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johnk
my expandora clone:





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tomfiggy
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Here is an MXR-117 flanger clone I built in March. I etched the PCB from the artwork at the Shredaholic website. The parts list they have is incomplete but armed with the factory schematic I was able to fill in the blanks, since the part #s on the stuffing guide match with the part #sschematic.
 I have a few SAD1024's so I was in luck. I tried the JRC4558 dual op amps but eventually decided on an OPA2604 for the preamp/output buffer IC, 2 AD712 fet op amp for the low pass filters, and one 1456 (I read some newer and even 4558's won't start oscillating.) dual for the LFO. It is so quiet and sparkling clean. It can of course get the exact Eddie Van Halen sounds like "When the Cradle Will Rock", "Unchained", etc.. I have also found by shortening the sweep width I can get some Electric Mistress like sounds. The key here is to crank the regeneration in both cases.
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Freppo
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Here's a few of my latest ones

A Boss CE-2 in a 1590B (from the tonepad layout)


The outside. My first try at etching graphics on a enclosure.
I etched it for too long, and sanded it too much also... failure :/


The Noise Ensemble


I'm happy with how this one turned out


Mouthmeistor fuzz / wah

The only switch I had that was long enough for the footpedal was a on/off switch, so I solved that by letting a small relay do the true bypass switching and it works great.


Just a recycled Dunlop Bass Wah enclosure

/ Freppo
check out my building blog at www.parasitstudio.se
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dbat69
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Here is my latest build - my attempt at the Magnavibe
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johnk
bearfoot emerald green distortion machine:

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alltrax74
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Here is a Pinnacle deluxe
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hahafender
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I'm not the best, neatest builder... but I try.
Modified Morning Glory and ts808... with order switcher
 
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IvIark
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Very nice job, and love the Pinnacle above too, lots more for my now huge pic collection
You're the first person I know who has built and so confirmed the newer TS808 layout too so thanks for that
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hahafender
sweet! yeah, i love it! thanks!
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Timoren
Echo Bender



My next build was an Iron Bell and I really concentrated on cleaning up the leads from the switch. I got it all together and perfect only to find out I had a bad switch. DOH!
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tjdracz
OK, since my builds look pretty appaling to me and I need some motivation to improve, I figured out it would be best to post their guts here for you to name and shame and give kick my ass :P Presented in chronological order. Sorry for the quality but my phone hardly functions as a phone so good camera performance is not to be expected!

Fuzzrite

Superfuzz (notice two holes at the top of the enclosure which were drilled too high and didn't allow for jacks to be put there, need to JB weld them)

Big Muff (actually first pedal I've built, I was ambitious and did my very own vero layout and all, great for learning. Was quite big though so when it came to boxing it, I just redone it from Mark's layout)

Fuzz Face

Deep Blue Delay (holes again, had some junk enclosure only so used it, also need to be JB weld)

Lovepedal Eternity Burst


Hey, at least they work, although sometimes I'm surprised how that's possible! Need to get rid of that X-wing footswitches though as they are appaling
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alltrax74
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Here is a Galileo with its 18v pump charge
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Geiri
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Here's a Zen + Timmy:


www.pedalprojects.com
www.facebook.com/pedalprojects
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IvIark
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My favourite combo
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inefficiency
You guys will have a laugh at this.

Decided to do my first ever 1590A build after a couple of beers and ended up wiring the input and output jacks the wrong way round.

Sorry for the murky photo. My phone camera sucks.



EDIT: It's a Dark Meathead with a couple of ME4003 both at around 300hfe. Sounds awesome!
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rocket88
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Looks good man. I'm going to nut up as they say on this aid of the pond. Here's a few of my builds, not the nearest, but they are getting better. And I'm working on the screens for the prints for there pedals and the others I've made. Would have been easier/smarter to do that first rather then build first. Not to mention I ended up painting a lot of the encloses after the build was complete.

Doomidrive



Fuzzface w/bias knob and bmp tonestack and bc130c's I call it the purple haze for obvious reasons



Snowjob with ge switchable diodes


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IvIark
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Nice jobs buddy.  Thanks for everyone posting on here, please keep them coming, my collection of pics is getting huge and I like it!
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rocket88
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I'll gladly post more. I wish they were neater. I seem to be more of a function over form guy. FYI, the snow job with he diodes are 1n34a's that are do-35's so they're probably schotkey's but they sound fantastic and smooth, I even measured the forward voltages of them and they're .23v or so. I have to make another with the magical diodes I got from our new favorite eBay supplier in Bulgaria. I tested them in this circuit and they are incredible, but I love the ones I have in there now too, so I'll have 2 of them. Lol
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alltrax74
My last build so far, the Emerson Paramount overdrive.
An easy and fast one which sounds very nice
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IvIark
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rocket88 wrote
I'll gladly post more. I wish they were neater. I seem to be more of a function over form guy.
I actually like that some of them are on the scruffy side.  When I look at (for instance) an early gut shot that Vince posted and then at some of his current stuff it's really good to see how much everything has improved over a couple of years.  Vince's builds are now as good as anything out there and put most commercial pedals to shame, and everyone else will improve in exactly the same way.

I've never been bothered about decorating the boxes and so just have bare metal labelled 99% of the time, mainly because I rack them anyway, so they're not on show and I'm not too bothered about an aesthetically pleasing exterior.  But when you look at alltrax74 last build above ^, that again looks as good as any commercial pedal out there.  What a great hobby
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