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Projects => Build Reports => Topic started by: Loztboy on August 16, 2011, 12:58:46 PM

Title: "slambox" CrackBoost
Post by: Loztboy on August 16, 2011, 12:58:46 PM
Since the slambox PCB is discontinued I decided to do a stripboard version.
I used a layout from aronnelson.com the 6x6 version:
(http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=43433&g2_serialNumber=4)

This version does not include the 1n4001 diode and the 47uf Cap in the madbean version.
What exactly does those two components do?

anyway here are some picks of the CrackBoost:
(http://home.online.no/~tv79/gitarnorge/cb1.jpg)
(http://home.online.no/~tv79/gitarnorge/cb2.jpg)(http://home.online.no/~tv79/gitarnorge/cb3.jpg)
Title: Re: "slambox" CrackBoost
Post by: slimtriggers on August 16, 2011, 01:49:17 PM
I think those components are for power filtering.  Shouldn't effect the tone. 

I like the clear knob 8)

Title: Re: "slambox" CrackBoost
Post by: druz15 on August 16, 2011, 01:56:37 PM
that is one cool looking pedal love the clear knob and simple gold writing on the polished finish
Title: Re: "slambox" CrackBoost
Post by: cab_eleven on August 16, 2011, 02:14:53 PM
Cool, I dig the knob too.
Title: Re: "slambox" CrackBoost
Post by: nzCdog on August 16, 2011, 07:46:02 PM
Nice, and cool layout!
Title: Re: "slambox" CrackBoost
Post by: Loztboy on August 17, 2011, 12:40:42 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: "slambox" CrackBoost
Post by: k.rock! on August 17, 2011, 08:50:21 AM
I love everything about this one...the polished look, the gold lettering, the clear knob, the cool LED bezel (btw, where did you get that? :)) the guts look really clean...great job man!! Love it.


-Kaleb
Title: Re: "slambox" CrackBoost
Post by: Haberdasher on August 17, 2011, 09:03:43 AM
Great job.

I need to get some clear knobs on my next sb order.  Those are too cool.
Title: Re: "slambox" CrackBoost
Post by: Loztboy on August 17, 2011, 12:50:55 PM
I love everything about this one...the polished look, the gold lettering, the clear knob, the cool LED bezel (btw, where did you get that? :)) the guts look really clean...great job man!! Love it.


-Kaleb
Thanks.

The led bezel is from musikding.de:
http://www.musikding.de/product_info.php/info/p139_LED-Bezel-5mm-chrome-outside-reflector.html
I'm sure you can get them somewhere in the states as well.

The box is a standard aluminium box that i sanded with 1200 paper with water and some dishwash soap :)
Title: Re: "slambox" CrackBoost
Post by: bigmufffuzzwizz on August 18, 2011, 03:42:57 PM
I really like this. I've been wanting to do one for awhile and this just totally reminded me! I have to agree that wet sanding can really make a nice polished look with very little effort! You probably have enough room for a nice like mod, something like an alternate input cap  :)