Author Topic: Distressed Klone: What Happens When I Goof Up (non-Madbean build)  (Read 2750 times)

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Here's a Klone I built.  A couple of errors:  Wired the LED backwards, gain pot acts like a tone cut instead of increasing gain (after a couple of headaches, I remembered that the only setting at which the gain acts normally is all the way down; that's the way I always set a Klone anyways so I left it). 

So this is an interesting looking Klon, but not because I'm an adept artist or know enclosure-prepping Kung Fu.  Basically, I got this enclosure pre-painted in wheat yellow or something like that.  Well, the clearcoat on it seemed either nonexistent or minimally coated, so I just arbitrarily sprayed over it with chocolatey brown Rustoleum for some reason.  Next, I tried to apply some Rustoleum clear, but it went on like a powder (not sure why, but it literally came out and behaved like powdered sugar would).  Well, I decided I didn't like this, so I began scraping off the browned & powdered layers.  This is the result:





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Re: Distressed Klone: What Happens When I Goof Up (non-Madbean build)
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 06:46:36 PM »
= relic...  moar mojo ;)
where did you get the pcb?

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Re: Distressed Klone: What Happens When I Goof Up (non-Madbean build)
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 06:54:55 PM »
= relic...  moar mojo ;)
where did you get the pcb?

Yeah, I only intended to use the enclosure to test the circuit, but now I dig it!  I got the PCB from a member over on the BYOC forum a while back; it was part of a group buy.
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Re: Distressed Klone: What Happens When I Goof Up (non-Madbean build)
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 07:00:13 PM »
Vintage Klon mojo, eh? I love it.  8)

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Re: Distressed Klone: What Happens When I Goof Up (non-Madbean build)
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 07:08:25 PM »
I really like it... a definite 'character' pedal for the board. 

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Re: Distressed Klone: What Happens When I Goof Up (non-Madbean build)
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 08:14:13 PM »
Is that a Grind Customs Chimeara board? Weird that the gain pot isn't working right ...
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Re: Distressed Klone: What Happens When I Goof Up (non-Madbean build)
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 08:18:53 PM »
Is that a Grind Customs Chimeara board? Weird that the gain pot isn't working right ...

I got it from Rej, but this one is from gtrplaya101's group buy, but from what I understand it's the same layout as the Chimaera. 

Yeah, the wiring is correct (checked it like 50 times, literally).  I basically use it as a clean boost to add a little girth and push my Vox into breakup, so for a personal pedal I just left it as is.  I'll probably get curious and troubleshoot it some more at some point.
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Re: Distressed Klone: What Happens When I Goof Up (non-Madbean build)
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2012, 08:28:39 PM »
That looks good.  Sometimes, the distressed finishes look really fake to me (see most Fender relics), but this one works.
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Re: Distressed Klone: What Happens When I Goof Up (non-Madbean build)
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2012, 11:35:50 PM »
The more i look at your enclosure the more i want one.....really my kind of look ;)

Is that a Grind Customs Chimeara board? Weird that the gain pot isn't working right ...

I sold him those board but they're not my product..... i also tried to figure out what was happening with this built when it was posted over BYOC but just could'nt......

I've built over 25 of these klones without any issue.....

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Re: Distressed Klone: What Happens When I Goof Up (non-Madbean build)
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 12:40:22 AM »
That looks good.  Sometimes, the distressed finishes look really fake to me (see most Fender relics), but this one works.

Thanks.  My main guitar is a blonde Road Worn Tele, and I know what you mean about looking fake; the wear on the higher frets was a bit much.  Good thing for me that it plays like a dream, or I'd have sold it long ago.

I think the only reason this works for the pedal is that I wasn't trying to go with a relic'd look.  I was just scraping away at the top coats in random spots, hehe.  Had I tried it would look intentional I'm sure.

The more i look at your enclosure the more i want one.....really my kind of look ;)

..... i also tried to figure out what was happening with this built when it was posted over BYOC but just could'nt......

I've built over 25 of these klones without any issue.....

It'll certainly stand out, that's for sure! 

I imagine the problem is something really simple (usually is).  Not sure if a bad pot would cause that, seems to me there's something off in the section of the circuit that pot is connected to?  I haven't bothered too hard to figure it out since it's a personal build and I never turn the gain up on these things.
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Re: Distressed Klone: What Happens When I Goof Up (non-Madbean build)
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 01:38:04 AM »
The more i look at your enclosure the more i want one.....really my kind of look ;)

Is that a Grind Customs Chimeara board? Weird that the gain pot isn't working right ...

I sold him those board but they're not my product..... i also tried to figure out what was happening with this built when it was posted over BYOC but just could'nt......

I've built over 25 of these klones without any issue.....



I've built one of gtrplyr's boards and also had no issues at all (other than not leaving enough space for the battery...)

It's a v. nice board. Though I don't think I could bring myself to make 25 of them... Which is also the reason I picked up 4 of these new boards. I knew there'd be people that want them, but I only use them to fund my personal pedal building obsession so I didn't want to be making loads of them. I find making the same thing over and over get's old fast.

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Re: Distressed Klone: What Happens When I Goof Up (non-Madbean build)
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2012, 10:00:36 AM »
I agree with you Juan, it gets long to make the same layout over and over......but that model is part of my product line....people really dig it...so i build it.....

If you take a look in my built thread called Artic Rush, you'll see that there's a way to accomodate the interior of a 1590BB to easily fit a battery.

My new layout of that circuit is alot more compact just a bit over 2inch by 2inch pcb, so it can fit a 1590B with a battery  8)

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