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DLS Overdrive
« on: March 22, 2012, 04:14:38 PM »
This is the Rock part of the DLS on a PCB I did with switchable treble bleed caps.

Sounds good, just like my Catalinbread DLS. I freekin love this circuit!

The paint is 'vintage/old' hammerite (from my Dads garage again  :)) for that paint 'mojo' (it all adds to the tonez  ;)). It absolutely stinks so god knows chemicals are in it!

Really like the way this one came out. I used my 3PDT boards again as well. They are coming in very handy.

The knobs are aluminium and are from Farnell, for a pretty decent price too.








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Re: DLS Overdrive
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2012, 04:50:08 PM »
Wow, stunning paint!!!! I hear you on the chemicals, i was reading into doing a "Cracked" paint finish the other day and apperently the chemicals used are crazy toxic. Its amazing that everyone from the 50s-60s dosn't have  3 heads.

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Re: DLS Overdrive
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2012, 06:35:16 PM »
Whoa, that wiring job is to die for. So neat.
Are those board-mounted pots? If not, how do you get the board so flat against them? I always have trouble with that.
 EDIT: OOf. Just saw they are mounted. Love that. Combined with the switch board, you have a helluva system. Sweetness.
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Re: DLS Overdrive
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2012, 07:40:53 PM »
Love that finish duke..

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Re: DLS Overdrive
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2012, 09:15:42 PM »
wow you get some sick finishes man... nice job as usual 8)

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Re: DLS Overdrive
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 02:46:47 AM »
The paint job is perfect as usual. But this colour. . . man, I just love it! ;D It came out really good. Great build!
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Re: DLS Overdrive
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 03:35:51 AM »
Cheers Guys!

I love the finish too, but unfortunatley, when its gone, its gone (can't buy the stuff anymore)  :-[

You are probably going to see a lot of my builds in this colour in the future though  ;)

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Re: DLS Overdrive
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 07:41:35 AM »
Let me add to the kudos on the paint! Is there a light blue hammerite readily available now that will get in this same territory? Rustoleum even?

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Re: DLS Overdrive
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012, 08:42:31 AM »
There is nothing like this in the UK that I have seen.

I'm not sure what Rustoleum colours there are (its not available in the UK).

There may be powder's this colour but thats mean getting into powder coating etc.

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Re: DLS Overdrive
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2012, 09:55:02 AM »
I just tooled around on Rustoleum's site and it looks like there is a light blue for us stateside! Not quite as gorgeous as what you have here, but in the ballpark at least.

I have one more question...do you apply any clearcoat over the hammerite? I figure I should double-check since I haven't done used the hammerites before!

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Re: DLS Overdrive
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 12:02:32 PM »
Man that looks good! Love the styling, simple, classy, I've got to try that Hammerite myself. And yes, wiring looks amazing. Cool!
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Re: DLS Overdrive
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 12:07:41 PM »
Really great job! The inside is soo incredibly clean. I like your footswitch board very much..That's something I've been interested in recently. Even though I'm good at wiring now it would save me a good bit of time. Your board layout skills are looking really good as well!
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Re: DLS Overdrive
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2012, 02:58:12 PM »
Cheers Dude!

Im going to put another batch of footswitch boards + connectors will be up for sale so keep a look out.

Im starting to enjoy doing my own layouts more and more to be honest. Dorkbot etc. make it so easy to go from a design to getting your own PCB's everyone should have a go IMO!