WP, your wiring is SO neat! I wish I could be that neat.
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              • warriorpoet
                warriorpoet commented
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                GilmourD wrote:
                WP, your wiring is SO neat! I wish I could be that neat.

                Thanks, man.  I'm getting better at it, but I'm never really satisfied with wiring.  I'm always looking for ways to make it cleaner.  I hope to share the tricks I use to make it as clean as it is, and hopefully glean a tip or two from the experienced guys here too

                 

                I began preliminary work today, with one minor cosmetic bummer.  I'll get to soldering a bit tomorrow night and post some pics.


            • #11

              Subscribed. Just got a hand-made Meathead clone, and love it. My curiosity is piqued.

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