Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by poloislegend, Dec 26, 2009.
Attack of the clones!!!!!
Go on and get your fill:
I'm just salivating waiting for mine to arrive...ordered them Monday, didn't make it here for the break
Gonna be an interesting learning experience, almost total electronics noob...can solder a little, but own a multi-meter and have no idea how to use it
Anyways, went in with a buddy on the 4 for 3 deal, out of it I'm getting Leeds/Large Beaver/250+. He's getting the OD2, and I'll let him take the Confidence Booster as he knows even less than me
Ok, I'll jump in. Here is my phaser. Self portrait on the top.
paul c's fat batard (boosterd) and an a/b true bypass loop
voodoo labs overdrive/fulltone ocd inspired circuit, BYOC OD, Ross clone
Hermida/GGG reverb, BYOC tremolo, rebote 2.5
perfboard orange squeezer clone
BYOC Chorus and GGG EA tremolo w/ boost only mod (two left pedals)
Here's a Muff clone I did in an empty AD999 enclosure I got for free:
And here's a semi-original circuit I came up with a few months back:
wow! these boxes look amazing! clips maybe??
I built this about a year ago.
I got the pcb from Tonepad and built a Dyna/ Ross compressor.
It has a switch to go between the Dyna or Ross circuit. They are real close and only a few parts differentiate them.
There is also a switch for fast, medium or slow attack.
The level control can actually boost the signal into distortion if you like.
I made waterslide decals then buried them in clear lacquer.
some of you care a great deal about the looks more than I do. I'm impressed with the work. If I put that type of effort into the enclosure I wouldn't use them gigging. In fact i am happy with just bare steel enclosures but i've just been ordering them painted so I could use paint pen instead of sharpies. that way beer doesn't completely wash away the writing when it's inevitably spilled on my pedal board.
That's what clear-coat is for.
Speaking of putting a lot of time into the finishing, this one took about 6 minutes. It's a name tag and some clear packing tape.
And here's the guts (I did the PCB design as well):
back row - sho clone, ross compressor clone (generalguitargadgets.com), ghetto stomp clone w/ jack orman mosfet booster; runoffgroove.com supreaux deux; olc.com supreaux; marshall guv'nor clone (from schematic/layout at generalguitargadgets.com)
middle row - olc.com umlbe, byoc.com tri-boost, honey bee clone, eternity clone, byoc.com marshall bluesbreaker clone
front - modified mxr dynacomp
only one I ever built, a GGG CB1 boost (LPB1 clone)
my first complete build, the tri-boost..has a nice variety of boosting options without the boutique price:
95$ for a kit is a boutique price
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. There aren't too many of what I'd call "boutique" pedals for less than $100. And unless you get paid to build pedals at your day job, the labor is free.
Seirously though, the Tri-Boost is a germanium treble booster ($$$$), a silicon boost like the LPB ($50), and a MosFET booster ($150 if you buy from Fulltone).
I'd call it a drastic discount over boutique markup.
I'm always so impressed with what people do with these things. I've done a few BYOCs and they're fun to build and paint:
One of the great things about building pedals yourself is that you have access to circuits that sound great but no one really makes and sells. Like the Magnus Modulus delay/chorus/trem:
There are a number of awesome drive pedals like the Highway 89, Folk Driver, Hunny Bunny, Hot Silicon, etc.
And the customer service is *always* top notch!
But they're not pedals, they're just very expensive parts.
That someone ELSE took the time to test, source, package and send to the end user. Don't forget about the PCB, and LAYOUT. Or, the enclosure, or drilling or the planning that went into the entire assembly, so that it goes together as a kit, and requires very little "shoe-horning" or "garage engineering" on the consumer end...
Yeah, you're right. Its just a bag of expensive parts. Like a car, or computer. Just an expensive pile of parts...