Gibson Guitar Board: The DIY thread - Gibson Guitar Board

Jump to content

  • (72 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Last »
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • This topic is locked

The DIY thread

#41 User is offline   Andy R 

  • King of the Night Time World
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 2506
  • Joined: 26-November 10
  • LocationOn my butt in front of a computer....Duh!

Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:38 AM

View Postsurfpup, on 20 November 2011 - 09:18 AM, said:

Nice to see you around here still, Andy. How'd that RR Les Paul turn out, btw? I think you were still working on it last time I was here.


It's still waiting to "Turn Out" Posted Image Too many things happening to focus on it and do it right. The end of the year is wrapping up and I will be taking a few weeks of vacation in which I hope to finish that and the Rick bass I am building along with a few thousand other projects! Posted Image




Andy
I think...Therefore My Brain Hurts...
0

#42 User is offline   Thundergod 

  • Big shark
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 13082
  • Joined: 28-December 07

Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:44 PM

I do Cabs:

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image
1

#43 User is offline   dem00n 

  • Anti-EMG's
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 12226
  • Joined: 27-December 08
  • LocationNew York

Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:45 PM

Will you make me one? [wub]
______________________________________________________________
Gonna buy me a graveyard of my own
Kill everyone who ever done me wrong
Gonna buy me a gun just as long as my arm
Kill everyone who ever done me harm
0

#44 User is offline   Jeff-7 

  • Karma Police
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 2993
  • Joined: 27-March 10
  • LocationKansas

Posted 21 November 2011 - 04:59 PM

Wow those are really nice cabs 0tt0n!
0

#45 User is offline   Sinner 13 

  • Crazy as an Outhouse Rat!
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1311
  • Joined: 07-February 08
  • LocationBoston

Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:28 PM

View PostThundergod, on 21 November 2011 - 02:44 PM, said:

I do Cabs:

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

VERY nice looking work.
PM me with a quote for a 2x12?
0

#46 User is offline   damian 

  • The Guitar Whisperer
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 9126
  • Joined: 23-October 10
  • LocationIn The Misty Mountains With My Black Dog

Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:44 PM

Nice work ThunderGod..........How is that little CRATE amp ??? And is that a CARVIN V3 ??? How's that amp ???

I've read good things about both................
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
Posted Image
0

#47 User is offline   surfpup 

  • Picker and Grinner
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 9898
  • Joined: 26-May 08
  • LocationSaint Augustine, FL

Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:29 PM

View PostThundergod, on 21 November 2011 - 02:44 PM, said:

I do Cabs:


No. You do cabs right!
0

#48 User is offline   Thundergod 

  • Big shark
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 13082
  • Joined: 28-December 07

Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:37 PM

View PostSinner 13, on 21 November 2011 - 06:28 PM, said:

VERY nice looking work.
PM me with a quote for a 2x12?


I will, but it's the shipment cost that will kill you LOL [lol] (I'm in south america)
0

#49 User is offline   Thundergod 

  • Big shark
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 13082
  • Joined: 28-December 07

Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:46 PM

View Postdamian, on 21 November 2011 - 06:44 PM, said:

Nice work ThunderGod..........How is that little CRATE amp ??? And is that a CARVIN V3 ??? How's that amp ???

I've read good things about both................


The Crate Powerblock is nice for the price and the size, I think they made a mistake by discontinuing it. The other amp (I take it you are talking about the one on the back) I'm not sure what amp it was (some people get me amps so I can change the color or size for them) I always thought that was a Randall solid state with something like the Peavey valvetronix system that a guy brought in to have it repaired. [confused]
0

#50 User is offline   Sinner 13 

  • Crazy as an Outhouse Rat!
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1311
  • Joined: 07-February 08
  • LocationBoston

Posted 21 November 2011 - 08:57 PM

View PostThundergod, on 21 November 2011 - 08:37 PM, said:

I will, but it's the shipment cost that will kill you LOL [lol] (I'm in south america)


Ooof.....
[blink] [blink] [blink]
0

#51 User is offline   surfpup 

  • Picker and Grinner
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 9898
  • Joined: 26-May 08
  • LocationSaint Augustine, FL

Posted 23 November 2011 - 09:04 AM

View PostDub-T-123, on 20 November 2011 - 06:32 PM, said:

So what exactly are you changing or are you keeping that a secret?


Sorry, Dub I didn't see this when you posted it...

I'm pretty much doing what this Keeley guy does to his. http://www.robertkee...roduct.php?id=5

I do it cheaper of course. I also don't lower the 51k "drive resistor" all the way to 20k like he does. Some say this helps the pedal to clean up better. I think it adds too much noise to the pedal, and I think it cleans up enough. I do not use the RC or JRC chip either. I have my own preference that sounds much smoother to my ears - more EJ than SRV I guess you could say.
0

#52 User is offline   Dub-T-123 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 7789
  • Joined: 06-April 09

Posted 24 November 2011 - 03:52 PM

Thanks surfpup! If I build a Tube Screamer I'll definately try some of those mods.

