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Projects => Build Reports => Topic started by: Bluestrat on May 22, 2012, 06:21:08 AM

Title: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: Bluestrat on May 22, 2012, 06:21:08 AM
Ok, I admit it. I'm a sucker for Tremolo, Vibe and Rotary effects.

This is the ROG "Tri-Vibe" built using a board etched and populated by Stephen on the BYOC forum.
Felt funny using a board populated by another builder but the price was right and I wanted to try it.

Sooooooo, here it is. Art Deco inspired design, acid etched top design, vintage knobs and a pulsating led.

How's it sound? Sometimes I love it, sometimes I don't. It can be noisy with some pedals. Like many of these effects it has a volume drop ( much better after I replaced a chip that was not the recommended one).
I use a transparent buffer as a boost. All in all, some very cool sounds when you get it dialed in.

Looking forward to building the "QuadroVibe" when the boards are available from MB.

(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l504/Bluestrat1/Effect%20Pedal%20Builds/TriVibe_Front.jpg)
(http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l504/Bluestrat1/Effect%20Pedal%20Builds/TriVibe_Guts.jpg)
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: night-B on May 22, 2012, 06:32:42 AM
The etch is perfect and these knobs are AWESOME  :o   Where did you found'em?
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: Bluestrat on May 22, 2012, 06:52:16 AM
The etch is perfect and these knobs are AWESOME  :o   Where did you found'em?

Thanks! I get the vintage stuff off e-bay.
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: midwayfair on May 22, 2012, 06:53:38 AM
That's fantastic, right down to the green LED. :)

I wonder if anything else can be done with the volume drop? This is currently #3 on my build list, I'd like to hear any little fixes you made.
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: gtr2 on May 22, 2012, 06:54:21 AM
Your work makes my own pedals hide in a dark corner.  It's intimidating!

 ;D

Josh
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: Scruffie on May 22, 2012, 07:26:32 AM
I wonder if anything else can be done with the volume drop? This is currently #3 on my build list, I'd like to hear any little fixes you made.
Increase the resistor on the output opamp should take care of it.
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: mjcyates on May 22, 2012, 07:49:56 AM
I love your pedals. They all look like pieces of art. Nice work.
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: slimtriggers on May 22, 2012, 08:10:31 AM
Beautiful etch!
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: sgmezei on May 22, 2012, 09:13:44 AM
Unreal dude. Looks supremely fantastic.
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: icecycle66 on May 22, 2012, 09:38:25 AM
Hell, I'd put that on my pedal board just to class up my rig some.
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: DutchMF on May 22, 2012, 12:17:29 PM
Your work makes my own pedals hide in a dark corner.  It's intimidating!

My homebuilt pedals are on strike and refuse to function until I make them look as good as this......... Which is never gonna happen! (There is no crying smiley, otherwise I would have used it)

This looks so good man, kudos!!!!! Beautifull!!!!

Paul
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: Scruffie on May 22, 2012, 12:19:31 PM
There is no crying smiley, otherwise I would have used it
Why you ignore the crying smiley  :'(
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: GermanCdn on May 22, 2012, 03:10:51 PM
You know, with an enclosure that well done, I am certain it doesn't matter which circuit you put it there, it will sound awesome.  Way to go.
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: Vallhagen on May 22, 2012, 03:34:00 PM
I'm impressed. Again. You could put your box designs in a stand together with jewelry and rolex'. Very very pro!

Cheers
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: bigrigg on May 22, 2012, 08:17:00 PM
Wow.  That looks like a magic jewellery box.  Fantastic.
Title: Re: Every Girls favorite.... the "Tri-Vibe"
Post by: nzCdog on May 22, 2012, 10:30:45 PM
Epic!  nice job, very impressive