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#1 User is online   Dub-T-123 

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:57 PM

I thought it would be cool to have a thread for the DIY'ers here to post some of their guitar related DIY projects.

I've been slaving over a hot soldering iron this past week or so. I finished building a pedal for Jeff-7 (which I won't post), built a slightly modded Fulltone OCD clone, a Zvex Woolly Mammoth clone, and a Big Muff based mainly on the "Civil War" Muff, with a few cap values of the green Russian Muff thrown in and a mids control (waiting on a couple parts to finish the Muff).

I'll post pics soon. Just wanted to post this thread before I forgot about the idea haha
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:58 PM

I'm building a mini amp right now, i'll post pics when i'm done.

Sorry, bought a new keybored. I hate how smooth the buttons are...
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:03 PM

View Postdem00n, on 19 November 2011 - 07:58 PM, said:

I'm builting a mini amp right now, i'll post pics when i'm done.

Wow that sounds awesome dude! Are you using some kind of kit?

Your BYOC Large Beaver turned out looking awesome!
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:08 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 19 November 2011 - 08:03 PM, said:

Wow that sounds awesome dude! Are you using some kind of kit?

Your BYOC Large Beaver turned out looking awesome!

Not really kit. Heres a link.
http://www.beavisaud...isyCricketMarkI
There three verisons i think, some say the 2nd is best...some say first. So i built the first one.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:24 PM

Does this count? I cosmetically changed a VT30 into something I could look at. I just didn't like the metal grill.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:25 PM

Here are two I've done:

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:27 PM

View PostAndre S, on 19 November 2011 - 08:25 PM, said:

Here are two I've done:

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Man i love that "weird" les paul you made, it just speaks to me!
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:28 PM

View PostMark, on 19 November 2011 - 08:24 PM, said:

Does this count? I cosmetically changed a VT30 into something I could look at. I just didn't like the metal grill.
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That counts, anything you do to any type of gear that "permanent" and you did your self is DIY.
Nice job btw, me likey!
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:28 PM

View Postdem00n, on 19 November 2011 - 08:27 PM, said:

Man i love that "weird" les paul you made, it just speaks to me!


aha weird lmao...Les Paul Skylark....based on a prototype that Gibson made for Joe Bonamassa, but thank you :)
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:56 PM

Some guts n graphics.. (psst notice the sweet looking Russian germaniums between the boxes)
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The guts right there are that OCD clone. It sounds really awesome. It has kindof a slightly "chewy" sound that I dig.

I'm going to wire it to be switchable between standard clipping and LED clipping but as it is here it's basically a standard OCD with a different pot value for the gain control. The gain control has a bit less gain on tap but a bit better control over what gain is there. It has more than enough gain for what I want it to do.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:27 PM

Uber Tiny Class A 1/4 Watt Amp

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I use Atlas Stands because they are the best................. http://www.facebook.com/atlasstands ......American Made.......Rewind Pickups; MIA and the Best.......
.....................Codtone Pedals from OZ......................................." Ya'll remove hats, please "...................................Motor City Pickups......................................
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" Music is a higher relevation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." Ludwig von Beethoven
" There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.' Johann Sebastian Bach
" Playing scales is like a boxer skipping rope or a punching bag. It's not the thing itself; it's preparatory to the activity." Barney Kessel
" After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Hoxley
" There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have crossed this line." Pianist Oscar Lavant
" Music came before language; musical grunts became words." Damian (copyright)
" I know how to get there, all I've got to do is keep playing." Jimmy Page
" Without music, life would be a mistake." Friedrich Nietzsche
" Music is an outburst of the soul." Fredrick Deluis
" Rock and Roll forever, man." Unknown
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:40 PM

Is the filament burnt in one of them?

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Uber Tiny Class A 1/4 Watt Amp

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:42 PM

View PostA add9, on 19 November 2011 - 11:40 PM, said:

Is the filament burnt in one of them?




