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Title: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Haberdasher on May 25, 2014, 08:23:30 AM
Hey guys & gals.  Here's a new one from me: the Celeste Chorus.  It's a reproduction of the old analog Clone Theory with the vibe/flange switch.
I built this sideways like the original somewhat, but it could obvi be built vertical too, with right and left i/o jacks.  The faceplate is an etch.  By the time i thought about envirotex I had already drilled the holes in it, so i might just spray it with clear instead unless i figure out a way to manage enviro when holes are already present...

Enjoy.

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k47/haber_dasher/1front_zpsf5b7aba6.jpg)

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k47/haber_dasher/2lfl_zpsc8e3a4dd.jpg)

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k47/haber_dasher/3rfl_zpse5d9f9cc.jpg)

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k47/haber_dasher/4guts_zpse0005712.jpg)

(http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k47/haber_dasher/5gutsbiased_zps5ce251a5.jpg)

sorry for the screen-rape with so many pix, i couldn't figure out which ones to keep. :P
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: pryde on May 25, 2014, 08:32:43 AM
Just Wow  :o

Perfect inside and out. Fantastic work. Would love to hear a demo of this

Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: bcalla on May 25, 2014, 08:34:57 AM
Perfection!  +1 on the demo.

Where did you get the knob indicator graphics?  Did you make them?  I have searched the web several times for something similar.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: jkokura on May 25, 2014, 08:48:27 AM
No Apologies needed, looks awesome Hab.

Jacob
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: muddyfox on May 25, 2014, 09:04:43 AM
i do envirotex with holes already drilled. just tape from the back and pour away. when cured, drill with a step bit.
board flex may be an issue when drilling as et may lift easier, i only do this on aluminum...
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Haberdasher on May 25, 2014, 09:07:26 AM
Hey thanks everyone.

Bob, the knob indicator graphics were in a pdf I found on the internet somewhere.  I don't know who to credit for it, but no, I did not make them myself.  I hope its ok to post it here, apologies to whoever was nice enough to make them.

Thanks muddyfox, that's what i was thinking, just mask it from the back and go.  Unfortunately this material is very thin and it would almost certainly flex some.  I might give it a try though. :)
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: LaceSensor on May 25, 2014, 09:21:39 AM
looks awesome
are you selling PCBs?
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: muddyfox on May 25, 2014, 09:34:11 AM
maybe if you put some harder backing material beneath and just leave enough room for the drill to pass, it just may eliminate enough board flex... it'd be nice to know if this is doable and repeatable.
 
i know other people have done this, et'ing the fr4... cant find who, though...
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: wgc on May 25, 2014, 09:48:00 AM
Awesome!  Those graphics are the nuts, super clean
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: jubal81 on May 25, 2014, 10:05:10 AM
That's effin' gorgeous. Love love love this one.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Haberdasher on May 25, 2014, 10:33:12 AM
looks awesome
are you selling PCBs?
Hey, yes i will be selling them.  i don't have a build doc yet, but i can get a bom to anyone interested right now.  anyway, i ordered 20 pcb's and built one, so 19 left for sale at this time. 13.99 plus shipping. i'll get a thread together in b/s/t in a few.
thanks
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: selfdestroyer on May 25, 2014, 10:33:27 AM
That is a beautiful build inside and out. Great job on the graphics also. I can't wait to get my hands on that PCB so I can box up my original big box Clone Theory to protect it. I just want to plug that thing in and play every Peter Hook bass line I can think of. Perfect build.

looks awesome
are you selling PCBs?
Hey, yes i will be selling them.  i don't have a build doc yet, but i can get a bom to anyone interested right now.  anyway, i ordered 20 pcb's and built one, so 19 left for sale at this time. 13.99 plus shipping. i'll get a thread together in b/s/t in a few.
thanks

Sign me up I will take one.

Cody
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: rullywowr on May 25, 2014, 10:49:49 AM
So clean, so awesome!  Nice job! 
I've et'd etched plates before no problem. As mentioned, tape from the back, elevate off the surface (blue tak works well) and pour. After dry you can use a knife to clean up the edges and drill the holes. Nothin to it and it will ensure the copper doesn't corrode over time.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: pickdropper on May 25, 2014, 11:23:39 AM
That is amazing, Keefe.  I really like the graphic you did for that one and the wiring is fantastic.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Vallhagen on May 25, 2014, 11:37:06 AM
a blöödy brilliant build!

