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Windbag build
« on: August 04, 2022, 08:48:30 PM »
I jumped all over Lawrence's LMS latest powdercoat color.  It's hard to get a realistic photo but it's a gold sparkle thru orange sparkle depending on where the light is.  I wondered how I'd approach it, either decal or laser, and the decal showed up very nicely

This is the VFE Yodeler/MB Windbag and I really like this pedal.  I build everything VFE since I'm both fascinated with the VFE stuff and addicted to building in general.  I'd have to say that this is in my top 5 of the VFE's.  Super cool for volume swells and ambiant/pad stuff.  A relaxing build, contrary to most VFE's, so kudos to MB.  I thought about torching a box cap just for old time sake but didn't.  If you've built any of the VFE series you'll understand.

Bone stock and added the mod switch although I may screw around with the sensitivity on this one since I see it being used mostly for swell type stuff. Got carried away with modular connections figuring it would be handy for troubleshooting but non involved.  Looks cool though.



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Re: Windbag build
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2022, 09:06:54 PM »
Dang! that looks incredible mate!

That color is really something! I didn't realize it was a metallic–– would have grabbed one or two had I known

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Re: Windbag build
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2022, 08:48:07 AM »
Oh yeah that looks awesome! The build reports on this one have me intrigued for sure.

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Re: Windbag build
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2022, 12:05:19 PM »
That does look pretty awesome!


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Re: Windbag build
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2022, 02:14:04 PM »
Very sweet build!  8) 

I lol-ed about the box caps.   It doesn't seem right not to have any tough to solder spots on the board. Are there any resisters under those ICs?  ;D

So, what are the other top 4?  I've got the Yodler in my queue, this definitely is increasing my excitement.

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Re: Windbag build
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2022, 05:39:34 PM »
Looks great. Might have to give this one a try.

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Re: Windbag build
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2022, 09:43:33 AM »
I think the modular connectors were smart! Where'd you get them? Also, the enclosure looks great. The bold lettering and graphic contrast nicely with the sparkle.

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Re: Windbag build
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2022, 06:07:22 AM »
Oh man that color looks fantastic! I really wish I would've grabbed one while I had the chance, definitely gonna have to keep an eye out for their limited-edition drops in the future. Your graphics and choice of knobs work really well with it as well and makes for a super clean-looking build. Nice work!
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Re: Windbag build
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2022, 07:16:15 PM »
That enclosure is pure fire, this build is really all around top shelf! Really great stuff gordo.

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Re: Windbag build
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2022, 10:13:30 PM »
 Sweet build.  I really dig that enclosure color
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Re: Windbag build
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2022, 06:50:15 PM »
Thanks, I'm really digging both the color and the pedal.  I got the connectors from Tayda and got a bag of 100 of them with 8 or 9" leads for next to nothing.  Crappy wire but who cares, they're great.
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Re: Windbag build
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2022, 05:14:36 PM »

Love the enclosure!


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Re: Windbag build
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2022, 11:59:43 AM »
Hey, new builder here. Can you tell me what program you're using for the waterslide graphics. Thx!