Yup, it's running at 1/8 watt................[biggrin] :unsure: [lol] ....
I use Atlas Stands because they are the best................. http://www.facebook.com/atlasstands ......American Made.......Rewind Pickups; MIA and the Best.......
.....................Codtone Pedals from OZ......................................." Ya'll remove hats, please "...................................Motor City Pickups......................................
.................................." I hate it when people compare god with jimmy page, I mean, he's good and all, but he's no jimmy page."..................................
Music Consultant, Songwriter........................................ - THE MENSA PRETZEL LOGIC PROJECT - .............................. Advocate for the Disabled, Gentle Hellraiser.

" It occured to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception." Einstein on his theory of relativity.
" Music is a higher relevation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." Ludwig von Beethoven
" There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.' Johann Sebastian Bach
" Playing scales is like a boxer skipping rope or a punching bag. It's not the thing itself; it's preparatory to the activity." Barney Kessel
" After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Hoxley
" There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have crossed this line." Pianist Oscar Lavant
" Music came before language; musical grunts became words." Damian (copyright)
" I know how to get there, all I've got to do is keep playing." Jimmy Page
" Without music, life would be a mistake." Friedrich Nietzsche
" Music is an outburst of the soul." Fredrick Deluis
" Rock and Roll forever, man." Unknown
" Damian's cool." NeoConMan
" WTF ??? " dem00n
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:53 PM

Haha! Now that's a workhorse! Hey, what's that aluminum foil cylindrical looking thing? Looks like something I smoked Hash out of 25 years ago B)

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Yup, it's running at 1/8 watt................[biggrin] :unsure: [lol] ....

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:54 PM

Micro speaker I made out of a broken pair of headphones, cardboard, and tape! [flapper]
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:56 PM

View PostA add9, on 19 November 2011 - 11:53 PM, said:

Haha! Now that's a workhorse! Hey, what's that aluminum foil cylindrical looking thing? Looks like something I smoked Hash out of 25 years ago B)




Helps get me that fabled smoky "Brown Sound"..........[tongue] [blink] [wink] ....
I use Atlas Stands because they are the best................. http://www.facebook.com/atlasstands ......American Made.......Rewind Pickups; MIA and the Best.......
.....................Codtone Pedals from OZ......................................." Ya'll remove hats, please "...................................Motor City Pickups......................................
.................................." I hate it when people compare god with jimmy page, I mean, he's good and all, but he's no jimmy page."..................................
Music Consultant, Songwriter........................................ - THE MENSA PRETZEL LOGIC PROJECT - .............................. Advocate for the Disabled, Gentle Hellraiser.

" It occured to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception." Einstein on his theory of relativity.
" Music is a higher relevation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents." Ludwig von Beethoven
" There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.' Johann Sebastian Bach
" Playing scales is like a boxer skipping rope or a punching bag. It's not the thing itself; it's preparatory to the activity." Barney Kessel
" After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Hoxley
" There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have crossed this line." Pianist Oscar Lavant
" Music came before language; musical grunts became words." Damian (copyright)
" I know how to get there, all I've got to do is keep playing." Jimmy Page
" Without music, life would be a mistake." Friedrich Nietzsche
" Music is an outburst of the soul." Fredrick Deluis
" Rock and Roll forever, man." Unknown
" Damian's cool." NeoConMan
" WTF ??? " dem00n
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 11:59 PM

Nice, I'm always striving for that 'sound' myself. [thumbup]

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Helps get me that fabled smoky "Brown Sound"..........[tongue] [blink] [wink] ....

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:49 AM

I've had to put my soldering iron down for a while - just too busy.

Here are some past DIY projects:

Apostle Paul Amp

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Apostle John Amp:

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BYOC project:

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One of my Monkey pedals - not sure which one?

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:47 AM

Here's is the first bass I ever built. It's really what started my pickup winding busness. Everyone hated the bass but wanted the pcikups.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 06:49 AM

Here's the first Dred I built. It was for my dad who played and flew C-130s for many years.

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