Home made pedals: Let's see 'em.

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by HoodieMcFoodie, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. TxTeleMan

    TxTeleMan Tele-Afflicted

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    It's the GR Storey Swamp Box Tremolo... with Mojo!

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    It gets those great bluesy tremolo tones, plus a little bit extra. (the knob is a shorty from a late '70s Music Man guitar... and no, it doesn't get in the way of the switch)
     
  2. Stevil

    Stevil Tele-Meister

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    What kind of trem would that be, out of curiosity? Kay?
     
  3. Newfie_J.

    Newfie_J. Tele-Meister

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    Hey TxTeleMan.
    Your Tremolo pedal looks similar to a kit I am building from Sweden. What does the Mojo knob do? Is it the volume mod? I like where you fit it in. Did you still find room for a battery?
     
  4. Newfie_J.

    Newfie_J. Tele-Meister

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    Also do you have a pic of the inside?
    I am trying to decide where to drill the hole for the level pot but I don't want to put it on the left side and would like to see how the circuit board is situated.
    Or just describe it. Thanks.
     
  5. ibodog

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    Here's a bunch. The DIY ones are Yardbox, SHO, KOT, Red Llama, '69 fuzz, LTD, OCD (long story), Eternity + boost, 2 loop bypass box w/tuner out, Matchbox.

    The OCD is DIY guts because I broke my original PCB trying to mod it and Fulltone wouldn't respond to my request for repair. I found someone with a DIY PCB so I got it and built it back into the original case using many of the original parts. It actually sounds better than the original. Maybe it's all the LOVE I put into it. :rolleyes:
     

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  6. 11 Gauge

    11 Gauge Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'd bet it is!

    Necessity truly is the mother of invention, isn't it? That's how I got involved in doing this stuff myself. It started with maintenance and repair, and somehow got out of control after that, at some point.:twisted:

    BTW - How do you like that Four Banger? Martin is one heck of a pedalmeister, isn't he?

    Nice job on all of your pedals. I thought I was the only person nuts enough to consider building an LTD.:eek: Then I got one with a bad switch dumped on me (back to that necessity thing, eh?). Now I'm thinking about modding it to SR spec's.
     
  7. HoodieMcFoodie

    HoodieMcFoodie Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Op-Amp Muff Fuzz
    Muff Fuzz 1.jpg Muff Fuzz 2.jpg

    I've been wanting to do a furr covered stompbox for a while, so a Muff Fuzz was an obvious choice. :lol:

    It's got an RC4558P chip and 1N34A germanium diodes.

    (Big thanks to 11 gauge & wnorcott for de-bugging help):D
     
  8. ibodog

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    The Four Banger is really cool, but as you can see it's taking up too much space on the pedal board. Since I can build each of the boosts he included I've sold it and am just building the boosts I liked best. Martin did a Honey Bee inspired drive pedal recently, the Folk Driver, and I did a vero layout for it. It sounds great! The LTD was my standard low gain pedal but I'm using the Folk Driver now.

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    Sound clip:
    http://formantfive.net/folk_driver_2n5088_sample.mp3

    Forum post:
    http://freestompboxes.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5190
     
  9. tmarks

    tmarks TDPRI Member

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    From left. Delay pedal built from scratch. Chorus pedal built on a tonepad pcb. Red LLama built from scratch but from tonepad layout i think. Boost...the first pedal I built on a perfboard.
    Note...these are the ones that work...I have plenty that don't.
     

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  10. Rybass

    Rybass TDPRI Member

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    Here are my two BYOC's.

    Pagey themed MKII:

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    Ocean themed trem:

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