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« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2020, 03:41:46 PM »
Just finished up a Cornish Duplex for a woodworking friend of mine. He digs llamas and goes by that name online so we added it into the graphic. Never heard of this stuff before and looking up the price on the real deal.... :o Those prices are silly.

I went with Aion pcb's. Solid boards, not that I've got much experience with them but the spacing is good and the build doc is laid out nicely.









I think it turned out pretty good. The G2 is weird as hell for being a muff clone. It's got a ton of low end, very fat, and below unity. I did some digging and it seems like the G2 just is a quiet circuit. Here's the write-up in the Big Muff bible. www.kitrae.net/music/Music_Muff%20Inspired%20Pedals%20and%20Clones.html#G2

"It is very quiet, even with the gain maxed. It has a similar quality to a Tube Driver at full gain. It sounds great with slightly dirty amps. The only drawback that I have found with clean amps is that even at maximum sustain, the gain is not very high. Since I prefer slightly more sustain for leads, I often boost the gain of my Big Muffs with a driver pedal or compressor, so it is not really an issue."

We weren't sure of the effect order so I added in a toggle. It's definitely G2->SS3 though. The other way around is flub central, way too much low end on that G2. Aion's build doc even has a suggested mod section to help take the mud out. I ended up adding in an LPB-1 to get it back to unity. By itself, I don't much care for it to be honest but as a slightly dirty boost for the SS3, it's killer. Great sounding distortion that cleans up and responds to picking very well.



Phwoar! These graphics look really impressive dude :)

Thanks, man! I appreciate it.


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Re: A place for my stuff.
« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2020, 05:14:58 PM »
Just finished up a Cornish Duplex for a woodworking friend of mine. He digs llamas and goes by that name online so we added it into the graphic. Never heard of this stuff before and looking up the price on the real deal.... :o Those prices are silly.

I went with Aion pcb's. Solid boards, not that I've got much experience with them but the spacing is good and the build doc is laid out nicely.









I think it turned out pretty good. The G2 is weird as hell for being a muff clone. It's got a ton of low end, very fat, and below unity. I did some digging and it seems like the G2 just is a quiet circuit. Here's the write-up in the Big Muff bible. www.kitrae.net/music/Music_Muff%20Inspired%20Pedals%20and%20Clones.html#G2

"It is very quiet, even with the gain maxed. It has a similar quality to a Tube Driver at full gain. It sounds great with slightly dirty amps. The only drawback that I have found with clean amps is that even at maximum sustain, the gain is not very high. Since I prefer slightly more sustain for leads, I often boost the gain of my Big Muffs with a driver pedal or compressor, so it is not really an issue."

We weren't sure of the effect order so I added in a toggle. It's definitely G2->SS3 though. The other way around is flub central, way too much low end on that G2. Aion's build doc even has a suggested mod section to help take the mud out. I ended up adding in an LPB-1 to get it back to unity. By itself, I don't much care for it to be honest but as a slightly dirty boost for the SS3, it's killer. Great sounding distortion that cleans up and responds to picking very well.



Phwoar! These graphics look really impressive dude :)

Thanks, man! I appreciate it.
Very cool man. Someone here was selling boards too. I really like the combo. Seems like the G2 is a hybrid muff / overdrive if i am remembering right, that may be the SS2.


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Re: A place for my stuff.
« Reply #32 on: June 21, 2020, 09:40:28 AM »
Corridors of Time (Any Chrono Trigger fans here?)








I finished up this Stone Rhino last night for a friend.
EQD Black Ash and Bellows in 1 enclosure with an effect order toggle. He designed the graphic.









Sunn Model T

I've been wanting to try this one out for a while. Always heard good things and rightly so. It's a kickass pedal. It's extremely quiet and does well with being boosted. Sounds great with a Rat, Muff, OD, etc... This is a keeper.







I reused this enclosure from a previous build and had 4 extra spaces that needed filled.
LEDs to the rescue



Black Eye Galaxy for the graphic.






Pairing it up with my last build, Mountainking Megalith, is absolutely magical.









