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Liquid Mercury Phaser
« on: November 21, 2016, 07:15:25 AM »
drolo's fantastic Liquid Mercury phaser. Came together nicely without problems and the combination of yellow 5mm LED and 2 tayda LDRs works well and sounds nice. thanks to chuckbuick for the tipp.

I added a Tap sync jack which is basically just synchornising the 5V tap of the tap switch with other taplfo devices (in my case Jon's Cardinal tremolo). I might resolder it to the other lug of the jack. This way, if someone accidentally inserts the 9V supply there, it will only put GND on the 5V pad instead of 9V, which might damage the IC. I need to add the jack to the tremolo to confirm it works, but according to the datasheet it should work.

The etch turned out really well and the epoxy really brings it to live. Lots of detail on this one. First attempt at a multi-coloured theme as well. Lots of work putting tiny pieces of masking tape on there. I didn't have 6 knobs of the same kind, so it's missing one and the waveform selector will also get a white one in the future.









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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2016, 07:52:59 AM »
That etch is FANTASTIC!! Out of this world... Just cant believe it. Ah ah. BOTY!

I have to build one at some point... Have to...

Amazing job.

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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2016, 07:53:20 AM »
Fantastic build Felix! That etch is perfect. 8)

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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2016, 07:58:11 AM »
NICE!

Great etched enclosure.
Super clean build.
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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2016, 09:47:30 AM »
Love it -- great etch

Can't wait to build this one myself.  Super versatile. 

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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2016, 10:11:32 AM »
Awesome etch Felix. Love the multi colors. Came out fantastic.

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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2016, 10:53:22 AM »
Wow, looks amazing. Did you etch the letters in or etch away to top of the enclosure so the letters are raised?

I've been wanting to do a multicolored enclosure like this. Inspirational! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 11:13:06 AM »
Wow, looks amazing. Did you etch the letters in or etch away to top of the enclosure so the letters are raised?

I've been wanting to do a multicolored enclosure like this. Inspirational! Thanks for sharing.

You are correct, its a reverse etch. I'm a huge fan of that method also.

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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 11:58:12 AM »
thanks guys, I appreciate your feedback.

Did you etch the letters in or etch away to top of the enclosure so the letters are raised?

as Cody already said, it's a reversed etch. Just to be clear, that means that the letters are raised. That gives more room for experimenting with different colours in contrast to the bare aluminium after sanding the raised parts. Regular etch with lowered letters is never as colourfull, as the most part of the enclosure will be bare aluminium
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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 06:03:04 PM »
That's an awesome pedal !!
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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2016, 06:38:15 PM »
Amazing etch and coloring, Felix! This belongs in BOTY my friend.

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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2016, 06:56:32 PM »
That looks absolutely killer!!!
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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2016, 08:10:36 PM »
Ubersauce! 8)

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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2016, 11:19:47 PM »
That looks incredible, fantastic job!

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Re: Liquid Mercury Phaser
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2016, 08:17:49 AM »
Beautiful!
And wonderful reversed etching