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dawson

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VP-PW. (DIY Volume Pedal)
« on: March 23, 2020, 07:03:45 PM »
*This is not a recent build, rather it's one of my first builds ever, circa 2017.

I built this volume pedal (and 2 others like it for my band-mates) because the Ernie Ball VP-JR, that had become an important tool of my technique, had developed a horribly scratchy pot that was ruining my swells.


3/4" Plywood finished with diluted India Ink
3D-Printed brackets wrapped with copper tape

At the end of the month I spent prototyping and testing different treadles and strings, then building these 3 things, to my dismay..one of them had a scratchy pot.  It was then, ladies and gentlemen, that I searched the internet for a solution and was introduced to contact cleaner..(sigh)

Anyhow, it works and feels great, and I continued to use it for over a year even though the VP-JR was functioning properly, however, I now use the VP-JR because of its smaller footprint.

Thanks for reading!
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Re: VP-PW. (DIY Volume Pedal)
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 08:27:20 PM »
Love it. Steam-punk meets wtf do I have in my back shed.

(This is what all our build will be like after this virus runs its course ;))

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Re: VP-PW. (DIY Volume Pedal)
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 09:40:21 AM »
Nice job, I love it!


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Re: VP-PW. (DIY Volume Pedal)
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2020, 10:17:24 AM »
Looks great! Maybe put a univibe ciruit in there?

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Re: VP-PW. (DIY Volume Pedal)
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2020, 12:22:13 PM »
To make this project perfect, cut a large hole and add a dowel rod perch to make it look like you repurposed a birdhouse. 
Seriously, though, I love so many things about this.  Nice work.
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Re: VP-PW. (DIY Volume Pedal)
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 10:13:30 PM »
Looks good.
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