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Aion Vector Delay

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by zippofan, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. zippofan

    zippofan Tele-Afflicted

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    Back in November-ish my good ole Visual Sound Garage Tone Axle Grease delay (phew, that's a long name!) gave up the ghost. When I popped the circuit out to troubleshoot I was confronted with an SMD circuit. While I have worked on SMD's in my late 20's, I drink way too much coffee now to realistically have a chance to repair it. Plus back in the day, I had the tools available to me as I worked in an electronics shop. Now I just have my Weller station, Chem-wik and a solder sucker. Rather than getting frustrated, I just decided to replace the guts with an Aion Vector board, clone of a Mad Professor Deep Blue Delay, especially since I had some PT2399's hanging around.

    The Axle Grease delay, as well as the rest of the Visual Sound Garage Tone line use a folded metal enclosure, plenty of room for a through hole circuit. I just had to use flying leads for the pots since the board was designed as a two up one down pot arrangement. I completed wiring and testing yesterday, it works quite nice, I think it sounds a little better than the original. It's a warm sounding delay, typical PT2399 sound. This is the Aion legacy board rather than their new 125B configuration.

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  2. J. Bonkosky

    J. Bonkosky Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    That circuit does sound great. I have built a lot of Aion projects. I love that you repurposed that housing. Very cool build and nicely done!
     
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  3. zippofan

    zippofan Tele-Afflicted

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    Thank you! It's a good sounding delay circuit, and any time I don't have to drill holes I'm a happy guy lol.
     
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