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Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« on: April 22, 2015, 09:05:13 PM »
Hello guys,
     I realized I have never owned a CD4049 overdrive circuit before so I thought I would give Brian's Danger Zone a test drive. ;)  Well I'm glad I did. This is an awesome creamy to crunchy tone. I just plugged my SG into the DZ into my JC120 clean and went to town. I think I blacked out for a few minutes. :) Really great tone!  It took me about 1 hour to put the circuit together and test it out (I must be getting better in that department), but it took me days to do the graphics/design and it still came out meh. I need to repaint, but I'll show you guys what I did.



BTW, this is one of Mac's enclosures. Well worth the money for something different.
http://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=20786.0







Obviously Dan (DMinner) has influenced me with new design ideas. :)



If anybody has suggestions as to better ideas to repaint, let me know. Keep in mind that the 'Danger Zone' part is a regular etch and the knob labels are a reverse etch. Thanks for looking and keep building.

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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 09:07:45 PM »
That's awesome! I like the LED placement!
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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 09:36:15 PM »
Leave it, seriously.  That looks great.

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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2015, 09:37:10 PM »
That looks super! Tidy insides and I dig the look you gave it! Has attitude in the best sense of the word!
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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2015, 09:42:26 PM »
i wouldn't change the paint job, i like it
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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2015, 10:01:53 PM »
I'm with the rest of these guys, I think it looks great.

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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2015, 10:28:54 PM »
That's a fantastic build!

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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2015, 11:41:34 PM »
The only change I'd make to the paint is some fine, delicate detailing with white around the knob labelling.

Otherwise, looks sweet as.
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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 12:13:48 AM »
I wouldn't change a thing.. That enclosure looks sweet and the LED placement is a winner.

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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2015, 03:15:01 AM »
that thing looks killer. F-in killer man!
I had an interest for that circuit for the longest time. Gotta jump on it soon.
any chance of a sound clip? It would be awesome just to hear a few seconds of it and it's ability to clean up via the guitar vol knob if you can make the time and do it. if not, I still like your build a whole f-in lot! :D

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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2015, 04:47:10 AM »
oh dude that's pure awesome! love the LED incorporated into the labeling... the etch is sublime also, great pedal

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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2015, 05:28:27 AM »
Love that huge led fresnal and it's placement

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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2015, 07:02:15 AM »
I wouldn't change a thing - it looks great!

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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2015, 07:05:20 AM »
I love everything about this build, wouldn't change a thing!

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Re: Highway to the Danger Zone.....
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2015, 10:11:28 AM »
Yeah this is exactly the kind of thing I want more of in my life. Great build, great wiring, love the opto-stomp, the huge LED, the etching, I mean just everything about it haha