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Solid State Amplifiers => Preamps and Effects => Topic started by: joecool85 on March 27, 2006, 11:34:53 AM

Title: Pictures
Post by: joecool85 on March 27, 2006, 11:34:53 AM
Lets seem some stomp boxes

Here are some I've built:

5th Gear Overdrive
(http://cordova.asap.um.maine.edu/~raymondj/imagehost/5gear.jpg)
(http://cordova.asap.um.maine.edu/~raymondj/imagehost/5OD_2.jpg)

Volume
(http://cordova.asap.um.maine.edu/~raymondj/imagehost/volume.jpg)

Fuzzface
(http://cordova.asap.um.maine.edu/~raymondj/imagehost/fuzz.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: joecool85 on March 27, 2006, 01:06:21 PM
I like the phase 45, I'd like to build one but I'm not too keen on matching the JFETs or whatever it was you had to match to do it.
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: RDV on March 27, 2006, 04:50:47 PM
I like the phase 45, I'd like to build one but I'm not too keen on matching the JFETs or whatever it was you had to match to do it.
It's easy, you just plug in one at a time and try to find one that'll phase good with the trimpot in the middle(50%). When you find a good one, put it to the side and start again and find anther one that gives good phasing near the same place on the trim. When you do that, plug the other one in and play.

RDV
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: DoctorC on March 27, 2006, 05:19:15 PM
TS-808
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/Marshall_Gibson/rig001.jpg)

Bazz Fuss
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v464/Marshall_Gibson/rig003.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: Christian G on March 27, 2006, 05:28:45 PM
I've been looking into the phase 45...looks like a cool build.  How do you like it?
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: joecool85 on March 27, 2006, 08:00:49 PM
I've never played one personally, but someone on diystompboxes posted some sound clips.

http://cordova.asap.um.maine.edu/~raymondj/imagehost/warmslow.mp3

http://cordova.asap.um.maine.edu/~raymondj/imagehost/semivibrato.mp3
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: joecool85 on March 28, 2006, 07:44:47 AM
I think those both go to the same clip Ricky.  Sounds good though.
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: RDV on March 28, 2006, 01:24:31 PM
I think those both go to the same clip Ricky.
Not on my computer.

RDV
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: joecool85 on March 28, 2006, 02:16:55 PM
You are right.  I didn't listen to the second one because I thought it was the same clip, same address.  But its not, the second one has a capital P and is a different clip.
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: RDV on March 28, 2006, 03:44:56 PM
Clever, aren't I? :duh :duh

RDV
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: joecool85 on March 28, 2006, 06:16:38 PM
Wicked.
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: RDV on March 28, 2006, 06:58:22 PM
More...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/rickydon/DoubleD.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/rickydon/Pedalboard2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/rickydon/SiTBMkII.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/rickydon/Phase45EVH.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/rickydon/HMP3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/rickydon/HMPLite.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/rickydon/i-1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/rickydon/pedalscan2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/rickydon/pedalscan1.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/rickydon/sunfacebag.jpg)

RDV
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: joecool85 on March 28, 2006, 07:27:31 PM
You have some nice stuff there RDV.  Other than the analog man, are they all built by you?
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: RDV on March 28, 2006, 07:30:07 PM
You have some nice stuff there RDV.  Other than the analog man, are they all built by you?
All but the old Shin-ei Fuzz/Wah(which was the 1st effect I ever owned). That's less than 1/2 of them.

RDV
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: RDV on April 11, 2006, 07:13:32 AM
Sound Samples Here (http://wiki.ssguitar.com/index.php?title=Sound_Samples).

RDV
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: Christian G on April 20, 2006, 04:04:14 AM
^Nice stuff, but your SOYCD sounds off :(
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: RDV on April 20, 2006, 07:47:24 AM
^Nice stuff, but your SOYCD sounds off :(
Let's hear your version, Junior. (http://fatboy.ssguitar.com/schems/headshot.gif)

RDV
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: fuzzcentral on August 19, 2006, 04:09:25 AM
Well guys, I'll post a couple of pictures of some of my latest ventures...

Here's a "bad ass trio"...three brand new Axis Face MKII fuz pedals that I built for some customers...all ready for some action:

(http://axiseffects.home.att.net/forum/axisface.jpg)

And here's a heavily modified Ross Compressor that I built a little over a year ago.  I managed to scrounge up a few real RCA CA3080E OTAs and I put one of them to use  :)

(http://axiseffects.home.att.net/forum/compressor.jpg)

Phillip - Fuzz Central
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: Crystallas on August 19, 2006, 04:43:20 AM
Welcome Phillip!  great stuff you got there! :)
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: joecool85 on August 19, 2006, 08:33:28 AM
How do you do your boxes, they look great?
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: fuzzcentral on August 20, 2006, 12:13:35 AM
How do you do your boxes, they look great?

Practice, practice, practice  ;)  Basically, lots of sanding with a hand-held orbital sander with some 120-grit sandpaper.  Just sand the bejeezus out of the top of the box (until it's smooth and free of imperfections in the casting), and then tip the sander up on the edge of the sanding disc and move the sander in quick, light strokes across the top of the box.  That creates the diagonal stripes in the aluminum.  The bottom plate is finished the same way.

I just sand the sides of the box smooth so that the color coat of paint will look nice and flat.  For the color coat I use acrylic lacquers since those dry fast and hard...plus you can get metallics at Wal Mart in the automotive section.  After the paint has cured I apply one coat of clear gloss lacquer.  Once that's dry I put the water-slide decals on the box.  Then a couple of hours later (when the decals have dried) I apply two more coats of clear lacquer.

