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Build Reports / Current lover 2023
« on: March 27, 2023, 07:30:04 AM »
This week's build report is an EHX pedal. Wait, didn't I finish that quest last year? Yeah, but this one isn't for me, but a gift for a friend. This one's going to @Big Monk who has been a solid guy, upped his game, been very supportive and needed to get that mooer off his board 😂.

Truth is, I've been trying to get a diy mistress on his board for a while but he's been singing the mooer elady praise as long as he's been here. When Brian announced the 2023 edition of the current lover I knew it was my time to make this a reality. This board supports different voltages and different BBD chips. I went with the mn3007 and Derek chose 18v operation and the rest is stock except for the volume pot, we went with a 100k linear at his request.

Simple build with no hiccups and quiet DEM operation and sound. I went all out on the design of this one as it's not for me and my swan song to the mistress circuit. I've built 7 now and wanted to go out with a bang. Matte white tayda enclosure with UV print. Classic Mighty Thor Jane Foster as the electric mistress. Red And black color scheme with red knobs and matching wiring. Really hope he enjoys it, he earned it and deserves it.

Build Reports / Hypercube Fuzz
« on: March 21, 2023, 10:12:49 AM »

Hey kids do you like octave? How about octave fuzz? I love the superfuzz, it's a great circuit, so you already knew that boss was gonna enter the fuzz market hard in the 90s. The FZ-2 was a reimagined version of the superfuzz that became a legend thanks to electric wizard. Here is my build of this sought after now expensive box.

The fz-2 is an over engineered version of the vintage superfuzz. At it's core is the vintage circuit but instead of a simple switch or knob to go between a scooped or flat mids tone, they made three modes and gave you a high and low tone knobs for ultimate sound control. The modes are then broken into mid forward, scooped and a clean boost mode.

The Aion hypercube is a stacked board design with an on/on/on switch to allow all three modes in a 125b enclosure. The layout was simple and didn't require low profile caps. For the jfets I used smd j201 instead of the originals. All in all a straight forward build with the only specialty part being the headers and pins.

For the enclosure I went with a matte black tayda enclosure and UV print. For the hypercube I used the tesseract which came out really well. Thanks to SYLV9ST9R for brainstorming the hypercube text at the bottom. If you want a little more of a challenge and want to get that crushing octave fuzz sound then give this one a try.

General Questions / Current lover 2023 clock frequency
« on: March 19, 2023, 05:09:09 PM »
I'm getting ready to calibrate a 2023 current lover and I'm curious as to what frequency I should set the clock at. It's going to be running at 18v regulated to 15v. Would I do it at 70khz like the DEM or like the v6 EM? Thanks for any insight.

Open Discussion / New to me guitar day
« on: March 19, 2023, 08:39:23 AM »
I'm always talking about how I struggle to find a humbucker guitar I like. Most are too dark sounding, too muddy to me. I like P90s but only when they do that certain P90 grind. I'm always searching for that perfect HB guitar that is like a tele on steroids. So I got a tele on steroids.
I found a deal on a 2021 vintera telecaster deluxe at guitar center and took the plunge. Turns out the perfect scale length for me is 25.5". I play teles all the time so this felt like home. These are the revoiced alnico wide range HBs that Tim Shaw worked on. They are very clear, bright and articulate. And after years of playing Les Pauls the control layout felt like second nature.
I replaced the pick up selector switch and jack with switchcraft parts as the stock stuff felt cheap. While I was in there I added some treble bleeds and an electrosocket jack cup like I do in all teles. I want to clean up the wiring because fender always has too much wire but that's for another day. I polished up the frets and did a full setup and man does this thing fuck. My SG is jealous already. RIP Gibson. Also a family photo of the current fender stable.

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Build Reports / Nordic Metal
« on: March 14, 2023, 07:00:10 AM »
What is one of the most polarizing distortion boxes ever? It's associated with many bands that are equally polarizing and it's one of the best selling distortion pedals of the past 30 years. The other end of the boss metal sound...the Metal Zone. If the HM-2 were heads on a coin, the MT-2 would definitely be tails on that coin. There are so many bad examples of this pedal and it's written off so much, but why? It's like the limp Bizkit of metal pedals and like many things in this collection I'm working on I have to ask is it better than I remember it back in the late 90s?

