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VFE Dragon Hound
« on: January 16, 2022, 06:00:48 PM »
Dragon Hound made me think of Falkor from the Never Ending Story and I couldn't envision any other graphic.  It came out more cute than I would have preferred, but I'm happy with it ;D  I borrowed the all white aesthetic from EBK's 2020 BOTY.  I think it looks super classy. 

Interesting drive that I'm looking forward to spending more time with. 





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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2022, 06:12:16 PM »
Classy looking! Love the artwork that is a great idea and impeccable exicution. I used to really like that movie, maybe one to watch with the kids at some point.

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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2022, 06:32:43 PM »
This is awesome John! Super clean work once again. That no film is Dan had talked me into getting one of these boards and I gotta get around to it.

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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2022, 06:37:13 PM »
perfect no film execution. that looks so good!

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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2022, 07:04:52 PM »
I love it, and  those 9mil knobs!


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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2022, 07:06:42 PM »
Thanks fellas!

This is awesome John! Super clean work once again. That no film is Dan had talked me into getting one of these boards and I gotta get around to it.
I'd be curious to hear what you think.  I was surprised, it seems to do heavy really well.  I want to try a 4558 in the TS side and mess some more with the comp trim.
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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2022, 07:48:44 PM »
Great pedal and looks super cool, hats off!

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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2022, 08:28:20 PM »
Spot on tidy and knobbies sit perfectly!
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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2022, 09:19:51 PM »
Thanks fellas!

This is awesome John! Super clean work once again. That no film is Dan had talked me into getting one of these boards and I gotta get around to it.
I'd be curious to hear what you think.  I was surprised, it seems to do heavy really well.  I want to try a 4558 in the TS side and mess some more with the comp trim.
It is a tube screamer into a rat and that's a classic tone wise.killer tones. So I imagine this can do heavy stuff great. Personally, I would add to much compression because each circuit has a good amount of compression already.
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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2022, 04:27:12 PM »
Great build! Glad that it's a project being offered at MBP—it's a lot of fun. The execution is flawless! Particularly digging the ultra-skinny knobs for the 9mm pots.

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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2022, 07:35:57 AM »
Yeah, those knobs for the 9mm pots (or are they part of the pots?) look great! As does the whole build, of course. I've been wanting to do one of these all-white ones at some point too. Sounds like this circuit is also very worth checking out.

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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2022, 11:13:37 AM »
Thanks guys! 

The white knobs were from Small Bear, they slide over the plastic shaft 9mm pots.  I guess they'll be around again soon once Synthcube gets going.  They require drilling the holes one step past a regular pot hole (step 7, I believe, I don't remember the sizes anymore  :P).
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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2022, 08:42:04 PM »
Funny, but the first thing that jumped out (given that you pay such crazy attention to detail) was the perfectly drilled holes and tolerance around those mini knobs.  Damned perfect!!!  What a classy build.
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Re: VFE Dragon Hound
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2022, 11:54:39 PM »
Thanks Gordo!  I mount the PCB to the 16mm pots first, then flip it over and do some fine tuning on the 9mms before soldering them in place.  It's a pet peeve of mine when they get tight through rotation because they're off center.  My small part to appease the OCD gods  ;D