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Effects Layouts Krokie Kenobi (Benson Preamp)
« on: September 20, 2023, 10:39:00 AM »
I decided to try my hand at surface mount and this was one of the few projects I could find. It's a faithful recreation of the Benson Preamp. The circuit is pretty ugly proof, but it also doesn't have that much personality—at least not in my rig. I understand it's based on the preamp section of a Benson amp and I could see how the circuit would work well as a fairly neutral pedal platform amp. As an overdrive, it just doesn't have much personality. I word of caution; with this wide layout, the jacks are too close together to accommodate pancake jacks. 







All in all it was fun to experiment with SMD. This is a nice circuit, it just isn't what I'm looking for in an overdrive right now.

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Re: Effects Layouts Krokie Kenobi (Benson Preamp)
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2023, 01:49:23 PM »
That looks grest! Love the colours and theme, minty fresh! :)

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Re: Effects Layouts Krokie Kenobi (Benson Preamp)
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2023, 03:55:52 PM »
“it just isn't what I'm looking for” … I see what you did there. 😄

Nice colour scheme though, you’ve got the graphics, knobs and colour matched up really well. 

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Re: Effects Layouts Krokie Kenobi (Benson Preamp)
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2023, 09:46:51 AM »
Thanks, guys! I think I got all the parts form Tayda for this build. The green indicator knobs caught my attention, and I've always been a sucker for pastels.

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Re: Effects Layouts Krokie Kenobi (Benson Preamp)
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2023, 02:20:32 AM »
That's just lovely work.
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Re: Effects Layouts Krokie Kenobi (Benson Preamp)
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2023, 10:43:42 AM »
Superb. Loke Corey said, looking nice and minty fresh.

Haven't experimented much with preamp pedals, but might have to now.