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Sushi Box Black Eye
« on: July 09, 2022, 07:18:28 PM »
This is a cool one.  Nathan over at Sushi Box FX put out a pair of boards for a Soldano GTO type circuit and I'm pretty blown away by it.  He calls it the Black Eye.  I used shielded cable but I don't think it's really necessary.  It's 9v (and about 450mA) in and using electronic voodoo gets tweaked to 235-240v internally.  Similar concept to the old Grind Custom FX STM800.  This works exceptionally well and even with two tubes at high gains and volume this little beast is very quiet.

It's the sound of a cranked SLO and is a bit of a one trick pony but damn what a trick.







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Re: Sushi Box Black Eye
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2022, 07:24:47 PM »
Man, thatís really sharp. Iíve seen a circuit for that one that didnít implement the tubes. How does it sound?


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Re: Sushi Box Black Eye
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2022, 09:48:59 PM »
Looks great! You nailed the enclosure and tidy work with the guts. Do the tubes glow?

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Re: Sushi Box Black Eye
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2022, 10:25:38 PM »
Man, that thing is slick! I've been interested in the GTO for awhile now, might have to give this one a shot! Did you drill out the enclosure yourself or order one of the predrilled ones they offer? Either way that is one hell of a clean build!
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Re: Sushi Box Black Eye
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2022, 10:55:56 PM »
Spot on! Very excellent indeed. 8)
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Re: Sushi Box Black Eye
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2022, 08:00:31 AM »
Looks Tight Gordo. Where did you get the enclosure done. I know a guy who wanted to get that done and feels like he overpayed from amplifyfun
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Re: Sushi Box Black Eye
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2022, 09:05:15 AM »
Wow!  That's looks killer.   8) 

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Re: Sushi Box Black Eye
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2022, 10:13:29 AM »
Excellent work! You got that together pretty quick!

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Re: Sushi Box Black Eye
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2022, 06:10:32 PM »
Thanks folks.  I got the enclosure from Nathan.  I think he may have a mill because the machining is just spotless.

Jimi the intent on this thing is to give you the front end of a Soldano SLO and while it doesn't have the tonal range or do the cleans like the real thing it is definitely in the ball park.  Even on my solid state bench amp it inspired a few Scorpions licks.  I was hoping to get it on my live rig this morning but I need to go thru the power ports on my Dunlop brick and make sure I can feed it.  The weird part of church gigs is 6:30 AM rehearsals and a LOT of coffee.
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Re: Sushi Box Black Eye
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2022, 06:50:07 PM »
Gordo that is so sweet and totally not helping me wanting a SLO.

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Re: Sushi Box Black Eye
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2022, 11:20:22 AM »
There's a lot of cool stuff going on here. I'd love to know what your process was for drilling the vent slots.

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Re: Sushi Box Black Eye
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2022, 04:57:25 PM »
I purchased the pcb and the enclosure from Sushi Box. Enclosure is slotted.
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Re: Sushi Box Black Eye
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2022, 05:37:47 PM »
I purchased the pcb and the enclosure from Sushi Box. Enclosure was slotted.

Saw this post and ordered it, I am so excited about this.

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