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Timko

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Gray Wolfe Distortion (VFE Alpha Dog)
« on: December 15, 2019, 08:08:32 PM »
My Blueshift build has been giving me fits, so I took a break this weeekend to finish the enclosure for this. A friend asked me to build something for his sister for Christmas. He couldnít tell me anything about the music she plays or the instruments she has, so I decided to go with an LM308 build since thatís my favorite distortion. Itís also the first VFE build Iíve done, and Iím really excited to finish the other two I bought (a co press or and a Klon). Itís also the first time Iíve worked with a 1590B enclosure in nearly 2 years. It was fun to revisit something smaller than my tropical work.

Sound wise this thing is incredible. Thereís so many tonal options from the classic Rat sound to something modern and heavy. Thereís rven this cool octave thing I found if I turn the gain down and use the 1n34 soft clipping.

After searching everywhere for 10K-C 9mm pots, I found them at Mouser. They have a long shaft so I attempted to use a Dremel to cut it to length. Next time Iíll use a music lower setting because it melted the plastic knob at an angle.  Itís still functional though.

The graphic is simple but looks good on the small box. Iím a big Tom Wolfe fan (journalist and author) so I put that in there as well.



« Last Edit: December 15, 2019, 08:11:28 PM by Timko »

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Re: Gray Wolfe Distortion (VFE Alpha Dog)
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2019, 08:29:58 PM »
Nice and metal can mojo... Top notch Xmas prezzie!
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Re: Gray Wolfe Distortion (VFE Alpha Dog)
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 10:35:37 PM »
Very nice work and metal can for the win.