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Title: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: Hexjibber on August 13, 2014, 02:33:48 AM
Hey chaps,

Not had much time to build recently but stayed up late and soldered long into the night to get this one finished!

It's a Pharaoh Fuzz (Rullywow King Tut board - nice one!), can't wait to get to the studio and stick this in front of my amp!

Etched with NaOH as per norm, really happy with how the design on this one came out :)

In a massive enclosure because more doom.

(http://33.media.tumblr.com/40c2ec3895e2521b9f84daa061af2582/tumblr_na8i4jiXkw1s7epwwo1_500.png)

(http://37.media.tumblr.com/95497390f47f687f0422a65b0b1c86de/tumblr_na8i4jiXkw1s7epwwo3_500.jpg)

(http://37.media.tumblr.com/94877b654b25f5c1246b80a91cb48644/tumblr_na8i4jiXkw1s7epwwo2_500.jpg)

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/33062aba2e6aa33fcb26c4409fa469cb/tumblr_na8i4jiXkw1s7epwwo5_500.jpg)

(http://33.media.tumblr.com/e95ff8b75752d1b774788d527f421d75/tumblr_na8i4jiXkw1s7epwwo4_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: selfdestroyer on August 13, 2014, 02:44:14 AM
Beautiful etch! Bigger box = bigger doom for sure. Lol

Mine never leaves my board. Enjoy it

Cody
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Post by: sturgeo on August 13, 2014, 02:44:33 AM
Wow, i'm envious of people who can perform etches like that!
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Post by: alanp on August 13, 2014, 03:00:31 AM
It's not just the etch, it's the photoshoppery chops to get the image in the first place. On ya.
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Post by: mmlee on August 13, 2014, 03:01:10 AM
That is awesome! Great design.
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Post by: hoodoo on August 13, 2014, 03:18:05 AM
Great etch mate, so intricate  :)
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Post by: Cortexturizer on August 13, 2014, 03:18:33 AM
I literally dropped my jaw to the floor. F*CK man that's BEAUTIFUL
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Post by: muddyfox on August 13, 2014, 03:38:11 AM
do you have the naoh thing written out someplace?
and is that graphic your contraption? so intricate, i love it!
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Post by: micromegas on August 13, 2014, 03:44:02 AM
do you have the naoh thing written out someplace?

http://diy-guitar-effects.tumblr.com/etching
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: micromegas on August 13, 2014, 03:45:28 AM
Awesome clean etch! I bought some glossy photo paper and some NaOH to try, but the photo paper is too small for my printer and the NaOH comes in aluminium-covered-pearls...
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: muddyfox on August 13, 2014, 03:51:19 AM
thanks!
tried fecl3, worked fine. tried hcl, got away with a runaway reaction and messed up the kitchen sink. :)
naoh i havent tried yet, mostly because i cant get a decent toner transfer lately to save my life.
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Post by: GrindCustoms on August 13, 2014, 04:07:19 AM
Most impressive, beautiful!
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Post by: Rockhorst on August 13, 2014, 05:04:33 AM
just WOW
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Post by: rullywowr on August 13, 2014, 06:11:29 AM
That is very impressive!  I liked how you took advantage of the bigger box and still was able to mount the PCB securely.  It's a great sounding fuzz circuit for sure.  Excellent work all the way around!
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Post by: slimtriggers on August 13, 2014, 06:47:58 AM
That is one bad ass etch!  Nice work!
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Post by: chuckbuick on August 13, 2014, 07:05:57 AM
That is just badass.  Great work.
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Post by: bcalla on August 13, 2014, 07:57:34 AM
I've seen so many amazing etches on this site, but that one is just stunning!
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: Hexjibber on August 13, 2014, 08:54:18 AM
Thanks for all the kind words guys, much appreciated!  :D
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: flanagan0718 on August 13, 2014, 09:08:04 AM
This makes me want to both quit and continue building. AMAZING etch! If it sounds as good as it looks then you have one awesome pedal on your hands!
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: wgc on August 13, 2014, 09:24:08 AM
It's not just the etch, it's the photoshoppery chops to get the image in the first place. On ya.

