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Samuel V.
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Orange Crush Fuzz

Project: Corvus (Op-Amp Big Muff)
Variant: "Modified" Tone Control

Build description

I made my own bill of materials with Mouser. All resistors are film and all capacitors are Panasonic or TDK. Build was pretty easy. My first build was a Blueshift chorus, so by comparison, all the others are pretty easy.

I used the standard old instructions to build this pedal, which used the Hammond 1590 enclosure. My complaint about it is that there is no room for a battery option. I printed out the same 1590 drill template layout and I put it on a 125B enclosure. No mods or need for improvisations. Putting the existing drill template onto a 125 enclosure gives you enough room for a battery. I happened to not have a battery socket available during the build, but it’s easy to add later. I built two cerulean circuits with the old 1590 layout onto 125B enclosures with the same success. There is definitely room for a battery if you want it.

I used a green led and green knobs on a orange enclosure. Resembles an orange crush or a pumpkin 🙂

Sounds awesome!

Modifications or part substitutions

The standard 4k7 LED resistor left the led way way way too bright. Maybe because it’s green light and our eyes are more sensitive to it… I changed the 4k7 resistor to a 10k and it’s less bright, but still very bright. I might change it again to a 20k later.

Yaniv
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Cirrus st9

Project: Cirrus (Ibanez ST-9)
Variant: St - 9 + secondary clipping

Build description

Built the standard st9.
Added asymetrical clipping using ba282 which gives an option with bigger headroom. Not that it lacks any 😉
914 are the other diode array.
Sound is superb. So are the pcb and docs.
Thumbs up!!!

Modifications or part substitutions

3 ba282 ala dynamic overdrive style.

TylerNixon
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Love that Zen state of mind

Project: Azimuth (Zendrive)
Variant: 125b pcb version

Build description

This is my favorite pedal to build for some reason. This is my 3rd or 4th Zendrive I’ve made. This one has no real mods. Just build like the 125b sheet said.

TylerNixon
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125big-muffin

Project: Halo (Big Muff Pi)
Variant: 125b enclosure version

Build description

built it up using suggested component values. Genuinely the BEST pedal PCB’s I’ve ever used! I’ll continue to buy boards from aionElectronics. I used some cloth tape to keep the transistors in their sockets.

Modifications or part substitutions

I jumpered the switch section because I didn’t have an on/on/on switch. But I will be getting one in there shortly.
Made this build a combo of one side azimuth and the other the Halo

Coltonius
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Throbak-style Overdriver

Project: Plasma (Colorsound Overdriver)
Variant: Throbak spec

Build description

I built this to Throbak spec but realized the C1k Gain pot was far more effective (as suggested in the build docs). I used 2N2222a transistors but also liked the sound of BC108 transistors, so I socketed Q1-3 to switch back and forth easily!

Modifications or part substitutions

– Throbak spec with C1k gain pot

Ron Ybañez
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TN Custom Effects

Project: Andromeda (Nobels ODR-1)
Variant: stock

Build description

Modifications or part substitutions

none

ChrisQ206
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Fusion 18volt

Project: Fusion (Suhr Riot)
Variant: Sraight Build

Build description

Made some mistakes. Reversed Volume and tone pots and had to switch them. sounds okay, but presence and tone control don’t do anything. Trouble shooting now

Steven Seeley
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Dyna Ross Compressor (New 125B)

Project: Aurora (Ross/Dyna Compressor)
Variant: Using the newer design in the 125B enclosure

Build description

Built it using values straight off of the parts list. Sustain pot is the 500kC as listed.

Really enjoyed using the 125B enclosure. It was much easier to work with, and I like how the input/output jacks are on top. I haven’t “driven” the pedal hard yet (finished after my kids went to bed), but I can notice the pots doing their thing at low amp volume. I accidentally broke off the foot switch PCB, but it seemed to work better as far as the final fitting going. Another great pedal Kevin. Keep up the great work and design.

Modifications or part substitutions

Q6 Mod
C17 Mod
Used 500kB on Release Control
Used the Treble Switch

Alan T
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JHS Morning Glory Clone

Project: Cerulean (Bluesbreaker)
Variant: JHS Morning Glory

Build description

Everything in the included documentation was spot on and worked perfectly. I used a small punch to mark the hole locations with the drill guide. After mounting the pots and switches the PCB slid perfectly into place. Plenty of room for wiring the 1/4″ jacks and foot switch. Great project and great sounding pedal!

Modifications or part substitutions

I used the Zendrive clipping stage for the second stage but I can’t hear much difference in the 3 switch positions for the clipping switch. I used 100pF for CX1 on the Bright Cut mod.

T. Z.
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Distortion Plus – Asking Alexandria Edition

Project: Aphelion (250/Distortion+)
Variant: MXR Distortion +

Build description

Stock build except used IC2 with a JRC4558. Sounds great clean or in front of a dirty amp. Built for my son as one of his favorite guitarists from AA uses it. This is my first ever build. Learned a lot. Hope to improve my soldering and wiring for the next build.

Modifications or part substitutions

JRC4558 used in IC2.