Let's see your MusicomLab boards!

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  1. your name here

    your name here Supporting Member

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    I'm trying to plan a board around the MKIII+ using the pedals in my sig. (except the CAF has been supplanted by a Baby Pink Booster) and I just wanted to throw this thread out there in hopes of maybe getting a few fresh ideas. I'm thinking ply board with aluminum flashing, tilted to hide two PP2+'s underneath. Audio cables routed on top like LASD, for quicker troubleshooting on the fly. It will live in an ATA type case... I'm still trying to figure out which connectors I want to use at the looper side... I'm running all Lava solderless kits right now, so I'm gonna use Mini ELC cable.

    Anyway, let's see what you've come up with! I need inspiration!
     
  2. kugelblitz

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    Always happy to post mine, as a lot of design effort went into it. :)
    I use a Pedaltrain Pro, with 2 CIOKS DC-10s underneath. The HBOD, OCD and Musket are in the first 3 loops, the EP and Tube Drivers are outside the loops so they can be engaged or disengaged at any time. The Eventides are outside the loops but controlled via MIDI from the EFX. One EB pedal is a volume (post-gain), and the other is an expression for the Pitchfactor. Cabled with Lavas. Chain is:

    Guitar ->
    -> CS-2
    -> ISP Decimator G-String (Input to Send)
    -> Clyde Deluxe Wah
    -> MusicomLab
    ->HBOD (Loop 1)
    ->OCD (Loop 2)
    ->Musket (Loop 3)
    ->Tube Driver (Almost-Clean boost)
    -> EP Booster (Always-on boost)
    -> Modfactor
    -> Input to amp if using FX loop, otherwise there's a patch cable to the next pedal
    ->ISP Decimator G-String (Return to Output)
    ->Pitchfactor
    ->Timefactor
    ->Space
    -> FX Loop Return or amp input (if no FX loop)
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  3. your name here

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    ^ You're not kidding! I'll bet that took a while to plan out! Thanks for the detailed response. I see you went for Lava angles on the looper side. I may do that too, but I was thinking of saving some bread - and a tiny bit of room - by using pancakes. Probably won't happen, though. Lol.

    What's up with the Vox? It looks kinda awesome...
     
  4. turtleheadblues

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    old old one
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    couldnt find a pic with the mk2 on it.... but i had one for a while
     
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    Dan, what are you using now? I remember you went to a Loopholic because of the MusicomLab's loud clicking switches... Are you still using it? I thought about trying to get one, as the extra loops are tempting. However, non-existent customer service (I would think) from a defunct company kept me at bay. Besides, the newer MusicomLab III+ looks awesome...

    Also, out of curiousity... Do you still use a BBOD? I'm going on the hunt for one, when it's new BJFe time again.
     
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    Cheers! You could probably save a bit of room with Pancakes, but remember that they're a bit wider (flatter), and the jacks on the EFX are pretty close together, so you might have trouble fitting them in closely next to each other. It may be OK, but just test it first.

    The amp is juat a standard Vox AC15C1, but it's in the limited edition Red.
     
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    Oh, ok. Yeah, that's exactly the reason I started this thread. Good info about the pancakes. Much appreciated. I was also going to look into the short Switchcraft plugs, but only as a last resort, money saving compromise... The Lavas will likely win out, but unemployment makes me consider more frugal options... Although I try my best not to listen to those voices. Lol.
     
  9. jnepo1

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    The Switchcraft plugs you are referring to are the 380 plugs. They are less expensive than the Lava plugs and they require soldering, and have no cable retainers.
     
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    From a few years back...

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    Thanks! I'll look 'em up. I'm fine with a soldering iron, but I'll likely stick with Lava just the same. I just wish they weren't so expensive, since I'll need so many more to make this dang board happen... :drown
     
  12. stilwel

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    Here's my work-in-progress Musicomlab board.

    Still trying to figure out which pedals I want/need on it before I wire it up properly.

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    Signal path:
    Tuner
    Little Big Muff (L1)
    OLC Chunky Cheese (L2)
    OLC Whisker Biscuit (L3)
    Barber Trifecta (L4)
    Line 6 M9
    Strymon Timeline
    Line 6 M5
    Boss FV500 is connected to Musicomlab as expression pedal for Timeline and M9.

    I'm running all of this into a POD HD Bean for direct recording.

    M5 and Timeline are sitting on a couple of Pedal Boosters.

    Here's my extras:

    [​IMG]

    Not shown: Line 6 M13
     
  13. kugelblitz

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    Hey stilwel, I just have a question on this comment:

    Are you using it to control both? Do they both have the same MIDI channel? I was under the impression that the EFX could only transmit messages for the expression pedal on one channel (set globally). Or do you change the channel in the global settings on the EFX when you want to switch between controlling the Timeline and the M9?
     
  14. InTheSmallPring

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    Here is my home board (too heavy to carry out). Posted it a while back. There are two Axess GRX4s underneath, with the Pedal Powers.

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    Wow! Really nice... That's definitely the vibe I'm going for... Except quite a bit smaller!

    Who made the case and board?
     
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    Mine is kind of different since this picture was taken, but you get the idea.

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    Nice board! What size is that?
     
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    ^ Awesome, as always! Thanks for posting these.

    ...I don't think I've ever seen a Moollon power supply. I didn't know they existed. What was the story there? Customer preference, or yours?
     

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