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Title: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: Hexjibber on November 07, 2014, 01:08:44 PM
Hey all,

My latest is a Tonebender MKIII, loving the sound this kicks out!

Cans are 2N404, Fuzz Dog board with onboard inverter. Box etched with NaOH and some groovy retro themed art!

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/20c94884b8cb02008a50ea1b4c8383d8/tumblr_neon80Ld4E1s7epwwo3_500.jpg)

(http://33.media.tumblr.com/0e507c0361fa388ede19bc939452a924/tumblr_neon80Ld4E1s7epwwo1_500.jpg)

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/6d289d1242c0d8d06fd59064b1e461de/tumblr_neon80Ld4E1s7epwwo2_500.jpg)

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/fdc687cfdc7bfb80193618049cc75641/tumblr_neon80Ld4E1s7epwwo4_500.jpg)

I also gave my Micro POG a new coat!

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/444e4e96f40a4820c03b553380699549/tumblr_neogbibFil1s7epwwo1_500.jpg)

Cheers!
Graham
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: mmlee on November 07, 2014, 01:12:34 PM
Fantastic.
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: playpunk on November 07, 2014, 01:43:12 PM
I quit


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Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: Bret608 on November 07, 2014, 03:07:01 PM
I am loving my recent MkIII build also. Of course, yours might look a bit better than mine! Did you build it with any particular version in mind? And did you do the mod of leaving out the 220k resistor between the volume and tone pots to get more output? I did and it's enormously loud.
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: m-Kresol on November 07, 2014, 03:09:10 PM
Epic.
Please do me a favor and don't enter the fall contest. You will make some of us look like kindergardeners.
Kidding, of course. Enter the contest and you will be one of the top contesters. And no offense meant to anyone else for the "kindergardeners". Your builds just amaze me everytime.
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: lincolnic on November 07, 2014, 03:36:47 PM
That Micro POG rehouse is insane!
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: Cortexturizer on November 07, 2014, 04:01:52 PM
I jus enjoyed my microPOG not an hour before during rehearsal but yours look sooooooooo much better! :-)
Fantastic bender as well, poodle has some insane looking layouts
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: Dulouz on November 07, 2014, 04:27:51 PM
Yes! Two fantastic builds!

Nice work.
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: micromegas on November 07, 2014, 04:33:28 PM
maaaan that's insane and unfair: why my etchings don't look that awesome?  >:(


Just kidding, I love your technique and execution. True inspiration
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: selfdestroyer on November 07, 2014, 05:23:15 PM
I love that Pog artwork.. awesome work. Looks like I have 2 more pedals for my inspiration folder for sure.

Cody
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: bcalla on November 07, 2014, 05:56:23 PM
Those are beautiful etches.  I need to work up the nerve...
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: catfud on November 07, 2014, 06:29:02 PM
Brilliant etches both, love 'em!
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: copachino on November 07, 2014, 07:25:26 PM
Hey all,

My latest is a Tonebender MKIII, loving the sound this kicks out!

Cans are 2N404, Fuzz Dog board with onboard inverter. Box etched with NaOH and some groovy retro themed art!

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/20c94884b8cb02008a50ea1b4c8383d8/tumblr_neon80Ld4E1s7epwwo3_500.jpg)

(http://33.media.tumblr.com/0e507c0361fa388ede19bc939452a924/tumblr_neon80Ld4E1s7epwwo1_500.jpg)

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/6d289d1242c0d8d06fd59064b1e461de/tumblr_neon80Ld4E1s7epwwo2_500.jpg)

(http://31.media.tumblr.com/fdc687cfdc7bfb80193618049cc75641/tumblr_neon80Ld4E1s7epwwo4_500.jpg)

I also gave my Micro POG a new coat!

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/444e4e96f40a4820c03b553380699549/tumblr_neogbibFil1s7epwwo1_500.jpg)

Cheers!
Graham

may i steal your bender idea?? have make a mkII and i didnt know how to etch it but i loved yours
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: cooder on November 07, 2014, 07:31:33 PM
Extremly awesome, apart from that what all the others said...! 8)
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: copachino on November 07, 2014, 07:39:36 PM
Extremly awesome, apart from that what all the others said...! 8)


you want to steal his idea also?? ajja just kidding
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: chuckbuick on November 07, 2014, 09:12:56 PM
Fantastic!  That's a beauty inside and out.
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: BaklavaMetal on November 08, 2014, 05:51:20 AM
great looking etches!
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: Leevibe on November 08, 2014, 07:37:02 AM
I love them both but that tonebender is just perfect.
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: Guybrush on November 08, 2014, 08:07:19 AM
Incredible as always Graham. We need to go for a pint at the Dorset so I can see these in person!
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: Bluestrat on November 08, 2014, 11:33:45 AM
Great work!! That Tonebender is sweet. Great artwork and etch. The best  :D
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: Hexjibber on November 10, 2014, 04:58:37 AM
Thanks for the kind words guys, had the Tonebender in studio over the weekend and sounded fantastic!

Incredible as always Graham. We need to go for a pint at the Dorset so I can see these in person!

Haha cheers man, I used to drink in the Dorset a fair bit a few years ago! I'm just off Palmeira Square so tend to frequent the ale haunts over that way a bit more now! Beer and pedals is always good though, give me a shout!
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: lars on November 11, 2014, 10:54:20 AM
You should start etching custom pickguards for people. All this artwork you come up with would look awesome on a guitar as well.
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: luks999 on November 11, 2014, 10:58:41 AM
wow, just amazing :)
the blue box is one of the most beautiful enclosure designs ive maybe ever seen ;)

i see have to start etching too... did you do the powdercoating yourself aswell ?
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: Hexjibber on November 11, 2014, 11:02:11 AM
You should start etching custom pickguards for people. All this artwork you come up with would look awesome on a guitar as well.

That's a cool idea man! Not sure how I would go about cutting the ali to shape though?

wow, just amazing :)
the blue box is one of the most beautiful enclosure designs ive maybe ever seen ;)

i see have to start etching too... did you do the powdercoating yourself aswell ?

Thanks man :) I just use metallic spray paint as opposed to powder coating, I have to admit it chips off pretty easily though even with several layers of clear coat, would really like to know if there is a way to improve the durability of the paint.
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: luks999 on November 11, 2014, 11:08:10 AM
thanks for the info ;)
im using metallic spray paint as well for enclosures so far and yes you have to use transparent spray to seal the color!
question: that means you spray your enclosures and then apply the rest of your etching procedure?
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: Hexjibber on November 11, 2014, 11:12:15 AM
question: that means you spray your enclosures and then apply the rest of your etching procedure?

The spray painting comes near the end, basically etch the box, clean it up, then spray paint it, sand off the top to reveal etch, then clear coat.
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: luks999 on November 11, 2014, 11:27:18 AM
thanks!

your etching description procedure your blog is extremely helpful and awesome! :)
Title: Re: Tonebender MKIII
Post by: raulduke on November 11, 2014, 01:35:14 PM
One of my favourite etches ive seen.

As partridge would say: 'Back of the net!' ;)