The metal zone is like someone at boss was dared to make the most over the top stompbox and they simply said hold my beer. The amount of gain is ridiculous and I think that's why people hate it so much. The key imo is to not max the gain out. You could run it at 9 o clock and still have gain for days. The EQ is the other problem. It's powerful and has so much control over shaping the sound that people don't take the time to learn how to use it effectively. Boss pedals are notorious for having the reputation of setting everything at noon and you get a great sound, and this is not that. Diming everything like a. HM-2 and it seems like a lot of people think this will work on the MT-2 but that's not the case. So many sounds are available in this box that between this and the HM-2 I could get any heavy sound I want.

What it's not...not heavy. You want something that can do low gain, crunch and high gain? This ain't it. This is metal zone 100% of the time. I think with taking the time to sculpt the EQ and exploring the lower ranges of the gain pot this is a versatile high gain pedal that has so many great sounds as well as an equal amount of terrible ones. In the end, I highly recommend this if you want the chug and will take the time to tune it to your rig, or you want a box of angry bees.

The build itself was simple minus one issue, albeit an easy fix. In typical guitarpcbmania fashion there was an error, the gain pot is working in reverse. Would have been nice to have this documented.I simply wired the pot in reverse and the gain pot now works as it should. Also, I couldn't find a 50kb dual gain pot so I used a 100k dual gang and used parallel resistors to drop it to 50k on each gang The noise floor is better than the original and the circuit has tons of mods available that are documented in the build doc. Also I wired the optional clipping switch for just stock silicon. All in all a straight forward build that had one hiccup. Matte dark grey tayda box with simple UV print. Went with Hella to match the Nordic metal name and the goddess of the death had the vibe of the sound as well.

In spite of the guitarpcbmania issue and their reputation I will recommend this project if you want to build a metal zone, if all else because it's the only board available for the project as far as I know.

Build Reports / Argent Fuzz
« on: March 07, 2023, 08:27:35 AM »
Fuzz, I like it, but just like adolescent girls, it's hard to live with. I've struggled for years to find fuzz that wouldn't sound terrible in my rig and be riddled with placement and impedance issues. Well there is no perfect pedal but this is perfect for my needs and go figure it would be the short lived and hard to find Boss FZ-3 that would tickle my fancy and become my go to fuzz of choice and get a fuzz pedal back on my board.

The fz-3 is like the Boss engineers took a fuzz face and a tonebender and put some George Michael on and made a shameful love child. It's a flame thrower. Like anything boss in the 90s, it's over engineered but it solves the issues of impedance and placement. Does it clean up up like a germ FF? No, but the cleanup is still pretty good considering the amount of volume and gain on tap. The tone knob is a helpful addition to tame any harshness or help bring the edge back. I was really surprised with this one since because boss is not known for fuzz (fz-5 🤢) and the fz-2 is like the golden child, this was a nice vintage style fuzz that should be getting more love. Did I mention it doesn't care about wah and buffer placement?🤡

The build was simple, I used mmbfj201 smd jfets and the rest is all generic simple to get modern parts. For the enclosure I went with a winked silver tayda box with UV printing. To go with the argent theme (silver) I found the dopest silver surfer image I could find and rocked that. Thanks to @SYLV9ST9R for exploring new ways to work text into vectors and getting the argent text incorporated into the surfboard. For the demo I used my strat with treble bleed and low output vintage wind single coils on the bridge into my blackface set clean. Volume, tone and gain set just shy of 1 o'clock. I highly recommend this circuit.

Build Reports / Aquaboy Deluxe
« on: March 01, 2023, 09:45:16 AM »
"I have many names. My people call me K’uk’ulkan, but my enemies call me Namor." What a Boss. Speaking of Boss, this is the boss of boss, the aquaboy deluxe, what waza craft wishes it would have done for the dm-2w.

The aquaboy deluxe is a reimagined dm-2 with expanded delay time and added modulation. The delay has been expanded from ~300ms to 550-600ms. The longer delay times make the repeats darker and softer. The signature dm-2 tone and percussive repeats are still there though. The optical modulation on the repeats is very versatile, from slow and shallow to deep and fast it's all there. The waveform switch can go from none in the middle, standard triangle wave or extreme square wave. The pedal is also given higher headroom with the addition of a charge pump for 18v and regulated to 15v.

There is also an added tails switch that allows you to switch between true bypass or a buffered style bypass that simply cuts the wet signal prior to the compander and giving you a tails fade out when used. I don't use the tails or care for it and wanted to streamline the bypass switching so it was ommitted in my build. The trimmer for maximum feedback is a nice addition as well for customizing how soon the pedal will oscillate, and the dm-2 spaceship oscillation is the best of any analog delay I have used.

