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Projects => Build Reports => Topic started by: aballen on May 18, 2014, 06:01:24 PM

Title: runt build
Post by: aballen on May 18, 2014, 06:01:24 PM
Well my little one really loves his crapy acoustic, he has been toting it around for a year now.  He can't play it yet, but he can strum it, and insists on using a pick, not bad for three right?  He really loves Dave Grohl too.  He likes playing "Where is Dave Grohl?" to the Learning to Fly video, and he loves it when Dave whips out his "Big Hand" to protect his woman in the Everlong video.  The acoustic he loves(that POS), but his search for great tone has begun...

Daddy, I want to plug it in... ok Gibson Pee Wee on the way....

Daddy, I need an "Everlong pedal".  What color?  "Silver and scratchy".   How could I say no?

Anyway, enough of the doting Dad crap, and on with the build thread.

I soldered the whole thing up pots and all to the board.
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb321/bitracer/Pedals/Everlong/53AC315D_zps156cebdc.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/bitracer/media/Pedals/Everlong/53AC315D_zps156cebdc.jpg.html)

Put some right angle headers on the pot board.  Love the pot board by the way.
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb321/bitracer/Pedals/Everlong/2D57635F_zps7b1176a8.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/bitracer/media/Pedals/Everlong/2D57635F_zps7b1176a8.jpg.html)

Started packing it in
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb321/bitracer/Pedals/Everlong/C5611E98_zps69dadb44.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/bitracer/media/Pedals/Everlong/C5611E98_zps69dadb44.jpg.html)

(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb321/bitracer/Pedals/Everlong/D35CF2FA_zps2fad44aa.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/bitracer/media/Pedals/Everlong/D35CF2FA_zps2fad44aa.jpg.html)

Oh yeah, Silver and scratchy.
(http://i1200.photobucket.com/albums/bb321/bitracer/Pedals/Everlong/5EEC946B_zps5fa675f2.jpg) (http://s1200.photobucket.com/user/bitracer/media/Pedals/Everlong/5EEC946B_zps5fa675f2.jpg.html)

Pretty sure he cant ruin that finish.  Family, Music, and pedal building, I just hit the trifecta.

 




Title: Re: runt build
Post by: wgc on May 18, 2014, 06:34:51 PM
Lucky boy, lucky dad!
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: alanp on May 18, 2014, 06:48:49 PM
The mechanics of that layout is genius :) Good stuff, aballen!
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: jkokura on May 18, 2014, 06:57:37 PM
I think the sappy story's bout your son are the best part. Makes this pedal super awesome, because it's awesome on it's own.

Jacob
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: aballen on May 18, 2014, 07:14:21 PM
The right angle headers worked really well.  No wires at all for the pots.
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: Leevibe on May 18, 2014, 09:26:14 PM
Really cool story! :) awesome pedal too! He'll love it more and more as he grows. Nice job!
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: Vallhagen on May 19, 2014, 02:23:47 PM
Cute. Story and box:)
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: jubal81 on May 19, 2014, 02:42:50 PM
Great pedal and great build report. Stories like this make me think it'd be cool to have kids - for about 12 seconds. Hope he has a blast with it!
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: LaceSensor on May 20, 2014, 02:48:03 AM
thats bad ass
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: hoodoo on May 20, 2014, 03:43:43 AM
Yeah, nice build and story mate, kids are great. We need someone, to leave the boxes and boxes of pedals to someday  ;)
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: Kinki fuzz on May 20, 2014, 12:05:17 PM
Sharp build, makes me wanna try 1590A

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Title: Re: runt build
Post by: rullywowr on May 20, 2014, 02:22:13 PM
Looks excellent!  That pot board is pretty trick too.
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: Roctopus on May 21, 2014, 03:10:05 PM
this is amazing! great job :)
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: pickdropper on May 22, 2014, 08:57:18 PM
Very nice. 

Enclosed jacks, a 1590a man after my own heart.
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: jalmonsalmon on June 30, 2014, 05:26:22 PM
Awesome!
I have an original big box RAT from the early 80s and a Runt... both sound the same to me LOL
Great pedal
I like the Runt better because I can fit it on my crowded pedal board with the 1590A  ::)  (plus it has the Ruetz mod)
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: chuckbuick on June 30, 2014, 07:58:48 PM
Great build.  I hope the little one digs it.
Title: Re: runt build
Post by: jimilee on June 30, 2014, 09:57:02 PM
Nice. It's a great feeling for sure.