The boxes are Hammond "B"s.  I've noticed that the Hammonds Bs that I've been getting from Mouser lately have all been made in the EU.  I have to say...the quality of these EU-made boxes is quite lacking compared to the previous Canadian-made boxes.  The EU boxes seem to have more casting imperfections that require quite a bit more sanding to remove...some of them wouldn't come out no matter how much I sanded!  The Canadian boxes were practically free of those types of hard to remove casting imperfections.

Maybe I should send a nasty email to Hammond  :trouble

Phillip
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: joecool85 on August 20, 2006, 07:35:21 AM
EU = europe?

What do you use for the decals?  I normally write on my boxes with enamel paint.
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: fuzzcentral on August 20, 2006, 02:22:06 PM
EU = europe?

What do you use for the decals?  I normally write on my boxes with enamel paint.

Yep, the EU is the European Union.  It looks like they haven't quite perfected the art of aluminum casting quite as well as the Canadians  ;)

The decals are the water-slide type that you normally get with model kits.  You can get the decal material from Small Bear Electronics (www.smallbearelec.com).  He has the material for either a laser printer or an inkjet printer.  I would recommend the laser printer material since the lacquer will pretty quickly dissolve the ink from an inkjet.

Phillip
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: syndromet on August 21, 2006, 03:48:33 AM
(http://www.syndromet.com/bilder/os1.jpg)
(http://www.syndromet.com/bilder/fuzz1.jpg)
(http://www.syndromet.com/bilder/tl1.jpg)
(http://www.syndromet.com/bilder/sonic1.jpg)
(http://www.syndromet.com/bilder/evil1.jpg)
(http://syndromet.com/bilder/hiawatha/hiawatha.jpg)
(http://www.syndromet.com/bilder/filtered2.jpg)

And a little stereo Ruby
(http://www.syndromet.com/bilder/ruby1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: joecool85 on August 21, 2006, 08:32:42 AM
Wow, excellent stuff syndromet, very pro!
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: syndromet on August 21, 2006, 10:30:41 AM
Well, they earliest ones don't look as pro as they could have. It took a while before I learned to laquer them so that the laquer isn't grainy. But the last ones look pretty good.
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: Stompin_Tom on August 21, 2006, 11:03:11 AM
yeah, looking good, syndromet. Not sure what the sonic destroyer is, but it look brutal...
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: syndromet on August 21, 2006, 11:59:05 AM
The Sonic Destroyer is two Tim Escobedo circuits in one box, and made to create the most awfull noises ever. It's the Thing Modulator and the Psychtar. It has a very wide range of sounds, and can produce anything from octave up, fuzz, tremolo-like effects, sitar-sounds and ring mod. It's an extreme pedal, and usefull for making extreme sounds. I love it!!

Here are a few soundclips:
Octave effect (http://www.syndromet.com/sounds/sonic/octave.mp3)
Sitar effect (http://www.syndromet.com/sounds/sonic/sitar.mp3)
Ring modulator (http://www.syndromet.com/sounds/sonic/ring.mp3)
Sonic destroyer in feedback loop (http://www.syndromet.com/sounds/sonic/feedback.mp3)
Playing with the settings (http://www.syndromet.com/sounds/sonic/sonic.mp3)
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: syndromet on November 19, 2006, 09:50:20 AM
My little gem. The enclosure was meant for the Nelson 6w stereo amp, hence the name.
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e48/syndromet/nelson1.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e48/syndromet/nelson2.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: syndromet on February 26, 2009, 06:57:02 AM
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e48/syndromet/guts-1.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e48/syndromet/face.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e48/syndromet/Bilde001.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e48/syndromet/Bilde002.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e48/syndromet/CIMG2625.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e48/syndromet/CIMG2349-1.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e48/syndromet/DSC00114.jpg)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e48/syndromet/DSC00111.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: J M Fahey on February 26, 2009, 11:36:32 AM
INCREDIBLE STUFF !!! Unbelievably good. You guys deserve a prize. What a great range of products. Best of all, besides looking very professional they are very creatively packaged and veeeeeeeery FUN!!
Congratulations.
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: crane on July 24, 2010, 11:24:54 AM
OK, I'm a newbie in this forum but here are two of my projects:
1)orange squeezer
2)colorsound overdriver (2channel mod)
(http://www.gitaristiem.lv/download/file.php?id=359)
(http://www.gitaristiem.lv/download/file.php?id=358)

my allmost finished (except the enclosure) orange rockerverb 50:
(http://content20-foto.inbox.lv/albums129575683/humanx/tubes/amp-1.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: J M Fahey on July 25, 2010, 07:12:03 AM
Very good, congratulations.
And that "all black" finish ( unusual on pedals) creates a very special mood.
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: crane on July 25, 2010, 08:19:45 AM
Very good, congratulations.
And that "all black" finish ( unusual on pedals) creates a very special mood.
Thanx.
I would like to add white descriptions for pots, but I haven't figured out a way to do it yet :(
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: skynyrd on July 30, 2010, 07:24:47 AM

Thanx.
I would like to add white descriptions for pots, but I haven't figured out a way to do it yet :(
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Vinyl graphics might work ?  Put them on after you paint then spray a flat clear coat on top to protect.
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: crane on August 18, 2010, 12:34:08 PM
Let's see if I'll be able to hunt down the vinyl marker.
Meanwhile here's another stompbox - this time no color finish because pedal it self took too much time. It's a lovetone meatball clone based un McMeat layout.
(http://content21-foto.inbox.lv/albums138261448/humanx/tubes/-IGP7059-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Pictures
Post by: joecool85 on August 19, 2010, 10:33:32 AM
Let's see if I'll be able to hunt down the vinyl marker.
Meanwhile here's another stompbox - this time no color finish because pedal it self took too much time. It's a lovetone meatball clone based un McMeat layout.

That thing has more knobs and buttons than my main amplifier!