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VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« on: July 17, 2014, 07:54:10 AM »
I had this board populated for a few weeks and just had no time to box it. I was able to get an enclosure etched on Sunday and got it all put together. I really love this pedal going into my Fender Twin Reverb RI. It gives a great low gain breakup and is very dynamic with playing.

I did a reverse etch and shot the enclosure with a metallic Root Beer paint and a flat clear.



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Thanks Chi_boy for the great layout.

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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 08:01:34 AM »
Just stellar. Triple bonus points for using hex knobs on a bee-themed pedal. I have a lot of love for this circuit, too. Highly recommended.
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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 08:21:20 AM »
One of the best etches I've seen.  Fantastic.
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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 08:22:39 AM »
Super clean build. Great job!

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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 08:31:42 AM »
Wow! That's very impressive.

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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 08:34:41 AM »
That's a really great build.  +1 on the circuit...Chi_boy did a great job.
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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 08:39:06 AM »
Oh man.

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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2014, 08:41:09 AM »
Bee-utiful!
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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2014, 11:18:07 AM »
Thanks for posting this, and great job!
I went to VIPfx site recently to pick up an All Star Reverb, and casually picked up a couple Silk Hat boards, not knowing it would become one of my very favorite overdrives!
I recommend it highly ... it adds "just enough" drive to enhance your amp.

It gives a great low gain breakup and is very dynamic with playing.

Thanks Chi_boy for the great layout.

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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2014, 12:43:33 PM »
lovely!
always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2014, 01:20:01 PM »
Fantastic etching and clean wiring.  Really inspirational.  :)



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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2014, 09:02:06 PM »
Thanks everyone for the kind words. It really was a fun build and is definitely a pedal that will be on my board. I found last night that it pairs up with my modded Blues Breaker very well.

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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2014, 09:37:32 PM »
Cody, that is just so well done and classy in every way. I really love it.

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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2014, 12:02:30 AM »
Truly inspiring!
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Re: VIPFx Silk Hat OD
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2014, 04:04:20 AM »
Excellent - with a build like that you should bee happy!