Looky At What I Made.

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by alvagoldbook, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. alvagoldbook

    alvagoldbook Member

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    This is a BYOC Distortion + clone. Assembled and finished it myself. Sounds amazing! Hope I don't offend anyone's philosophical sensibilities here, the artwork is all in good fun.

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  2. ford

    ford Supporting Member

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    Looks cool... I think I would have gone with Anti-Captain Crunch.. since it has so much sugar.

    bford
     
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    greed and profit

    that's good stuff.
     
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    looks killer.... bet it sounds great too...
     
  6. alvagoldbook

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    sounds very tube-like actually. When I set the distortion (profit) knob by 3 o'clock it gives a lot of high end sizzle. At noon it sounds sorta similar to a Marshall JCM 800 at crunchy gain.
     
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    Fun stuff; nice job - dig the color scheme and general layout.
     
  9. Gas-man

    Gas-man Unrepentant Massaganist

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    The pics are as blurry as the ideology.
     
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    Cool..
    How did you apply the graphic?
     
  11. rogue.guineapig

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    now you need to make a compressor called the
    "Marxist Pig" with the controls as "Oppression", and "Force"
    and put the two next to each other on the board! ;)
    the decals are very nice, what is your technique on those?
     
  12. alvagoldbook

    alvagoldbook Member

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    The Marxist Pig sounds like an Envelop Filter to me. :stir

    I thought about calling the pedal the Credit Crunch, but I couldn't think of any graphics that would be applicable.

    The decal is a standard water slide. Pretty easy to apply actually.

    Unfortuantely, my camera is ancient, so blurry is the result with anything up close. Maybe this will be a bit better.

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  13. macmax77

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    dude , it is a beautiful pedal.
     
  14. shaneygoo

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    haha!!!

    green/profit control, if that offended anyone they deserve to be offended!

    i want a byoc...
     
  15. rogue.guineapig

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    "Credit Crunch"!! that's awesome!
    With a MasterCard of course!
    and then "Interest" and "Payments" or
    "Interest" and "Balance" as your controls.
    What'd you use as the clear coating over the whole shabang?
    RGP
     
  16. Hackubus

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    HAHAHHA

    The Credit Crunch pedal. I think it would need to be a 4 knob. "Interest" "Principal" "Rate" "Payment"
     
  17. RockDC

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    I love BYOC STUFF. My bass player uses it to sound like natural tube break up in live apps... it sounds phenomenal!
     
  18. rex kwon do

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    Very cool - the kinda pedal that only a Third-World South American dictator could love!!!

    I think I am going to have to build the "ANTI" Anti-Capitalist box. It's going to be called McCarthyator and it will be the best hippocritic pedal ever built!

    Of course, it is a one-hit wonder, everyone will think it's the cat's meow and then it'll fade into oblivion and never be heard again.
     
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    Great pedal mate and a good bit of fun!

    Glad to hear it sounds good too.
     
  20. alvagoldbook

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    exactly! Or maybe controls for "Sub-Prime" and "Foreclosure". lol!

    The finish basically went like this. sanded the metal enclosure a little bit, mostly to get rid of the grease, grime, and dirt. wiped down with rubbing alcohol (decent alternative to nalpha). Used Rustoleum spray paints. Grey primer, about 2 coats, White satin about 3 coats. Water slide decal, printed on a laser printer. Wiped decal down with microsol to flatten it out a bit. Threw about 4 coats of Rustoleum painter choice clear gloss on top. From there wet sanded it out a bit with 1000 grit to flatten up the finish before throwing a final coat of gloss down.

    BYOC kits are fun. If you know how to solder decently you can build your own pedal. It's fun, and cheaper than doing a geetar build. Better yet, you can get most of the extra parts you need from a hardware store or radioshack.
     

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