I can thank DS9 for the inspiration on the name. I had this 1032L sitting on the shelf for months and once I finished the Space Spiral, I knew it had to go in there. I added momentary switches for Repeats and Rate. This pedal can make some crazy sounds. I only ever play with my fuzz pedals so I don't know what the hell to do with a delay, it's easy to get lost in just picking out simple chords and moving around. I'm going to be tinkering with this one for a while.

Layout - https://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com/2020/04/earthquaker-devices-space-spiral.html





















I've been wanting to make this one for a while, got it done a little while ago. It fuckin' jams. I went with 2N1613's @60 hfe, PF5102's, a 2N2907A, and 4558's for the opamps. I also tried some 2N2369, 2N5457/5458's and a 3906. All worked just fine, I went with the 1613's because they had matching gain. The 2N2369's were 48-55-58 hfe, still sounded great though.








No fancy graphics for this one, just straight to business.






Operation Cram a Mountainking Megalith into a 1590A-tall was a complete success. No room to spare.  I had to get creative and move stuff around but it fired right up. So much heavy from a tiny box. I'm going back to regular size pedals for a bit now. lol This was fun and all but damn it was a pain in the ass at times.











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Re: A place for my stuff.
« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2020, 09:40:49 AM »
Here's fun one. I cut strips out of an enclosure and glued plexiglass in it. This just opened up lots of fun lighting options.







Deep Blue Delay and a Space Spiral





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Re: A place for my stuff.
« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2020, 10:35:04 AM »
Yes, but does it phase?
Holy shit man, I’m totally jealous, you went all out! They’re all insane!


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Re: A place for my stuff.
« Reply #35 on: June 21, 2020, 03:04:40 PM »
That is a nice set of builds!
That 1590a build was impressive. Nice way to accomodate everything.

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Re: A place for my stuff.
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2020, 01:46:49 AM »
Yes, but does it phase?

I haven't built a phaser yet, it's on the list though.


That is a nice set of builds!
That 1590a build was impressive. Nice way to accommodate everything.

Thank, man. I'd love to be able to wizard some things into a 1590LB like you one day. Any tips besides staggered Lumberg's?

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« Reply #37 on: July 25, 2020, 11:33:31 AM »
This is the biggest pedal build I've done yet. Thanks to Chris for the boards and for sending me some pin headers. Thanks to Dan for the mini potentiometer I needed for this. I really appreciate it.










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Re: A place for my stuff.
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2020, 11:44:03 AM »
Wow! That looks incredible

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Re: A place for my stuff.
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2020, 11:53:29 AM »
Looks awesome!  I know it sounds just as good as it looks!

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Re: A place for my stuff.
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2020, 12:19:28 PM »
Nice! Build the dueling herbies next, it was more knobs and switched.


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Re: A place for my stuff.
« Reply #41 on: July 25, 2020, 03:33:07 PM »
Wow- I'm quite impressed with the plexi-glass strip lighting in your newer builds.  Very creative idea and excellent execution.

I've no doubt in my mind that they sound better than they would've without.

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #42 on: July 28, 2020, 04:22:27 AM »
Looks awesome!  I know it sounds just as good as it looks!
Thanks, man. It's the most fun delay I've played yet.

Nice! Build the dueling herbies next, it was more knobs and switched.
I'll check that out, I'm not familiar with it.

Wow- I'm quite impressed with the plexi-glass strip lighting in your newer builds.  Very creative idea and excellent execution.

I've no doubt in my mind that they sound better than they would've without.

Thanks for sharing!
Very nice of you to say. Like most noobs I was obsessed with the idea of making "my own" pedal. I realize it's not likely going to happen because everything has been done and redone dozens of times. I figure maybe I can just come up with some cool new stuff with lights.

Wow! That looks incredible

Thanks!

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« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2020, 05:00:46 PM »
I figure maybe I can just come up with some cool new stuff with lights.

"Cool new stuff with lights"!? That's underselling it!  ;) 

Really amazing work. Would you mind sharing how you got the dry and delay signals trigger those LEDs?

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« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2020, 08:05:41 AM »
Fantastic builds! They look great! How did you apply the artwork to the enclosures? They look awesome! This is off topic, but where did you get those sweet storage bins for all your small components parts? Thanks!