My Gilmour Box

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by Jake's Dad, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Jake's Dad

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    Just finished this one up yesterday. The box was an ebay purchase (art by Justin Landers, www.totheneck.com) - kind of shameful to punch all those holes in it.
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    The guts are a MadBean Hipster (Fuzz Face), a GuitarPCB Muff'n (Big Muff Pi Ram's Head variant) with selectable clipping and high/low pass filters, and a MadBean Zero Point Micro (delay) all stitched together with GuitarPCB's 3PDT boards.
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    Even with some pretty inept input it produces pretty credible David Gilmour-ish sounds. It's going to take some time to find all the special sounds this thing will generate - especially since I keep getting sucked into cascading scales with the Zero Point.

    Chuck
     
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    awesome, i like when a pedal has a lot of fiddley knobs and such.
     
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    Fine work there. A pedal board in a box:)
     
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    This I like!
     
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    Very Very Nice!

    If this gets you in the David Gilmour neighborhood at all tone wise, it's quite an acomplishement.
     
  6. Jake's Dad

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    If you listened to Atom Heart Mother on 8-track with the windows down, spent a lot of time working around large diesel engines and shooting firearms I sound a lot like David Gilmour - with broken fingers, playing a Kay through a bad amp.:lol:
     
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    Very nice
     
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    This is very nice.

    Did you do the complete separate kits ?
    There are redundant coupling caps, pulldown resistors and hum filters

    What does the (I suppose) Fuzz switch on the far left do ?
     
  9. Jake's Dad

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    The only common pieces for all the effects are in input and out put jacks and the 9v DC jack. I'm clever enough to put three effects in a box but figuring out how to get them to share components is way beyond me.

    The far left effect is the Zero Point Micro delay (the fuzz is that tiny postage stamp sized board on the left in the gut shot and right of the face shot). The toggle is a modulation control for a fixed rate and depth setting which can be varied by socketing two of the resistors. The Zero Point Micro is the simplest of the three versions of the Zero Point and is designed to go in one of those tiny 1590A boxes - Zero Point DD uses two of the PT2399 ICs but doesn't have a modulation control and the Zero Point SDX also with two PT2399s offers 4 repeat modes and modulation but take up way more space in the box.

    Here's a sorry excuse for a video demo:
     
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    That's pretty cool Daddy-O
    I'm working on a similar project with three FX in the same size box, except OD / EQ-Boost / Reverb, with a bipolar supply all on a single board. Summertime really slows down projects like these, but I'm about half done. A Gilmour box is a nice direction to go if you can get some good sound out of it, all in one pedal. One cable in, one cable out. Mine has extra looping jacks between FX for expansion.
     
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    That Zero point micro delay sounds exactly like what I'd need for my 4-in-1 box project. I don't need modulation though so I might leave that part out.
     
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    Looks pretty dope, congrats Chuck!
     
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    That's just sick! (And I mean that in the best possible way). I have a big box that I want to put a chorus and phaser in, but there's probably room for a trem as well. You're giving me ideas. And that can be expensive!
     
  16. Jake's Dad

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    That, my friend, is the true danger of these boards.:twisted: I started the Gilmour after some discussion in the GuitarPCB forums. In the process of building the thing I played around with other possible options in front of the Zero Point like Mammoth and Zenith clones in place of the Fuzz Face and Muff clones. The possibilities are endless.

    Chuck
     
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