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Projects => Build Reports => Topic started by: dbharris on November 12, 2012, 09:54:21 AM

Title: Lowrider
Post by: dbharris on November 12, 2012, 09:54:21 AM
This baby is sweet, fired up first try!  I used 1n34a diodes.  For the cap value changes to increase upper octave, I liked a 1n in C10 and a 470p in C12 best...less fizzy but still very present upper octave.  was gonna do a 64 Impala in some three-wheel motion but decided to do go the road less traveled and do a lowrider bicycle instead lol.

(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/429/p1020754z.jpg)

(http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/6572/p1020681p.jpg)

(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/2126/p1020758w.jpg)
Title: Re: Lowrider
Post by: DutchMF on November 12, 2012, 10:24:05 AM
Very nice looking pedal man, like the bike reference! Glyphs over the controls are cool as well!

I hate to break this to you, with this looking so nice and all, but did you switch the labels on the Clean and Octave Up controls?

Cheers to a very nice build anyway!

Paul
Title: Re: Lowrider
Post by: dbharris on November 12, 2012, 11:35:08 AM
Thanks a lot!  Well I was wondering when/if somebody would notice that.  The labels and knobs are correct.  B/c I didn't use board mounted pots, I flipped the order of the upper octave and clean.  It just made more sense to me that way, to go in linear order of increasing octaves left to right.  Arrows were an easy choice for the octaves, and many others have done a similar thing when building this.  I decided to use a "play" style symbol for clean.

I actually had ordered different knobs too, but they ended up not working out. So I found these ones in my bin and they worked ok.
Title: Re: Lowrider
Post by: monkeyssj1 on November 12, 2012, 11:39:31 AM
I'm a big fan of the bike light
Title: Re: Lowrider
Post by: nzCdog on November 12, 2012, 12:52:18 PM
That's a great pedal.  I love the 'chopper' bike...
we have guys who ride those things round our neighbourhood lol  ;D
Title: Re: Lowrider
Post by: icecycle66 on November 12, 2012, 01:46:05 PM
I like the knob indicators.
Title: Re: Lowrider
Post by: bigrigg on November 12, 2012, 04:23:53 PM
bike light win!  Nice build.
Title: Re: Lowrider
Post by: icecycle66 on November 12, 2012, 05:02:52 PM
Whoa, I didn't even notice.  That's pretty cool.  I like interactive pedal graphics.
Title: Re: Lowrider
Post by: midwayfair on November 12, 2012, 08:39:48 PM
I'm a big fan of the bike light

QFT!

Great looking build. The choice of the bike was excellent. :D
Title: Re: Lowrider
Post by: dbharris on November 13, 2012, 05:59:13 AM
Thanks guys, I had a lot of fun building this. 

If anybody wants the artwork with the car, I have a PDF saved of that (I think inkscape too, but everything might not line up properly for it anymore) and I am happy to share.

Also FWIW, I had an easier time dialing in the upper octave trimmer when I mixed in some clean signal too.  Just easier to tell when distortion began.
Title: Re: Lowrider
Post by: pickdropper on November 13, 2012, 08:22:16 AM
I'm a big fan of the bike light

QFT!

Great looking build. The choice of the bike was excellent. :D

Agree with the above.  :-)

Cool build.