03-29-2013 04:42 AM - edited 07-18-2013 04:12 AM
Hello! I created my first effectbox and called it a "ticket to freedom". It's not a mod, or emulation of any amp. What do you think about this box?
Site: Polar Lights
03-29-2013 07:16 AM
03-29-2013 09:02 AM
does sound good! i don't believe it's not based on anything though...not sure what you mean by another 'amp'...what about being based on another pedal?
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03-29-2013 09:04 AM
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03-29-2013 09:49 AM
When i say "amp emulation", I mean anithing like Wampler Black '65 or AMT "Legends Amp" series.
When Istarted working on this effectbox, I knew exactlywhat kind of sound I want. I built a foundation, and then a month bringing it to the ideal.
I'm from Russia, Chelyabinsk, and I don't know much English. I hope you understand me)
03-29-2013 09:58 AM
what I think from just looking at it:
the horizontal Zvex layout is something I hate... kicking knob positions and way too much board space. Set that thing vertical and have jacks on the top side to maximize board space and distance of knobs to footswitches
also if there is a flip switch that doesnt totally alter the entire pedal to necessitate moving all knobs WHY NOT MAKE IT ITS OWN FOOTSWITCH? its very helpful to be able to have multiple tones in 1 box when playing live with another click.
I have to agree with this but you'd also need a bigger box. Like, if it were me, I'd do a larger version with more footswitches and also a compact version.
03-29-2013 11:18 AM - edited 03-29-2013 11:18 AM
ignore these guys. sounds great, if you made this pedal with extra footswitches, i'd write it off as something i'm not interested in.
I think extra footswitches are sort of pointless for a straight up fuzz box. It's like the fat switch on my Blues Jr. There's a footswitch input but WHY THE FUCK DO I WANT THAT?
I like your final product look, though.
03-29-2013 11:34 AM
sounds good! keep it up!
03-30-2013 10:47 AM
Now I'm starting a project on the boomstarter.ru (kickstarter.com analog). My project has been moderated and starts April 1! It is in Russian, but I tried to translate it:
"Hello! My name is Alexander, now I'm 23. When I was 15 I became interested in the guitar playing, at 18 began building the first effects by myself. Began with the transformation of the TV in amplifiers. I later copied the known devices and modified them. In general, gain experience.
There are a lot of new ideas in my head today, and the first of them finally came to life:
I am pleased to introduce Ticket To Freedom - guitar overdrive pedal with a wide range of sounds and simple control.
These are the main features of pedal:
The tone controls are located before the clipping section. So, the tone widely regulates the structure of overdrive, provides a sound from thin overdrive to hard fuzz.
GAIN range extends from clean sound to deep overdrive. This provides flexibility. However, even at maximum sensitivity you can play simple chords.
The pedal allows the sound to "breathe". You can hear the character of the guitar at all settings.
CUT and FAT switches allows you to achieve the sound you want with any amplifier.
And now about the reason I wrote it here at BOOMSTARTER. To create a new sound and to promote it, I need a site, a variety of tools and devices, quality parts and some time. In the presence of start-up capital, this period will significantly reduced, and I will please the music world with new effects much earlier.
Many thanks to everyone who supports the project, who are interested in promoting it, and in general all those who came to this page!"
I think, too many mistakes, but I can't do anything with it)
03-30-2013 11:12 AM
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