I had one issue during the build, I had a low distortion on the repeats. After audio probing and following the signal path I traced it down to the compander and narrowed it down between 2 capacitors and it was a bum 220n cap. Once that was replaced all was perfect. On larger complex builds like this I didn't follow my own advice if checking each part before populating. Also an important reminder to build an audio probed and learn to read schematics. I calibrated according to the boss service manual.

I went with a matte pink tayda 1590BB2 enclosure with my boy Namor for the artwork. Really happy with how this one turned out and the sound is fantastic and perfect for my playing style and rig. Excellent layout and simple to bias I highly recommend the AQBDLX if you are looking for the DM-2 sound with added versatility.

Build Reports / Fireaxe - boss fa-1 preamp
« on: February 21, 2023, 10:46:33 AM »
Greetings and salutations, this week I'm revisiting my second build of the fireaxe, a fantastic take on the boss fa-1 preamp. The first one I built some time in 2021 and I had someone reach out to me after posting it on IG and they made me an offer I couldn't refuse. Luckily this was a giveaway board and I had a second one and I had to build this up again.

The fa-1 was originally a preamp made with a belt clip and was made to stay on all the time. The edge is probably the main reason this became a wanted circuit. Regardless of the edge's use of the effect, it's fantastic and it's lack of conventional housing and switching is probably why it didn't catch on the first go round. The bass and treble EQ section is pretty powerful and can give some nice tone sculpting. The added subs switch is great for use on bass, the clipping switch and addition of the master volume knob allow you to use it as a low gain drive as well, which has a more open breakup less like a traditional soft clipping opamp overdrive. I really like to use this to give my blackface amp more of a box type chime.

A simple straightforward build. Matte black tayda enclosure with UV print. Beta Rey Bill with storm breaker in a monochromatic black and white color scheme. If you are looking for something a little different then this is something I would definitely check out as it can be used for multiple applications, sounds good on bass too, and low parts count.

Build Reports / Procrastinator - Boss SG-1 Slow Gear
« on: February 14, 2023, 08:10:38 AM »
On my boss pedal journey I've already explored some classic pedals that are played and revered by many and this week I'm sharing one that's really rare and most people who have played one have only played a clone, the SG-1 slow gear. A very polarizing effect that most people either like or hate and not much in-between.

So what is the slow gear? It's a envelope effect that was meant to simulate volume swells. While it can do that, it can also give a pseudo violin sound, I weird tremolo volume modulation effect, and kind of backwards sound like the vintage EHX attack decay. Add some modulation and delay after and you get get some cool ambient swells. What can't it do? Those really slow controlled long drawn out swells with the long throw like on a volume pedal. This is also a few components different and the same circuit as the boss nf-1 noise gate that makes the envelope work in the opposite direction.

With just two controls it's easy to use. Sens adjusts the sensitivity of the envelope trigger for pick attack and pickup output. Attack controls the onset and release of the envelope. The controls only have so much range so much like an envelope filter you have to play to the effect. Your dynamics, pickup selection and knob settings will determine your results. Some tips: I like the bridge pickup, focus on staccato single notes, if attempting chords use light finger picking (flesh of thumb is great for this) and if you want to get more sustain on the release add a compressor behind it for a more pronounced dramatic effect (especially with delay/mod), which is basically what the vfe bumblebee is doing.

No mods, used a 2sk30a I had laying around from smallbear some years back. Calibration according the the service manual is more convoluted so I simply auditioned various guitars while playing and made small adjustments to the trimmer to get the best response from the envelope across various settings to maximize the range of the effect. I went with a more minimalist approach. Gray powder coat, UV print and for the design I went with Krysten Ritter's Jessica Jones. The hard, alcoholic PI known as Power Woman. A clean simple build with a non complicated setup and lower parts count of cheap easy to obtain parts, I think you can't go wrong with the procrastinator if you are looking for something a little different to experiment with.

Build Reports / Heliodor-Boss.OD-3
« on: February 07, 2023, 09:36:32 AM »
In this week's build report I'm taking a look at a pedal I had never played or really considered playing prior to building it...the Boss OD-3. This is a mistake on my part, as this pedal knocked a mainstay off my board and I could have saved a lot of money years ago had I given it a chance.

