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Title: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: nzCdog on June 24, 2012, 09:45:55 PM

I've been watching you guys do these teeny things for a while now, so with certain satisfaction I can now present my debut 1590a build...  Lavache! :)
(http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx219/nzCdog/tweenydlux006.jpg)
(http://i757.photobucket.com/albums/xx219/nzCdog/tweenydlux008.jpg)

Woo... these things are tiny! :o
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: midwayfair on June 24, 2012, 09:54:37 PM
!! You fit two switches *underneath* the perf? What's your secret (or rather, what switches did you use)? I can't get switches under a board in any enclosure shorter than a 125B usually.
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: whitebread47 on June 24, 2012, 09:59:07 PM
Wow, that thing looks uber classy!  Excellent stuff-job and aesthetic, man.  Really, bravo!  :o
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: alanp on June 24, 2012, 11:05:02 PM
I'd be careful if you invited anyone around, they might pinch that! Seriously mean lookin' little pedal there. Are those Smallbear knobs?
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: nzCdog on June 24, 2012, 11:15:56 PM
Thanks guys! Kind words :)  These things are fun... I can see why some dudes get addicted to the 1590as! 

!! You fit two switches *underneath* the perf? What's your secret (or rather, what switches did you use)?
Ha, thanks Jon... well if u really want to know, one was from Futurlec and one from Ebay I think, theyre just normal sized ones... I put a layer of foam tape under the perfboard and its sitting on top of the switches, all pretty tight but with the electro caps lying flat it, fits ok

Are those Smallbear knobs?
Alan, the knobs are from http://www.surplus-electronics-sales.com (http://www.surplus-electronics-sales.com/Zencart/) :)
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: alanp on June 24, 2012, 11:51:25 PM
I've seen SHO's done in PTP in 1590A's, I wonder how much of a bird's nest a true-point-to-point LaVache would be in a 1590A...
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: tagwap on June 25, 2012, 03:31:35 AM
That looks stunning!!! The jacks look very close though, don't they touch each other when plugged in?
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: nzCdog on June 25, 2012, 04:23:04 AM
I've seen SHO's done in PTP in 1590A's, I wonder how much of a bird's nest a true-point-to-point LaVache would be in a 1590A...

Go for it!   Very do-able I reckon, not many more parts, and such a nice overdrive...

That looks stunning!!! The jacks look very close though, don't they touch each other when plugged in?
Thanks man, and agreed... they are very close!!!  :o ;)
I bent the earth lugs so I could get squeeze em together like that.  Don't know how I'm gonna handle a big enclosure like a BB now, I'll prolly feel agoraphobic  ;D
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: night-B on June 25, 2012, 04:59:07 AM
Congrats on fitting it in! The enclosure is gorgeous too!
I plan on building a PTP red llama in a 1590a, it takes a lot of time...
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: mgwhit on June 25, 2012, 05:54:11 AM
Wow.  Amazing. 
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: midwayfair on June 25, 2012, 06:49:28 AM
theyre just normal sized ones... I put a layer of foam tape under the perfboard and its sitting on top of the switches, all pretty tight but with the electro caps lying flat it, fits ok

I think it helps that you only used the outside nut, too.

I mean to say, too, that the graphic is outstanding. Is the brushing on the top painted, or part of the decal with the lettering?
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: gtr2 on June 25, 2012, 08:25:50 AM
Great looking build!


Josh
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: Jurassic on June 25, 2012, 12:36:49 PM
Wow.. beautiful build! :o
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: nzCdog on June 25, 2012, 03:11:16 PM
Thanks guys!  ;D

I think it helps that you only used the outside nut, too.
Yes I was thinking about that after I replied... I only used one nut, a star washer and flat washer wth the toggles... same sort of thing with the stomp switch I removed the 2nd nut to keep it low in the enclosure

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I mean to say, too, that the graphic is outstanding. Is the brushing on the top painted, or part of the decal with the lettering?
Thanks man... Painted by brush with acrylic art paint. Lettering is how I usually do it, laser printed onto waterslide transer paper, cut out and applied after the first clear coat... then left to dry overnight, with two clearcoats on top to finish.  :)
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: pryde on June 25, 2012, 05:39:20 PM
Wow. outstanding finishing on the enclosure. Great job!
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: Bret608 on June 26, 2012, 08:13:19 AM
This is a beauty! I would've guessed that you got that enclosure from PPP, it looks so pro.

That sounds like a good tip about putting the waterslide on top of the first layer of clearcoat. What is the advantage?

Cheers,

Bret
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: masterlk on June 26, 2012, 08:43:39 AM
Totally rad build dude!
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: nzCdog on June 26, 2012, 02:08:41 PM
Hey thanks guys :)

That sounds like a good tip about putting the waterslide on top of the first layer of clearcoat. What is the advantage?

2 reasons... specificly the paint I use is acrylic art paint, so the addition of water directly to it in the transfer process can cause it to soften and smear, even when dry.  2nd reason is clearcoat is glossy, so the waterslide has better adhesion to the pedal... I recommend letting the transfer dry over night before top coats however, the transfer seems to hold some moisture for quite a while after it looks 'dry', and can cause annoying little bubbles in the finish if you spray over too soon. :)
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: eldanko on June 28, 2012, 08:25:13 AM
Holy shittake.  I'm still oogling over how close those jacks are together.  There can't be more than a mm of clearance between the plugs when it's plugged in...
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: p_wats on June 28, 2012, 08:31:35 AM
Amazing. Great looking pedal inside and out!

The most I've been able to cram into a 1590a is one knob and LED bezel...bah!
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: jtn191 on June 28, 2012, 11:47:31 AM
beautifully done! Did you drill it with a template? That's been my problem with 1590a builds: placing the jacks and sourcing small enough parts
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: nzCdog on June 28, 2012, 02:46:40 PM
Holy shittake.  I'm still oogling over how close those jacks are together.  There can't be more than a mm of clearance between the plugs when it's plugged in...
lolz!  Yep pretty tight... I wanted to get them close to make plenty of room for the board ;)

beautifully done! Did you drill it with a template? That's been my problem with 1590a builds: placing the jacks and sourcing small enough parts
Thanks man.  No templates for me anymore... I have started placing the exact parts in the enclosure prior to drilling and planning it that way.  Ruler and pencil to mark it out, tap the points out to ensure accurate drilling, and usually check the fit after every couple of holes to make sure. :)
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: bangerang101 on June 28, 2012, 03:39:28 PM
Sweet build man! Great job overall... but specifically, I love the look (artwork/paint), neat wiring, the metallic knobs, and the use of perfboard for the circuit. Very nice!
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: Guitarmageddon on June 30, 2012, 02:46:52 AM
Very nice!
Watchout though, 1590As are addictive. ;)
Title: Re: 1590a debut... Lavache!
Post by: k.rock! on June 30, 2012, 03:48:46 PM
Duuuude!! That tweed finish kills!!  :o Superb work all around man...

-K