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Title: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: Bluestrat on October 29, 2014, 06:47:15 AM
Recent build of the 1776 RADD. Gotta say I was really surprised at how much I like this pedal. I had concerns that I would not like the slight modulation inherent in these reverb bricks. Guess I've gotten spoiled by the reverb in my vintage Super Reverb and thought I might not like this. Boy was I wrong.

This thing sounds great. I read that some builds had oscillation issues using the 250kB duel gang pot for the decay so I subbed in a 100kb. Works perfect for me. Nice sweep and no issues. Honestly it sounds good at all settings. The tone control covers a nice range but doesn't get brittle.

Great pcb and an easy build. Artwork designed in Photoshop and acid etched then lacquered. NOS Rogan knobs. The board was designed for mounted pots but I wanted to use a different layout for the artwork.

Layering this on top of the Super's reverb and a touch of delay is a magical sound. Very happy with this.

(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l504/Bluestrat1/Effect%20Pedal%20Builds/RADD_Top.jpg) (http://s1121.photobucket.com/user/Bluestrat1/media/Effect%20Pedal%20Builds/RADD_Top.jpg.html)
(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l504/Bluestrat1/Effect%20Pedal%20Builds/RADD_Guts.jpg) (http://s1121.photobucket.com/user/Bluestrat1/media/Effect%20Pedal%20Builds/RADD_Guts.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: playpunk on October 29, 2014, 06:49:58 AM
sweet!
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: Cortexturizer on October 29, 2014, 06:51:11 AM
That looks AMAZING. Seriously one of the better looking I've seen. If I were to see one on a store shelf I would definitely plug it in and try it!
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: Leevibe on October 29, 2014, 06:53:02 AM
Right ON!! You completely knocked it out of the park! Wonderful art and etch. Gorgeous wiring. Very well done.
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: Hexjibber on October 29, 2014, 07:03:12 AM
Wicked artwork and etch man, looks brilliant!
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: muddyfox on October 29, 2014, 07:15:50 AM

Oh man, I SO envy your resolve to shrinkwrap every pot lug...  ;D
Just the icing on the cake!
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: Bluestrat on October 29, 2014, 07:24:54 AM

Oh man, I SO envy your resolve to shrinkwrap every pot lug...  ;D
Just the icing on the cake!

Yeah, I think they call that obsessive  ;D

Thanks for all the good words guys.
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: gtr2 on October 29, 2014, 08:20:44 AM
Wow!  That looks fantastic!!!!!

Josh
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: micromegas on October 29, 2014, 08:46:10 AM
WOW, just wow!
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: Droogie on October 29, 2014, 09:17:50 AM
What they said, and incredible knobbage! Sweet!
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: jkokura on October 29, 2014, 09:49:32 AM
The low profile knobs are most excellent. Really like that build.

Jacob
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: pickdropper on October 29, 2014, 09:51:50 AM
Bluestrat builds always make me happy.
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: jprizz on October 29, 2014, 09:53:39 AM
That is one beautiful looking pedal. Absolutely stunning. Love those knobs!
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: m-Kresol on October 29, 2014, 10:08:32 AM
That looks very cool. Kudos
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: wgc on October 29, 2014, 11:06:00 AM
sweet build, love the etch and color

can't wait to see more!
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: selfdestroyer on October 29, 2014, 11:16:37 PM
Great looking pedal in every way. The art work is awesome and that is an outstanding etch. I also love the textured surfaces you took the pictures on as they add a lot to the photos. Can't wait to see more of your builds.

Cody
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: bcalla on October 30, 2014, 06:24:21 AM
That really is some great work!  Beautiful!
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: hylandren on October 31, 2014, 01:05:05 PM
Wow, an A+ in every way possible!
I have been mulling on which reverb circuit to build, and this is a pretty strong recommendation, so will have to further check this one out.
And thanks for including the info on the substitution.
Title: Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
Post by: diablochris6 on November 01, 2014, 09:17:40 PM
The texture on that etch is stunning! And those knobs! Wow.