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Build Reports / Cosmo-skreddy screwdriver
« on: November 17, 2021, 05:51:50 PM »
Here is a really good one. Looking for a fuzz? Overdrive? Everything in between? This is it. A MOSFET treble booster into a si/GE fuzz face with no temperature instability and no impedance issues. This thing can scream, wail, moan and sing. It don't care about buffers or placement. The presence and tightness are great tone sculpting tool to work with any guitar/amp combo.
I really like this and wish I would have played one years ago. Matte white enclosure with no film decal. Cosmo the space dog from gotg for artwork. I really like this graphic of him versus the more cartoony images that are normally used. Build one, its out of this world lol. Another fantastic board from Brian.

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Build Reports / Nebula-Wah
« on: November 14, 2021, 04:00:40 PM »
I love wah, and my byoc has so many options that I wanted something less daunting to dial in. The tearjearker is pretty much my byoc. I ended up with the sham wah on the recommendation of @Harry Klippton as he has an actual BBE Ben wah. We all know the vertex debacle hence the sham wah name. I found a used revF crybaby gcb-95 wah from my local guitar center for 48 dollars and got to work. the shell, and the power jack/in out jacks were used from the original wah. The pot is from area51 and the halo inductor came from @fig. Simple straightforward build that sounds really good. I wired the body trimmer as an external knob just like the original wah. It sits somewhere tonally in the classic clyde mccoy sound. The body knob can make it more subtle or more dramatic sounding. The other addition is the use of a foxrox wah output buffer so the wah can be placed in front of fuzz and get the full range of sweep with no oscillations. It buffer built on very also has a volume trimmer to set overal output.
I ended up flipping over the craybaby front badge and bottom plate, sanding them down and doing no film graphics. Went with nebula because she is a total badass, a total heartthrob and a total basket case. Went with a blue led as well to complete the nebula theme. Overall I'm super happy with the way the Nebul-Wah turned out. If your looking for a good sounding wah that has a lower part count and wont give you options paralysis to dial it in then give this a whirl.

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Build Reports / Effectslayouts Hot Bod
« on: November 13, 2021, 08:58:05 AM »
Here is effectslayouts Hot Bod. It's his take on the old DOD fx91 bass drive. It's not super high gain so it's a low to mid gain drive but it has a clean blend for adding versatility and preserving low end. Having played this on my p-bass for several hours I can get all kinds of overdrive tones with ease. I wish more bass drive pedals had the clean blend and that there where more bass centric projects like this with the blend. Simple build, low parts count and ease to dial in make it a winner in my book.
Went with no film on light violet tayda enclosure. Went with Psylocke on the cover because simply put, she has a hot bod. And Olivia Munn...come on now.

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Open Discussion / November is gonna be lit!
« on: November 08, 2021, 10:00:57 AM »
I can't wait, I got like 5 boards I'm ordering. So happy to have some quality projects since the other venders want to just drive in the slow lane .

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Build Reports / Fireaxe
« on: November 04, 2021, 05:48:13 AM »
This was a giveaway from Brian earlier this year and it's a fantastic sounding pedal. It almost gives my blackface a chimey vox type clean sound, and using it in overdrive mode gives a nice pushed amp sound. the baxandall eq makes the pedal very versatile.
I went with a uv print on this one because I wanted to use a black enclosure. wanting to use stormbreaker on this (fireaxe being the name), @harryklippton suggested beta ray bill and it was a brilliant idea. really like how this one turned out.

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Build Reports / Silver fox
« on: October 27, 2021, 04:45:08 PM »
A really good low/med gain od that is pretty neutral sounding and has a nice open compression. Love how Brian moved the internal trimmers for pres., bass and middle to the outside with 9mm pots. Yes I did paint the indicator on the knob white, it's silly that they don't come that way. Silver ball tayda enclosure with a pretty bodacious image of silver sable on my usual film free decal. I even used the Riami spiderman font.

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Build Reports / Kompromat compressor
« on: October 24, 2021, 04:58:24 PM »
It's a fantastic sounding compressor that has a  really good clean blend. Can go from mild to full on squash. I don't have anymore ca3080s so I went with the 13700. Went with thunderbolt Ross/red hulk for the graphic. A great comp if your looking for a Dyna comp style compressor with more options. Film free decal on red tayda enclosure.

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Build Reports / VIIB boss vb-2
« on: October 18, 2021, 11:19:41 AM »
Well, it was a shitty weekend and bad weather and all round bad energy from everyone so I spent yesterday building this. I built the byoc version a couple years ago. It's bigger and doesn't have the relay but it uses the original parts and sounds legit. Luckily, this has the relay for momentary on the fly and is in a 125b. @PedalPCB outdid him self on this one. I really like it and don't see myself going back to the bigger byoc version. I wanna spend a little more time dialing in the bias but for by ear only it's sounding super seasick and that's a good thing.
Film free decal on recycled enclosure. Some of the scratches were really deep so this one has some extra character went with the Quake logo as it doubles for a visual representation of the pedal as well as being a badass character. Build it, it's a easy build and a great sounding pedal.

