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Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« on: December 15, 2011, 06:32:23 PM »
Finished this about 2 weeks ago. Love the sound of this. Didn't know how much I like that Marshall grind :o I really like all of the od's I've built but this may be my favorite so far. Stacks really well with all my pedals. Both gain modes are musical and play well with my strats. Great sound! This is in a 1590B with a silver hammered finish from a spray can. The large knob is a 50's or 60's vintage piece. Thanks to Haberdasher for the excellent board and thanks to all the posters here. I'm learning lots of good things here!  ;D


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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2011, 06:48:19 PM »
Wow. very cool build. Is the large knob for volume or gain?

I just finished a Grapevine also and am finding some great tones with it.

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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2011, 07:17:22 PM »
Wow. very cool build. Is the large knob for volume or gain?

Thanks for the good words. Big knob is gain, small left is volume and small right is tone.

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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2011, 07:29:19 PM »
There you go again! Very nice.

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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2011, 07:41:31 PM »
Love the Steampunk look!  And the socketed off board wiring is a brilliant idea 8)  Did you have to attach anything to the ends of the wires to fit the sockets?

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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2011, 08:00:32 PM »
Love the Steampunk look!  And the socketed off board wiring is a brilliant idea 8)  Did you have to attach anything to the ends of the wires to fit the sockets?

Thanks! I was using some less than stellar 24awg stranded and had to attach leftover wire from resistors. This works great but is a little time consuming. I've had really good pre-tinned wire that works well without the addition of the solid wire with the sockets. After my first build where I must have taken it apart a dozen times to trouble shoot I decide to just socket till I build a test rig. I'm going to try solid and see how that works next.

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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2011, 10:28:39 PM »
groovy

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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2011, 11:03:02 PM »
Wow, that looks so cool!  You got style man!
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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2011, 11:03:34 PM »
I can't tell you how much I love this.

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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2011, 11:40:24 PM »
Now that's hot! Stellar work.
I'd like to nominate this for Bean's new build gallery.
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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 11:54:00 PM »
Now that I like! 8)
Cool build and cool pedal!

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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2011, 01:40:35 AM »
That is a work of art!!

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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2011, 03:32:30 AM »
Very cool build mate.

Love the look of this one  :o!

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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2011, 05:31:54 AM »
Too cool for school. That's a mean looking pedal. Which knob does the death ray?

I love my DLS Grapevine build too. Went straight on the pedalboard and hasn't come off yet.

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Re: Grapevine Build - 50's time machine!
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2011, 06:38:07 AM »
 ;D Wow! Thanks everyone. I truly appreciate all the positive comments. This is my favorite pedal building forum. Great vibe, great boards and forum members.  Lots of smart builders here and tons of talent. Thanks to all of you for being part of all of that and thanks to Brian for making it all possible.