I'm not generally one that's been too interested in low gain overdrives, as I've always sort of viewed them as a boring but necessary evil, sort of a utility pedal. The two that have lived on my board for the past ten or so years are a TS of some sort and a klone. The klone has been my main OD the past decade as I feel it really suites my fenders single coils into blackface amps setup. So when I decided to build this I was really surprised by how good this pedal was, and not just for a mass produced boss pedal either. I guess you could say that this is more even in the frequency response than most other OD offerings from boss. It's like a really nice marriage of what I like about various pedals in one.

The compression is really nice and more natural than man pedals, and is very dynamic when it comes to digging into the strings. It's not got a nice airy presence but not overly bright like a KOT. The bass is filled out but it's not muddy and holds together well. It's got the classic filled midrange but not honky like a TS or klone, just enough to poke out. Its a low to mid gain drive with a very gradual gain knob that makes dialing in the amount of grit, and with the classic asymmetrical boss clipping it's got that tube breakup feel the more you push it. This thing has a LOT of volume on tap so as a boost this thing can really push a preamp cleanly. The all discrete opamp topology gives the pedal a really smooth transition into clipping that's a little more refined than the traditional soft clipping opamp drive.

I used regular mmbfj201 for the jfets in favor of the current production equivalent of the originals. Other than that it's all standard cheap stuff from tayda and stompboxparts. For the enclosure it's a yellow tayda box with UV print. I had to Google what a heliodor was and it's a yellowish crystal. I didn't want to just put a yellow crystal and say it was the mind stone so instead I used Loki's staff containing the mind stone that he used for mind control in the first avengers movie. A very simplistic and understated look in contrast to the circuit that has so much going on for a three knob low gain overdrive. If you want an alternative to a klone or a more full range drive then this might be a good one to try, it's been in production for 26 years now and I can totally see why.

Build Reports / Ocelot octave, boss oc-2
« on: January 31, 2023, 07:52:18 AM »
Welcome back to the my trip down memory lane celebrating the boss thru hole analog catalog. This time I'm looking back at a pedal I used to own and fondly remember, the OC-2 octave, built on the pedalpcb ocelot. With a renewed interest in analog monophonic octaves, this seemed like the perfect time to share this one.

I used to own this in the late 90s/early 00s and sold it in favor of newer octaves like the POG or my trusty whammy. Unlike it's  digital counterparts, the oc-2 is more rudimentary and limited in it's scope but that gives it a distinct flavor that digital can't do the same way. The oc-2 has pretty good tracking but not as good as something like the pearl octaver. Unlike some octave pedals, this only has the sub octaves, which I actually prefer because upper octaves are generally more fuzzy and can't do a clean sound unless you do digital. I really like using this with dirt for thick full chord sounds from single note runs. I also like using it in bass with some drive for  synthy sounds. The glitchy nature of monophonic octaves can be really cool for certain genres and types of playing that need that but they can be controlled by learning how to play to the effect. For optimal tracking, use the neck pickup, avoid notes south of the 7th fret and stear clear of open strings. One thing I like to do Is use a compressor before the octave to give it a strong, clean note that's focused and precise to lock on to for the best tracking.


 The build itself was simple. The board is packed pretty tight so mind those caps when soldering pots. I soldered the direct pot from the backside of the board to avoid burning anything. I didn't have any 2sk30a jfets so I used 2n5952 and did the leg twist. Other than that it was a pretty pedestrian build. Russian germanium diodes from @StompBoxParts. Black matte black enclosure with UV print. Went with a minimalist killmonger graphic for the ocelot. Black and yellow color scheme looks really sharp imo and I'm pretty happy with the end results. Back in December I filmed this dirty clip of the ocelot being used with the promethium in the second half of that clip.

All in all a great pedal that's often overlooked and rarely overshadowed. For a simplistic analog octave in a small form factor and low parts count the ocelot can't be beat.

Build Reports / Blue Steele
« on: January 23, 2023, 11:11:36 AM »

Welcome back friends to the boss appreciation celebration 🎉🎊 🤣. This week Im going back to the late 90s for a true modern classic and one of the pedals that helped kickstart commercial pedal modding, the boutique transparent overdrive market and a mainstay on many pedalboards to this very day. That's right, the BD-2 blues driver. As Ms. Frizzle would say, seatbelts everyone!

