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Build Reports / Re: the Monsterplex
« on: December 10, 2014, 09:35:31 PM »
Mind Blown!

Nuff Said!!!

Build Reports / Re: Tonebender MKIII
« on: November 08, 2014, 11:33:45 AM »
Great work!! That Tonebender is sweet. Great artwork and etch. The best  :D

Build Reports / Re: Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
« on: October 29, 2014, 07:24:54 AM »

Oh man, I SO envy your resolve to shrinkwrap every pot lug...  ;D
Just the icing on the cake!

Yeah, I think they call that obsessive  ;D

Thanks for all the good words guys.

Build Reports / Reverb Deluxe (1776 RADD build)
« on: October 29, 2014, 06:47:15 AM »
Recent build of the 1776 RADD. Gotta say I was really surprised at how much I like this pedal. I had concerns that I would not like the slight modulation inherent in these reverb bricks. Guess I've gotten spoiled by the reverb in my vintage Super Reverb and thought I might not like this. Boy was I wrong.

This thing sounds great. I read that some builds had oscillation issues using the 250kB duel gang pot for the decay so I subbed in a 100kb. Works perfect for me. Nice sweep and no issues. Honestly it sounds good at all settings. The tone control covers a nice range but doesn't get brittle.

Great pcb and an easy build. Artwork designed in Photoshop and acid etched then lacquered. NOS Rogan knobs. The board was designed for mounted pots but I wanted to use a different layout for the artwork.

Layering this on top of the Super's reverb and a touch of delay is a magical sound. Very happy with this.

Build Reports / Re: Another OCD!
« on: October 08, 2014, 07:00:53 AM »
Fantastic! Great work all around.

Build Reports / Re: Pharaoh Fuzz
« on: August 13, 2014, 07:33:51 PM »
Beautiful, epic etch work!!!!

Build Reports / Tape-Athon - aka Multiplex Delay
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:04:07 PM »
Ok, so late to the posting party on this one. Built it about a year ago and never photographed it.

1776 Multiplex Echo board. I found an old 60"s reel to reel with the 3d logo and built the graphic around that.

Design is etched and the board built stock with no mods. A really fantastic delay. Most have already built it but if you haven't it is well worth it.

Build Reports / Re: Super Supro - ROG Supreaux Deux
« on: July 26, 2014, 12:44:13 PM »
thanks again for all the positive posts.
Fantastic work. Great design and etch. Reminds me of the Bioshock video games futuristic/art deco style.

Please could I ask where the knobs are from?

the knobs are NOS vintage that I purchased off e-bay. I like to use vintage knobs any time I can.

Build Reports / Re: Super Supro - ROG Supreaux Deux
« on: July 21, 2014, 01:15:44 PM »
I can only echo what others have already said: Outstanding inside and out! Great retro look and I covet those knobs.
I am impressed that you got that sharp of an etch with a PS design. I had a lot fo probs with edges until I switched to vector graphics.
If you don't mind me asking, how did you do the cool mottled paint finish on the top?

Thanks! My PS files are at 300ppi at 100% of size. the key to getting them sharp is to apply sharpening and print onto a photo grade matte paper like epson presentation matte. the PNP can only be as sharp as the print you copy from.

The mottled finish was caused by the etchant on the aluminum. Usually I would just paint over that but I thought it looked good so I just buffed the top and applied clear lacquer to it. Has about 4 coats. that will really make your etch pop.

Build Reports / Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« on: July 17, 2014, 08:22:39 AM »
Super clean build. Great job!

Build Reports / Re: Super Supro - ROG Supreaux Deux
« on: July 17, 2014, 06:31:47 AM »
Thanks everybody !! I appreciate the kind words. Couldn't do this kind of work without all of the great Info and tutorials here and on other forums. Great community.

Build Reports / Super Supro - ROG Supreaux Deux
« on: July 16, 2014, 06:14:59 PM »
Been a while since I've posted. Been Building guitars and a few pedals along the way.

I love this pedal!! Total old school sound. Great for roots music. Gritty, gutsy, loud and not a bad tone in the mix. Sounds great with my '70 Super Reverb as well as a little 5watt Marshall type I have.

Board is from Often FX (where did they go?). It's the Runoffgroove Supreaux Deux.

Designed the graphics in Photoshop and etched it in ferric chloride. The top has been lacquered.  The knobs are vintage.

This has gotta be one of my favorite dirt pedals.

Build Reports / Re: Gravy Train (Tweaked OD250)
« on: December 04, 2012, 07:02:51 AM »
Beautiful, Love the knobs. Great work!

Open Discussion / Re: One day Ill give it a shot
« on: November 05, 2012, 07:02:10 AM »
Wow, that is as cool as it gets! A work of art  :o

Open Discussion / Re: New Klon - Gut Shot
« on: November 05, 2012, 06:58:37 AM »
Just saw one of these on e-bay. Seller is asking $1000!!! I'm not sure there is a pedal anywhere worth that.

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