Last night I modded my OCD clone to be switchable between the standard clipping from the 2N7000 FETs to clipping from a pair of red 5mm LEDs.

It's a pretty nice mod. You get a little more clarity and gain. I prefer it to the stock clipping. I think I may try swapping out the op amp as well, but this pedal is sounding absolutely incredible as it is now.

I highly recommend the LED mod for the OCD. It's kindof a subtle difference but it sounds noticably better IMO.
''/\_/\
( - . - )
(,,) (,,)
0

#53 User is offline   surfpup 

  • Picker and Grinner
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 9898
  • Joined: 26-May 08
  • LocationSaint Augustine, FL

Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:03 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 24 November 2011 - 03:52 PM, said:

Thanks surfpup! If I build a Tube Screamer I'll definately try some of those mods.

Last night I modded my OCD clone to be switchable between the standard clipping from the 2N7000 FETs to clipping from a pair of red 5mm LEDs.

It's a pretty nice mod. You get a little more clarity and gain. I prefer it to the stock clipping. I think I may try swapping out the op amp as well, but this pedal is sounding absolutely incredible as it is now.

I highly recommend the LED mod for the OCD. It's kindof a subtle difference but it sounds noticably better IMO.


Cool. I have not tried LEDs for clipping, but I know some people prefer them. I remember reading that Tom Scholz was a big fan of LED clipping in his own home built gear and in the ubiquitous "Rockman" of the 80s that he sold so many of.
0

#54 User is offline   Dub-T-123 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 7789
  • Joined: 06-April 09

Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:16 PM

You have to try LED clipping! Whenever I have the opportunity to try different diodes in a circuit, LEDs tend to be my favorites. They seem to usually give a nice loud, beefy, and clear sound.

I also love watching them pulse as I play. That's just so cool to me for some reason.
''/\_/\
( - . - )
(,,) (,,)
0

#55 User is offline   Dub-T-123 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 7789
  • Joined: 06-April 09

Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:30 PM

Nooo this thread is sinking into the abyss.

I finished building my Big Muff tonight. Sorry for the terrible picture, the lighting is bad right now and my iPhone camera sucks at focusing as always.
Posted Image

There's no LED on this one. I guess I'll just have to listen for the GIANT WALL OF DOOM to tell if it's on. This thing sounds sick! I mixed some different cap values from the "Civil War" Big Muff and the infamous green Sovtek Muff (the pedal is mainly built to Civil War specs).

I also included the Jack Orman (hopefully that's spelled right) designed mids control. So you can add mids to cut through a live mix or keep them scooped for recording or playing by yourself. Let's be honest the scooped mids sound pretty rad when you're playing alone.

I got some germanium diodes and stuff to try with it too but it sounds really great as it is.
''/\_/\
( - . - )
(,,) (,,)
0

#56 User is offline   Jeff-7 

  • Karma Police
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 2993
  • Joined: 27-March 10
  • LocationKansas

Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:24 PM

Your work gets cleaner with every pedal man, looks awesome.
0

#57 User is offline   Searcy 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 8713
  • Joined: 21-March 10
  • LocationNashville

Posted 29 November 2011 - 04:01 PM

Yes, very clean!! Nice work!
0

#58 User is offline   Dub-T-123 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 7789
  • Joined: 06-April 09

Posted 30 November 2011 - 02:19 PM

Thanks guys! I had a lot of room in that enclosure so the wiring went pretty easily.

When I get a new iPhone I'll try to record some demos of this and some of my other pedals.
''/\_/\
( - . - )
(,,) (,,)
0

#59 User is offline   martinh 

  • Advanced Member
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 404
  • Joined: 25-April 11
  • LocationTulsa, Oklahoma

Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:29 PM

This was one of my refinishes back whan I has a spray boothPosted Image

Still have that clanky old Rick 4005.
0

#60 User is offline   surfpup 

  • Picker and Grinner
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 9898
  • Joined: 26-May 08
  • LocationSaint Augustine, FL

Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:53 PM

View PostDub-T-123, on 28 November 2011 - 10:30 PM, said:


I also included the Jack Orman (hopefully that's spelled right) designed mids control. So you can add mids to cut through a live mix or keep them scooped for recording or playing by yourself. Let's be honest the scooped mids sound pretty rad when you're playing alone.


Nice work. I like the sound of this mod too. My issue with Big Muffs has always been that I love midrange.
0

Share this topic:


  • (72 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Last »
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • This topic is locked

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users