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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: madbean on March 24, 2011, 10:52:05 AM

Title: Random stuff
Post by: madbean on March 24, 2011, 10:52:05 AM
Vinyl stickers, anyone? I'm not much on swag, but a sticker could be cool.

(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/sticker1.png)

This worked out pretty well. The dimensions came out right and fit just how they need to. Too bad I reversed the sleeve and tip on the DC jack. Oh well, positive ground fuzz, population: you.

(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/ioBoard.jpg)

I bought this Pedaltrain thing like 5 weeks ago. I finally attached the Pedal Power to it. I think this is what I will put on there. I'm pretty sure the Flange is broken, though. Meh, no one will notice.

(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/pedulz.jpg)

Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: k.rock! on March 24, 2011, 10:56:50 AM
Whoa! This looks awesome dude! Pedalboard looks incredible...

Sign me up for a sticker and a fuzz board! Both are fantastic ideas.

-Kaleb
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: jkokura on March 24, 2011, 11:08:43 AM
yes.
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: madbean on March 24, 2011, 11:09:42 AM
Yesterday's work. 99% perfect etches! I've come a long way....
Now I have to drill them, cut, polish, clean, tin, polish, clean, bag, ship. Wheee!

(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/boredz.jpg)

A newish guitar: a Danelectro Baritone. This has on-board effects! The Chorus, Tremolo and Slap Back sound pretty good. The distortion is "stuck wah" poopiness. I have wanted a Bari for a long time....this one was a really good deal, too!

(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/baritone.jpg)
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: night-B on March 24, 2011, 11:16:17 AM
I love the fuzz board and your danelectro  ;)
Where did you found those cool transparent acryl chicken head knobs you have on your sunking?
They are awesome !
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: jkokura on March 24, 2011, 11:23:00 AM
I wish I had a Baritone guitar. No seriously. I played one into a princeton a while back, and that tone was unreal! Could be mine for just 499, but I couldn't shell it out. Not with baby number two on the way.












See what I just did there. I attempted the theft of Bean's thread with the announcement of my wife's pregnancy.

Jacob
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: jimmybjj on March 24, 2011, 11:56:29 AM
Brian, do you use the standard toner transfer method for making your pcbs? It's only method I've attempted because I don't need to buy alot of extra stuff, I've never got a perfect board there is always a small mess up.
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: aziltz on March 24, 2011, 12:02:15 PM
for the 3PDT/Jacks board, you could always just use the enclosure mounted DC jack and run wires to the board...
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: night-B on March 24, 2011, 12:03:26 PM
Congrats Jacob  ;)
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: madbean on March 24, 2011, 12:34:15 PM
Yes, Jacob, that is great news! Congratulations!
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: madbean on March 24, 2011, 12:36:47 PM
Brian, do you use the standard toner transfer method for making your pcbs? It's only method I've attempted because I don't need to buy alot of extra stuff, I've never got a perfect board there is always a small mess up.

I use a modified process. Sterling Ultra Digital paper, iron and a laminator. This combination gives a very consistent result with practice.
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: night-B on March 24, 2011, 01:03:50 PM
Sorry for the knobs I meant Fatpants not the sunking...
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: k.rock! on March 24, 2011, 01:10:49 PM
Where did you found those cool transparent acryl chicken head knobs you have on your sunking?
They are awesome !

Hey Julien! This is the Build Report where Bean shared the link to those knobs:

http://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=426.0

It has a little conversation about them over there already ;)

-Kaleb
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: lincolnic on March 24, 2011, 01:12:20 PM
Can you explain a bit more about that second picture? Is that whole thing a fuzz circuit?

I also wanted to put in a word about how awesome baritone guitars are. I'm left-handed, but no one makes lefty baritones, so a year or two ago I ordered one of Warmoth's baritone necks. I Frankensteined it onto a Strat I got for cheap on eBay...one of the best guitar decisions I've ever made.
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: night-B on March 24, 2011, 01:19:20 PM
Thanks Kaleb! I've missed that thread.
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: k.rock! on March 24, 2011, 02:01:23 PM
Thanks Kaleb! I've missed that thread.

No problem dude! :)

Hey Brian, I have a question about that fuzz board, is that meant more for prototyping/experimenting rather than a populate-and-drop-it-in-a-box fuzz? I guess I'm trying to figure out how to box it if I get one ;)

-Kaleb
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: jkokura on March 24, 2011, 02:12:58 PM
That board is meant as an extended version of the little Smallbear/GuitarPCB boards. Essentially, it allows you to mount the Jacks, power, 3PDT switch, and the LED on a board. Then, there are simply four connections that get made to the PCB: in, out, ground and power. The comment about it being fuzz is that Brian wired it so that the power jack is incorrect so that it provides -9V instead of the usual -9v. This means that the board can easily power any so called "positive ground" fuzzes like Ge Tonebenders and Fuzz Faces, but that it can't easily be used for all the more common projects we all build.

It's not a fuzz, it's just an interface board. I'm sure Brian will be reworking it and then releasing it when it's ready.

If this isn't correct, feel free to make it so Brian, but that's what I got from your post.

Jacob
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: gtr2 on March 24, 2011, 04:01:06 PM
Cool stuff!

The drilling would have to be spot on for that setup, but you sure could speed up the boxing process with that setup.

Congratulations Jacob!

O yeah, I'd love a sticker if you decide to do that...

josh
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: madbean on March 24, 2011, 04:10:32 PM
Jacob explained it exactly. It's something I might pursue...at least with a few to see if there's any interest. There are extra pads to do a little perf action on it, too.
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: madbean on March 24, 2011, 04:55:35 PM
The workshop has been cleaned and organized.

A few thousand PCBs in here.
(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/IMAG0219.jpg)

Pedals, unplayed.
(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/IMAG0220.jpg)

Pedals, unplayed II.
(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/IMAG0221.jpg)

Boxes O' Circuits.
(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/IMAG0222.jpg)

My Droid doesn't like quality pics.
(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/IMAG0223.jpg)

More circuits 'er fixin.
(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/IMAG0224.jpg)

For relaxation (note: relaxation is optional).
(http://www.madbeanpedals.com/misc/IMAG0225.jpg)
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: petesz on March 24, 2011, 05:04:35 PM
Your pedalboard looks so rad! I love how they are all the same style. Definitely want to do this to my own pedalboard :)

And please make those stickers!! A mate of mine used http://stickerobot.com/ and they are really good quality and pretty cheap too.

Its cool seeing into the house of the bean!

Also, whats the Shortbus?
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: madbean on March 24, 2011, 05:22:57 PM
The stickers have already been ordered, and in fact I am using Sticker Robot!

The Shortbus is a Tim clone.
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: bigmufffuzzwizz on March 24, 2011, 06:13:38 PM
You are indeed a mad bean!! So many circuits and pedals it looks like a wonderland. ;D
And that sticker kicks ass!!
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: crashguitar on March 24, 2011, 06:37:09 PM
Count me as interested in the jack/switch/led board!

A sticker wouldn't be bad either.

Chad
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: gtr2 on March 24, 2011, 07:05:30 PM
Those pedals look lonely...   :(

They need love  :-*
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: camsna on March 24, 2011, 09:58:39 PM
Count me in, too, for stickers and interface boards!

Looks good, MadBean! You're a good dude and this community is a great one. I'm so fortunate to have found it!

PS - I have a few projects to share...just have to snap some pics. :)
Title: Re: Random stuff
Post by: masterlk on March 26, 2011, 10:19:54 PM
Hey Brian - Which Sterling Ultra Digital paper are you using? I see there are many types.

Thanks.