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Re: Whetstone kits
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2021, 11:08:37 PM »
Mine arrived today. Got 3 stickers and 4 picks! Very cool.

Are you guys using the BOM shown in the main ebay photo? I figure that's probably about as good as we're going to get.

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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2021, 06:56:16 AM »
Ordered mine yesterday, good guy. He owned and was blackout effectors. He decided he was tired of the pedal biz.


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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2021, 10:12:21 AM »
Got mine wrapped up.  Kinda silly since there are already a Madbean and an Aion project available but the deal breaker was the enclosure.  Really nicely done and surprisingly I thought they were powder-coated but it's sprayed with a nicely detailed silkscreen.

I used switches I had a available for the DPDT toggles.  They don't have threaded collars so it looks a bit wonky with the threaded SPDT's but hey...



Mine came with the chips and transistors, the trim pot, the stomp switch, the rotary switch, a C1M pot, and the DC jack.  Kyle emailed over the front and back of the build sheet but the picture in the eBay listing pretty much says it all.  The rotary was easy enough to grok and the trimpot just sets the output from the boost (which overcomes the problem of reduced output on the Small Stone).  Hardest part of the build was wrapping my head around having this much space in an enclosure  ;)

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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2021, 10:39:15 AM »
Got mine wrapped up.  Kinda silly since there are already a Madbean and an Aion project available but the deal breaker was the enclosure.  Really nicely done and surprisingly I thought they were powder-coated but it's sprayed with a nicely detailed silkscreen.

I used switches I had a available for the DPDT toggles.  They don't have threaded collars so it looks a bit wonky with the threaded SPDT's but hey...

Mine came with the chips and transistors, the trim pot, the stomp switch, the rotary switch, a C1M pot, and the DC jack.  Kyle emailed over the front and back of the build sheet but the picture in the eBay listing pretty much says it all.  The rotary was easy enough to grok and the trimpot just sets the output from the boost (which overcomes the problem of reduced output on the Small Stone).  Hardest part of the build was wrapping my head around having this much space in an enclosure  ;)

Yeah, but it's a sparkly red enclosure. I ordered one too because phaser. And yeah, I have built the other two as well, but phaser. Hey, can you chuck those docs up here in a PDF form or whatever?

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Re: Whetstone kits
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2021, 12:54:18 PM »
I ordered one. I really regretted letting mine go, and I had it traced and everything. I think I'll still build a copy of Brian's because I don't love the form factor, but it's been my favorite phaser I've ever owned, and I've had a few. Not like Jimmie, but it's my second fav modulation sound.

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« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2021, 01:21:08 PM »
I ordered one. I really regretted letting mine go, and I had it traced and everything. I think I'll still build a copy of Brian's because I don't love the form factor, but it's been my favorite phaser I've ever owned, and I've had a few. Not like Jimmie, but it's my second fav modulation sound.

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« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2021, 03:29:41 PM »
Nice build, Gordo!

Really nicely done and surprisingly I thought they were powder-coated but it's sprayed with a nicely detailed silkscreen.

I'm pretty sure the one I owned back around 2010 was powdercoated (the feel was a lot more smooth/glossy), but the silkscreen work seems identical.

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« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2021, 03:40:54 PM »
Mine showed up today finally. If somebody could post the parts list, I'd greatly appreciate it!

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« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2021, 03:44:59 PM »
I'm going to use the parts list show in the ebay listing photo. Attached for reference.

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« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2021, 03:55:52 PM »
Looks like he's also selling partial kits for the Mantra overdrive (which I've never tried):
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Blackout-Effectors-Mantra-Overdrive-KIT/402692530345?hash=item5dc25860a9:g:F78AAOSwEelgKXhP

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« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2021, 04:05:50 PM »


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« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2021, 04:08:45 PM »
Thanks Gordo!

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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2021, 04:19:34 PM »
Forgot to mention too that the wiring is pretty standard, use whatever bypass you want.  The only off-board wires of note are the rotary switch.  One of the ground points goes to the wiper of the rotary.  Pad 1 goes to the switch position that corresponds to "Normal", 2 is "Pads", 3 is "Ring", and 4 is "Fix".

The build sheet mentions 2 jumpers but I could only find 1.
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« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2021, 05:49:47 PM »
Forgot to mention too that the wiring is pretty standard, use whatever bypass you want.  The only off-board wires of note are the rotary switch.  One of the ground points goes to the wiper of the rotary.  Pad 1 goes to the switch position that corresponds to "Normal", 2 is "Pads", 3 is "Ring", and 4 is "Fix".

The build sheet mentions 2 jumpers but I could only find 1.

Thank you sir, much appreciated.
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« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2021, 06:06:57 PM »
Forgot to mention too that the wiring is pretty standard, use whatever bypass you want.  The only off-board wires of note are the rotary switch.  One of the ground points goes to the wiper of the rotary.  Pad 1 goes to the switch position that corresponds to "Normal", 2 is "Pads", 3 is "Ring", and 4 is "Fix".

The build sheet mentions 2 jumpers but I could only find 1.

Are all of the toggles on on?
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