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My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« on: July 04, 2018, 12:23:42 PM »
Works! Ha, was a little nervous hitting the button the first time. Put more time into it then I care to admit. Only issue I'm having with it is that I can hear a very low level phasing going on when the pedal is on but not playing, perhaps the level is up a little too much.


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Re: My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 01:02:59 PM »
That looks great!  I like those different color aluminum knobs.  Where did you get them?
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Re: My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2018, 01:39:27 PM »
Great job! These VFE builds are no joke. I donít know if I would have tackled one as my first pedal.
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Re: My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 03:40:58 PM »
Nice work!

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Re: My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 03:50:13 PM »
Not a chance I'd have tackled this as a first build. Very nice work and a great looking build.

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Re: My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 04:15:31 PM »
That looks great!  I like those different color aluminum knobs.  Where did you get them?

Thanks! Got them from small bear.

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Re: My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018, 04:20:49 PM »
Awesome and quite a pedal to built at any stage, especially as a first! You must be stoked and addicted now... 8)
Great stuff!
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Re: My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2018, 04:32:43 PM »
And an etched enclosure with multiple colours?  Impressive!  Especially for a first build.

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Re: My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2018, 08:58:27 PM »
Nice and neat! Congrats on the build! Now the next challenge, build the Blueprint tap tempo.

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Re: My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2018, 10:31:50 PM »
Awesome and quite a pedal to built at any stage, especially as a first! You must be stoked and addicted now... 8)
Great stuff!

Yeah I went a little nuts already, I ordered 6 different VFE pedals at once. This one plus a alpha dog, merman, mobius, triplet, and a pale horse. I ordered all the parts for the VFE's too . Plus I have a few Aion pcb's for a Boss DC-2, Klon, Zen Drive, & a King of Tone.

I know the first step is to admit I'm powerless over PCB's.....

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Re: My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2018, 10:36:04 PM »
And an etched enclosure with multiple colours?  Impressive!  Especially for a first build.

Thanks, it seemed like a good solution at the time, I didn't realize how finicky transferring the  toner is, I did it a number of times before I got it somewhat acceptable. The color is alcohol dyes.

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Re: My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2018, 10:37:25 PM »
Thanks everyone for the nice comments! It gives me a new appreciation the work that goes into a pedal.

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Re: My build of the VFE Tractor Beam also my first pedal build
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2018, 09:50:38 AM »
Great work. And a first build too :) Great stuff!