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2011 Current Lover finished... finally!
« on: February 13, 2016, 03:30:49 PM »




Does this qualify as vintage now? :)

I originally purchased the board in 2011 or 2012, and populated pretty much right away, but then the hold-up was the enclosure. I had to design it first, so I traced the Electric Mistress logo in vector. Then Pedal Parts Plus temporarily stopped doing one-off printing jobs so my next option was to etch it - but for some reason my toner transfers weren't sticking to the particular alloy of the 125Bs I was using, or something. I don't know. What a pain. Then I got fed up with it and left it in a box for a couple years.

PPP started doing one-offs again, so I ordered one on their chrome powdercoat (which is really nice, by the way - a good alternative to polished aluminum), and was finally able to finish it up. It fired up the first time, which is awesome considering that I soldered it almost four years ago!

One word of caution, the UV printing over the chrome powdercoat is not super durable. I scratched some off when I was tightening the nuts. Fortunately it's mostly covered up, and it'll be easy to touch up the visible parts, but still, I was a bit disappointed. But I suppose that it'll just make it look road-worn vintage faster than normal :)

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Re: 2011 Current Lover finished... finally!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 04:50:10 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: 2011 Current Lover finished... finally!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 07:32:32 PM »
Beautiful!


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Re: 2011 Current Lover finished... finally!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2016, 12:31:14 PM »
Looks awesome! I like the knobs a lot, too. I've also got this board waiting for a box :P

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Re: 2011 Current Lover finished... finally!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 02:05:14 PM »
That came out fantastic.

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Re: 2011 Current Lover finished... finally!
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2016, 10:30:27 PM »
Kevin that's an awesome looking pedal.

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Re: 2011 Current Lover finished... finally!
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2016, 11:33:19 AM »
It's gorgeous. Where did you get the little short bat toggle? The ones I have are kinda janky and not that durable. I love the look of them and would love to find somethat are a higher quality.

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Re: 2011 Current Lover finished... finally!
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2016, 12:42:12 PM »
Small Bear. The short ones are all I use anymore! Here is a SPDT on-on:

http://smallbear-electronics.mybigcommerce.com/spdt-on-on-0218b/

Steve also has them in on-off-on and DPDT, which covers 95% of my needs.

BLMS has an even wider variety (including 3PDT toggles and PCB pin mount versions of all of them) but they are a cheaper off-brand. SBE carries Taiway which is top notch.

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Re: 2011 Current Lover finished... finally!
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2016, 12:32:05 PM »
Impressive.
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Re: 2011 Current Lover finished... finally!
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2016, 01:55:17 PM »
Beautiful build. :)

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Re: 2011 Current Lover finished... finally!
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2016, 03:16:24 PM »
spectacular build and great pics!

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