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Slow Loris
« on: July 30, 2010, 11:18:36 AM »
Just finished my Slow Loris build --- sounds great!  125-B enclosure, candy green powdercoat, decal on top.





Even his beady little eyes glow . . . .

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Re: Slow Loris
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 11:36:11 AM »
YES! Very nice job, sir.
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Re: Slow Loris
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 04:56:16 PM »
Quite cool!

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Re: Slow Loris
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 05:01:28 PM »
Looks awesome! Super bonus points for the eyes! Is that using white backed waterslide decal?

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Re: Slow Loris
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2010, 11:42:49 PM »
The eyes are what really do it for me.

Can you explain how you're using the 4PDT switch?

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Re: Slow Loris
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010, 12:27:34 AM »
that's just a 3PDT switch with a PCB that makes connections simpler.

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Re: Slow Loris
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010, 05:59:25 PM »
Thank you all for the kind words.  That is indeed a clear decal over white --- once I powdercoated the box, I masked and painted the top white.  And yes, that's just a 3PDT switch with one of Small Bear's PCB boards on it --- makes hooking everything up much easier.
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Re: Slow Loris
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010, 09:12:49 PM »
Thanks for the info, guys. Of course, had I bothered to count the lugs, I would've realized it's nowhere near a 4PDT...sheesh.

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Re: Slow Loris
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2010, 07:32:28 AM »
I didn't know small bear had boards like that.  Sweet!  I like the beady eyes...
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Re: Slow Loris
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 01:31:38 PM »
To follow up on this build ---- I swapped out the linear taper pots for audio tapers and MAN, what a HUGE improvement, at least to my ears.  The volume and gain knobs now have a nice gradual rise and the pedal is much more useable.  It can actually be used as a medium OD now whereas before the distortion was almost instant-on with the linear pot.  Great midrange honk and is great with a Strat bridge pickup.
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Re: Slow Loris
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2010, 06:12:32 PM »
That's nice to know. I have the gain knob almost completely off to get the tone I want. I will be replacing with audio taper pots. This is a nice sounding pedal and it will be good to get more use out of the gain pot.

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Re: Slow Loris
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2010, 07:55:11 PM »
Cool!  You replaced all 3 pots with audio tapers?
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Re: Slow Loris
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2010, 10:39:18 AM »
I replaced all three knobs with audio tapers --- the tone control was less noticeable but the volume and gain controls were a substantial improvement.

If you guys DO try the audio tapers in your builds, please post back to let me know what you think.
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