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Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« on: January 02, 2015, 11:41:59 AM »
After a long hiatus, things are up and going again. My first build of 2015 is the Vapor Ray. Inspired by the Jan Ray, this circuit is similar to a Timmy with mild differences.   Sounds great, very smooth and usable drive. The Jan Ray sells for stupid money so this felt pretty good to bring to life.

I powder coated the enclosure flat black, and laser etched the graphics. Kobiconn jacks, ECQ-v caps, and the new detour optical bypass were used.  Flat top 3mm purple led and aluminum knobs make it complete.

The detour optical bypass uses the same switching scheme as the Classic "Voodoo" style.  It mounts directly on a DPDT stomp and uses a smaller, cheaper, more efficient optocoupler.  Plenty of extra power ports, and small footprint.  The smooth switching action is paired with pop-free switching.

These will most likely make an appearance at the store however I do have a limited few extra pcs if interested (PM me).   Thanks!








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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2015, 11:48:43 AM »
Nice build Rully. I am really digging the flat black and silver knobs. This also reminds me that I have one of these populated that I wanted to box up. Its a great low part count OD.

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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2015, 11:49:10 AM »
That is some top-notch work! Love the project names, too. Brilliant.
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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2015, 12:21:53 PM »
Sweet! I am digging my Catch-22... and I'm interested in that switch solution too.
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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2015, 02:58:29 PM »
Very classy, tidy build -  can't go wrong with black, goes with everything.

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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2015, 11:03:54 AM »
Thanks Dudes!   ;D



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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2015, 12:00:35 PM »
Nice!! Will this and any others be in the store soon? Need to order a bunch (QoT, uAmp, PlexiCruise, ...) but will wait if others are being added soon

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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2015, 12:04:36 PM »

Nice!! Will this and any others be in the store soon? Need to order a bunch (QoT, uAmp, PlexiCruise, ...) but will wait if others are being added soon

Thanks Rumble! 

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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2015, 01:19:16 PM »
You have pretty much perfected yourself to a degree from where you can't really go any more forward. What will you do now man?!

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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2015, 02:34:33 PM »
Super clean! Just lovely.
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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2015, 05:21:59 PM »
I like those input / output jacks. Where are they sourced?

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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2015, 08:49:06 PM »
I like those input / output jacks. Where are they sourced?

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1/4" Kobiconn mono
http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/253/KC-301116-195791.pdf

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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2015, 08:50:39 PM »

I like those input / output jacks. Where are they sourced?

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1/4" Kobiconn mono
http://www.mouser.com/ds/2/253/KC-301116-195791.pdf

Exactly.  These are great, I was fortunate enough to get in on a group buy for these a while back on the forum. I save them for special builds.



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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2015, 05:47:40 AM »
Very nice, i love the graphics! I might have to break out the powder coating gun and have another attempt at it now the compressor has had some TLC. Pre coated boxes in the UK never engrave as well as ones i've coated myself  :(

The detour optical bypass uses the same switching scheme as the Classic "Voodoo" style.  It mounts directly on a DPDT stomp and uses a smaller, cheaper, more efficient optocoupler.  Plenty of extra power ports, and small footprint.  The smooth switching action is paired with pop-free switching.

I'm looking at ditching 3PDT footswitches from my pedals altogether, any other info on the optocoupler? it looks like it should fit into one of my 1590A builds...

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Re: Vapor Ray / Detour Optical Bypass
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2015, 09:55:14 AM »
I'm looking at ditching 3PDT footswitches from my pedals altogether, any other info on the optocoupler? it looks like it should fit into one of my 1590A builds...

More information regarding the Detour bypass will be coming shortly.  The board is very small and will fit in a 1590a without issue.  Final PCBs are being fabricated as we speak and they will be available on the website soon for purchase.  They will be inexpensive and very handy! 



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