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General Questions / Re: Anyone Offering Drilling Services?
« on: January 20, 2021, 06:14:43 AM »
Tayda also have a stacks of pre-drilled enclosures for the pedalpcb boards, but there's no reason you can't repurpose those to your builds (unless your layouts are super crazy).

Open Discussion / Re: Tayda UV Printing without using Adobe Illustrator?
« on: January 20, 2021, 05:57:35 AM »
Agreed, they both look great. Thanks for posting the results, Iíve been curious to see how their printing looks.

I don't want to hijack the thread, but I think they do a pretty good job.  You loose a bit of fine detail when converting to a vector image though. Maybe you don't have to, but I couldn't work out a way to do it better.

Open Discussion / Re: Gibson Announces Acquisition of Mesa/Boogie
« on: January 07, 2021, 06:33:00 AM »
Gibson did a pretty good job of near burying Kramer over the last couple of years....

Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: December 28, 2020, 07:42:54 AM »
Better let Lars Ulrich not see that. For he will fire up that one warrior that beats even a berserker, the lawyer.

In Lar's defence, he saw the whole mp3 thing coming with Napster.

Open Discussion / Re: You might be a Madbeaner
« on: December 26, 2020, 02:03:42 AM »
If you post a build report before trying the pedal out properly.

Open Discussion / Re: You might be a Madbeaner
« on: December 22, 2020, 09:03:20 PM »
If someone posts about how they just bought or are trying to sell an Analogman KoT on FB and you think/reply "That's a lot for a pair of Bluesbreakers with clipping options..."

Open Discussion / Re: How many of you....
« on: December 20, 2020, 04:34:13 AM »
Yeah, I pretty much have to do this every year.  Sometimes there's a standout for my entry, other times not so much... I had a few to choose from that were a little unique.  I also have my completed build photos sorted by year, so that helps.

General Questions / Re: clear coat for laser printed decals
« on: December 17, 2020, 06:14:42 AM »
I've been using Spraymax 1k or Upol Clear Gloss since my 3rd pedal out of 70 or so.

Open Discussion / Re: Anyone hit with the virus out there?
« on: December 13, 2020, 07:18:10 PM »
With all that said, there is very little benefit for Pharma to push out an ineffective or harmful drug. Sure, things slip between the cracks sometimes, but that is by far the exception to the rule.

Apparently not unheard of for pharmaceuticals to release a drug (that works, but might cause massive headaches or some other side effect) so they can release another one that will minimize the side effects of the first.. (or so I'm told by someone who did a thesis on this - I have no evidence).

Build Reports / Re: 2020 build roundup
« on: December 06, 2020, 03:50:58 PM »
Thanks guys.  IIRC, I think the last pedal was finished in August or something like that, so I probably could have added a few more if I'd stuck at it.  There's enough populated pcbs and veros in the pile to do another 20 or so but I'm fairly uninspired about it currently.

Build Reports / Re: 2020 build roundup
« on: December 06, 2020, 05:52:30 AM »
Part 3:

Mega Fett:  A dual channel Fetto with all the dipswitches externally mounted.  Used a Crackle Not Ok for the pre boost, iirc.

Crossroads:  OCD clone built as a gift from a PCB I got from FB, I think.  Might have been from here, it's been lying around a while.

Biohazard:  Dual channel Boneyard on vero, using green LEDs on channel one, and reds on channel 2.  As you can see, by now I'm pretty out of artwork ideas....

And that's it from me for 2020.  Thanks for playing.

Edit:  forgot about MiG, a dual channel TS with clipping built on a GuitarPCB board..


Build Reports / Re: 2020 build roundup
« on: December 06, 2020, 05:48:54 AM »

FS-7 workalike for my MS-3.  I built 2 of these.

Bimmy:  Commission build.  Dual channel Timmy on vero with clean blend and input cap selection for use with bass.  "Dropkick" character supplied by client, other artwork by me.

Airwolf:  Dual channel X88r clone on vero with a prebooster.  IIRC, the boost is a treble booster that doesn't make unity so I need to replace it.

Dual Booster/Flux Drive:  A 4 year old commission build that was asked to be turned into something else as the client never used the Treble Booster.  I stripped the photo paper label and old paint off, replaced with a datapol sticker and put in a Hao Rustdriver on vero in, using the Crackle Not Ok as a preboost.

Pair of FS-7 workalikes in 1590a for the client above (who put also me onto the MS-3).

Build Reports / 2020 build roundup
« on: December 06, 2020, 05:31:07 AM »
2020 was a relatively quiet year for me, and I've taken a break from building pedals to concentrate on my playing and building plastic models, but I got a fair bit done I guess.

In no particular order:

Storyboardist Exemplar.  I won this in last year's BOTY comp (or maybe even the year before), and had no inspiration for artwork.  It's transparent sticker stuff on a tayda powdercoat that I got in trade.  Blues Breaker clone.

Powerbrick:  Just a power brick that does any voltage over 12vACDC and converts to a 12v and 4x9v outlets with a passthrough for the original voltage.  Don't use it.  Another black primer over yellow box.

Nuka Cola: Storyboardist Barracana:  Another pcb I won in the BOTY comp, this time a Pantheon clone.  Datapol sticker over etching primer on yet another yellow box.

Wolverine:  Pedalpcb BE-OD.  Predrilled, prepainted, and UV printed by Tayda.

Godzilla:  Madbean's proto take on the BE-OD.  Another predrilled, prepainted, and UV print by Tayda

I've used the 3rd one multiple times without pop issues.

Open Discussion / Re: Anybody heard of using Future floor polish on pedals?
« on: December 01, 2020, 06:57:12 AM »
As a hack modeller, I can tell you that a lot of people use pledge, but there are probably more who say that there are better things to use.  As a former hack pedal maker, I think there are better things to use than floor polish as a pedal finish...  I feel the same about armourall too.

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