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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby eatyourguitar » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:07 pm

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is the blue electrolytic cap a non-polar (bipolar) type? why? what part of the circuit? is it vintage or just too big to SMD?
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby jubal81 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:17 am

eatyourguitar wrote:is the blue electrolytic cap a non-polar (bipolar) type? why? what part of the circuit? is it vintage or just too big to SMD?


It's a 10uF polarized electrolytic - the coupling cap on the input of the fuzz circuit. Since it's in the signal path, I stuck with 'lytic but chose a high-voltage cap for the big, axial vibe.

And thanks for all the kind words, guys. Worked on designing and building this since February, I think.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby fuzzonaut » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:15 pm

Here's the PedalPCB version of the EQD/Sun O))) Life Pedal.

I didn't like the knob and footswitch layout too much. So, everything got moved, except the clipping switch and the boost foot switch, which explains the spaghetti wiring in there.

Sounds pretty good.


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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Gigahearts_FX » Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:19 pm

Bad ass build
Agree the layout of the PCB isn’t great
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Gigahearts_FX » Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:20 am

Inspired by the fact that TGP have been slavering over this for some time, and the schematic is now out there
I have built a clone of the DRV on vero. Not built anything on vero for a long time, this went together ok - make a slight bodge which the keen eyed will see.

I must admit it sounds really good - doesnt have that sag that most normal Rats do. I appreciate some people like that, but I find it a bit bothersome.
Can't beleive the price these tend to go for - but seems the hype is somewhat justified, and they dont sell out in seconds now, so the scalping has died down a bit. Still, $250 for a Rat? Eash...

Because I wasnt bothered to save space this has gone in a 1790xx case ;D buffered bypass - apparently its a klon buffer but the parts values dont ring true to me from very distant memory... I could be wrong (!) 1983 because the original is 1981 and I was born in 1983 8)

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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby frodog » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:52 am

Beautiful work, guys! Cleeean.

Here's something a bit more messy, though everything fits inside (just barely for the board on this one) and works.

This came about playing with the Basic Audio variant of the Pep Box on breadboard and listening to Lil Peep. Some resistor and cap adjustments, also put in two toggles in place of the tone pot; top is two-way bass boost (left)/cut (right), under that is a three-way mids switch that's heavy/flat/thin. Would have been more versatile with a pot but I wanted to try this and also have just two (big) knobs.

Sounds much like my previous Pep, still extremely loud but very controllable bias-wise from gated to open and over. Very responsive to different pickups/volume. Great bass fuzz.

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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Bret608 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:44 am

I've been liking the build reports here lately and have one of my own to share for the first time in ages. I got one of the VFE Distortion 3 boards from Madbean and am really glad to finally have a D+ or 250-type build that works well with my setup. I've had Rowland S. Howard on the brain since last year sometime, hence the MXR fixation; also, I hadn't realized that the 250 was an important part of Mudhoney's sound. I had a couple of goofs with the wiring and decal, but for the most part it went well. For the Ge diodes, I used some old mil-spec 1n270s I got from the electronics lab at the college where I work. They can withstand some significant lead-bending and soldering heat!

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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby digi2t » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:24 pm

After building the Hi Fli, and the Mutron Flanger, It's kinda nice to go back to building a simple fuzz.
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Chankgeez » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:35 pm

This page. :love:
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby frodog » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:32 pm

Indeed! :!!!: :love: :snax: :)*

Here's a 2015 ed. Madbean Cave Dweller. Made the earlier version already, and while that's an alright delay i had to try the new one, and it does sound better. No tone suck due to the buffer, which is a J202. The long times past noon are still dirty af, but sometimes that's a nice thing. Has a bassless, airy sound that stays out of the way, and also coasts right on the edge of self-oscillation.

Forgot that I was gonna call every PT2399 build a sum-sum Delayer forever, but Cave Dweller is such a cool name anyway. The finish is red metallic rattlecan and ye olde Citadel Colour blue wash, I'll cry when that well runs dry.

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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby crochambeau » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:05 pm

It's such a rarity that I feel like I can post in this thread, what with most of my builds being saleable. This one is for me though. I'm on a parallel fuzz kick, so I took a utility circuit I devised for something else and whipped up a five input summing section with inverting and non-inverting outputs. The far right input does not see a switchable attenuation circuit, the other four inputs are designed to be able to level down to whatever weakest signal I stick into #5.

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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Jwar » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:20 am

OOHHHH some nice stuff in here lately!! Killer guys!!! :)
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Paul_C » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:20 pm

I'm going to spend some time working on finishes, but not right now ;)

Two new pedals completed and apart from one missed wire, both worked first time, much to my delight :)

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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby garyg » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:35 am

^ they're nice, are the labels stamps?
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Re: Let's see your finished DIY projects!

Postby Paul_C » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:50 pm

They're done with paint pens and rubber stamps.

I took a couple of pics of the insides as people like to see what's going on:

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