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JackSkellington

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First 1590A tybe box
« on: February 11, 2019, 04:03:53 AM »
Hello! :)
The B size box is the smallest box I ever bought, I scared about the small size A box, but i think is the right moment to start to use even these smaller box.

I want to build a simple AB Box:
1 Size A Box 90mm x 38mm x 31mm: https://www.musikding.de/BoxType-A-orange
2 Input open frame jack and 1 Output open frame jack: https://www.musikding.de/Rean-Neutrik-phone-jack-mono-NYS229
1 3PDT Footswitch: https://www.taydaelectronics.com/3pdt-stomp-foot-pedal-switch.html
1 DC Jack: https://www.taydaelectronics.com/dc-power-jack-2-1mm-enclosed-frame-with-switch.html
2 LED 3mm

I need a template or a sort of drilling guide. I can't believe how I can fit all these stuff inside the box.

Thanks! ;)
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Re: First 1590A tybe box
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 12:50:16 PM »
I tend to go the other direction (1590Ds have become something commonplace on my workbench), but there's a great Madbeans guide to building A size enclosures.

http://www.madbeanpedals.com/downloads/BabyBoardGuide.pdf

My 2nd build was a 1590A build (a Patton Bearhug Compressor) and this is what I used to guide me.

I do have a couple of tips though:
*  If you're in Europe (and you may be given your links) check out TH Customs mini relay bypass boards.  They use 2PDT low profile footswitches and would be ideal for an A build.  I've started using these in most of my builds with great results.
* There's an even lower profile jack that you can get than the one you posted.  It's listed in the baby build guide
* Use 9mm pots and create your own connection traces if needed.  That's also discussed in the guide.
* Use low profile closed jacks instead of open ones.  (broken record) It's in the guide.

Be patient.  That's a lot of stuff in not a lot of space.

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Re: First 1590A tybe box
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 01:04:58 PM »
Wait til you do 1590LB, you'll feel claustrophobic

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Re: First 1590A tybe box
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 03:10:41 PM »
Thanks for the guide. I found it and I started to read. ;)

There's this jack: https://www.musikding.de/slim_1
It doesn't have the lugs, but I guess I can solder the wire in some good way.

Thanks for all that tricks. I'm going to try with an AB Box, just to see how much room has this box for the next time.

Wait til you do 1590LB, you'll feel claustrophobic

What I should do with a 1590LB? ;D
Maybe just some peculiar circuit and not standard effects pedal.
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Re: First 1590A tybe box
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 04:45:14 PM »
I’ve used 1590LB’s to house always-on buffer circuits. Those obviously don’t have switches so there’s plenty of room. Delyk has a whole category of 1590LB circuits with board-mounted switches if you’re curious.

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Re: First 1590A tybe box
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 04:03:17 AM »
Of course I'm curious. ;)
I got some ideas (maybe not so original) for 1590LB project:
- Buffer (as benny_profane did)
- Charge pump
- Huminator
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