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Pedalboard for school project

funkmaster

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My school has a "senior project" where the student creates their own project senior year and presents it at the end of the year. I think this is a good and selfish opportunity for me to build my own pedals and pedal-board :p

I already have a wooden board about half an inch thick and 13 inches by 17 inches wide, so all I would need is some raisers to give it an angle and figure out a way to route it for cables and power supplies.

For the pedals I think I might go with BYOC, I have specifically chosen the cheapest and easiest kits they offer.

http://buildyourownclone.com/tonebender.html - I love fuzz, and this tonebender has a ton of it

http://buildyourownclone.com/bbod.html The bluesbreaker is easily my favorite overdrive

http://buildyourownclone.com/opticomp.html I like compressors, but not the extremely dramatic ones.

http://buildyourownclone.com/tremolo.html I like tremolo, and this one is based off an amp styled tremolo.


All of these are around 70-80 bucks and I think I would be able to do this with some hard earned cash I have.

What do you guys think?
 

Nork

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i'm with mahler. good call. one of the dudes over on the orange forum is doing a 5e3 for the same sort of project!

pics are a must. updates!
 

funkmaster

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Thanks guys!

Any suggestions for other pedals besides a bluesbreaker clone? If I included a delay on the board then that would complete the spectrum of dirt-modulation-compression-delay/verb.

My final board would be either

1. Fuzz
2. British Blues Overdrive
3. Optical Compressor
4. Tremolo
or
1. Fuzz
2. Delay
3. Optical Compressor
4. Tremolo

I think the delay would be a good display of my advancement from building simple fuzz boxes to complex builds like a delay, hmmmmm, so many choices.
 

funkmaster

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i'm with mahler. good call. one of the dudes over on the orange forum is doing a 5e3 for the same sort of project!

pics are a must. updates!
Really? That seems like quite a task and challenge, hope the build goes well...... link?
 

jnepo1

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I you're looking for risers for your pedals(multiple) Redco.com starting @ $5 each, pending on size, you could buy flat panel blank steel rack panels. because of the size of your board, you may have to cut them to length. They come in 19" widths. Use wood blocks on the ends cut to your desired height. Doing this, you could put your power supply underneath as well as hide cabling. Good luck w/ your project, pics, pics, more pics.
 

funkmaster

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I think I finally decided what I'm gonna do.

The three pedals I have decided on building are
1.BYOC MK II Tonebender
2.Tremolo
3.Optical Compressor

Now all three of these cover the basic range of modulation, compression/eq, and dirt.

I just need one more to cover the rest. It has to be around 70-80 bucks. What other kit should I include?
 

funkmaster

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Enough of this teasing, Here is my final board decision:

BYOC MK II Tonebender clone
BYOC Tremolo
BYOC Bluesbreaker Clone
BYOC Optical Compression

*edit: swapping out optical compressor for armstrong twin to show difficulty of building a pedal with two functions.
 
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TheFlash

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Sounds like a great senior project. You can include electrical schematics in your presentation for the science end of things, and you can talk about the historical origins of the effects and some famous songs they've been used for to give the project some historical perspective.
 

funkmaster

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Sounds like a great senior project. You can include electrical schematics in your presentation for the science end of things, and you can talk about the historical origins of the effects and some famous songs they've been used for to give the project some historical perspective.
Wow, I didn't even think of that! Thanks! I'm a junior right now so I'll try to learn and read up on schematics.
 




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