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Drew Hallenbeck

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Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« on: May 13, 2022, 07:34:05 AM »
I bought two sets of boards for this project soon after it was released. Sat on them for quite a while and eventually jumped on the chance to buy two of the custom enclosures during one of the limited runs. And promptly kept sitting on them.
I was talking to a guy who was interested in one of them so I got started building. That was almost three years ago! I've had them nearly completed for a long time, they just slipped through the cracks.
Well I finally got around to finishing up the last little bit of wiring and went through the setup/calibration process. Everything works as expected and they really do sound great.
Here's the one I'll be keeping for myself!
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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2022, 07:48:23 AM »
Looks amazing. Where did you get the enclosure from??

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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2022, 08:05:32 AM »
Looks amazing. Where did you get the enclosure from??

I ordered it from Aion FX. He did a couple different limited runs of them a few years back. I'm not sure how long ago the last run was or if he might be doing any more.
They are pretty nicely done though. They were powder coated and printed from Pedal Parts Plus.
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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2022, 11:19:56 AM »
Strong work Drew💪 Any way we could get a sound clip?
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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2022, 04:35:28 PM »
I always wanted to build one but wouldn't do it without the enclosure and name plate. Sad that I missed those opportunities.
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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2022, 05:45:19 PM »
That looks awesome! I've still got a bug in mine to fix.

I always wanted to build one but wouldn't do it without the enclosure and name plate. Sad that I missed those opportunities.
I think if you emailed Kevin, he'd might send you the art file.  You could order the enclosure yourself through Tayda.

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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2022, 05:14:23 AM »
That’s a good idea. I will drop him a line. It makes it look very professional indeed.

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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2022, 05:19:42 AM »
I have actually just re-looked at his page for this project and the art work is there already. So can use that to do it. Perfect!

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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2022, 06:49:02 AM »
That looks awesome! I've still got a bug in mine to fix.

What’s the bug you need to fix?
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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2022, 09:29:50 PM »
Nice work, I love your choice of knobs! Those Aion enclosures are slick as hell too. I don't blame you for sitting on it, it's definitely an intimidating project but very rewarding once you get it together!
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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2022, 08:26:39 AM »
This preamp has always peaked my curiosity… nice job man it looks great!


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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2022, 05:30:09 PM »
Phwoar.. That looks great! Loving the colored knobs and graphics

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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2022, 12:23:26 PM »
Nice job! I did the same thing you did. Have been sitting on it since the first run. Too many projects:)

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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2022, 01:49:45 PM »
Excellent knobbage!  Those from BLMS?
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Re: Aion FX Lab Series Preamp
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2022, 05:33:22 AM »
Excellent knobbage!  Those from BLMS?

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