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Kaz
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Hairy elephant

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

Build description

First Aion project.

Tom McCarthy
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Azimuth Build – First Kit Built from Aion

Project: Azimuth (Zendrive)

Build description

Great quality in this kit. Everything went together like a glove. I had a question and it was answered almost immediately! Great support! The pedal sounds great, lots of tone variations. I never used a Zendrive before so it took a few minutes to get my head around it but I found the sweet spot and it was fabulous.

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Space Comedy Robot Fuzz

Project: Phobos (Tonebender Mk III)

Build description

Space comedy robots make your tone great. It’s almost like they bend it. They’re the “benders” of your tone.

This is a fun and fairly easy build. The PCB layout is great and the instructions are fantastic – as always with Aion stuff!

Modifications or part substitutions

– Moved tone knob for aesthetic reasons
– Moved LED to line up with space comedy robot’s antenna
– Moved footswitch down to make room for side jacks
– Moved jacks to the side, because I like side jacks

bjkay75
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The Cardinal

Project: Blueshift (BOSS® DC-2 Dimension C)
Variant: Stock bypass

Build description

Very straightforward build if you follow the directions very closely. Double check the distance between the switches on the PCB versus the diagram on print out before drilling into your enclosure.
I calibrated mine by ear, as I do not own an oscilloscope.

Modifications or part substitutions

Instead of star grounding to the sleeve of the Jack, I used a piece of vero strip as a bus for all of the grounds.

Pete's Pedals, St Louis
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Graviton in an HM-2 Enclosure

Project: Graviton

Build description

Found this empty enclosure on eBay, and figured out how to install the Graviton board into it. I had a Boss square 9v jack and an LED assembly to use in my parts drawer. The Aion board just fits. Under it is a vero-board with 4 PC mount, right angle 9mm control pots attached, and that is wired to the Graviton board. Also had to figure out how to install a latching footswitch so that it works with the Boss stomp lid – I used a smaller sized 3PDT switch – took some trial and error adjustment to get it so it works through the switch hole. Then, I had to run individual wires from each pole of the switch to the corresponding holes in the Graviton switch board. Lot’s of wires!! But the dang thing works! All that crazy rowdy loudyness in the right enclosure. Sweet.

Modifications or part substitutions

I built the stock version, no mods.

C. Wellbaum
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Oceanid OC-1

Project: Oceanid (Cornish OC-1)
Variant: Stock build

Build description

Always favored optical compressors…this is my first attempt at building one. Followed the instructions with no mods or substitution of parts.

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∆π

Project: Halo (Big Muff Pi)

Build description

I selected 4 low hFe 2n3904 transistors (200 or lower) to make this big muff variant. It definitely make the gain super smooth. I’ve owned many big muffs + variants over the years and this is honestly the best sounding one. Love the mid switch options.

Other than that, I followed the build guide, which was very easy. Sourced all the parts from Mouser / Small-Bear. I titled the PCB to half-fit on the top 2 pots and wired in the switch / tone pot because I messed up the drilling.

Rick Baughman
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Quantum (125B)

Project: Quantum (MT-10 Mostortion)
Variant: Stock

Build description

Built with the suggested parts list. I’ve built the Andromeda, Cignus, Halo and Refractor. For me, this box is sublime. Strat into a Deluxe Reverb head into a 210 Weber cab. I’m building more for my friends.
(some day I’ll learn graphics)

Mr.X
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cerulean

Project: Cerulean (Bluesbreaker)

Build description

easy to build, an external pot for the presence control was installed also i increased the range of the drive pot, if u dont align the holes carefully in the case it can be diffucult to fit inside, but it sounds great

Modifications or part substitutions

increased drive pit, external pot for presence

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“Dirty Shirley” Distortion

Project: Tempest (BE-OD/Dirty Shirley)

Build description

This is a straight-forward, fairly simple build, but with a pretty big parts count. Sounds FANTASTIC (YouTube demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gFBLmH_q3Q&t=6s). It has 4 clipping diodes, 4 clipping LEDs, and 4 op amps. But it isn’t thrash or over the top chug. Between the 3-band EQ, the Presence control and the Tight Control, I think ANYONE could get a pleasing level of gain from this circuit.