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DragonHound
« on: November 21, 2021, 04:25:34 PM »
This is pretty slick and the two effects blend really nicely together.  Sort of a best of both without the shortcomings (at least from my perception) of either.  This one is hand painted white (under the decals) over an orange Tayda powdercoat and then waterslides.  Yes, it's an obvious ripoff of Peter's artwork tweaked to fit, but I really like the dog.  I also ran out of 100n MLCC's so used box films in a few spots.



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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2021, 04:36:18 PM »
Nice! I recently ordered this board. Is that a 125b? Ialso where you find relays?
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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2021, 05:15:13 PM »
Looks great! I recently built the SPS version, but I have this one in the queue.

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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2021, 06:04:39 PM »
Nice job Gordo, I love it.


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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2021, 06:48:47 PM »
Looking great! Such a wonderful pedal and really good work!

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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2021, 07:37:38 PM »
This one is a 1590b.  I've had the relay kicking around for a while but I think the last time I ordered some it was from Mouser.
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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2021, 08:53:46 PM »
Here is who stocks those TQ2-L-5V relays in the U.S. at the moment: https://octopart.com/tq2-l-5v-panasonic-697706

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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2021, 09:30:19 PM »
The Kemet EA2-5SNJ works for the VFE pedals as well and Mouser has them in stock, plus they are way cheaper too.

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/551-EA2-5SNJ

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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2021, 09:39:06 PM »
Mouser has a listing of what will work in its place. If you go to the specs page, itís at the bottom.


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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2021, 09:40:09 PM »
The Kemet EA2-5SNJ works for the VFE pedals as well and Mouser has them in stock, plus they are way cheaper too.

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/551-EA2-5SNJ
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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2021, 01:43:40 PM »
Didn't forget to give kudos for the build last night - just had kids and wife screaming in the background at bath time on a school night ..!
Really like the look - can't wait to build mine to hear how it sounds.
How did you etch that silver groove around the tip of the enclosure - acid etch, roto-tool grinder, or laser?
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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2021, 02:08:15 PM »
Looks great, Gordo! 

I usually end up going with a 1590B for the VFEs.  I've had mixed luck getting a 125B with top mounts together.  It can be done, but I think those 1u caps near the front are going to be tricky.

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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2021, 07:10:40 PM »
Thanks folks.  I used a laser to give me a guide for painting and actually forgot to turn the border off.  I used a silver Sharpie marker to fill it in.  It's a tad clumsy but I think this whole concept is workable.  The downside is that it takes a lot of time and in the end I think a Tayda UV would look quite a bit better.

The pedal itself is capable of a ton of tones.  I have it panned slightly in favor of the Pale Horse side so it gives me the smoothness and bark (pun intended) of a Screamer with less of the mid bump and less clean bleed.  With some Rat blended in it has a nice grind to it with a little nasty in the top end without being overly aggressive.  I kind of like this parallel approach as it's a bit more complex sounding than driving one into the other.

I'm looking forward to getting it on my live rig.  I got a chance to fiddle with the Silver Fox and Kompromat on the rig this weekend and really liked it.  Too many options :-)
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Re: DragonHound
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2021, 09:28:37 PM »
Thanks folks.  I used a laser to give me a guide for painting and actually forgot to turn the border off.  I used a silver Sharpie marker to fill it in.  It's a tad clumsy but I think this whole concept is workable.  The downside is that it takes a lot of time and in the end I think a Tayda UV would look quite a bit better.

The pedal itself is capable of a ton of tones.  I have it panned slightly in favor of the Pale Horse side so it gives me the smoothness and bark (pun intended) of a Screamer with less of the mid bump and less clean bleed.  With some Rat blended in it has a nice grind to it with a little nasty in the top end without being overly aggressive.  I kind of like this parallel approach as it's a bit more complex sounding than driving one into the other.

I'm looking forward to getting it on my live rig.  I got a chance to fiddle with the Silver Fox and Kompromat on the rig this weekend and really liked it.  Too many options :-)

Points for painting. I think the BOTY contest is going to look a little different this year.
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