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muddyfox

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Iron Lung (Shredmaster)
« on: July 17, 2014, 02:24:37 PM »
So I finally threw together Jeremy's Iron Lung (Shredmaster clone) that he piffed to folks willing to do a buildreport and a demo.

TBH, the demo sucks a big one. I never would have recorded it but it was required so here it is. What little I can actually play is played with no gain to speak of so this is completely foreign territory to me. I just tried to twiddle some knobs so that you can hear some differences, fwiw. Played on a bridge humbucker through a Kemper Badcat Hotcat 30R profile (hello, Paul!  ;) ) with some compression and some reverb.

It was a nice build, fits into a BB with room to spare. Thought to include one of Josh's relay boards but for the life of me couldn't find where I stashed the chips.  ::)

Powdercoat of my own doing, transparent inkjet label, envirotexed label only. That's how I roll these days and methinks I'll be sticking to it for quite a while longer as it's the beez kneez compared to everything else I've tried. There's some funky lighting in my room so I tried tweaking the curves to show the actual knob color (as all the pictures were coming out weird).

All in all, very satisfied how it turned out! Never played the original so I can't compare.
Thanks for a nice project, J.!

















« Last Edit: July 17, 2014, 02:28:22 PM by muddyfox »

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Re: Iron Lung (Shredmaster)
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 02:46:39 PM »
clean!  dig the colors and the sketch is cool too
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Re: Iron Lung (Shredmaster)
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 03:51:54 PM »
Extra awesome points for getting Master Shredder on there!
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Re: Iron Lung (Shredmaster)
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 04:03:31 PM »
That's awesome! Will have to check out the vid once I'm home tonight.

Looks great though, nice work
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Re: Iron Lung (Shredmaster)
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 04:32:47 PM »
That's a truly tasteful build, and really tidy guts - nice one!

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Re: Iron Lung (Shredmaster)
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 06:25:41 PM »
That looks perfect! Are you saying you ET'd the decal before mounting or that you just did the top? It looks fantastic either way.

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Re: Iron Lung (Shredmaster)
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2014, 02:01:25 AM »
Are you saying you ET'd the decal before mounting or that you just did the top?

I don't think ETing the sticker beforehands would work very well, although it may be easier to accurately place. Drilling through the ET and the label would probably cause some lifting.
I ET only the label, once it's on. Not the entire top, just the label. Label edges keep the ET surface tension so unless you really go overboard, no wiping at all necessary. Label comes almost all the way to the edge anyways so you can't really tell it's not the entire top that's covered.

The last enclosure I did where I covered the entire top looked fine all evening and eventually managed to drip overnight when I wasn't around to wipe it off. No such problems anymore.



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Re: Iron Lung (Shredmaster)
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2014, 06:53:02 AM »
That is so nice! Love the purple knobs.

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Re: Iron Lung (Shredmaster)
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2014, 07:36:40 AM »
Clean and classy build.  Well done.

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Re: Iron Lung (Shredmaster)
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2014, 08:14:58 AM »
Are you saying you ET'd the decal before mounting or that you just did the top?

I don't think ETing the sticker beforehands would work very well, although it may be easier to accurately place. Drilling through the ET and the label would probably cause some lifting.
I ET only the label, once it's on. Not the entire top, just the label. Label edges keep the ET surface tension so unless you really go overboard, no wiping at all necessary. Label comes almost all the way to the edge anyways so you can't really tell it's not the entire top that's covered.

The last enclosure I did where I covered the entire top looked fine all evening and eventually managed to drip overnight when I wasn't around to wipe it off. No such problems anymore.


Got it. Again, it looks perfect!
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Re: Iron Lung (Shredmaster)
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2014, 09:12:48 AM »
Great build! Love the Shredder art too.