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Thanks Jimi, they're cheapies I got from Wish.

Gudday all, here's Brotherhood of Steel. It's BuGG's Brown Betty pcb with a klon buffer to kill the squeal, and dual gain channels using 100k and 1meg pots.

"Hey Willy, what's with the bird's nest under the pcb?" I hear you ask. Well, that's what happens when you add another gain pot and have to shift all the eq controls one to the left and don't bother shortening the wires.

Interesting effect, the amount (and tonality) of distortion is really dependent on the eq controls (as per the thermionic distortion too). Didn't like running this one with the trimmer flat out, unlike the thermionic distortion, as it got a bit blatty going that hard. There was also little variation within the gain pot travel. It took a bit of time to dial it in, but I think I'm happy now.

Build Reports / Superjudge + (Superjudge, buffer, boost)
« on: July 17, 2018, 07:45:22 AM »
Gudday all, here's Superjudge +.

It features an LPB1 on a tayda pcb, running into a klon buffer, into JuanSolo's great little circuit. I've always found the Superjudge to really shine with a buffer in front, and it takes a boost really well too, so I decided to put all that in one box.

Even running the boost flat out, it never gets over the top and is still really useable. Not massive amounts of metal distortion usable - but just a great rock drive. If you haven't tried one, you really should.

This build fought me the whole way, or rather, I did a lot of stupid things in putting it together, like jacks at the wrong end, pots not in enough from the walls meaning I had to rip off the dust covers, and just a general tight fit. Then I dropped a 3pdt onto it, denting the face clearcoat... anyway,  it came together in the end.

Build Reports / Re: Bison Echo (1590A Binson)
« on: July 16, 2018, 04:46:50 AM »
Bloody hell. F**k me.

If it fits into your design parameters, it'll be a massive timesaver.

In all honesty, most of my pedals use the same template as far as in/out/power goes, with variation depending on what controls are necessary.

I'll definitely be getting one from you BuGG.  Unfortunately, it just means that I'll have perfectly aligned holes at the wrong end.

Update:  I cut up my spare label and filled the holes with PVA...

Open Discussion / Top mounted jacks.... one day, I'll get it right.
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:12:35 AM »
Top mounted jacks are something I struggle with normally.  Too close to the corners, not far enough away from the pots, all the usual things.

This time though, I drilled out the face of the pedal, and flipped it up to drill the jacks, and then realised I'd drilled the wrong end after doing both holes.

I'd like to say that I hadn't put the label on yet, but that isn't an excuse as the template had the graphic on it too.  FB has suggested LEDs in the holes, but I'm leaning towards plugs if I can find them...

General Questions / Re: Swap EEPROM in PedalPCB Octagon (FV-1)
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:05:41 AM »
I have 3 octagons here, with 3 different eeproms courtesy of BuGG, each has 8 different effects on them.  I should probably let him do the talking though....    My understanding is that if they share the same board, then the eeproms can be swapped like between like.

Global Annoucements / Re: Never-ending Flats Fiasco
« on: July 10, 2018, 07:39:49 PM »
I ordered a Mimik a while ago and tracking said that it sat in Sydney for a month or so before finally getting forwarded to me. Not sure if this is a USPS or Aus Post issue though...

Open Discussion / Re: The Movie Thread....what are you watching?
« on: July 08, 2018, 07:27:44 AM »
How clever was the toy train fight in the first one though?

Build Reports / Re: Gilmourizer 3
« on: July 07, 2018, 08:34:54 AM »
Great work, that's crazy.

Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: July 04, 2018, 12:59:59 AM »
(And yes I love McCaffrey and LeGuin and many others. Blame it on market saturation by people trying to cash in on that Twilight money.)

Check out ELizabeth Moon's Sheepfarmer's Daughter (and the rest of her stuff).

Build Reports / Re: New Multi Drive Build
« on: July 03, 2018, 04:08:09 AM »
I wish my multis were that neat...

Build Reports / Tiger Drive - Crunchbox + Mimik
« on: June 30, 2018, 04:55:40 AM »
After 3 different delays that didn't work quite right (2x Cave dweller (pcb and vero), 1x Rebote), I thought I struck out with the Mimik pcb too, until I found I hadn't soldered the IC socket...

Crunchbox and Mimik as a gift for a friend's son who is really getting into his guitar.  He's a mad ALF Richmond fan, so hence the appropriation of their artwork for this one...  Hard to go wrong with either effect, very meat and potatoes.

Build Reports / Re: New Multi Drive Build
« on: June 30, 2018, 04:52:04 AM »
Nice one!

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