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Pedalboard DIY build

Discussion in 'Worship Service Players' started by JuneauMike, Aug 13, 2018.

  1. CapnCrunch

    CapnCrunch Friend of Leo's

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    I love gear that sounds great and doesn't break the bank. That said, I own a couple of Strymon pedals, both of which were birthday presents from family members (a couple of years apart). So, they were free to me, and awesome gifts. All my other pedals with the exception of the analog delay and my tuner and my Pedal Power were purchased off Craigslist used at around half price.

    That would be another fun thread...…..:"show us your Craigslist/Ebay/Reverb etc. scrounged pedal board."
     
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  2. GoldieLocks

    GoldieLocks Tele-Afflicted

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    You're family members give you Strymon pedals as gifts?????? :mad:

    I think I was switched at birth by hospital staff.
     
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  3. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    One Christmas my family gave me one of these.

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    ... so much ... sad. So. Much.
     
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  4. JuneauMike

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    And moving on now.
     
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  5. ravindave_3600

    ravindave_3600 Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome back, old thread!
     
  6. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yep. It's not a zombie thread, I'm just lazy.
     
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  7. ravindave_3600

    ravindave_3600 Friend of Leo's

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    Enjoyable thread; it's fun seeing and hearing about other guys' ideas. I'll post my DIY pedalboard sometime but I'm lazy too.
     
  8. CapnCrunch

    CapnCrunch Friend of Leo's

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    Cool board Mike, and great job on the tolex/vinyl. I saw your other thread where you described this as a "typewriter case". A picture is worth 1000 words. The finished product looks great, and very retro.
     
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    Very nice, Mike!

    I also make my own. My current ones are smaller than earlier boards as I am using fewer pedals.

    One thing I do is go to second hand shops for the case, then build to fit. But you did great on that top.
     
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  10. JuneauMike

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    Ahhhh, just finished this one. After several frustrating and dumb screw ups I didn't have the mental capacity to try it out immediately after finishing it so it sat for a couple of days. But it works fine. This is a 5-channel true bypass looper. I'm building two of them in total and also have plans to build a switchable buffer for each (that's what the extra hole is on the back).

    They're pretty simple in concept. Plug a pedal or a chain of pedals into the send and return and when they are on they are in the signal path, when they are off they aren't. This is not the dumbest thing I've ever built. But it's probably up there on the list. Ha. Ah well, keeps me off the streets.

    This is the jig I built to wire up the 3PDT switches and the LED circuit. It's just thin scrap plywood. I built one as a jig, and another with pilot holes as a drill guide. Made drilling the enclosure really idiot proof (but I still made a mistake. Ha).

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    This is the jig populated. I could not imagine trying to solder inside a small pedal enclosure.

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    Finished product.

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    If anyone wants to do one of these (and can't imagine why you would) shoot me a message and I'll give you what I have on it.
     
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  11. mRtINY

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    Well, that's a perfect accessory for all your vintage fuzzes...
     
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    I'm not handy. Had to buy my board and use the gig bag that came with it. Hopefully, I can get someone to build me a hard case before too long.
     
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    I think I'd tell them to deal with it. It's not hurting anybody. In fact, I'd argue their attitude is hurting the worship service in the contemporary service.
     
  14. hopdybob

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    when i read this 'and the traditional folks don't like to see music gear up on the stage.'
    i thought the same.
    you don't tell a carpenter to leave his power tools at home.
    maybe its hard to believe that some still buried their talents in fear of loosing something, than lets those talents get to work and see what beauty it will bring.

    when music on stage leads to worship of the ones off stage and they interact with the band, what more would the Big Man Above want?
    (but that is my personal opinion)
     
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    My first thought was to cover the back and sides with the same carpet (or paint color) as the platform so the traditional folks won't notice it. ;)
     
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