This is my first etched enclosure. I used sodium hydroxide on a heat transfer toner mask. I'm really pleased with all the small details it captured. I still have to spray it with enamel, but I'm nervous about sanding away the etch details. Original image by Andre Masson here
This is my third pedal. It is a MagnaVibe clone.
I'm still learning the ropes. My wiring layout is still a little funky, but it will improve.
This is a DemoTapeFuzz it was my second pedal.
I etched this pedal with muriatic acid.
Wanted that handwritten tape look. next time I will etch the writing too.
The wires are too long but I wasn't going to cut and resolder.
Thanks! I did that in Inkscape. Printed label with 3 clear coat layer over the whole pedal. I am abusing it now to see how well a printed label will hold up. I am going through lots of experiments now seeing what's possible.
On Apr 4, 2014, at 7:22 AM, "Lazy Swamis [via Guitar FX Layouts]" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Nice work Whiskey. I especially like that wavy graphic on the vibe. Lets you know exactly what it is.
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Dude that looks awesome. May ask how you do a paint job like that? I noticed you did one that looks like flames were on the front too, and would love to make some pedals that have enclosures then the normal single color jobbers.
I'm new to this group. I just randomly found this site. I have been building and fixing, modifying pedals since the mid 1970's
Here are some guts.
The wha is a Vox847 or 846 I got in a trade. It wasn't working and I fixed it but the old transistors were noisy and the electrolytic cap was leaking foamy stuff.
I finally decided to rebuild the whole thing. I only re-used the inductor (no it's not a Fazel its a Stack of dimes) I built it "dead bug" style over a ground plane. I used some NTE low gain transistors, Wima polypropylene MKP10 caps, metal film resistors, and Mogami shielded wire. I also added the output buffer circuit as to properly drive a Fuzz.
The other is a "Green Ringer" I threw together on perfboard. and put in an ugly pre used case. I'm not going to use it though I don't like the sound much.. My next thing is to build a Roger Mayer Octavia.