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Axldeziak

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Ammo Box As A Stomp Box?
« on: November 14, 2019, 03:11:34 PM »
I've got a few empty 100 round .22 boxes I use for spare fiddly bits. Comparing it to a 1590a it's about the same height, roughly half again as long, and about 1/8" wider.
I know it's plastic but has anyone tried housing a pedal inside one before? I keep thinking about it every time I see 'em.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2019, 03:59:49 PM by Axldeziak »

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Re: Ammo Box As A Stomp Box?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2019, 03:41:52 PM »
My very first pedal was in a plastic box, and it is awesome at picking up the local radio stations. 

If you do use it, maybe put some copper tape on the inside as shielding?

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Re: Ammo Box As A Stomp Box?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 04:02:48 PM »
I considered that or maybe mixing up some graphite conductive paint. Oddly enough, I've made wooden pedals that didn't need shielding. Maybe it depends on the circuit used.

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Re: Ammo Box As A Stomp Box?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 04:46:20 PM »
Iíve made pedals in plastic boxes that were fine, I think a big part of it is just making sure everything is grounded properly

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Re: Ammo Box As A Stomp Box?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 01:32:56 AM »
The Grendel Drone Commander was built into an ammo box, and is quite sought after.
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Re: Ammo Box As A Stomp Box?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 05:41:44 AM »
I had plans to put a Sagan delay into either the .223 or .50 cal surplus ammo can as an amp top effect ... I need to revisit that idea
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Re: Ammo Box As A Stomp Box?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2019, 04:56:38 AM »
My very first pedal was in a plastic box, and it is awesome at picking up the local radio stations. 

If you do use it, maybe put some copper tape on the inside as shielding?

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Stil do housing circuit in plastic box and sometimes wood. No need to shield all inside, just input jack and star grounding that, fine.