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Open Discussion / So that's where all our valve pedals went...
« on: March 30, 2020, 07:06:25 AM »

This makes me happy. Though we were never a company.

Build Reports / BigBaby 2
« on: November 10, 2019, 08:53:14 AM »
While purging the pedal mountain a regular of ours and his godson bought out all our remaining valve pedals. Said godson (who runs a studio) fell in love with the Big Baby and wanted another, when the godfather heard, he wanted one too. So despite trying to retire from pedal building, we have two more! That said, it does something really rather special that's hard to pin down... Cleggy is now wanting one.

Open Discussion / Latest project
« on: October 03, 2019, 04:50:13 AM »
Lastest project 99% complete, a Mister FPGA box. A subsidised computer on a board (a bit more advanced than a Raspberry Pi). It's being used to emulate old arcade machines, consoles and computers in hardware.

Being almighty pikeys, rather than buy a 3D printed box, we've used a load of scavenged old kit and built a pair of them in old NAS enclosures.

The only thing we're waiting for now is an EU maker of the 128MB memory module. Then we're sorted.
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Build Reports / Well that happened
« on: September 25, 2019, 08:00:52 AM »
So I stopped making pedals, then someone over on a UK forum talked me into making one... Bah!

It's a '71 Triangle muff with a mids control.

Build Reports / Ph'King Wha?! (aka: the Juan Song)
« on: July 12, 2019, 11:53:43 AM »
Possibly the most bespoke pedal ever. It's doing some odd stuff, but it's for a very specific installation for regular 4000 mile Phil.

So in the middle of this thing is a DGM3 muff and a Klone, one of them is always on and they're switched externally by a switch box of some description (hence the relay switching from Jason). There's also a momentary switch on the back to test that should you not have that plugged in. Next there's a cocked-wah, with two settings selectable on the centre stomp. They can be pre-set with the trimmers internally. Finally there's Jason's rather marvellous and borderline silent boost. The switch again internal to select flat/treble boost/mid boost. That works somewhat traditionally.

It's a mess of wires inside, but there's a lot going on...

Open Discussion / Packing in
« on: June 06, 2019, 06:57:58 AM »
The time has come for me to pack in making pedals. It's come from a few things, I'm not making anything for myself lately and we no longer sell enough for the hobby to be self funding being two of the biggies. But also because I'm simply not enjoying it like I used to. I'm making a final multi for a friend and my heart just isn't in it.

This doesn't mean I'll disappear from the scene. I still come here every day, I'm a lot less active than I was regardless because of what's been going on. It does mean that I'll be having a bit of a blowout on PCBs and pedals shortly when I can sort them out. That'll likely occur on TFB in the UK, but I'll link it up here also.

It's been fun, but it's time to move on.

Build Reports / Kloon
« on: April 02, 2019, 02:34:29 AM »
Built a Klone for a friend who wanted to see what all the fuss was about.

See, we still do build pedals!

Build Reports / NoNameFlange. Finally!
« on: July 07, 2018, 07:11:08 AM »
I can't remember how long ago Alan sent us the boards for this... The PCBs has been built for about 6 months (Cleggy on the case for that). Finally I've got around to measuring up a template and squeezing it into a 1590XX.

What can I say, it's a Lovetone and they're very much their own effects :) It's also not finished yet. We've tested the stereo, the loop (reverse delay in the loop is awesome/bonkers), need to test the CV and maybe give it a final bias to make sure it's spot on.

I was more interested in it working properly inside than making it pretty... I'd also re-do the decal if I was doing it again as it's a tad hard to see.

Build Reports / Old build reboxed
« on: July 04, 2018, 09:32:11 AM »
This one is Cleggy's old Electric Mistress, it was misbehaving a little (it had been built in a time when we used recovered caps and things like that), also the box had been rejigged so had holes in it. Seems as good a reason as any to swap the caps out and put it in a new box with new stomp hardware.

Build Reports / Gilmourizer 3
« on: July 01, 2018, 04:44:06 AM »
It's been a long time coming! Parts of this have been built for well over 12 months, maybe longer... We've been slack.

So in here is a 280kg Gorilla Compressor (DOD280 clone from Jason), into a DGM3 muff, into a noise gate, into EP Boost from Fuzzdog into a Deux Profundis delay. The switches are to turn the effects on and off for setup, but they're all designed to be set up as a single effect, hence the single stomp.

Build Reports / Karma Gear and a pair of Cascadias
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:41:35 AM »
Holy crap we've made some stuff!

First up is a Karma Gear multi containing a Yorkshire Echo (Deux Profundis), a Fuzzdog Phase 90 clone and a Grind Tenebrion reverb.

The last pair are more Cascadias. Jason's (Jubal81) amazing pre-amp pedal. A bit different here in that one is stock and the other is a silicon derivative.

Build Reports / Hudson Broadcast Clone
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:04:39 AM »
A totally uninspired decal (should have been Bruce Willis...), but the internals are a bit more interesting. Cleggy made the vero, which is not usually his thing, but he was obviously in that frame of mind. I just dropped it into the box. It's a Hudson Broadcast clone built on IVIark's vero layout.

Build Reports / Yorkshire Cascadia, Yorkshire Pasty, Tom's Mini-multi
« on: December 02, 2017, 09:42:19 AM »
We've actually made 4 pedals, but one is a present so no pics of that one until after xmas

We have here a Yorkshire Cascadia, Jason's (Jubal) awesome distortion. This time squeezed into a 1590BB. Next the Yorkshire Pasty, we looked and we actually made the PCB for this 10 months ago... It's taken a while to stick this in a box for some reason. It's kinda an Colorsound Overdriver/Powerboost with a Cornish-ish buffer on the front so it plays nice with other things. I'd totally forgotten how good this sounds!

Last but not least is Tom's mini-multi. Tighter than expected, it's got an Enchanter (Timmy-ish) and a Guvnor clone (Fuzzdog PCB).

Build Reports / Bad Medicine
« on: September 27, 2017, 08:05:19 AM »
A Basic Audio Scarab Deluxe clone built on Jason's Bad Medicine PCB. A really rather good little fuzz that can do some quite different things.

A bit of recycling going on here, so it's an old enclosure (re-decalled), bottom end wiring and knobs with a new effect in it. We don't like to throw things away ;)

Build Reports / Current Lover
« on: September 21, 2017, 08:09:26 AM »
Electric Mistress clone on one of Bean's Current Lover PCBs.

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