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youngstownguitar

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Zombii Slambox
« on: January 27, 2011, 07:43:46 PM »
This is my first build that wasn't from a kit -it really highlighted my incompetence with this stuff. 
Sounds AMAZING tho - madbean makes some awesome PCBs. 
Thanks to everyone that answered my noob questions here and to runmikeyrun@DIYstomboxes for all the help.

Here it is next to a 808 I built from a ggg kit


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here is a pic of how I cracked the enclosure by using a worn out drill bit that was better off in the trash:


I think I may build the same exact pedal again just so I can try to do a better job at it.  I certanly couldnt do much worse.

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Re: Zombii Slambox
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 08:41:53 PM »

Hey man, looks good to me!  Not an easy build...

For what its worth, ive built over 30 pedals, and have had the odd one crack like yours. 

These days, i use a 'step-bit' in my drill press. It's much kinder on the enclosure, as it drills out the hole 1 mm at a time.  Just wish i had of bought the drill press / step bit earlier...

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Re: Zombii Slambox
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 01:51:21 AM »
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here is a pic of how I cracked the enclosure by using a worn out drill bit that was better off in the trash

Yikes!

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Re: Zombii Slambox
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 07:41:05 AM »
Food job on your build.

I've never seen an enclosure crack like that!  I like that you still used it instead of throwing it in the trash too.
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Re: Zombii Slambox
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 03:46:26 PM »
I've never seen an enclosure crack like that!  I like that you still used it instead of throwing it in the trash too.

Yea I just got a piece of metal from lowe's for $0.30 and cut it to cover the hole I busted out.  Then I just used some JB weld to patch it up- cant really see it when the pedal is on the board unless you are looking for it.

There is a lot of similiar situations here:
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=89213.0

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Re: Zombii Slambox
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 07:54:39 PM »
It happened to me only once, on the side of the enclosure like youngstownguitars did.  I was using a 12mm drill bit with a handdrill into the side of the enclosure.  Drilled out ok to start off with, then the cutting spiral of the drill bit, kind a got stuck as it started tp come out the otherside.  The hole cracked, even the clamp couldnt hold it in place.  The enclosure went flying across the room. I was like this: :o

Like i said, dont use a hand drill anymore.  Drill press with a step bit is easier, safer, quicker, does a better job, etc etc.  For 100 bucks, its not worth the potential injuries.

PS: oh yeah, mine was a prepainted 1590bb box as well.

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