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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Strange Tales » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:58 pm

culturejam wrote:^^ Fuck, did you do all that surface-mount soldering yourself?


Yep, all hand-done. Bought a hot air-gun station to try using that but I can never get the syringe flux to spread how I want.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby LaoWiz » Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:32 pm

Saw a Harmonic Percolator build report on Madbean recently and it got me back to researching. The one I built years ago on Madbean's Pepperspray board gave one the option to build per Albini specs or Stock specs. The one I made was to Albini specs and remember being underwhelmed. It was kind of a nicely colored overdrive leaning towards a fuzz but not too extreme. This was also a period when I was etching lots of boards from readily available layouts and doing less breadboarding. I dug back into HP research and decided to give it another go. After fiddling around with it on the breadboard for a day with the circuit closer to the George Giblet specs, which I believe are the based off a trace of one of the originals, I was very pleased with some nice slamming fuzz. And lots of variation of the sound by changing out transistors and diode combinations. Tweaked some values for my taste and just love it. Since the parts count is relatively low, I may put two in a box to cascade the circuits or just build two. Now just need to do some graphics for a box, thinking gonna stick it in a superfuzz style enclosure...


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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Jesus Was a Robot » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:42 am

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digi2t wrote:Aion LAB Series L5 preamp. Great looking board, very elegant enclosure. Hat's off to Kevin at Aion for some fine products.

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The Refractor (Klon clone) has also become a fav.


Good God this is insanely cool!!!

Since it's asked question here....can you tell me where you got those knobs? Those things are brilliant looking. The whole pedal is amazing.


Yup, they do look sharp indeed, but not cheap. In Canadian dollars, the set of 20 came to $40. Here's the link;

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/141695237174

Don't be afraid to try different op-amps in this either. In the end, I ended up going with a mix of OPA's and 072's.


Shit cheaper than what I paid on Smallbear...Noted and will buy soon! Thank you!



So I need a semi easy project to do. I've been out of the building game for long enough that I forgot almost everything. Anyone got a kit I can do for stupid cheap? I don't need cases, just pcb and parts.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Jesus Was a Robot » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:42 am

Come to think of it. All I need is the actual components and pcb. I have jacks, power, and stomps...etc.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby digi2t » Fri Dec 16, 2016 2:45 pm

jwar wrote:Come to think of it. All I need is the actual components and pcb. I have jacks, power, and stomps...etc.


Fuzz? Modulation? Overdrive? Hard to make a recommendation without knowing what you're hankerin' for. :lol:
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Jesus Was a Robot » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:13 pm

digi2t wrote:
jwar wrote:Come to think of it. All I need is the actual components and pcb. I have jacks, power, and stomps...etc.


Fuzz? Modulation? Overdrive? Hard to make a recommendation without knowing what you're hankerin' for. :lol:


Modulation would be cool!
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby chamberpain » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:34 pm

Just finished wiring up a fuzz face for my brother for Christmas. He's in the process of steampunking a Yamaha start copy and wanted a fuzz to mount onto the body.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby kbit » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:33 pm

Seeing the guts all lit up like that is dope :thumb:

I did my first pedal mod on a DL4, with a bit of assistance from mr ss/bs. Replced the footswitches, added the footswitch to toggle back and forth between looping and delay modes, and the paint job. I thought the color was going to be more like flat black with copper flakes, but that dark bronze is cool, too. Didnt clear coat it so the green will start to show through again eventually.

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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby UglyCasanova » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:44 am

kbit wrote: Didnt clear coat it so the green will start to show through again eventually.

Doing it right. I like the color too! :snax:
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby imJonWain » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:20 pm

I took a SD phatcat I had and turned it into a quasi EGC/TB style pickup. I removed the bar magnets underneath, drilled out the pole piece holes and put in some alinco5 rod magnets from an old telecaster neck pickup i had. Then I machined a steel plate to fit under neath and around the magnets. I like it so far, sounds like a fat bright loud single coil haha.

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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby skullservant » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:54 am

LaoWiz wrote:Saw a Harmonic Percolator build report on Madbean recently and it got me back to researching. The one I built years ago on Madbean's Pepperspray board gave one the option to build per Albini specs or Stock specs. The one I made was to Albini specs and remember being underwhelmed. It was kind of a nicely colored overdrive leaning towards a fuzz but not too extreme. This was also a period when I was etching lots of boards from readily available layouts and doing less breadboarding. I dug back into HP research and decided to give it another go. After fiddling around with it on the breadboard for a day with the circuit closer to the George Giblet specs, which I believe are the based off a trace of one of the originals, I was very pleased with some nice slamming fuzz. And lots of variation of the sound by changing out transistors and diode combinations. Tweaked some values for my taste and just love it. Since the parts count is relatively low, I may put two in a box to cascade the circuits or just build two. Now just need to do some graphics for a box, thinking gonna stick it in a superfuzz style enclosure...


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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby skullservant » Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:54 am

imJonWain wrote:I took a SD phatcat I had and turned it into a quasi EGC/TB style pickup. I removed the bar magnets underneath, drilled out the pole piece holes and put in some alinco5 rod magnets from an old telecaster neck pickup i had. Then I machined a steel plate to fit under neath and around the magnets. I like it so far, sounds like a fat bright loud single coil haha.

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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Jesus Was a Robot » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:03 pm

So guys? Anyone going to suggest anything for me here? LOL! Cheap kit that will jump start me??? Fuzz is fine too. It can be whatever. I just need to start getting my confidence back.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby peeps » Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:09 pm

Fuzzrite on eyelet. 2n2926 transistors and a little power/rf filter board.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby imJonWain » Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:16 pm

Fuzz face or a Bass Fuzz is a good start, I liked experimenting with the bass fuzz a lot. A perf board Ampeg scrambler can be a fun n challenging project, it was my first more serious one.

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