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DIY -- Guitar Effects!!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Tone Zone' started by aryasridhar, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    This is my second DIY after i successfully completed the LPB-1 Clone. and also a 112 cabinet for my Laney.


    So I got the parts needed for building
    I got the PCB made for these pedals too, the EP Booster will be made on a Perfboard...

    an EP Booster Clone
    A TS 808
    A Marshall JTM45 pedal
    Here is a pic....

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  2. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    So here it is, my DIY pedal, its a BSIAB2, Tested it today and it sounds freaking awesome.....

    I can't think of any other pedal that i have which sounds as close to a Marshall Plexi as this one does....I finished the build in 2 days, worked slow and easy on it....I am still tweaking the voltages on the JFET's to try and hit that sweet spot....but whatever I hear now is just awesome....

    I ran it through my Laney Cub 10, and that damn thing sounds like a Marshall!!!!!

    I shall post a demo and a video soon.....I am super excited!!!!

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    Nice. Please do post some clips. I'm interested in hearing it!
     
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    Awesome! :thumb: I'm going to build an 808 clone soon, but it will be my first one and I'll probably buy a kit. Are you going to paint it?


    You should've posted in the Tone Zone, bro, maybe you can ask Crossroads or Ad to move it...
     
  5. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.....I will paint it once the tweaks are done, I want to ensure that I hit the sweet spot with the voltages to the JFET's before I paint it etc.

    You can actually buy the parts from Tayda Electronics, its a really good site and the shipping and parts costs are much less when compared to mammoth or others. The kit would cost you about USD70, you can buy parts for 3 pedals for that price really.......I did that...my next build is an 808 too.

    All the best buddy!!!
     
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    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    Sure, will do ASAP....
     
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    Don't know if you have painted pedals before. I re-did a boss pedal.
    took apart the housing. Used 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of paint and 3 coats of gloss for a really nice semi-gloss finish.
     
  8. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    No, I never painted pedals before, however i spoke to a car mechanic who has a paint booth, asked him if he could paint the pedal(s) 3 of them in difference colors, and he agreed to do that for 2 bucks each, US $2 for each pedal, which is a great deal to me. I told him i need atleast 2 coats of primer and 3 coats of color......he is fine with that....so I hope i will get a good coat and color.....if i had to do that at home, i would end up spending more than $10 to get spray paint, primer etc etc, and the paints would be used up for just one pedal...I can get about 5 pedals painted through this guy for that money :)

    Just want to see how it comes out before i give him the other pedals though
     
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    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    Wow....no replies/feedbacks?
     
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    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    I like the second one better. The first one is a little darker and the second one sounds more open and "alive". What did you change?
     
  13. aryasridhar

    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    Hey, Thanks for listening in....

    Changed a couple of caps.....and changed the tone resistors from 82k to 5k6....That did bring in some change....
     
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    Thats a really good deal on paint.
    Think I spent about $12 for paint primer and gloss.
    3 cans will probably prime/paint/gloss 3 - 5 pedals but still $2 to paint is not bad.
     
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    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    Would like to know more feedbacks please......this would help me tweak the pedal better.....
     
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    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    Here is another picture after i sanded it down, it will go for painting tomorrow....

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    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    So the pedal is all painted up and parts ready to go in, should look good with Cream Knobs.......will post more pics once the everything is assembled...

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    aryasridhar Well-Known Member

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    FINALLY ITS COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!!

    Here are the PICS

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    I built a bsiab2 "brown sound" box and it is by far the most convincing "cranked Marshall" box I've ever heard. Put it through some heavy reverb and your Fender will really bark! I run mine through a Fender Champion 40 watt amp that I bought in a pawn shop for $65. I have never heard anything like it. I put a paint job like Eddies black and white guitar using old rattle cans from my shed (also put R.I.P E.V.H. on it). I will post a picture soon. I've owned a few marshalls but this is the sound I've been looking for. It will rip your face off !!!
     
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