Cheerio!
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Scruffie on May 25, 2014, 11:54:09 AM
Beautiful  :) and you made the right call on the etched/copper on the plate.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: juansolo on May 25, 2014, 12:14:04 PM
Spectacular!  8)

We always drill before Envirotex. Tape over the back of the holes, then fill them with 'tex followed by the rest of the top. makes re-drilling it easy.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Rockhorst on May 25, 2014, 12:26:56 PM
Crazy clean man! Love it!
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: m-Kresol on May 25, 2014, 12:44:39 PM
That is one awesome build right there! I love the etched cover and I was also looking for these indicators. Thanks for the pdf.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: lincolnic on May 25, 2014, 02:43:01 PM
I love everything about this build. Great job, Keefe!
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: GrindCustoms on May 25, 2014, 10:04:22 PM
That is one solid piece of beauty! 8)
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: hoodoo on May 25, 2014, 10:09:49 PM
As the Fonz, would say, Perfectamundo  ;D
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: MarcFive on May 25, 2014, 11:06:56 PM
Beautiful Build. But I want to hear it!
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: diablochris6 on May 26, 2014, 10:37:19 PM
That is a fantastic logo. I enjoy fonts way too much.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: mah62 on May 27, 2014, 04:10:49 AM
The graphic design on this is pure class. Lovely!

Mark
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Leevibe on May 27, 2014, 06:44:19 AM
That is a head turner! I love the flawless plate and the guts are perfection. Wow.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Haberdasher on May 27, 2014, 08:21:17 AM
thanks for the kind words, everyone.  ;D
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: peAk on May 27, 2014, 03:31:47 PM
Holy Crap!

Friggin amazing.

This is up there in my all time favorites.

Great job man!
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: LaceSensor on May 27, 2014, 06:24:32 PM
What are the two pads next to the 4558 for?
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Scruffie on May 27, 2014, 06:28:56 PM
What are the two pads next to the 4558 for?
Experimental/Optional highs reduction cap, can most likely be ignored.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Bret608 on June 02, 2014, 11:20:25 AM
Now I know how I missed this...I was in fact out of town when both this report and the PCB sale hit! D'oh...anyway, looks awesome and I think I need to YouTube these to see how the original sounds.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Haberdasher on June 03, 2014, 08:14:38 PM
Now I know how I missed this...I was in fact out of town when both this report and the PCB sale hit! D'oh...anyway, looks awesome and I think I need to YouTube these to see how the original sounds.
Hey Bret, sorry you missed out brah.  I should have more in a couple of weeks though- no worries.
You can find a few demos of the clone theory with the edge switch, but demos of the original one with the 'flange' switch are few and far between.  pinkjimiphoton has one though (i think it's a "stupid pedal tricks" vid of his). i'm sure you can find it on the tube.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Bret608 on June 04, 2014, 07:34:18 AM
Thanks man! I was having trouble finding a clip with the flange switch. Should have known he'd be the one to have done one. Going to check that out now...
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Peteyboy on June 18, 2014, 09:05:07 PM
Thanks man! I was having trouble finding a clip with the flange switch. Should have known he'd be the one to have done one. Going to check that out now...

I think this might be the one,
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Scruffie on June 18, 2014, 09:22:12 PM
Thanks man! I was having trouble finding a clip with the flange switch. Should have known he'd be the one to have done one. Going to check that out now...

I think this might be the one,

Just to point out, while that demo will be close, it's a clone from the incorrect schematics online so wont be quite right (although that's if that'll even show up in a youtube demo, probably not).
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Bret608 on June 19, 2014, 07:39:01 AM
Thanks, I hadn't actually seen that one. I found one where he was messing around with an original, showing this in-between setting on the switch. Still curious to hear his clone, schematic mistakes aside...
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: pinkjimiphoton on June 22, 2014, 04:02:50 PM
hi.
if ya nose around my youtube, theres video of the one i built, as well as the original mn3007 one with the vib/flange switch. the project cathexis laid out on vero works and sounds good, but it's not the same circuit as this one, scruffie got gut shots and i checked any parts in question for him, so THIS project is 100% right on the money to the original.
props on this guys...
rock on!
pink jimi
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Scruffie on June 22, 2014, 04:14:51 PM
Yup, gotta give a big shout out to Jimi, without him I couldn't have confirmed the cap and resistor values and this might not have happened.
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: jalmonsalmon on June 23, 2014, 11:48:34 AM
Yup, gotta give a big shout out to Jimi, without him I couldn't have confirmed the cap and resistor values and this might not have happened.
@ Jimi and Scruffie    !BRAVO!
And to Keefe... awesome build and thank you for bringing this to us!
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Haberdasher on June 23, 2014, 01:04:37 PM
hi.
if ya nose around my youtube, theres video of the one i built, as well as the original mn3007 one with the vib/flange switch. the project cathexis laid out on vero works and sounds good, but it's not the same circuit as this one, scruffie got gut shots and i checked any parts in question for him, so THIS project is 100% right on the money to the original.
props on this guys...
rock on!
pink jimi
sweet!  thanks jimi.  ;D
Title: Re: "Celeste" Chorus (EHX Clone Theory)
Post by: Haberdasher on June 23, 2014, 01:05:06 PM
Yup, gotta give a big shout out to Jimi, without him I couldn't have confirmed the cap and resistor values and this might not have happened.
@ Jimi and Scruffie    !BRAVO!
And to Keefe... awesome build and thank you for bringing this to us!
thanks js, hope you will enjoy it