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Title: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: jimmybjj on October 17, 2012, 06:23:54 PM
Meet the "Phony Klony"  ;D I finally built a pcb from my Apis PCB run (https://sites.google.com/a/beejivepedals.com/beejive/home/projects/apis)

The name and idea is inspired by midwayfair. I was thinking of things that rhymed with Klony like  midwayfair's "Klony" series. Phony rhymes :) like fake, I know corny but I like it.

How does it sound...like a klon :) I used dual concentric knobs for the clean/gain and vol/tone. It worked out really well. I don't think that splitting the gain pot is very useful but i couldn't find a matching knob as a single so they both ended up dual for aesthetics. The finish is powder coat black texture.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LEitt_gr6O8/UH9C0L9ehuI/AAAAAAAAJLQ/qfe2ETPNts0/s640/DSC_0010.JPG)(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-_0cXPp5pUbY/UH9DLflvvzI/AAAAAAAAJLo/LcUMLZKxKh4/s640/DSC_0018.JPG)(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-TFmd3GE2-qk/UH9C5MmSmjI/AAAAAAAAJLY/FXB8A_e_-NI/s640/DSC_0013.JPG)
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: midwayfair on October 17, 2012, 07:20:42 PM
Centaur phone klon! Nice to see you using your own board. ;)
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: sgmezei on October 17, 2012, 09:58:52 PM
Wow that is nice dude. I haven't seen many around with the dual pots. Looks wicked!

I am glad you finally got to build one of your PCB's  ;D
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: greyscales on October 17, 2012, 10:14:05 PM
Love the concentric pots. A Klone must be the perfect project for them.
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: raulduke on October 18, 2012, 02:42:38 AM
Very nice build dude!

I like the concentric pots too; I have't seen many of them on pedal builds.
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: Liustucru on October 18, 2012, 03:17:23 AM
The concentric pots are just great !!!
I have to consider using some for my next builds. It can help saving some space !!!

How did you do the white or silver lettering and graphics ?
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: pickdropper on October 18, 2012, 06:08:00 AM
I dig this build.  The concentric knobs are a great idea and I like the white on black graphic.
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: Bret608 on October 18, 2012, 07:31:43 AM
Besides all the obvious win in this build, I really like the black texture powdercoat. I could see an etched aluminum faceplate looking great on that. Is the lettering/image on this etched?
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: k.rock! on October 18, 2012, 11:56:18 AM
WOW! I love this build dude!! Everything about it is killer...the finish, the graphics and the knobs!! Really cool bro...

-K
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: k.rock! on October 18, 2012, 12:38:43 PM
How did you do the white or silver lettering and graphics ?

+1 On this...it looks really nice!

-K
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: jimmybjj on October 19, 2012, 02:50:00 PM
Thanks for all of the great comments guys.

The graphics are "pulsar decal pro" you can get some great results with them. Check out okeefs and fastcockers stuff for examples. The only issue is its a huge pain in the ass and there is a steep learning curve, of course ymmv. It's by far the hardest process I do, but I also get the best results of of everything I do as well.
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: k.rock! on October 22, 2012, 09:39:03 AM
Thanks for all of the great comments guys.

The graphics are "pulsar decal pro" you can get some great results with them. Check out okeefs and fastcockers stuff for examples. The only issue is its a huge pain in the ass and there is a steep learning curve, of course ymmv. It's by far the hardest process I do, but I also get the best results of of everything I do as well.

Cool! Thanks dude!

-K
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: mysticaxe on October 22, 2012, 10:21:02 AM
Love the dual concentric pots.  Any lead on part numbers?
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: stecykmi on October 22, 2012, 09:29:06 PM
nice looking build! i have to admit, i'm curious about the pots too.
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: jimmybjj on October 23, 2012, 08:07:47 AM
Thanks guys. The pots and knobs came from smallbear.
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: irmcdermott on October 27, 2012, 10:41:08 AM
Hey Jim,

Thinking about getting the Pulsar kit, do you put clear powder over it? Can it withstand the curing?
Title: Re: 2 knobbed(dual concentric) "Phony Klony". Finally built my own Apis pcb :)
Post by: jimmybjj on October 27, 2012, 11:26:53 AM
Hey Jim,

Thinking about getting the Pulsar kit, do you put clear powder over it? Can it withstand the curing?

yes and no. The product can withstand powder curing with careful eye. In my experience the white will turn a off white(pink), the few colors i did try turned darker. And if left in the oven to long it will shrink (check out my grapevine build) if you have small fonts will look like voids, but it still looks pretty good.