1776 Multiplex Jr

This is a multiplex Jr from 1776 I like this better than the zero point from mad bean. The zero point has more options, but I think the sound is better on the Jr. The difference is really slim. They are both built on almost the same PT2399 core.

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1776 multiplex echo

this is a great project. The pcb is well done, and helps make building a complex project easier.

The sound is great also. The controls are all relevant . The extra footswitch changes the delay time. This effect is subtle. It also seems the first time you step on the switch it takes a few seconds for it to start. After that it works more readily.

I built two of these, which both worked well. I had some issues with PT2399s bought from Tayda.

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Madbean zero point mini

This is a zero point mini, built from a board by madbean. The board was great. Well laid out, everything went together well.

The sound is good, as good as any other PT2399 delay. The extra controls don’t provide enough audible variation ┬áto justify. This is a good project but, I would recommend a more simple project, as it provides about the same sonic possibilities; or go with something more complex, where the added effort translates to really noticeable effect on sound. Something like the 1776 Multiplex Echo.



1776 PCBs

Just got some new PCBs from 1776. The quality looks great. The pots and rotary switch are attached to the PCB. This is the only way to go. I really don’t like lots of of board wiring. There are so many advantages board mounted controls.

The layout is clean and organized. The board is fairly compact and fits a 1590BB sized box. Which is pretty good considering it has two whole delays.

The build process was pretty straight forward. Most of the parts are standard. The one odd part, is included, kudos to 1776 Effects. It’s tough to justify $4 shipping for $0.50 in parts.



This is Rebote 2 from tonePad.com. It sounds great. Very analog. This build was so fun I built.

The design on the box was based on a design I found in a book on Tibetan art.

It was a little work to get everything into a B sized box. But after the solder fumes had cleared there’s actually a little room left over.

Echoette PCB

Echoette PCB 2

Echoette PCB 3


Echoette 2

Here’s a layout for the Rebote 2 that would fit in a B sized box.

Echoette Layout