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Pimblott
Score:
6

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AZAZEL

Project: Graviton

Build description

Pedal sounds legit. Compared to the behringer HM300 this pedal sounds better. With metal poly box caps it really brings out the subtle nuances in tonal qualities when the “high” control is slightly peeled back. Fun to build. Bought two. The first one I kept stock. The second will be fun to try mid range mods and LED clipper diodes.

Modifications or part substitutions

2N5485 N-channel JFET

Pete's Pedals, St Louis
Score:
2

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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.

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1

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Aion Graviton HM-2

Project: Graviton

Build description

Really nice high quality kit, and fun to build. I was looking for an HM-2 kit and was glad to finally find this one. I had planned to sand the top and paint my own cover but I felt bad because the powder coating is too nice so I couldn’t bring myself to do it. The sound is so great. I love palm muting and strumming the bottom strings, it sounds like a great infernal machine grinding away at some human devouring endevour, like churning out iphones or something. I just built a compressor kit before this and that is all of my experience soldering to circuit boards and this kit is SO much nicer with the boards for the jacks and switch and board mounted pots. It also makes everything so much nicer if I do decide to paint it later. Really great overall

Whiiiskey
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1

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Graviton Kit Build

Project: Graviton

Build description

First kit build was a success! The pedal sounds great. Just it sounds just like how I remembered my original 1985 HM-2. To me this will always be the sound of 80’s thrash metal. The instructions were clear and easy to follow and I couldn’t be happier with the results.