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Projects => Build Reports => Topic started by: Bluestrat on October 15, 2011, 07:23:50 PM

Title: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: Bluestrat on October 15, 2011, 07:23:50 PM
This is my first Madbean build. Love this pedal. ;D Fantastic with a strat! 1st 1044 chip whined when the Fat was maxed. I ordered a replacement and it works perfect. Adds a nice shimmer on top and the Fat really adds body to the overall sound. Really impressed with the quality of the pcb and the build docs. 
(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l504/Bluestrat1/Effect%20Pedal%20Builds/Fatpants.jpg)(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l504/Bluestrat1/Effect%20Pedal%20Builds/Fatpants_Gut_Shot.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: jimmybjj on October 15, 2011, 07:35:12 PM
wow that looks really cool, great job. can you share some details on your finish?
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: mjcyates on October 15, 2011, 07:38:08 PM
Love it! One of my favorite pedals I have seen here.
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: sgmezei on October 15, 2011, 07:46:15 PM
Yeah man I love your Led shield thing. That is awesome, I am waiting to hear about the badass finish as well.
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: Bluestrat on October 15, 2011, 08:28:10 PM
wow that looks really cool, great job. can you share some details on your finish?
Love it! One of my favorite pedals I have seen here.
wow that looks really cool, great job. can you share some details on your finish?

Hey, thanks everyone. I created the finish by submerging the raw box into enchant solution and washing it off then rubbing with steel wool. I did this a number of times then sanded the edges back to raw metal. I also sprayed clear nitro on it and rubbed a few aging tones and silver on and then off the pedal to add additional colors. Here's another pedal I did this way. This one is more distressed. (http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l504/Bluestrat1/Effect%20Pedal%20Builds/Cot50_MG_2340_WEB.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: jimmybjj on October 15, 2011, 09:22:33 PM
thanks for sharing, very nice. I think i like the second even more. Very creative!
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: madbean on October 15, 2011, 10:11:14 PM
These are brilliant. I love the worn, used look.
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: nzCdog on October 15, 2011, 10:13:50 PM
Very nice builds!  I gotta try the Fatpants sometime myself!
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: jubal81 on October 16, 2011, 01:19:32 AM
Very unique and classy. You have a great eye.
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: petesz on October 16, 2011, 02:53:04 AM
these are so great! awesome technique. where are you getting the metal sprocket things from? i also love the fact you painted the indicators on the knobs of the second one yellow to match  8)
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: Bluestrat on October 16, 2011, 06:22:18 AM
These are brilliant. I love the worn, used look.
Thanks Brian, really glad you like them.
Very nice builds!  I gotta try the Fatpants sometime myself!
Thanks! Great pedal... Build it :)
Very unique and classy. You have a great eye.
Many thanks!
these are so great! awesome technique. where are you getting the metal sprocket things from? i also love the fact you painted the indicators on the knobs of the second one yellow to match  8)
Thanks! The "metal sprocket" elements I had or made. The LED element on the Fatpants is a plain washer and a lock washer I aged and glued together. The large element on the other pedal is an antique clock gear.
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: bigmufffuzzwizz on October 16, 2011, 01:10:02 PM
I absolutely love the finishes!! I've never seen anyone do an aged finish like that, Jimmy's Rust Driver was similar in concept. I really think the washers on the fatpants look like an ancient sun logo!! I'm liking it!!  :)
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: juansolo on October 16, 2011, 01:40:30 PM
 :o Impressive, most impressive!  :o
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Post by: snz728 on October 16, 2011, 03:14:51 PM
very artistic. looks like something from the book I'm reading to my kids "The Invention of Hugo Cabret"
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: CK1 on October 16, 2011, 06:11:41 PM
I dig those looks, for sure
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: jtn191 on October 17, 2011, 07:50:34 AM
beautiful
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: k.rock! on October 17, 2011, 06:34:21 PM
Hey! I saw your pedals on the Mammoth FB page! haha  :D

I had a blast going through the builds and identifying a bunch of people here... haha

That second one was one of my favorites for sure! It's absolutely beautiful!


-Kaleb
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: eldanko on October 17, 2011, 07:53:53 PM
These pedals look like they came from Fallout.  Love 'em!
Title: Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
Post by: gtr2 on October 18, 2011, 05:51:48 AM
Really cool builds!!!

Josh