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Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« on: April 15, 2013, 10:09:12 PM »
Unfortunately, I don't get to keep this one. I made it for a friend who asked for one a few months ago, but I didn't know of a layout. This is my first go at vero and I'm glad it fired up first try, cause if there were any problems, I wouldn't even know where to begin! With cutting the traces, and all the jumpers, I'm pretty sure I would still rather etch a board...
Uploaded with ImageShack.usUploaded with ImageShack.us This pedal sounds really good! I don't have any experience with the production model, but I enjoyed the short time I got to mess around with this one. I'm surprised no one has made etching artwork (or rather, I wish someone had ;D) The enclosure is just black paint, circles are made with a wire brush put into a drill press and graphic is done with sharpie. I kinda like how it bled after I did the clearcoat.

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Re: Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 10:14:39 PM »
That's super cool, where'd you get black vero?
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Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 10:20:45 PM »
That's super cool, where'd you get black vero?
I just used a sharpie on it  :D

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Re: Re: Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 10:29:17 PM »
That's super cool, where'd you get black vero?
I just used a sharpie on it  :D
can you do that?
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Re: Re: Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 10:44:44 PM »
That's super cool, where'd you get black vero?
I just used a sharpie on it  :D
can you do that?

Apparently so.  I haven't myself, but I've seen folks use painted vero and etched boards.  Considered doing it, but didn't want to somehow ruin the solder side. 

Sharpie seems a much safer bet and that actually looks pretty cool.  Great build!
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Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 11:10:54 PM »
Love the paint job.. I used to spray paint my veros but I found that the flux in the soldier was making it run. So sharpie sounds like a great idea. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 03:45:35 AM »
Looks great mate, the bluebird looks like an old tattoo that's spread a little, as they do. First time i think i've seen the wire brush circles too, very cool.

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Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013, 04:36:43 AM »
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Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2013, 06:18:36 AM »
Nice build.  I like the look of the enclosure.  Knob layout is tight, too.
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Re: Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2013, 07:30:08 AM »
Did you do the diode switch mod?
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Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2013, 10:27:58 AM »
I found these
I can redraw it

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Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2013, 10:07:56 PM »
Nice man - I really like the idea of using marker or paint pens to decorate enclosures, but when it's come down to trying it I've lacked ideas (and the skills/talent maybe!).  The tattoo style is a good idea!
Thanks! I realize it's not altogether original, but the swallow is easy enough for me to draw and this is the second pedal I have used it on, so I may just 'tag' all of my builds with it from now on.
Nice build.  I like the look of the enclosure.  Knob layout is tight, too.
Thanks Dave! I originally intended the switch to be in the center like the Timmy but the switch was too tall under the board thus the funky knob layout. That's okay, I like my builds to have some 'character' anyway.
Did you do the diode switch mod?
yeah, I did it just like the build layout suggests with the 4148's and the red LED's

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Re: Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2013, 11:14:11 PM »
Being a bird-lover, I especially dig the bird. :)

I own way too many boost/od pedals, . But I gotta build this one.....

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« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2013, 11:25:34 PM »
Being a bird-lover, I especially dig the bird. :)

I own way too many boost/od pedals, . But I gotta build this one.....

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Re: Tagboard FX Layout Sparkle Drive
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2013, 11:48:57 PM »
Great looking build! Too bad you have to let that one go. I love the artwork and the sharpie definitely looks great...