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Build Reports / Secret Invasion Preamp
« on: October 16, 2021, 08:09:48 PM »
Heres my Secret Invasion Preamp, the clandestine. Comparing it to my Aion Ares which is a clinchfx ep-pre I much prefer the clandestine. Thanks to @caiofilipini for this one and answering all my questions. According to his original unit the jfet was biased at 12.46v. The silkscreen also called for a 2n5457. I always like to do my due diligence when I get ready to build a pedal and google was my friend as usual. The original jfets used in an echoplex are pretty much unobtanium and the general consensus on the web seems to be the obsolete j202 as the best substitute for all the specs of the original part. Other great subs would be 2n5484 2N5256 2N5952 2N5953 2SK30A-Y 2SK30A-GR. I had a bunch of 2n5484 and 2n5952. Looking at the preamp section of the original schematic, the drain has a voltage of 14,4v and the source has a voltage of 1.1v I started plugging in jfets and testing. Went with a 2n5484 and got the exact voltages. Its subtle, but its definitely making things sound different in n each eq position, in a really good way. I like this one and am going to be spending a lot of time with each eq position on each of my guitars/amps. Tayda uv print on dark matte gray enclosure with simple secret invasion logo from one of my favorite series in comics.

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Build Reports / Winter Soldier Green Russian Big Muff
« on: October 14, 2021, 09:57:43 AM »
I haven't had a straight up big muff in years. Every one that I have built in the past 5 years has been a modded, tweaked version with extra pots and switches. I've had these set knobs for 3 years unused so I made my favorite version of the big muff, green Russian tall font. This is a bone stock version 7c. I ended up using BC549c's in this one. I did the wiring all white just like the sovteks had. I pulled my inspiration for the enclosure from both the original and the reissue nano. Distortion label, just like the original. Winter soldier symbol replaces the original star design and the first 5 five of Bucky's activation words in Russian Cyrillic. This thing sounds the part, into a pushed amp with p90s it's instant Dan Auerbach.

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Build Reports / Nobels ODR-1
« on: September 22, 2021, 06:39:17 AM »
I've never played this circuit before but it's a cool pedal. It's got its own thing going on and the drive is really smooth. It's got hard and soft clipping and the spectrum knob is a dual filter that sweeps the mids I believe and a low pass at the same time. The bass roll off is a must as the bass is pretty prominent. Good volume cleanup too. I'd highly recommend it to someone looking for a low-mid gain drive. Went with Baron Zemo on the box cause he's a Nobelman, and a badass villain. Box is a tayda matte violet.

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Build Reports / King of Asgard V2
« on: September 02, 2021, 07:23:07 AM »
I had owned a king of tone once before, it was cool, wasn't worth the inflated prices but I got it at retail price. When I needed money for a project that was the first thing to go. Sold it for a nice profit. When I built my last paragon I wasn't in love with it. I got rid of it on the cheap and said maybe I didn't like it after all. I decided to give it a go again and do this one at 9v instead of 18. Made all the difference in the world. Why people feel this needs more headroom is beyond me. It already has little compression to begin with. Unless playing with a high gain amp I think it sounds sterile and raspy at 18v. Also presence trimmers all the way down. Skipped the expensive diodes everyone pays out the ass for some cheap alternatives that were in the same range of fv. Went with king Thor on the outside and think it looks Cooler than a KOT and sounds like my old one. I think if PedalPCB does a revision he should have a jumper for 9v option.


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Build Reports / Rat
« on: August 29, 2021, 01:20:20 PM »
I had the board populated on my build when I started @HarryKlippton rat build. I have built two more pedals and realized I need to finish mine. So that was this mornings task. I did up the enclosure with my no film decal, for that baked and drilled and did all my off board wiring. Shout out to @fig for the assist with the Lm308. This is another killer rat that got Velcro slapped on the bottom and right to to board. Filth on demand!

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Build Reports / Mean Green and kliche Mini Redux
« on: August 28, 2021, 12:51:15 PM »
On my low gain drive bullshit again. I wanted to build a new tube screamer and in the process redid my kliche mini. I use these pedals in tandem all the time. I was using an oasis but wanted to have a TS that had the bass variable instead of just two fixed points. With @Chuck D. Bones guidance I modded a Madbean green bean board and made this beauty. I ditched the symmetrical SI clipping in favor of asymmetrical. Gave the bass pot more range and really gave this pedal much more tonal options. Love it! My kliche mini was looking ragged and finally got the film free decal upgrade it deserved. Here are my preferred setting as well when I stack.

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General Questions / Green bean lows mod
« on: August 19, 2021, 08:07:14 PM »
I want to change the value of the larger cap on the lows pot. I want to use the setup storybordist used on his break-action. He used a 50k pot and a 1uf cap instead of 150n. My question is, if I bump up to 1uf should I change the 20k pot to 50k as well?

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