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Regarding BYOC-- please don't forget about GGG, tonepads, runandgroove, etc


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Maybe it just happens here, but whenever a kit topic comes up, people usually only refer to BYOC (build it yourself) or more specifically to http://www.buildyourownclone.com/ . I guess it could be because BYOC has become such a household name. They have grown pretty quickly and is one of the most popular. I don't even use a kit so whenever i see a kit thread, i think about run and groove, ggg, diystompboxes, ampage, 84ax, tonepad. BYOC is just one of them.

 

so i just want a moment to tell you about the other places if you already don't know.

 

www.tonepad.com matt burnside and mr. pena's awesome site (very popular). Matt used to be here alot. Don't know what happen to him tho.

 

http://www.diystompboxes.com/wpress/ this is where i usually send people if they are really interested in the diy stuff. For the highly curious.

 

http://www.muzique.com/ Jack Orman's awesome site. Has good info. Not really a kit site tho, although i think he has some.

 

http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/ the other alternative to BYOC. GGG has been around for a long time and many people know about them. They have great user service.

 

http://www.geofex.com/ not a kit site. I used to come here to learn about effects. There is a lot here, but you have to go digging. It's not the easiest site to navigate through, but there is a goldmine of stuff. RG Keen is active in the diy community.

 

there are a lot more, but these are some of the best i've come to know and read :)

 

feel free to add to the list

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i'm gonna do the LPB2 clone from GGG for my first build!! I'm going to order it soon, and hopefully I'll spend those wet winter nights building more!! it's something i've always wanted to do, so i'm gonna bite the bullet and go for it. my soldering skills aren't great but hopefully they will be good enough to get the job done. I'm getting the GGG LPB2 because it's cheap, so if I mess it up I've not lost too much......I see a big row of silver pedals in front of me now!! LOL.... btw the BYOC rat thing looks really bloody good. I might go for that after if the LPB2 goes well!!

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maybe it just happens here, but whenever a kit topic comes you, people usually only refer to BYOC (build it yourself) or more specifically to
http://www.buildyourownclone.com/
. I guess it could be because BYOC has become such a household name. They have grown pretty quickly and is one of the most popular. I don't even use a kit so whenever i see a kit thread, i think about run and groove, ggg, diystompboxes, ampage, 84ax, tonepad. BYOC is just one of them.


so i just want a moment to tell you about the other places if you already don't know.


www.tonepad.com
matt burnside and mr. pena's awesome site (very popular). Matt used to be here alot. Don't know what happen to him tho.


http://www.diystompboxes.com/wpress/
this is where i usually send people if they are really interested in the diy stuff. For the highly curious.


http://www.muzique.com/
Jack Orman's awesome site. Has good info. Not really a kit site tho, although i think he has some.


http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/
the other alternative to BYOC. GGG has been around for a long time and many people know about them. They have great user service.


http://www.geofex.com/
not a kit site. I used to come here to learn about effects. There is a lot here, but you have to go digging. It's not the easiest site to navigate through, but there is a goldmine of stuff. RG Keen is active in the diy community.


there are a lot more, but these are some of the best i've come to know and read
:)

feel free to add to the list




Good post, soma the the places you listed have "kits" as well.
GGG has a Phase 100 kit that would be good for an intermediate builder to enhance his/her skills imo.They also have a BMP clone with the option of building a specific version and with a little work you could change it to any version you want.

byoc is paint by numbers, the others make you do a little more work for your prize, if not source everything yourself which is good imho.The best thing for people to do is source parts themselves from smallbear elect.,get the layouts,(schems are useless to a novice as its mumbo jumbo) and do a little research before hand.

ive never a been a fan of dot-to-dot type projects,you learn absolutely nothing imho.

Like everything in life, put in the effort and it'll pay off!

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i'm gonna do the LPB2 clone from GGG for my first build!! I'm going to order it soon, and hopefully I'll spend those wet winter nights building more!! it's something i've always wanted to do, so i'm gonna bite the bullet and go for it. my soldering skills aren't great but hopefully they will be good enough to get the job done. I'm getting the GGG LPB2 because it's cheap, so if I mess it up I've not lost too much......I see a big row of silver pedals in front of me now!! LOL.... btw the BYOC rat thing looks really bloody good. I might go for that after if the LPB2 goes well!!




stick with GGG for a while and i gaurantee you are heading in the right direction!

I've never used a kit, i taught myself everything i know with help from GGG and DIY.

Kits limit what you can do, fx layouts are abundant and you can build anything, soooo.....get the skills to do so and you'll enjoy this hobby far more!

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ive never a been a fan of dot-to-dot type projects,you learn absolutely nothing imho.


 

 

Some fair points, but most of the BYOC kits do come with 'mod packs' and explanations of their use; modding is the most popular topic on the message board. A lot of their customers just buy a PCB and source their own stuff because the PCB is just so damn good!

 

As to learning nothing, I cut my teeth on BYOC's and my next project was stripping an NYC big muff and rebuilding it to my own personal (triangle inspired) design. I would never have had the skill, knowledge or confidence to do that without building a couple of beginner/intermediate frindly kits.

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good jobber. very cool resources! :thu:

Maybe it just happens here, but whenever a kit topic comes up, people usually only refer to BYOC (build it yourself) or more specifically to
http://www.buildyourownclone.com/
. I guess it could be because BYOC has become such a household name. They have grown pretty quickly and is one of the most popular. I don't even use a kit so whenever i see a kit thread, i think about run and groove, ggg, diystompboxes, ampage, 84ax, tonepad. BYOC is just one of them.


so i just want a moment to tell you about the other places if you already don't know.


www.tonepad.com
matt burnside and mr. pena's awesome site (very popular). Matt used to be here alot. Don't know what happen to him tho.


http://www.diystompboxes.com/wpress/
this is where i usually send people if they are really interested in the diy stuff. For the highly curious.


http://www.muzique.com/
Jack Orman's awesome site. Has good info. Not really a kit site tho, although i think he has some.


http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/
the other alternative to BYOC. GGG has been around for a long time and many people know about them. They have great user service.


http://www.geofex.com/
not a kit site. I used to come here to learn about effects. There is a lot here, but you have to go digging. It's not the easiest site to navigate through, but there is a goldmine of stuff. RG Keen is active in the diy community.


there are a lot more, but these are some of the best i've come to know and read
:)

feel free to add to the list

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