Ever Build Your Own Clone?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Conner, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. Conner

    Conner Member

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    Specifically, from buildyourownclone.com? I'm thinking it'd be a nice way to learn something and get a pedal out of the deal. Any experience w/ these or any other dealers of kits?

    I'll probably be getting the Tone Bender clone.
     
  2. rawkguitarist

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    Yes, the stuff is first rate from BYOC. Be sure you’re pretty good with a soldering iron and you must READ & FOLLOW the instructions. It’ll save you a trip to the local tech.:mad: And most of all exorcise patience. I built an 808 clone and the Ross Compressor. I built the 808 to stock specks, cause I’ve never owned a good Tube Screamer, it sounds fantastic. I made one mod to the Ross for added treble, I can’t tell the difference A/Bing it to a Keeley (except that the controls ramp up quicker on the keeley).

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  3. fractal

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    I built the Tone Bender. It was really fun! Plus, it ended up sounding great. It isn't really the sound *I* was looking for, but it is a keeper.

    -Garrett
     
  4. stekks

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    Built 2 of his clones. The Delay and Compressor. Highly recommended!
     
  5. Big Bob

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    |You aren't trying to make some kind of statement here....are you?:D

    Bob
     
  6. rawkguitarist

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    Nope, no statement (well on here anyway), just posted what I made. I thought they were just whimsical names. Let's just say they are both open to interpretation, I plead the 5th...
     
  7. reachjkh

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    I'm glad to see this post and responses. I was just thinking recently about asking for opinions.

    I have a used SWR Mo'bass controller that I've gutted and am considering building several of these BYOC effects into it. Sort of a poor man's version of a Pete Cornish pedal board.
     
  8. Kingpin

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    I built the Delay and was quite impressed with the results. It sounds warmer and deeper than my Digidelay and costs less too. As everyone has mentioned, it does require a bit of patience to build, but the instructions and photos on their Website are good enough to get you through it.
     
  9. nlopez

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    Hey Kingpin
    How much current does the delay eat up? I like my danecho, but it goobles up 300ma of the 450 my signal flex supplies
    Thanks
    Nick
     
  10. MrSage

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    Digital delays tend to do that...

    I've built the Fuzz Face, Phase 90, and the delay.

    I'm going to build the VB-2 and the Slow Gear when those kits are ready.

    ;)
     
  11. Kingpin

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    Sorry, I don't know the answer to that one, it doesn't come with a manual or spec sheet. I've only run it off of my Pedal Power2 (with no problems), so I don't know how long the battery would last. You might be able to get the answer via an email to Keith.

    keith@bigtonemusic.com

    Hope this helps.
     
  12. mustangman

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    i built a EH LBP2 clone from GGG once. it worked out good.
     
  13. reachjkh

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    Well, I just ordered the tremolo kit. I guess I'm gonna find out first hand.

    I did notice on the message board that he's got several new kits and mods coming out. I may have to buy the simple phaser before he changes to the new kits.
     
  14. mustangman

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    i think im goning to wait until the Boss SG-1 pedal comes out, but of course it will have to be true bypass.
     
  15. MrSage

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    What have you built previously?

    The reason I'm asking is that the SG-1 might be a bit complex for a first build...

    (all the kits are true bypass, by the way)
     
  16. mustangman

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    a bunch of stuff, i think i can do it.a bunch of mods and few pedals here and there some werent good and a few where.
     
  17. MrSage

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    :cool:
     
  18. eric-d

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    I just order the Ranger clone... I'm really excited about it... I'm gonna also order the delay, fuzz face, tremolo and the new phaser (it'll have a univibe mod).... These seem like a lot of fun and from what I've heard and read, they're really good sounding... I can't wait to build them... :) In fact, I think they'll make cool gifts for your buddies that play too... :D
     

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