I always get into something for a while, then need to take a break. There are a few hobbies I always seem to come back to. Pedal making is one of these!
I dug out a few of the boards I started before the last break, and ordered a few more. Sat around soldering the last couple days and here we are!
Here are three PedalPCB Parentheses Fuzz. I made a few of these before and they sound really great. This is a clone of the EQD Life pedal with a couple mods. If you’re looking for one I’m going to sell these when they are done. Currently I’m wringing on parts. That mini four position switch is hard to get. Seems like PedalPCB is the only place that has these.
First are three Fuzz Factory boards. Next are three Haunting Mids Fuzz. This is the first version of a PCB i designed. I’ll post a project for this once I’ve tested it. First on the bottom row are two Nobels Overdrives. These are AionFX Andromeda PCBs. Next is a left over Vulcan, and last is a Big Muff board from Madbean. I’m going to build this using the green Russian spec.
this is one of my favorite overdrives. With a dark smooth tone, it’s really an overdrive, rather than a low gain distortion. It really never goes into hard clipping which gives it an expressive dynamic range. I built this from a Procyon PCB from AionFX. I used a desktop mill to engrave the labels and logo on the enclosure.
This is for sale on my Reverb shop.
This UBE Screamer by RunOffGroove.com is a unique twist on the venerable Ibanez Tube Screamer TS-808. It replaces the op-amps and transistor stages with a single hex inverter using an inverter in place of each op-amp and transistor. This has a great sound that stands up to all of the other overdrives. Read more about it over at RunOffGroove.com
Well worth the effort, build it yourself! I’ve created a public project at OSH Park. Order boards and follow the build docs.
Vulcan PCB. This is a great sounding overdrive by Joe Davisson.
Making PCBs on the Othermill. Designed in Eagle. I played with the trace size. The default traces in the bantamtools DRC is really small. The 8mil traces are easily damaged.
This is Joe Davisson’s Vulcan overdrive. Starting with a prototype board made at home with the Othermill, then turned this into a board from OSHPARK. Boxed up and is working well. This is an interesting overdrive with a couple unique circuit features.
This is a Big Muff built from Mad Beans mini pedal PCBs. I built this to the spec for the Triangle version.
Zen Drive clone. Is this original boutique tube screamer?