The "pedal guts pics" thread

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by NeilYoungFan, Dec 24, 2008.

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  1. SonicVI

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    man - those old boss pedals look SERIOUSLY intense.

    thanks for the explanation earthtonesaudio!
     
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    nice byoc
    i like how you "shielded" the leads on the trannys
    how did you do that?
     
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    it's just insulation from wire.
     
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    the mystery is answered:

    http://www.cookiegalore.com/JohnBio.html

    a elec engineer for EHX
     
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    Anyone have a gutshot of the new MJM pedals? Just curious if they changed the build quality on the new designs.
     
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    Don't know if this one's been done but here is a Soulbender from 01.
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    Outstanding looking build on the Deviltone !!! :eek:
     
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    Holy crap, Eric! That's one of the all time nicest builds I've seen... VERY well done, bro. Really. Once some $ clears up I'm totally grabbing one of these from you.
     
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    SIB varidrive :

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    Hummingbird Overdrive, the rarest overdrive pedal in the world!
     
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    That wiring is impeccable! Are you using solid core and pre-bending it? Do you put the board in the box before soldering the board -> switch and jack wires in place or do you solder on a harness and then transfer to the box?

     
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    i need to know more/hear more about the echo box and hummingbird.

    Make/Model/Clips/Any Specs/Description of sounds...anything. I need it :)
     
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    yes more about the echo box
     
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    From what I can tell, the Echo Box is a Matchless protoype. These guys are selling one for $1995. It looks pretty crazy - is that a cassette tape in there?
     
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    its looks crazy, tape, tube, and analog delay.
     
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    The wire is solid core and is bent while I'm installing the circuit board. I place the circuit board in the box then wire up to it. The small black heat shrink tubing on the wires are where the joins are. I find it much easier, quicker and neater to do this rather than creating a harness.

    The component choice in the Hummingbird is a mixture of MOJO (because I like it!) and necessity. The large green thing you can see is a military silver mica cap. The long grey "bullets" are military "paper in oil" caps, chosen specially for their ultra soft treble response. I went to a ridiculous length while building this thing, even painted the innards of the box to ensure nothing could possibly ever short out there, wired the whole thing point to point and selected each component (only the caps and transistors, resistors just got measured for tolerance) individually. It came about after I had a discussion with a friend about what "Boutique" should be but really isn't - I mean when you buy a Ferrari you expect a Ferrari, not just a Ford in a Ferrari body kit right?....

    A description of tone? It started off as my attempt at the "Honeybee" sound, it evolved from there really. I didn't want the high end roll off that the "Honeybee" creates when you "dig in", I wanted to retain the treble response but still get that sweet, soft overdrive tone it produces. The dynamics were also important, it needed to feel as it you were "playing it" not just "playing through it". What I came up with in the end is a soft, dynamic overdrive that can be stacked very nicely with other gain pedals. I'll spare you the boredom of a detailed circuit analysis!

    The three knobs: (top left) Drive - controls the overall gain.
    (top right) Level - controls the output level.
    (middle bottom) Nectar - controls the low end response of the unit so you can match it perfectly to your current gear combination.

    I don't have samples at the moment. I want to get a video up off it (I'm lacking a camera set up though :( ), I'm very chuffed at how it turned out!
     
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    My Deviltone Jezebel Custom #1
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    pretty insane, but at least its in AUS dollars, so only $1,250 ;)
     
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