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DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« on: May 28, 2019, 02:11:39 PM »
I've recently finished designing the PCB for a diy kit version of this pedal I make called the Eat the Rich distortion device. Here's some photos of the finished build. I purposefully designed the pcbs and wiring to be as straightforward and clean/easy as possible for this somewhat larger circuit/build. If anyone's interested in building one, I sell the kit with pcb, drilled+engraved enclosure and BOM/Build Guide included on my site. There's also a great demo video of it from the NoiseGeneratorFX guys I'll put at the end. Here's more specifics on the pedal...

A preamp, overdrive, and distortion (“amp in a box”) pedal based on the Sunn Concert Lead guitar amp. The preamp section with 3 band EQ is a direct clone of the silverface Sunn circuit dialed in to sound like a cranked amp. Switch the distortion in and turn up the ‘distort’ knob for massive Sunn distortion tones, and use the Boost switch and Boost potentiometer to control an additional on board 21 dB volume boost. A toggle switch allows you to place the boost either pre or post for boosting into the distortion (pre) getting even more crushing Sunn distortion tones or using after the distortion (post) as a clean volume boost for lead/solo playing. The boost can also be used independently of the preamp and distortion circuitry to access the clean boost for the rest of your signal path at any time.













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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2019, 02:21:35 PM »
Superb!

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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2019, 03:47:06 PM »
That thing sounds forkin' awesome.

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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2019, 11:08:42 PM »
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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2019, 12:14:55 AM »
hot!

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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2019, 01:33:05 AM »
Very nice!  The equaliser in the video looks awesome too.

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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2019, 03:24:04 AM »
Excellent and very well presented for both pedals! Top notch stuff, best of success with it!
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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2019, 12:33:56 AM »
Incredible work, that thing looks and sounds amazing, and it dooms HARD! Might have to pick one up once I clear a few projects off my bench!

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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2019, 10:00:47 AM »

Loving this pedal so far, thank you for your hard work in putting this project together. Looks awesome too!


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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2019, 11:38:46 AM »
Woah! Great knob selection, and excellent work on the clean build! Glad you're digging the pedal, thanks!
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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2019, 03:14:29 PM »
What are those relays for?  Looks like 3PDTs are for switching.

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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2019, 03:38:03 PM »
Superb graphic design on that.
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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2019, 09:03:26 PM »
Damn, I wish I had room for that on my pedalboard .... but my distortions have only one rail of a Pedaltrain Novo.

Looks great, sounds awesome.  Nice work! 


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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2019, 08:07:23 AM »
Woah! Great knob selection, and excellent work on the clean build! Glad you're digging the pedal, thanks!

I haven't tried with humbuckers yet, but it sounds great on my Strat with Lace pickups!

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Re: DEADfx Eat the Rich distortion build
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2019, 07:23:55 AM »
I’m building mine now.  Thank you for the inspiration!!!!
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