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Build Reports / Pedalpcb bohemia RM30
« on: April 03, 2021, 12:07:40 PM »
This one is my favorite of the catalinbread foundation pedals. I've long suspected that a vox amp is probably my perfect amp but don't yet have one.

This is the first time i used a pre-drilled tayda enclosure. drilling is easily my least favorite part of the process. I did have to enlarge the LED hole for the bezel, but no big there. No film as usual too.

Build Reports / Portafuzz pedalpcb b side fuzz
« on: April 01, 2021, 07:07:53 PM »
I assembled this maybe last June and only just boxed it. I redid the decal twice cuz i kept goofing it. It sounds good and is useful. I'm a big fan of that tascam distortion!

I can't decide if i like the blue knobs or the white. What do y'all think?

Build Reports / PedalPCB Tweed Man and Covert
« on: March 27, 2021, 01:23:21 PM »
Here's a two for one- pedalpcb tweed man and covert builds. I finished these about 2 weeks ago and was waiting on knobs. I did the tweaks to the covert that Dan mentioned over on the pedalpcb forum and it made the pedal way more usable. There was a time where it seemed like I wanted every pedal catalinbread made, and it's been fun building some of their circuits. That tweed man/formula 5f6 circuit makes cleans really sparkle.

Build Reports / Ping Reverb
« on: March 12, 2021, 08:33:23 PM »
This was a fun one, I like how it sounds, and I'm really pleased with how the graphics came out. Please excuse the awful photos. I don't know why it's so hard to get a clear one! At least half of the pedals I build, I manage to label the controls backwards, which I did on this one. Luckily the pots aren't board-mounted so I just lengthened the leads and swapped them. I had it all wired up nice and neat before the swap, and now it's a little messy. The graphics are sunnyscopa no-film on a tayda box. I've done a ton of no-films in the past week and I love that stuff now!

Open Discussion / What kind of wire are you using?
« on: March 06, 2021, 06:39:40 AM »
My little stash is running low and I don't have a lot of the colors I want to use. So what are you using? Is the #24 pre-bond from small bear what I want? I think that's what I had bought before

Tech Help - Projects Page / Ping C6 value
« on: February 27, 2021, 11:06:14 AM »
Whoops, I don't have a 39n cap. Would a 33nf or 47nf be ok? One over the other?

Build Reports / Stargate Fuzz (BAT Pharaoh)
« on: January 25, 2021, 01:29:58 PM »
BAT Pharaoh clone on a rullywow board that I finished last week. I decided to use a bunch of Stargate fonts and wanted to create a gold lettering effect but my implementation fell a little short of my vision on this one. The toner on the black mask wasn't dark enough to cover the gold leaf I used as an underlay. In low light (first pic), I think it looks cool. I also went a little off the map with the control layout and had some clearance issues in the end, but everything works.

Build Reports / Hipster 2016
« on: December 18, 2020, 08:00:34 PM »
Ok one more today- Hipster 2016. I goofed and labeled the pots backwards. I tried flipping the daughter board but it wouldn't clear the screw hole posts, so I'll live with it. I had a mild infatuation with the fuzz face for a while and bought this board but it took me a while to get around to putting this one together.

The most noteworthy part of this build is that it's the tenth pedal I completed this year. I made a goal at the end of last year that I wanted to finish 10 pedals in 2020, simply because it was more than I had ever done in one year. Of course i had no idea what was in store for 2020. For a while there, I didn't think it was going to happen. This year has been extremely difficult, as I'm sure it's been for a lot of you as well, but at least I'm feeling accomplished on this one goal.

Build Reports / Tracking Number Delay (cave dweller)
« on: December 18, 2020, 02:58:20 PM »
This cave dweller is my first completed madbean build in a 1590a. I expected a tight fit but I was a little worried in the final minutes of boxing this up. I could have made some of my leads shorter but now I'll know for the next one.

The graphic theme is meant to be in good fun.

Build Reports / Old pedals, new labels
« on: December 18, 2020, 12:53:02 PM »
I built these last year, but they never had labels. All three are BYOC kits that I had bought a few years prior. I'm not a fan of the label stock I used. It's thick and hard to get real smooth. I used envirotex on the red llama, and the pledge floor polish mentioned on this board on the other two.

I assembled two snack shacks back in June, one on an etched board for a friend that worked perfectly, and this one with issues on the giveaway board. I left it for several months and picked it up again recently. I'm using a 3904 in Q1 and a BC182L in Q2. I've checked the pinout in the bc182. Admittedly, the soldering isn't my best work, and I reflowed everything the other day. The pedal works correctly, but it's very buzzy. It gets worse when the circuit is engaged, and there's a loud whine that sweeps in frequency when turning the dirt pot. I really tried to get this straightened out before asking for help  :-[ any advice would be greatly appreciated

9.32v going in
E: 0v
B .635v
C 1.55v

E 0v
C 4.048v
B 1.552v

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Envirotex questions for the experienced
« on: November 30, 2020, 04:08:31 PM »
Hey y'all, I want to try envirotex for the first time but I'm a little scared off by some of the cautions in the instructions. Particularly I'm concerned about setup and curing temps. Seems like if it's too cold, the epoxy becomes cloudy as it cures. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

To clarify: should I be worried about it being too cold for the epoxy to set clearly? My house fluctuates between about 50F and 85F because we heat with wood. And I'll be pouring in the garage.

Build Reports / MEAT (snack shack)
« on: June 05, 2020, 04:58:25 PM »
Snack shack on an etched board for a friend. He requested the glowing pink enclosure, battery only, and I had the skirted knob, which he loved. Pink LED. this friend is a connoisseur of BEEF. Sounds cool.

Build Reports / OcJAvia (Retrograde)
« on: June 03, 2020, 03:02:12 PM »
This is my first completed madbean project. I had a little trouble getting the jacks to fit around the stomp switch but not too bad.

I made this as a gift for my guitar teacher. His initials are JA, so that's why it's an "ocJAvia," and that's his face on the pedal. I havent seen him in person in 80 something days, but was able to drop this off to him today. He was thrilled!

I decided to try some breadboarding this week just going off a schematic to a working circuit on the breadboard. Are there any generally accepted rules on layout, an approach you take to this task, or any tips you can share?

My first attempt was doing a fuzz face. I know small bear has a good tutorial, which I had done in the past but I wanted to get past just following someone's step by step instructions. After some troubleshooting and a missing connection, I got it working well. Then I tried an LPB1 and something is a little off.

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