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Rockhorst

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Flabulanche
« on: May 14, 2017, 01:47:27 PM »
I've had this PCB around for a while, decided to finally build and box it up. The holes on the pcb for the switch are a bit tights, I didn't have a switch with pcb pins, so I butchered a switch with loops instead. Fired up the first time, although I disliked the first sound test. Very shrill sounding. Turns out I had biased Q3 at 1.3 V and didn't spot the dot. Rebiased at 13V it sounds a looooooot better. Reminds me a bit of the plexi drive (but nicer). I think I prefer the compression switch on 'high'. If I were to build it again, I'd probably hardwire that in. Can't fault the color scheme, love it. I got a custom stamp made with my MXR-spoof logo. Looks really nice IMO. Here's the inside and outside:



p.s. lots of other builds coming up soon ;)

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Re: Flabulanche
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 04:33:07 PM »
Looks fantastic!
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Re: Flabulanche
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 04:34:12 PM »
Always fun to see one in the wild!

The lower compression settings are sometimes more useful in a band setting, so if you test it out live you may find the switch useful after all :)
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Re: Flabulanche
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 04:42:23 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: Flabulanche
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2017, 05:23:23 PM »
looks great!
Stamps for lettering? Where did you buy them if you don't mind me asking?

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Re: Flabulanche
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 12:10:51 AM »
That logo stamp is really slick.

I also like your wiring :)
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Re: Flabulanche
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 03:34:20 AM »
Stamps for lettering? Where did you buy them if you don't mind me asking?
Perused Ebay for a bit and got various boxes of letter stamps from various UK craft stores. The custom stamp (I have a few more that will pop up in builds soon) where made by stempelfabriek.nl.

@Midwayfair: thanks for the tip. It's very true that what sounds good in your bedroom sounds very different in a band setting.

I decided the letter T was not good enough, so I redid it. For other Stazon users: denatured alcohol can erase most of the stamp and leaves the powder coat alone. It does leave a little bit of an imprint/residue but if you place the new stamp over it, it's well camouflaged.
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Re: Flabulanche
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 03:48:22 PM »
I decided the letter T was not good enough, so I redid it. For other Stazon users: denatured alcohol can erase most of the stamp and leaves the powder coat alone. It does leave a little bit of an imprint/residue but if you place the new stamp over it, it's well camouflaged.

That's really good to know thanks!!

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Re: Flabulanche
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 02:53:24 AM »
Cool!

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Re: Flabulanche
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 01:10:26 AM »
Looks great