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Octavus
« on: August 03, 2019, 09:06:50 PM »
Over the years, I've gotten requests for a mini Octavia, but I assumed it wouldn't fit because of the transformer.  When I finally got serious about it, I realized I could flip it over and still fit two pots on the other side of the box.  For good measure, I threw in a toggle to disable the octave if one so chooses.





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Re: Octavus
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 12:44:59 AM »
That is a pro-build all the way. I could see that in the glass case at any guitar store.
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Re: Octavus
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2019, 06:03:23 AM »
You say it wouldnít fit but you made it look so easy!

As always, most impressive.

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Re: Octavus
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 06:24:31 AM »
My god man, thereís nothing you canít do. Nicely executed.


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Re: Octavus
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2019, 09:53:09 AM »
The OCD side of my brain is drowning in a vat of its own gooey endorphins right now.

The board.  The complete lack of visible wiring.  Even the solder joints look absolutely perfect.

Gorgeous.

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Re: Octavus
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2019, 10:37:52 AM »
I'm still blown away by all your builds. the way you present it just sounds like a totally normal thing to squeeze it into 1590a.

I envy the lack of any trace of flux...
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Re: Octavus
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 06:01:17 PM »
Looks great! The striping really makes the vertical knob arrangement work well.

I'm still trying to figure out how you got the switch to be horizontal between the pots.

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Re: Octavus
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2019, 07:31:48 PM »
Amazeballs and beyond OCD. There needs to be a new word for it, like 'QOCD' (Quantum OCDness...) or so...
Racey with the vertical stripes too. Just above and beyond.
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Re: Octavus
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2019, 08:36:40 PM »
Looks great! The striping really makes the vertical knob arrangement work well.

I'm still trying to figure out how you got the switch to be horizontal between the pots.

The switch actually sits on top of the pots.  I spaced it so the wire goes underneath in between them.  It worked out OK.
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Re: Octavus
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2019, 08:36:55 PM »
And thanks to everybody for the kind words.  I appreciate it.
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Re: Octavus
« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2019, 06:02:35 AM »
So disgustingly amazing!! Always top shelf work.

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Re: Octavus
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2019, 08:00:34 AM »
Looks great! The striping really makes the vertical knob arrangement work well.

I'm still trying to figure out how you got the switch to be horizontal between the pots.

The switch actually sits on top of the pots.  I spaced it so the wire goes underneath in between them.  It worked out OK.

Thatís precise drilling. From what I see it worked out a bit more than OK!

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Re: Octavus
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2019, 09:46:04 AM »
Really impressive. I don't think it would have occurred to me to do a laser etch on white, but it's flat out awesome.
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Re: Octavus
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2019, 11:15:22 AM »
That is an extremely handsome pedal. I can imagine a White Penguin hooked up to that one. I think you helped me decide on white PCBs for a project I'm working on. They look so sweet when the flux is all cleaned off.

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Re: Octavus
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2019, 06:46:16 PM »
Myself's music & things I make: http://jonpattonmusic.com. My band: http://midwayfair.org. PCBs of my designs from: http://www.1776Effects.com (Bearhug Comp & Cardinal Harmonic Trem); http://www.jmkpcbs.com (Hamlet+ delay & Blue Warbler envelope vibe); Snow Day OD/Flabulanche: www.madbeanpedals.com