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zombie_rock123

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CE-3
« on: December 09, 2023, 07:25:12 PM »
A project bourne of needing to do away with Boss' cumbersome form factor, add an unnecessary bunch of parts and ultimately admit that they might, just might know what they're doing over there in Boss HQ however many years ago. The factory schematic has the LFO go really slowly at full tilt so drop that 1M in the LFO down to 470k as I found over on a FSB thread and you're golden.

I am grateful as this pedal showed me the stereo light, I never want to hear mono ever again. Even phone calls, if they're not ringing off two phones at the same time, I won't answer.

Huge thanks to thewintersoldier for hanging in there with my dumbass questions.


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Re: CE-3
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2023, 09:38:41 PM »
This is so awesome, more stereo fun. Great job Lucas!
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Re: CE-3
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2023, 09:45:21 PM »
Fantastic build! Love the overspray on the knobs, too. One of these days I need to test out a stereo chorus/modulation effect and hear what the groove is.

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Re: CE-3
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2023, 11:14:44 PM »
Great build!  Agree with Jess, that spray on the knobs is a great touch.

Can you tell me more about the project?  Who did the PCB and what are the modes?

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Re: CE-3
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2023, 11:58:34 PM »
That's pretty cool, digging that paint job over decals!
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Re: CE-3
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2023, 02:21:49 AM »
Thanks guys! Weirdly enough the knobs were done before the pedal a year or two back, I just don't like throwing stuff away if it could be useful - they're rattle can overspray and the pedal is alcohol inks under a decal.

@Bio77 this is from the original marketing thingy I think - "The CE-3 is an analogue stereo chorus pedal, offering stereo in two modes; a WET A / DRY B, and a WET A / WET B (phase inverted signal)." I did the PCB, I thought I could cut out a lot of the circuit but had to keep adding jfets back in cause of stereo until eventually realised I shoulda just done a 1:1 clone  ;D

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Re: CE-3
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2023, 09:05:21 AM »
Thanks guys! Weirdly enough the knobs were done before the pedal a year or two back, I just don't like throwing stuff away if it could be useful - they're rattle can overspray and the pedal is alcohol inks under a decal.

@Bio77 this is from the original marketing thingy I think - "The CE-3 is an analogue stereo chorus pedal, offering stereo in two modes; a WET A / DRY B, and a WET A / WET B (phase inverted signal)." I did the PCB, I thought I could cut out a lot of the circuit but had to keep adding jfets back in cause of stereo until eventually realised I shoulda just done a 1:1 clone  ;D

Haha, it all makes sense now, i've starred at the enclosure picture for several minutes yesterday trying to comprehend how the color could end up being layering that... ...and had that instant flashback of CultureJam old inked enclosures. The overspray on the on knob tricked me real good! Loving it even more!
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Re: CE-3
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2023, 09:55:33 AM »
The finish looks really good. The knobs almost look like they're glowing from the light of  the UFO.

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Re: CE-3
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2023, 12:44:54 PM »
Killer! Love the CE-3

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Re: CE-3
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2024, 02:39:43 AM »
Hello! :) Were you able to truebypass this effect in stereo? I wanted to do it in my CE-1 but I have no idea how to go about it, I'm a bit of a beginner when it comes to building effects :)