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Greasejob (Madbean Greasegun)
« on: December 30, 2013, 07:55:14 PM »
I call it..."Greasejob"  :o







The pictures really don't do the dormant blue sparkle justice, but it looks very sparkly in real life.  I ended up powdercoating it twice after boning the first copper dormant sparkle by using "non-chlorinated" brake cleaner...don't use that near powdercoat I found out the hard way.   :'(

I used a white LED with one of my 3PDT breakout boards with a trim pot for LED brightness.  This PCB is growing on me.  At first I didn't like it much but it really responds well with a slightly dirty channel on a tube amp as Bean suggested.  The best description that comes to mind is "chewy" kind of OD.  Really makes my Fender Blues Deluxe sound nice and...well...errr.. chewy!  I dig.  Hard to put a finger on any other type of drive that gives that gritty, chewy sound.  I will try to get some sound samples up soon.  :)



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Re: Greasejob (Madbean Greasegun)
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 07:58:56 PM »
Love it, great job. Nice faceplate also. I wish the metallic paint took better pictures also. I used a few and they look so dull in photos but they look awesome in person. This pedal has been on my board a few weeks and I really like it. Get some nice low gain grit to all out fuzz.

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Re: Greasejob (Madbean Greasegun)
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 08:12:38 PM »
You have these stomp boards on osh park? I just realized this would be great with the really bright blue leds
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Re: Greasejob (Madbean Greasegun)
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 04:12:52 AM »
This looks really cool. Dig the faceplate too. It's a pity I'll have to wait to february to build mine...
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Re: Greasejob (Madbean Greasegun)
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 04:33:02 AM »
IHard to put a finger on any other type of drive that gives that gritty, chewy sound.  I will try to get some sound samples up soon.  :)
This is nice to hear. I knew that mr. Bean is gonna offer something unique on the table.

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Re: Greasejob (Madbean Greasegun)
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 08:16:01 AM »
Nice looking build, rully!

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Re: Greasejob (Madbean Greasegun)
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 11:16:08 AM »
Thanks for all the positive comments!   :)

@jimi = I haven't had a chance to look at this 3PDT PCB since I designed it in July, and was using Eagle back then.  I will take a look soon to verify everything and see if I can't release it as an open-source thing for the community.  I really like the small size and the ability to use a trimmer to adjust the LED.  Fits in a 1590A fine.  On a really tight build you can use a Piher trimmer (which has top and bottom adjust) and mount underneath but the Tayda Bourns knockoffs work fine on top of the boards for most builds as seen above.



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