I never had a stock bd-2, I've played my share of modded blues drivers and owned the Keeley super phat mod but this is my first outing on a regular old bd-2. Chuck did quite a write up on it so I won't get too techy, but it's essentially a discrete opamp fender in a box type pedal. The EQ section looks like a fender and the gain texture is more gritty like a tube amp vs the standard fair opamp low gain overdrive. It's a brighter voiced pedal so if you have a dark rig you might like that but it's easy to dial the treble out. The gain range is pretty wide and the dynamics kare where this pedal really shine. Much like a tube amp or a good fuzz face, this pedal is very sensitive to pick attack and volume knob changes. This is also a fantastic alternative to the congested mid focused low drain drives, and is also great as a boost or stacked with a TS style.

Build wise it was really straightforward and the included subs switch is nice for going between different guitars. On my strat I like to add a little more bass to fill it out a little more in the bottom end. Went with smd j201s since I don't want to pay and roll the dice on thru hole jfets. Also shout-out to @StompBoxParts for having the webs best selection of dual gang potentiometers, always coming in clutch💪😤. Matte black enclosure with UV print. For the artwork I went with Davos aka the Steel Serpent. David has held the title of the immortal iron fist at times and a rival of Danny Rand.

If you are looking for a good alternative to basic soft clipping opamp drive you should definitely check out a blues driver. There are lots of available mods, it's a simple build and it's a classic for a reason.

Build Reports / Karaoke chorus
« on: January 17, 2023, 01:00:26 PM »
Hi kids do you like chorus? I do, and here is a cool one. While not an exact clone of the big box ce-1, the karaoke chorus is the reimagined diy version and upon listening to demos, has the core sound minus the pitfalls of the original. I've never played or owned an original ce-1 and I can say that that itch has been scratched and am super happy with it. So what's up with the karaoke Chris? the build doc breaks it down perfectly-

"So what's changed? - The circuit now runs from a standard +9V DC supply, internally boosted to +15V, so no need for expensive power bricks or AC supplies to achieve the originals split +/-14V supply. - A relatively cheap and easily obtained MN3007 is used in place of the original's expensive and hard to come by MN3002, run at twice the clock frequency to achieve the same delay times, this also substantially reduces noise in the circuit by improving the sampling rate. - No noise gate required! Due to the aforementioned noise improvement from doubled clock frequency, the improved S/N ratio of the MN3007 and no longer necessitating an 8dB+ signal recovery as with the MN3002, the noise gate circuit was easily removed, simplifying the circuit while keeping the noise levels as good or better than many other chorus pedals. - The transistor based clock circuit has been replaced with a CMOS based design that works on the same principle but is much simpler, again reducing the circuit complexity while being more efficient at driving the MN3007 BBD. - The input level control is removed and fixed at a suitable level for most pickups while simultaneously, input impedance has been improved, preventing the high roll off the keyboard focused original had when used with guitar, but not so high as to become obnoxiously bright.

What's the same? - The LFO design, apart from a minor tweak to accommodate the new supply voltage & clock is essentially unchanged, providing the originals triangle & sine wave LFO shapes. - The audio filtering remains the same as the original, with a few minor additions to help simulate the original's overall sound. - The same lush chorus & vibrato sounds. What's new? - The depth control now acts as a master depth, allowing you to use it in both chorus & vibrato mode (as opposed to the original only employing it in vibrato mode). - A dry lift vibrato mode. The original vibrato mode simply switched to a faster sine wave LFO circuit, this option is retained and an additional 3rd mode offering true pitch vibrato is now included via the toggle. - Buffered output, more suitable for a modern pedal board."

How does it sound? Compared the the CE-2 this is deeper sounding, more watery with more movement. The whole speed range is shifted a little higher, and is more swirly sounding, in a good way with a little more brightness to my ears. I like that I'm not fighting the preamp in the original as it seems to introduce noise and distortion no matter what you do. If you really wanted to have that particular sound @PedalPCB offers a ce-1 preamp board. Overall It's a nice compliment to the more pedestrian ce-2 sound. setup was very simple, bias the mn3007 for least distortion and adjust volume to taste.

I went with a matte dark grey enclosure with UV print. The color scheme is based on the original ce-1 colors with the Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings logo. Why Shang-Chi on a chorus pedal named karaoke? Some of the most awesome drunken karaoke scenes ever, that's why. So If you are looking for yet another cool chorus then here is another one to add to the pile of boards.

