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Build Reports / Re: Mississippi Drive aka Deadringer II
« on: April 14, 2015, 02:01:49 PM »
The etch is great, looks awesome. Really versatile circuit, I may have to knock one of these up...

Build Reports / Re: Single PCL84 amplifier build
« on: April 14, 2015, 01:55:43 PM »
Holy Jesus biscuits!!! That's quite exceptional. I think there's space for an effects loop in there though  ;D

Build Reports / Re: Pennyroyal Chorus... in ((((STEREO))))
« on: April 08, 2015, 12:53:03 AM »
That's simply gorgeous Lee, amazing work. Funny how beautiful something as simple as the ground bus can be, super clean and perfectly executed!

Nice build! The ground wiring looks fantastic! What kind of Jacks are those? They look handy for tight builds.
They're Kobiconn I believe...

Open Discussion / Re: Fender Tone Box suggestions please
« on: April 05, 2015, 04:45:04 PM »
Black '65 is indeed excellent. Great clean sound and you always have the extra gain stage on a switch.
I run mine at 15volts and biased for that value. It's great.
just been reading more on Tagboards about biasing the FETs, when running at 15v do you get more headroom and, as I haven't done it before, what drain value would you be aiming for when running at 15v? Or is this still the 4.25-5v?

Open Discussion / Re: Fender Tone Box suggestions please
« on: April 05, 2015, 04:26:01 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions, Black 65 looks like a winner. I like the idea of running it at a higher voltage, I'll whack a charge pump in and bias it as you say. Best get designing!

Open Discussion / Fender Tone Box suggestions please
« on: April 05, 2015, 07:45:47 AM »
I'm planning a multi build that will give me some tone shaping ability, not so much interested in drive/gain, but to give some colour to my tone. The clean channel on the Laney IRT-Studio I play is a good base for effects but also fairly lifeless. My plan is a multi that switches between an ROG English Channel and some kind of fender tone. I was looking at the Lovepedal Les Luis clones, Wampler Tweed 57 and Black 65. The latter two look more gain based and emulate the cranked amps they reference. Any good ideas for me to consider would be greatly appreciated!

Build Reports / Re: Tremorus
« on: April 05, 2015, 07:38:43 AM »
Beautiful as always. Sounds like an awesome pair.

Build Reports / Re: Colorsound Inductorless Wah
« on: April 05, 2015, 07:37:41 AM »
That is seriously awesome! I've been thinking about making an expression pedal recently, wonder if I can use the same technique... Amazing job, kudos!

Looks great! Love the idea for the art too, a week designed layout is art in its own right, great to showcase it!

Build Reports / Re: The Growler
« on: April 02, 2015, 10:06:17 AM »
Looks great! Can't beat LED eyes...

Build Reports / Re: Daughter Daddy EM drive
« on: April 01, 2015, 07:08:21 AM »
That's awesome! And some fine parenting! I wonder when my 19month old lad could start.... Hmmm....

Build Reports / Re: My Arcadiator is... here!
« on: April 01, 2015, 07:01:39 AM »
All forms of YES! Love it, I'll add this to the ever growing build list. Excellent work as per sir!

Build Reports / Re: The Djentlemen and One More for the Sea
« on: April 01, 2015, 06:41:55 AM »
Glad you like the boost, it's not something I'd choose to add an expression pedal to but should be straightforward to do.  Just send the pcb connections to a switched TRS jack socket and the return lugs to the pot.  You'll have to use a stereo jack to the expression pedal and hack it with an appropriate value pot.

Ooo thanks, I wondered if it would be that simple. Might have to get hacking...

Build Reports / The Djentlemen and One More for the Sea
« on: March 31, 2015, 02:30:51 PM »
The Djentlemen - Wrecktifier PCB from Fuzz Dog
LOVE IT! Although seriously heavy and full on metal but very tonal and has tonnes of range. I even like the infamous boost. Sure its disgusting and odd, but does make for some unique sounds that nothing else makes. Anyone know if it would be possible to add an exp pedal out to control the boost pot? Artwork is a random image from google turned into a vector and neatened up, clear adhesive paper, EnviroTex, done. Lots of wiring but a relatively quick build none-the-less. Oh, and I accidentally put a LED in the wrong way round then destroyed the pad on removal, hence the random jumper on the back of the board.

One More for the Sea - Hamlet+ PCB from JMK
WHAT A DELAY! This is my first delay build and first tap tempo to boot. Big props to Jacob the design and layout, really can't say enough good stuff about it. Sadly, my artwork just didn't work in this case, the blue 1590BB was darker than I expected, I got a slightly better pic but not much. May well re-house or just build another when it takes my fancy. Also, didn't take into account the type of DPDT switch used so excuse the bent (although unused) lugs.

I must start posting these things more often!

El Embullo - I can't take any credit for this build, it was one of Lace Sensors "Larry David" prototype PCBs which was all populated bar adding the ICs into the sockets and wiring to the jacks/switch etc. BUT I am very happy with the artwork, drawn in Illustrator, printed on clear adhesive paper and EnviroTex'd in a 125B

Firebreather - Flender PCB by Fuzz Dog
Beastly fuzz with tone boost on the second footswitch. Thought about doing the octave cut mod but I love the tone with the octave and I can always build more! Artwork/name from Thrice's Alchemy Index I: Fire Album, in a 1590B, same finishing as above

Killer Hertz - Six Shooter PCB by 1776 Effects
Built two as it was one of my first builds and wanted to see if I built them the same. Had to use some parallel caps/series resistors to get the right values (I could have ordered the right values of course... ha). Artwork same as above. Really great layout, and would love to build another with different values that I have thought about more deeply for specific guitars etc.

True Bypass Looper - Realy basic I know, but rather proud of my drilling! Neat and tidy.

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