Truer words were never spoke.  This is awesome.
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: jubal81 on August 13, 2014, 10:49:47 AM
I just posted about this at DIYSB, but I gotta say it here, too ...
Daaamn! What a masterpiece. Amazing work!
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Post by: Droogie on August 13, 2014, 10:52:58 AM
Truly exceptional build! Kudos!
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Post by: panchokunstmann on August 13, 2014, 11:21:26 AM
Really, is a masterpiece!!!


Amazing
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Post by: Leevibe on August 13, 2014, 11:38:59 AM
Astounded. Astonished. Amazed.
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Post by: juansolo on August 13, 2014, 11:44:36 AM
Outstanding!
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Post by: micromegas on August 13, 2014, 11:54:23 AM
I just ordered some caustic soda without aluminium covering, now I only have to find a place where I can print the designs I've already made. If I get something as clean as this etch I'll definitely move from FeCl to NaOH
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: m-Kresol on August 13, 2014, 03:01:33 PM
This is a real beauty. And this etch really justifies the bigger box. amazing work

I just ordered some caustic soda without aluminium covering, now I only have to find a place where I can print the designs I've already made. If I get something as clean as this etch I'll definitely move from FeCl to NaOH

I just have to ask, what do you mean by "aluminum covering"? How is that supposed to work (NaOH dissolves Aluminum)? Are you buying it as a solution or as solid pellets? I can only recommend to get it at your local pharmacy or hardware store in solid form. That way you can adjust the concentration and therefore the etching time/etching speed, etc.
And just a head's up, it won't work on copper pcbs, but will work quite good on aluminum as long as you sand it first to get rid of the rather thick oxide layer.
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Post by: deafbutpicky on August 13, 2014, 03:16:31 PM
Hexjibber, the beauty of doom, you nailed it with this.
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: micromegas on August 13, 2014, 03:37:13 PM


I just have to ask, what do you mean by "aluminum covering"? How is that supposed to work (NaOH dissolves Aluminum)?


The product is STEX by Griffon, and the info says: "Aluminium-coated beads for unblocking drains." don't know exactly how it works though
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: catfud on August 13, 2014, 04:35:26 PM
That is beautiful
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Post by: culturejam on August 13, 2014, 06:40:45 PM
I sent Mark Wentz (the proprietor of Black Arts Toneworks) a link to this build because I knew he'd love it. His comment to me:

"That thing is all sorts of awesome. I'm honored!"

 8)
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: PhiloB on August 13, 2014, 06:58:20 PM

I sent Mark Wentz (the proprietor of Black Arts Toneworks) a link to this build because I knew he'd love it. His comment to me:

"That thing is all sorts of awesome. I'm honored!"

 8)
What an appropriate response.
Such a great job all around. Really blown away!!
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: Bluestrat on August 13, 2014, 07:33:51 PM
Beautiful, epic etch work!!!!
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Post by: lincolnic on August 13, 2014, 09:47:01 PM
Without question, one of the best etches I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: Hexjibber on August 14, 2014, 02:16:04 AM
I sent Mark Wentz (the proprietor of Black Arts Toneworks) a link to this build because I knew he'd love it. His comment to me:

"That thing is all sorts of awesome. I'm honored!"

 8)

Wow, that's cool! I really like Black Arts Toneworks in general, the aesthetic, the sound etc so getting a thumbs up from Mark is awesome!

Thanks again to everyone that has posted positive feedback, makes me want to get building! Got practice tonight so going to put the Pharaoh through it's paces!  8)
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: lars on August 14, 2014, 08:46:17 AM
That is just outstanding work! That etch looks like currency. In fact around here your pedal is legal tender. Great choice on the LED color and placement in the graphic too, it all works perfect together in that "big box".
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Post by: Cloverleaf on August 14, 2014, 09:59:35 AM
Hot damn... I'm speechless. Terriffic work!
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Post by: eldanko on August 14, 2014, 11:25:31 AM
I think my jaw just fell through the floor and bonked my landlord on the head.
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Post by: ThePastRecedes on August 14, 2014, 03:53:21 PM
Fantastic etch!

What is this style of art called? I've seen it before but can't remember.
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: jkokura on August 20, 2014, 01:12:17 PM
Yeah, the detail of the etch and the backfilling was very well done on this one. Brilliant.

Jacob
Title: Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
Post by: Kinki fuzz on August 22, 2014, 02:42:24 PM
Awesome.