Build Reports / Oracle Compressor
« on: January 10, 2023, 08:58:42 AM »

Welcome friends, in this week's journey to the Roland laboratories we are taking a detour from the main attractions that are modulation, delay and distortion and visiting the confusing, overlooked and often hated land of compression. I'm going to be honest, having heard people say years ago that the boss compressors suck, and the CS-3 inferior to the CS-2, I dismissed it and never gave it a chance. I simply never even bothered to plug into one...until now.
Compression pedals are often touted as noisy. Incorrect, they are doing their job by raising the noise floor in your shitty rig and making you self aware of the noise, static and emf that lives in your walls, your gear and the air around your pickups. The CS-3 is not any noisier than any other comp pedal. So what sets this one apart from other pedals? It's VCA (voltage controlled amplifier) and one of only a few diy VCA based comps. Most people are used to one of three types of comp pedals: the ota based (dyna, Ross), jfet (orange squeezer) or optical (diamond, EQD warden). Unlike many of these, this is a hard knee compressor and is very even in response. It's like the best vanilla pudding you have ever had.
I was surprised by this because everyone says it's noisy, and I did not experience this, but then this project uses quieter opamps and tighter spec lower noise passive components so I guess that helps too. The VCA chip give a nice even response when playing, and while a hard knee gives more of a limiting response the attack knob will preserve the initial transient response. Unlike a lot of other compressors I can get real sustain on a clean tone, and the addition of the tone knob is a feature I wish more comps had. Like any comp it's more about feel than sound. With the four knobs I can really get whatever sound/feel I'm looking for from subtle to full squash.
I went with a matte white tayda enclosure and UV print. For the Oracle name I went with Elizabeth Braddock aka Psylocke for her precognition powers. Overall, a great build that's low cost(I used the coolaudio vca) and low parts count and gave me a pedal I wish I would have tried years ago. If you like comp pedals and wanna try something different than the standard diy fare then I highly recommend this project.

Build Reports / Aion Blueshift
« on: January 02, 2023, 01:16:16 PM »
Yeah, I know...I can hear the collective moan as eyes roll in the back of their heads, Chris is posting another build reports of a stupid pedal that no one cares about with another stupid marvel character and a long boring write up. Happy New Year everyone 😂.

This is my second blueshift build. I took what I learned from the last one I did nearly 3 years ago and tried to do it it better. I put more time and effort into getting this one cleaner and with better attention to detail. If you are going to build this then take your time, check every part before soldering and please follow the build doc. I would not want to have to troubleshoot this. I didn't do my standard all white wiring because there are way to many wires for that here. I tried to keep everything as clean with regards to the wiring as possible. By color coding everything the way I did, I made it easier for future Chris should he need to replace the footswitch or make repairs in the future.

It's not the cheapest build. It's probably gonna be around 100 bucks to build. Still cheaper than a used unit. It's also a fully stereo analog chorus, which is really rare in diy. The stereo spread in this is something special. What makes this different from other analog chorus pedals? The build doc breaks it down great. "The DC-2 is different from other choruses in that there are actually two clock+BBD pairs, each powered by either the inverted or non-inverted output of a single LFO. These BBDs then modulate the dry signal so that signal “A” reaches its maximum delay time when signal “B” reaches its minimum and vice versa as they criss-cross back and forth. The average remains constant between the two signals and only the space between the two signals is modulated. The DC-2’s effect is often referred to as motionless because it doesn’t have the signature “warble” or unsteadiness of a traditional chorus with a single BBD."

Unlike the original that had just 4 radio buttons, using 3 switches, we now have 7 possible presets instead of 4. How's it sound? AMAZING! It's the often described as the chorus for people who don't like chorus. It's hard to describe it without being cliche. You really have to be in front of it to appreciate how great it sounds, especially in stereo. If you like stereo chorus then you should definitely build this. With only 7 sounds possible, none of the sounds are bad, just less or more of a great thing. Calibration is easy with a scope or just by setting setting the voltage of the test points for each BBD to 3.4v.

You may notice I don't have the mounting screw on the front. I went a different route to free up the enclosure face for my graphics. Instead of the screw thru the face, I used a jb weld stick to attach the hex standoff to the enclosure. I didn't get a picture because after it cured I didn't take it apart and decided to start wiring everything. I really wanted a light violet color box but tayda has been out of that color for a long time and I went with violet. For the graphics I went with America Chavez, the dimension hopping hero who punches star shaped portals. If you're still here then I hope you enjoyed the write up and pictures. It's a great project for many reasons and a really inspiring effect.

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