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  1. somedayrockstar

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    I'm thinking aobut buying some of GGG pedals and was wondering if they were any good. Has anyone used them? Which ones? I'm looking at getting a BMP and a ITS8. Is there a better fuzz on there I should get? Any help would be much appreciated. Also if there is any other company's where you can build your own effects and thing's I would be greatly apreciated for knowing about them.
     
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    I have a Shin-Ei clone that I like alot. And I have an Octavia clone coming.
     
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    Were the kit's pretty easy? Is it noisy at all?
     
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    Has anyone else had any expierences with these?
     
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    Got a BSIAB 2 on the way. Word of mouth is good & the reason I bought.
     
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    Frenster Put your Rock Face on!

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    I built their Tube Screamer clone with the "Very Expensive Boutique Mods" and it sounds like my friends $400 Landgraff Dynamic Overdrive. Cost me $75.
     
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    If you're going to do any type of DIY builds, be sure you know how to read a schematic. People make mistakes and DIY kits are no exception. If a DIY kit has a error in the PCB, then you will be up the creek if you don't know how to read a schematic.

    As with any DIY kit, the pedal is only good as your ability to solder and the parts used.
     
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    I have the 1rst Fat Blaster and 1rst Std Od and they sound (and inside look) great. JD also built me a 3 in 1 pedal and he really does nice work. I believe Alf Hermida first told me about JD Sleep and I ahve not been dissapointed. The build detail is 1rst class.
     
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    I haven't used the kits, but have bought quite a few boards from GGG. They have become some very nice pedals.
     
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    I have bought a BMP and EA trem kit from GGG. The kits are very easy to build and as long as you have a little skill in electronics you should have no problems. Great stuff :AOK
     
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    cool. thanks alot. i do have some soldering skill and with experience with electronics. you've convinced me to do it.
     
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    I just got my first GGG pedal today. I sprung for the BSIAB II and the quality seems great. All metal film resistors and Alpha pots. Seems like a decent product for the money!
     
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    Got a CCC bsiab2, and it is the best distortion I have ever used, and I've probably tried 40-50 or more, nothing can compare. It does require some tweaking to suit single coils though, but don't let that stop you.
     
  15. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Pedal Trading Guru Silver Supporting Member

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    Just beginning my first-ever build with a GGG CB1 booster (LPB2 clone).
    They're on sale for $33 so I grabbed one.
    Came with everything but instructions, which I downloaded from their site.
    Looks easy enough, and I'm hoping it turns out good.

    Painted the box last night....
    [​IMG]

    Stupid flash makes it look like a big white circle across the bottom plate, but it's not there and looks killer.
     
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    i have their pcbs and one kit, always works, and JD is the man. He always replys fast and has the best DIY site there is on the net.

    AJ
     
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    I just ordered a BMP kit that I'm planning to do next week... which version would you guys suggest.. I was thinking I want to do the Rams Head but might want to to the "GGG tuned" one. Any thoughts?


    Also how do you do a sweet swirl paint like that?
     
  18. FLYING V 83

    FLYING V 83 Pedal Trading Guru Silver Supporting Member

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    I use Anita's acrylic paints from the art store.
    I actually did a thread on this entitled "First attempt at swirling" a few weeks ago. Andy Carrell (aka Gringo Loco aka Soulkitchen aka Dragonfly) has a thread on his method on the diystompboxes forums, that's where I got the idea.
     
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    Thanks I'll check those out
     
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    I have had nothign but great experiences with GGG. Highly recommended. The comment about the finished product being as good as your skil is very true.

    I did have a couple of minor issues (missing part, incorrect enclosure) a couple of times but JD went ABOVE and BEYOND to make it right.

    Go for it!
     

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