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Title: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: davent on May 18, 2016, 07:40:33 PM
I'd done this enclosure last spring, chopped according to Cozybuilder's tutorial at diystomp... then painted  & legended for a circuit i lost interest in. Sat 'til this spring when i put out a plea for ideas for a circuit to put in a finished boxed and Stomptown offered me one of his Harmonic Percolator pcb's and the four other important bits. Jumped at that and very glad i did, finished and tested yesterday and it sounds great through my 18watt, dead on for my sonic territory. Much thanks to Jon!

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/davent/FullSizeRender2_zpsgb08txwv.jpg)


Etching primer, BIN primer/Sealer (white) to level any scratches.

Red paint around the top, tape off the stripe then red paint over the stripe to seal the tape edges and prevent the other colours bleeding under.

Paint white, mask botttom half paint the top Cody green.

Mask the top paint purple. Then slapped on a coat of Micaceous Iron Oxide (mica flakes in black paint), wrapped with crinkled up Saran Wrap then let dry. Peeled off and did a second application in a few weak areas.

About a picture i posted yesterday.
Looks great! Did you do the lettering by hand? and how on earth did you stick the cut piece back on the enclosure??

Lettering was done with a piece of frisket film and very narrow tape i used as pcb etch resist back in the tape and dry transfer pad pcb days.

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/davent/IMG_7278_zpshfmymy9h.jpg)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/davent/IMG_7302_zpsue1x9yfv.jpg)

First attempt was with thick acrylic gel medium, total failure so sanded it off and taped it up for a second shot with the airbrush and tooth brush.

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/davent/IMG_7299_zpsjjm2cvf8.jpg)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/davent/FullSizeRender4_zpsd9rkr21k.jpg)

Didn't have the odd ball resister values for the Albini version but did have 1/8w, 1/4w parallel pairs to stack for them. Also the only 2.2uF electros i have are axial so paralleled two 1uF radial electros. I haven't tried either set of bounding diodes (will be set and forget) but i'm fully impressed with running bare.
First time use of one of Rej's Lumen boards.

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/davent/FullSizeRender3_zpsqmylzbur.jpg)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/davent/FullSizeRender7_zps2tc1zhov.jpg)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/davent/FullSizeRender%202_zpsbkv2vb8u.jpg)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/davent/FullSizeRender1_zpsy2y67cyn.jpg)

(http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc305/davent/FullSizeRender_zpsreicgckj.jpg)

Thanks to Stomptown for giving me the kick in the butt to finally finish a pedal, first in over a year! Sounds super, great board!

Thank you Jon!
dave

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Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: Matmosphere on May 18, 2016, 07:51:34 PM
Amazing job on the enclosure!

Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: Orbis_Ignis on May 18, 2016, 08:11:42 PM
Amazing job on that enclosure
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: selfdestroyer on May 18, 2016, 09:09:45 PM
Oh My! Outstanding job. Your "box finish" work still makes me go "How did he do that!". Another of your builds go in my inspiration folder.

Lets not forget about that slant enclosure, It came out perfect.

Cody
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: m-Kresol on May 19, 2016, 02:22:12 AM
wow, every single one of your builds is a piece of art. very cool stuff. enjoy it
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: Martan on May 19, 2016, 04:42:15 AM
Seriously awesome! That thin tape is crazy.
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: Matt on May 19, 2016, 05:50:03 AM
Yeah I'd say your out of the slump! Love the slanted enclosure
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: midwayfair on May 19, 2016, 06:49:11 AM
Beautiful work as always, Dave.

And the perc really is a magical fuzz.
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: bcalla on May 19, 2016, 07:06:42 AM
Wow!!!  Slump no more!!!
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: Bret608 on May 19, 2016, 08:03:51 AM
That is unreal! This is one of my favorite fuzzes as well. I built the "stock" specs version on one of Jon's boards to compare with the Albini I did on the old Pepper Spray PCB. Which one did you end up going with? They're both worthwhile in my book.
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: brejna on May 19, 2016, 08:51:29 AM
Speechless!
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: raulduke on May 19, 2016, 01:11:28 PM
Hot damn.

That is one nice build dude!

That enclosure is beautiful.
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: rullywowr on May 19, 2016, 02:02:45 PM
Truly, a work of art.  The enclosure is so great. 
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: davent on May 19, 2016, 09:52:55 PM
Thank you all for the feedback, always always appreciated!

That is unreal! This is one of my favorite fuzzes as well. I built the "stock" specs version on one of Jon's boards to compare with the Albini I did on the old Pepper Spray PCB. Which one did you end up going with? They're both worthwhile in my book.

Hi Bret, This one is built to the Albini version, had watched the his demo a long time ago but now you've got me curious.

dave
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: Stomptown on May 20, 2016, 12:21:38 AM
Glad I could help out Dave! This just looks amazing; total eye candy with the color choices and the wedge is so cool. Do you have a link to the tutorial?
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: Mich P on May 20, 2016, 12:33:18 AM
Hi Jon,
maybe another batch of this
could be cool.
I will take one for sure if it's happens.
Mich P.
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: davent on May 20, 2016, 09:11:32 AM
Thanks guys!

Glad I could help out Dave! This just looks amazing; total eye candy with the color choices and the wedge I'd do cool. Do you have a link to the tutorial?

The tutorial's here, Russ used a Dremel i used a hacksaw and  my dimensions are different.

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=110590.0

Same thread showing how i did mine.

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=110590.msg1015511#msg1015511

.. & glued up

http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=110590.msg1015797#msg1015797

Russ has also done some compound wedges a la Vox enclosures pretty handy guy! They might be towards the end of the thread.

dave
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: Stomptown on May 20, 2016, 05:32:16 PM
Hi Jon,
maybe another batch of this
could be cool.
I will take one for sure if it's happens.
Mich P.

Hey Mitch,  I just went ahead and added a handful of them to the store if if you are interested.

Cheers,
Jon

Edit:  Something went amiss with the webpage. Give it a few minutes and they should be available.  I will throw up a link when I get it figured out.
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: Stomptown on May 20, 2016, 06:49:14 PM
Hi Jon,
maybe another batch of this
could be cool.
I will take one for sure if it's happens.
Mich P.

Hey Mitch,  I just went ahead and added a handful of them to the store if if you are interested.

Cheers,
Jon

Edit:  Something went amiss with the webpage. Give it a few minutes and they should be available.  I will throw up a link when I get it figured out.

Here is a link to the project for those who may be interested:

http://www.stomptownelectronics.com/harmonic-fuzz.html
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: Leevibe on May 21, 2016, 04:54:10 PM
Dave, I've never seen a build of yours that wasn't utterly inspiring. This is just so perfect man. True art.
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: davent on May 21, 2016, 09:17:48 PM
Thanks very much Lee! And coming right back at you, mutual admiration society, nothing tops the works of art coming off your workbench. Definitely works to aspire to!

All the best!
dave
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: Mich P on May 22, 2016, 04:48:04 AM
Thanks Jon,
ordered !
Mich P.
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: vizcities on September 13, 2017, 08:04:51 PM
Does anyone have a build doc for this project? I bought the PCB secondhand a little while ago and the Stomptown site seems to be dead...
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: Stomptown on September 13, 2017, 09:30:27 PM
Let me know the project name on the PCB and I'll shoot you the build doc or schematic.
Title: Re: "Stomptown's Harmonic Perc pcb" or How I Busted the Slump
Post by: vizcities on September 13, 2017, 10:38:17 PM
Awesome. PMed!