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"Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« on: May 18, 2016, 07:40:33 PM »
I'd done this enclosure last spring, chopped according to Cozybuilder's tutorial at diystomp... then painted  & legended for a circuit i lost interest in. Sat 'til this spring when i put out a plea for ideas for a circuit to put in a finished boxed and Stomptown offered me one of his Harmonic Percolator pcb's and the four other important bits. Jumped at that and very glad i did, finished and tested yesterday and it sounds great through my 18watt, dead on for my sonic territory. Much thanks to Jon!



Etching primer, BIN primer/Sealer (white) to level any scratches.

Red paint around the top, tape off the stripe then red paint over the stripe to seal the tape edges and prevent the other colours bleeding under.

Paint white, mask botttom half paint the top Cody green.

Mask the top paint purple. Then slapped on a coat of Micaceous Iron Oxide (mica flakes in black paint), wrapped with crinkled up Saran Wrap then let dry. Peeled off and did a second application in a few weak areas.

About a picture i posted yesterday.
Looks great! Did you do the lettering by hand? and how on earth did you stick the cut piece back on the enclosure??

Lettering was done with a piece of frisket film and very narrow tape i used as pcb etch resist back in the tape and dry transfer pad pcb days.





First attempt was with thick acrylic gel medium, total failure so sanded it off and taped it up for a second shot with the airbrush and tooth brush.




Didn't have the odd ball resister values for the Albini version but did have 1/8w, 1/4w parallel pairs to stack for them. Also the only 2.2uF electros i have are axial so paralleled two 1uF radial electros. I haven't tried either set of bounding diodes (will be set and forget) but i'm fully impressed with running bare.
First time use of one of Rej's Lumen boards.










Thanks to Stomptown for giving me the kick in the butt to finally finish a pedal, first in over a year! Sounds super, great board!

Thank you Jon!
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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2016, 07:51:34 PM »
Amazing job on the enclosure!


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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2016, 08:11:42 PM »
Amazing job on that enclosure

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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 09:09:45 PM »
Oh My! Outstanding job. Your "box finish" work still makes me go "How did he do that!". Another of your builds go in my inspiration folder.

Lets not forget about that slant enclosure, It came out perfect.

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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 02:22:12 AM »
wow, every single one of your builds is a piece of art. very cool stuff. enjoy it
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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 04:42:15 AM »
Seriously awesome! That thin tape is crazy.

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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 05:50:03 AM »
Yeah I'd say your out of the slump! Love the slanted enclosure
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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2016, 06:49:11 AM »
Beautiful work as always, Dave.

And the perc really is a magical fuzz.
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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2016, 07:06:42 AM »
Wow!!!  Slump no more!!!

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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2016, 08:03:51 AM »
That is unreal! This is one of my favorite fuzzes as well. I built the "stock" specs version on one of Jon's boards to compare with the Albini I did on the old Pepper Spray PCB. Which one did you end up going with? They're both worthwhile in my book.

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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2016, 08:51:29 AM »
Speechless!

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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2016, 01:11:28 PM »
Hot damn.

That is one nice build dude!

That enclosure is beautiful.

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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2016, 02:02:45 PM »
Truly, a work of art.  The enclosure is so great. 



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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2016, 09:52:55 PM »
Thank you all for the feedback, always always appreciated!

That is unreal! This is one of my favorite fuzzes as well. I built the "stock" specs version on one of Jon's boards to compare with the Albini I did on the old Pepper Spray PCB. Which one did you end up going with? They're both worthwhile in my book.

Hi Bret, This one is built to the Albini version, had watched the his demo a long time ago but now you've got me curious.

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Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2016, 12:21:38 AM »
Glad I could help out Dave! This just looks amazing; total eye candy with the color choices and the wedge is so cool. Do you have a link to the tutorial?
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