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3 more all built up and stuff
« on: March 24, 2016, 06:06:05 AM »
Collosalus.  This build almost killed me.  Went through two boards before I got it to work.  Sounds great, didn't think I had much use for a Flanger.  This one changed my mind.





GuitarPCB Dr. Phybes.  I redid the Led lighting on this one to get it a bit brighter.



Skyrim inspired Proco Rat.  Machined the circuit for this.  Got the layout from storyboardists website.









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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2016, 06:33:55 AM »
That's a nice enclosure finish on the flanger. Envirotex?

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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2016, 06:44:34 AM »
Thanks.

I use this stuff:
Omni 161 AU,(not my pic)


Paint the enclosure white, apply waterslide.  Let waterslide dry for an hour.  Spray on one heavy coat of clear.  Bake at 150 degees F for 40 minutes.  Cool, apply one more coat of clear, bake for 40.  Let sit over night.

Sand and Polish the next morning. Using these:


and a buffing wheel.

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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2016, 06:52:03 AM »
Impressive! If only I had a spare oven to do this...

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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2016, 07:01:50 AM »
Impressive! If only I had a spare oven to do this...

Yeah, there is no way I could pull this off at home.  My wife would murder me.
The MSDS says that you can airdry for 9 hours, ready to Polish after 16 hours.

I don't have that kind of patience though.

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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 07:03:43 AM »
These look Great! Love the flange and Skyrim pedals.

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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2016, 07:59:24 AM »
Sharp looking group of pedals.  Well done!

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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2016, 08:01:27 AM »
Beautiful! I especially love the flanger.

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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2016, 08:24:41 AM »
Those all look great!

I will have the soul train theme stick in my head all day now.

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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2016, 08:54:14 AM »
Those are awesome. 4 words : yard sale toaster oven.


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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2016, 09:49:34 AM »
I love the rat, for some reason I really like the black washer on that one.
I build pedals to hide my lousy playing.

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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2016, 10:36:22 AM »
Those all look great. Did you make that light plate yourself on the phaser? Excellent touch. The rat is so sleek and sharp. Is that etched with a machine?? Finally, are those leds on the Colossalus oval? They look like it, very nice. My first Colossalus didn't work and I have another board ready to try. You give me hope. I think that seems  to be one of the toughest boards  for people to get working, based on what I've observed here. Good job.

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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2016, 10:53:09 AM »
Those all look great. Did you make that light plate yourself on the phaser? Excellent touch. The rat is so sleek and sharp. Is that etched with a machine?? Finally, are those leds on the Colossalus oval? They look like it, very nice. My first Colossalus didn't work and I have another board ready to try. You give me hope. I think that seems  to be one of the toughest boards  for people to get working, based on what I've observed here. Good job.

Thanks.  Yes I did,  I machined at light refractionator out of aluminum and polished it:


Then I put it inside the boss knob.  The lightpipe itself is acrylic that I sandblasted.


Led array:




I did one before that had the LEDS shooting straight up and reflecting back, and it just didn't have the effect I was going for.  THe refractionator solved that.

The Rat pedal was brushed first, then half-assedly polished, sprayed with black epoxy primer, and then laser etched.

The led opening are oval that I filed and dremeled.  Leds are still roun.

Good luck on the collosalus.  Make sure you have extra IC's.  I think something went wrong on my first build and fried a good portion of mine.

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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2016, 01:12:15 PM »
These look awesome. Hope to see more of your work soon!

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Re: 3 more all built up and stuff
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2016, 02:06:22 PM »
Yeah, man, Great work! I echo everyone's comments (including the collasallus issues I'm having:))

Love the knobs on the rat. Also laser etched?