Building a pedal for a friend : ]



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Building a pedal for a friend : ]

Postby McSpunckle » Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:41 pm

Bored, so I figured I'd post it here. Once I get some money, I'll make some more complex pedals. I'll design and etch PCBs, and maybe make some custom pedals for friends.

This is all I got so far, but I'll update.

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It's a true bypass/feedback looper pedal. The switch on the right is the bypass, and the switch on the left is momentary. The toggle switch switches between standard loop and feedback. The momentary switch temporarily engages whatever mode the toggle is not set to.

I had some... parts issues in this one. The components I thought would work better than the first one I built forced me to lay out the footswitches asymmetrically. Without knowing it, it's not that easy to tell when the footswitches are installed. (it's easy to tell in the pic, but they have a little "play" in the holes). If I do make any more of these (I probably will, since I really like them for my pedals), I'll go back to the method I used for the first one I made for myself. This one will work fine, though. The footswitches are the only issue.

Right now, I'm waiting to get a new LED and potentiometer. The pot (or "knob" for you guys) would control the intensity of the feedback.

Just thought I'd post the process. I'll follow up with completed pics including gut shots.
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Re: Building a pedal for a friend : ]

Postby TheAttackman » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:00 pm

would you be interested in etching pcb's for me :idk:
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Re: Building a pedal for a friend : ]

Postby veteransdaypoppy » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:17 am

TheAttackman wrote:would you be interested in etching pcb's for me :idk:

you can build a fire for a cold man, and warm him for one night.
or you can teach a man to build a fire, and warm him
forever...
well i guess, but i just don't know.

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Re: Building a pedal for a friend : ]

Postby Teej212 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:47 am

its pretty easy to do
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Re: Building a pedal for a friend : ]

Postby veteransdaypoppy » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:49 am

Teej212 wrote:its pretty easy to do

teeeeeeeeeeach me
well i guess, but i just don't know.

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Re: Building a pedal for a friend : ]

Postby Scruffie » Thu Oct 01, 2009 12:12 pm

Plenty of guides on the internet, here's one that you could try http://www.tonepad.com/photoessay.asp?p ... quenceNo=1
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Re: Building a pedal for a friend : ]

Postby TheAttackman » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:16 pm

veteransdaypoppy wrote:
TheAttackman wrote:would you be interested in etching pcb's for me :idk:

you can build a fire for a cold man, and warm him for one night.
or you can teach a man to build a fire, and warm him
forever...

I'm lazy. And reeealy impatient
( so why the he'll am I building pedals)
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Re: Building a pedal for a friend : ]

Postby Teej212 » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:40 am

all you need is a sharpie (or even better a laser printer), ferric chloride (available at radioshack)(or any other etchant you want to use), and copper clad. oh and a drill to cut through
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Re: Building a pedal for a friend : ]

Postby McSpunckle » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:04 pm

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