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NDIYPD - Light up my Lemon!

Discussion in 'Burnt Fingers DIY Effects' started by MatchlessMan, May 16, 2017.

  1. MatchlessMan

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    This is pretty much a straight clone of the Orange Squeezer, but in a true bypass pedal. I built it around a double-sided circuit board bought from eBay. Before I started I continuity-tested all the tracks, and worked out that there were a couple of extra components - a series resistor for the LED, and a polarity protection diode. The original circuit uses a 1N100 Germanium diode but I had a spare 1N34A and that works fine.

    I couldn't locate a cheap can of orange spray paint so I used yellow Plasti-kote. The lettering and lemon graphic are on a laser-printed water-slide decal. I couldn't resist putting the LED in the middle of a lemon!

    You'll notice that the knobs are wildly different in size - this is deliberate. I have sited the huge Level control where I can easily nudge it with my toe. The Bias control was supposed to be a trim pot, but I brought leads out to a regular pot.

    How does it sound? It's a perfect match for a Strat, especially the in-between positions. There is some loss of top-end openness, but it really fills out the sound. It maybe sounds a little hard with my Tele though. I've yet to try my other guitars through it.

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