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Build Reports / BYOC Mimosa Compressor
« on: November 21, 2016, 10:00:46 PM »
A clone of the Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer compressor with an added blend knob.  I opted for the pre-painted enclosure since the design is pretty sweet. I like the knobs they provided with it - reminds me of a juice container.

I made 2 slight errors with the build. First, I didn't realize that the switch was an integral part of the circuit. So, unlike a lot of other things I've worked on, I couldn't hook it up to my test rig until the switch was attached. Once, I did that, it tested fine.  Then, I managed to mix up the ring and tip when soldering in the input jack.  But, knowing it tested fine, it was easy to diagnose that last issue.

I really like this pedal a lot. It adds a nice boost and sparkle to my clean signal and the blend allows it be a little bit subtle.  I'm not sure yet if this will bump my Wampler Ego compressor off my main board, but I'm definitely going to make regular use of it.

Build Reports / Re: BYOC's Leeds Fuzz
« on: November 12, 2016, 03:03:00 PM »
That's a good call. I've also heard of people using hot glue, but it seems like soldering a leg would be a better way to go - durable but easily reversible. Thanks!

Build Reports / BYOC's Leeds Fuzz
« on: November 12, 2016, 01:30:35 PM »
My first build in a little while (and I think my 5th overall?)  The BYOC Leeds Fuzz (modeled after the Univox Superfuzz) is a great sounding pedal.  I'm giving it to a friend of mine as a gift and I'll be sorry to part with it.   Some of the wiring isn't as tidy as I would have liked and I should probably trim the transistors a little bit, but I'm really happy with the end result and my soldering is improving steadily.  I used Krylon spray paint and spray on polyurethane. I used the toaster oven method to bake the finish.  It came out a little uneven with some checking on the bottom that I couldn't sand out.  But, I like the color overall.

Build Reports / Re: Moon-Tron (Nautilus)
« on: March 14, 2014, 05:38:42 AM »
Very, very cool. 

Build Reports / Re: My first 1590a and an EM Drive!
« on: February 25, 2014, 06:44:57 AM »
Nicely done.  Glad to hear that the Em Drive layout works out OK.  I'm about to put that together for my first vero build

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Build Reports / Re: Lavache
« on: February 19, 2014, 09:58:48 AM »
That looks great.  I think that I'm definitely going to try enviro for my next build.

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Build Reports / Re: The Electric Mayhem
« on: January 27, 2014, 11:48:02 AM »
Looks great. I love the decal and the name - that's a great concept

After listening to a demo of that pedal, I think I've got to build one for my friend who plays in a noise/punk/art band. This would be pretty perfect and he was looking for something that sounds like a "broken pedal" he can control. I think that this probably fits the bill pretty well. It's suprisingly musical given what it does.

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