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1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« on: October 15, 2011, 07:23:50 PM »
This is my first Madbean build. Love this pedal. ;D Fantastic with a strat! 1st 1044 chip whined when the Fat was maxed. I ordered a replacement and it works perfect. Adds a nice shimmer on top and the Fat really adds body to the overall sound. Really impressed with the quality of the pcb and the build docs. 

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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 07:35:12 PM »
wow that looks really cool, great job. can you share some details on your finish?
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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2011, 07:38:08 PM »
Love it! One of my favorite pedals I have seen here.

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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2011, 07:46:15 PM »
Yeah man I love your Led shield thing. That is awesome, I am waiting to hear about the badass finish as well.

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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2011, 08:28:10 PM »
wow that looks really cool, great job. can you share some details on your finish?
Love it! One of my favorite pedals I have seen here.
wow that looks really cool, great job. can you share some details on your finish?

Hey, thanks everyone. I created the finish by submerging the raw box into enchant solution and washing it off then rubbing with steel wool. I did this a number of times then sanded the edges back to raw metal. I also sprayed clear nitro on it and rubbed a few aging tones and silver on and then off the pedal to add additional colors. Here's another pedal I did this way. This one is more distressed.

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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2011, 09:22:33 PM »
thanks for sharing, very nice. I think i like the second even more. Very creative!
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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2011, 10:11:14 PM »
These are brilliant. I love the worn, used look.

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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2011, 10:13:50 PM »
Very nice builds!  I gotta try the Fatpants sometime myself!

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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2011, 01:19:32 AM »
Very unique and classy. You have a great eye.
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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2011, 02:53:04 AM »
these are so great! awesome technique. where are you getting the metal sprocket things from? i also love the fact you painted the indicators on the knobs of the second one yellow to match  8)

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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2011, 06:22:18 AM »
These are brilliant. I love the worn, used look.
Thanks Brian, really glad you like them.
Very nice builds!  I gotta try the Fatpants sometime myself!
Thanks! Great pedal... Build it :)
Very unique and classy. You have a great eye.
Many thanks!
these are so great! awesome technique. where are you getting the metal sprocket things from? i also love the fact you painted the indicators on the knobs of the second one yellow to match  8)
Thanks! The "metal sprocket" elements I had or made. The LED element on the Fatpants is a plain washer and a lock washer I aged and glued together. The large element on the other pedal is an antique clock gear.

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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2011, 01:10:02 PM »
I absolutely love the finishes!! I've never seen anyone do an aged finish like that, Jimmy's Rust Driver was similar in concept. I really think the washers on the fatpants look like an ancient sun logo!! I'm liking it!!  :)
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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2011, 01:40:30 PM »
 :o Impressive, most impressive!  :o
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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2011, 03:14:51 PM »
very artistic. looks like something from the book I'm reading to my kids "The Invention of Hugo Cabret"

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Re: 1st Madbean Build - "Fatpants"
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2011, 06:11:41 PM »
I dig those looks, for sure