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Title: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: diegoyl on September 04, 2020, 04:19:27 PM
I got into pedals this summer and made a Donut (pink), Florist (blue), and a combined GreenBean/SlowLoris (yellow). I based my graphics off of loteria cards (https://www.google.com/search?q=loteria+cards&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjb76KGv9DrAhUBIKwKHVPuDJ8Q_AUoAXoECBMQAw&biw=1920&bih=937) and took more freedom with the Dist/OD, adding some avatar  (https://www.google.com/search?q=sokka+cactus+juice&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwjTsI7PwtDrAhVPUKwKHRX2BOcQ2-cCegQIABAA&oq=sokka+cactus+juice&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQAzIFCAAQsQMyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAAyAggAMgIIADICCAA6BAgAEEM6BggAEAcQHlDMLFjOPmD4P2gAcAB4AIABV4gB5QSSAQE4mAEAoAEBqgELZ3dzLXdpei1pbWfAAQE&sclient=img&ei=ybtSX5OoD8-gsQWV7JO4Dg&bih=937&biw=1920)references. Also, i just wanna thank this community because you guys answered a lot of my questions and helped me exceed my expectations of how these would turn out. thank you!!

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/922/QIZPii.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmQIZPiij)

I think they turned out great for being my first pedals and I only had one minor drilling error! Only complaint is that GreenBean needs the DRIVE pot to be below 10% or else it is way too much, but that might be because of the mods i made in order to exclude the LOW pot.

I also made a tiny pedalboard out of some wood i had:
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/EFTiM6.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmEFTiM6j)

my favorite design (favorite sounding was florist):
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/923/EAOFH2.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnEAOFH2j)

and here's some wiring:
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/924/itwn5N.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poitwn5Nj)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/Ve6BG8.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmVe6BG8j)
everything baaaarely fit on this one:
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/eutQhQ.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmeutQhQj)


edit: i also wanna point out the graphics are just on photo paper from walgreens (coated with armor-all) glued onto the enclosure with elmers and a bit of superglue, it seems to be holding up well enough, but also i've only had them for about a month. I think this is a great option if your trying to minimize costs. I followed this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25BnW3aTU9I).
Title: Re: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: Haberdasher on September 04, 2020, 04:57:51 PM
Those look somewhere around 10x better than my first 3 pedals.
Title: Re: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: zombie_rock123 on September 04, 2020, 07:15:52 PM
Stone me, is this a wind up?! They look fantastic, are you a pro photographer as well? Awesome work, carry on chief!
Title: Re: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: diegoyl on September 04, 2020, 07:22:28 PM
Those look somewhere around 10x better than my first 3 pedals.

haha thanks! i spent a full month watching pedal videos on youtube and reading forums like this before i built them, so ig it paid off
Title: Re: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: Bio77 on September 04, 2020, 07:23:22 PM
Those are great!  Cheers!
Title: Re: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: diegoyl on September 04, 2020, 07:25:00 PM
Stone me, is this a wind up?! They look fantastic, are you a pro photographer as well? Awesome work, carry on chief!

thank you! i took some studio classes last semester so i was used this as an opportunity to keep practicing photography and also photoshop (the main reason i did diy pedals was so i could make the graphics lol)
Title: Re: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: jimilee on September 04, 2020, 07:51:42 PM
Very nice. I have to echo the others, well done!


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Title: Re: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: mjg on September 04, 2020, 09:19:13 PM
Cool, nice work!  I love the graphics.
Title: Re: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: rockola on September 05, 2020, 01:09:56 AM
my favorite design (favorite sounding was florist):
I'm with ya, that Cactus Juice looks just incredible. Nice work all around, I also dig the DIY pedalboard, I've thrown together a few too.
Title: Re: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: cooder on September 05, 2020, 01:33:19 AM
Excellent, what a start, now you're hooked! Fab looks and execution, looking forward to seeing more!
Title: Re: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: Willybomb on September 05, 2020, 02:55:20 AM
"My first builds," he says.  Bloody hell.

Just a note, you might want to check the taper on that drive pot if it's maxing out too early.
Title: Re: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: m-Kresol on September 05, 2020, 03:59:03 AM
awesome stuff. The graphics are top notch and the presentation/photography is killing it
Title: Re: First Pedals! (donut, florist, greenBean/slowLoris)
Post by: jjjimi84 on September 05, 2020, 07:25:43 AM
Looks great, really outstanding work especially for new builds