BYOC, what're your thoughts?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by devilrob1979, May 26, 2008.

  1. devilrob1979

    devilrob1979 Member

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    I'm not worried about the technical aspects of this. I've modded pedals in the past and spend my life reading blueprints, drawings, etc. How is the quality of these pedals? I want to do a few as a buildup to Doug Roccaforte's amp kit on Mojomusicalsupply. Do they sound decent?
     
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    I have built and use the Delay and Bender kits...love 'em! :)
     
  3. 59Bassman

    59Bassman Plank Cranker Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm interested in this as well. I've considered the trem and compressor and wonder how the trem would compare to my old PN-2.
     
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    i've had nothing but good experience, and the forum is a great resource for troubleshooting and mod info.
     
  5. soundbee

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    +1 - BYOC kits appear to be great quality parts. I've built the trem, compressor, and screamer and all sounded great. I wasn't happy at first with trem rate (too quick on slowest setting). Went on the forum and quickl found a couple mods. Excellent!

    Now, I just have to figure out how to do that swirly booteek paint job ;-D
     
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    I've nothing but positive things to say about BYOC - quality boards, parts & kits and thorough documentation!
     
  8. Belt

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    I've been nothing but pleased with BYOC. The PCB's are top notch.
     
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    I put together the phaser, a year or two ago. It sounds absolutely great. It still amazes me how good it sounds, to be honest. My paint job sucks, though!!

    He's added a depth control since I built my one-knobber, so now you get more versatility. I didn't really need a phaser, but ever since I built it it's stayed on the board.
     
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    +1
    i have the overdrive, compressor, delay, and the mkII and they all sound excellent. mod's o plenty as well on the forum too. and they never make you feel stupid no matter what the question. i will be doing a fuzz face asap and also moding my overdrive to LGDOD, or CJ OD specs
     
  11. B_of_H

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    i've had great success with a bunch of byoc kits and pcb's.

    My wah never quite worked right and I think the pot is bad (very noisy and scratchy) and I sourced parts for the compressor myself and never got it working.

    other than those two problems everything else is absolutely fantastic. The screamer/ overdrive pedal sounds better than any other TS clone or reissue i've tried (i've never tried an vintage one). I used to own a Keeley TS-9 and it sounded much better side by side IMO.

    I gig with both the tremolo and overdrive (built to ts-9 specs) and I've never had a problem with them.

    One of the best things about these kits are they are a great way for a complete electronics fool to get some basic skills. Before building pedals i would have never had the ability to mod and repair my own pedals which i've done on numerous occasions now.

    good luck.
     
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    I have two boards that I work with. I have a PN2 on one of them, and a byoc on the other. I love them both.

    The PN2 is noticably warmer than the byoc...which doesn't mean better or worse. It's just something I noticed when comparing them.

    Advantages of the byoc: It's true bypass. There's an internal trimpot which adjusts gain; you can even get a boost if you desire.

    Advantages of the boss: It also does panning. Stereo ins and outs. It allows you to choose between sine and square wave.

    IMO, you can't go wrong with either.

    Later...
     
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    If you're interested, I can have a look at your compressor and get it working for you.
    B.
     
  14. devilrob1979

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    Thanks for the responses guys. I haven't quite decided what I want. I might wait for the flanger to come out.
     
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    thanks

    I actually dropped it off at a tech and he hasn't had much luck either. It was/ is super frustrating. The pcb is kind of mess because i've swapped so many different components on it trying to figure it out.

    It might be a goner.

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    I think i've changed the axial caps that are along the top. (these photos are when I first completed it and it didn't work.
     
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    Anybody have anything good to say about the bigmuff clone? Any details about the MKII clone? How about the lazy sprocket? Thanks!
     
  17. B_of_H

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    I own one and I'm thinking about giving it to our keyboard player. IT sounds like a great sounding big muff. If you like that sound you'll love it.

    I wish I would have gotten the MKII instead.
     
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    Anyone know much about the Phase Royal? I have one built/assembled by "Rockstar Pedals" which doesn't seem to exist any longer. I'm not sure if it was built properly, or if they just had a bit of distortion with high output humbuckers. I think I'll probably sell it since I got a Pigtronix EP-1 that doesn't distort my humbuckers.
     

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