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Trond Vold
post Aug 2 2009, 09:05 PM
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Just finished putting together my first pedal, and it actually works!

I'm fairly experienced with soldering but it's been a while since i last held the iron, so i thought i would start with something relatively easy.

I went with the Dual foot switch Feedback Looper Kit from RoadRage
There's no PCB so it was kinda hard to mess things up, but still.. quite pleased with myself smile.gif
The loop-switcher does what it should do, and the feedback looper is just insanely nutty.
I'll have some soundclips up soon smile.gif

Oh, and the topic should say "DIY". Seems like you cant edit topics smile.gif

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post Aug 2 2009, 09:48 PM
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Looks great Trond smile.gif . Was it easy to put together for a complete newbee? Any chance that you can post some audio clips of it mate? (sorry for asking lots of questions but it does look like a fun thing to do smile.gif .)


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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Aug 2 2009, 10:48 PM) *
Looks great Trond smile.gif . Was it easy to put together for a complete newbee? Any chance that you can post some audio clips of it mate? (sorry for asking lots of questions but it does look like a fun thing to do smile.gif .)


If your going to attempt a kit, then i really recommend starting with one like this. A simple loopswitcher, a/b box or similar.
They usually dont involve a PCB or a ton of small components.

It was fairly easy actually, the trickiest part is working in a very confined enclosure. There's not a lot of room for the soldering iron in there, so it's easy to burn off another wire.

I'll have a soundclip up with some crazy feedback sounds in a bit smile.gif


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post Aug 2 2009, 10:53 PM
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Ok, here's a little soundclip. Be warned, this isnt exactly anything resembling "music". (There's also some REALLY high frequencies).

The point is to have several fx-unit feedbacking into eachother creating uncontrollable sounds and noise.
For this test i only used a Big Muff and a little delay unit (with flanger/chorus modulation).



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lol! Eighties video game to the max!
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post Aug 3 2009, 10:49 AM
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Lol what a crazy sounding pedal! smile.gif heheh
Congrats on putting it all together! smile.gif


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Awesome Trond!!!!
I think I might have a go at one of those myself now!!!
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Aug 2 2009, 11:53 PM) *
Ok, here's a little soundclip. Be warned, this isnt exactly anything resembling "music". (There's also some REALLY high frequencies).

The point is to have several fx-unit feedbacking into eachother creating uncontrollable sounds and noise.
For this test i only used a Big Muff and a little delay unit (with flanger/chorus modulation).



Attached File  uhm.mp3 ( 3.87MB ) Number of downloads: 143

Cool job! I once tried to make one, a fuzz pedal. For that thing, you need to solder a PCB (I think), you have this piece of coper with strokes on it, and you have to insert all the parts (diodes and resistors... etc.) in the right hole, then solder it on it's place, but solder it very neat in order not to het another stroke.... It was to hard tongue.gif I screwed up twice and then threw it away. Waste of money tongue.gif it looked like this: http://img223.imagevenue.com/img.php?image..._122_452lo.JPG# It's a picture of my mom holding it, just to show how small it was... and how I screwed up xD you can see it's very "not neat" tongue.gif

QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Aug 2 2009, 10:58 PM) *
It was fairly easy actually, the trickiest part is working in a very confined enclosure. There's not a lot of room for the soldering iron in there, so it's easy to burn off another wire.

Why didn't you solder first, then put into the enclosure?


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post Aug 3 2009, 08:45 PM
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QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Aug 3 2009, 09:32 PM) *
Cool job! I once tried to make one, a fuzz pedal. For that thing, you need to solder a PCB (I think), you have this piece of coper with strokes on it, and you have to insert all the parts (diodes and resistors... etc.) in the right hole, then solder it on it's place, but solder it very neat in order not to het another stroke.... It was to hard tongue.gif I screwed up twice and then threw it away. Waste of money tongue.gif it looked like this: http://img223.imagevenue.com/img.php?image..._122_452lo.JPG# It's a picture of my mom holding it, just to show how small it was... and how I screwed up xD you can see it's very "not neat" tongue.gif


Why didn't you solder first, then put into the enclosure?


Thanks smile.gif

Soldering takes alot of practice.. i've seen far worse first-attempt PCB's than yours.

Most components can offcourse be soldered outside the enclosure, but certain connections is hard to judge the length to outside of it. An important thing is not having too much and too long wires in the box. Correctly sized wires makes seeking for potential errors easier in my opinion.


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post Aug 8 2009, 05:36 PM
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Man, that's crazy stuff, I like it it's interesting! smile.gif Congrats Trond, I wish I could solder nice so I can build them, I'm going to try to practice with the iron a bit wink.gif


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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Aug 3 2009, 09:45 PM) *
Thanks smile.gif

Soldering takes alot of practice.. i've seen far worse first-attempt PCB's than yours.

Most components can offcourse be soldered outside the enclosure, but certain connections is hard to judge the length to outside of it. An important thing is not having too much and too long wires in the box. Correctly sized wires makes seeking for potential errors easier in my opinion.

but you didn't need to make the pcb right?


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