Building your own stompboxes

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juansolojuansolo Frets: 1766
edited February 2014 in FX
There was a sticky on the old forum about building your own stompboxes with a lot of handy info in it for people wanting to give it a go. I thought I'd have a stab at putting something back here. Starting with a load of DIY Links:

Kits
Build Your Own Clone
Vibe-o-tronic UK distributer of BYOC kits

PCBs & Projects
Madbean Pedals
1776 Effects
Grind Customs FX
GuitarPCB
MusicPCB
Run Off Groove
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  • OilCityPickupsOilCityPickups Frets: 5480
    tFB Trader
    I had a real chunk of success with my TS 808 clone from Pedal Parts UK (The Pedal Poodle)
    It's become my favourite filth box. He seems to have a whole bunch of nice stuff and his prices are very reasonable.
    Professional pickup winder, horse-testpilot and recovering Chocolate Hobnob addict.
    Formerly TheGuitarWeasel ... Oil City Pickups  ... Oil City Blog

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  • benvallbenvall Frets: 64
    edited August 2013
    What about http://diypedalkits.com/

    "Edit"
    looks like I'm an idiot. Can one of the Mods remove the two posts below. Sorry
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  • benvallbenvall Frets: 64
    edited August 2013

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  • benvallbenvall Frets: 64
    edited August 2013

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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 17719
    Also www.pedalparts.co.uk 

    Good chap running it, very helpful and great quality kits.
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  • OilCityPickupsOilCityPickups Frets: 5480
    tFB Trader
    Also www.pedalparts.co.uk 

    Good chap running it, very helpful and great quality kits.
    I did said it already innit ...
    Professional pickup winder, horse-testpilot and recovering Chocolate Hobnob addict.
    Formerly TheGuitarWeasel ... Oil City Pickups  ... Oil City Blog

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  • stickyfiddlestickyfiddle Frets: 17719
    Also www.pedalparts.co.uk 

    Good chap running it, very helpful and great quality kits.
    I did said it already innit ...
    D'oh! So you did... Well I'm glad I'm not the only fan :)
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  • OilCityPickupsOilCityPickups Frets: 5480
    tFB Trader
    I'm going to try one of his delay pedals ... that should be an interesting challenge!
    Professional pickup winder, horse-testpilot and recovering Chocolate Hobnob addict.
    Formerly TheGuitarWeasel ... Oil City Pickups  ... Oil City Blog

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  • EdGripEdGrip Frets: 729
    I've bought some parts from teh Pedal Poodle, he's got good stuff at best prices.
    But for me, my #2 DIY pedal site (after Freestompboxes, who are all heroes) is http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.co.uk/
    IvIark and Miro have made vero layouts for pretty much anything you might want to build. Much love.
     - Ed
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  • MistergMisterg Frets: 209
    And if you want to draw your own vero board layouts:

    DIY Layout Creator

    is brilliant


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  • Paul_CPaul_C Frets: 5701
    whilst it wasn't a stompbox, I was inspired to go out to Maplin and buy all the bits to make a cheap and cheerful FS-6-ish-alike

    it doesn't have all the functionality of a proper one, but it does what I want it to (change patches on an RC-50) and cost under a tenner, instead of £45

    when I first plugged it in nothing happened, until I realised I had to change RC-50 settings ;)
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  • breadfanbreadfan Frets: 291
    Banzai is great for parts

    http://www.banzaimusic.com/

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  • Has anyone used that stuff from photo paper - Photo Paper Direct Adhesive Decals?  Although it's clear, does it hold colour against dark enclosures?
    My muse is not a horse and art is not a race.
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  • HeadphonesHeadphones Frets: 698
    I've used "Inkjet Water-Slide Decal Paper" from this lot "http://www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk" with good results (you need the acrylic spray too).

    The effect is as good as your printer/pictures/imagination and brings back those old "Airfix moments".

    My oldest is about two years, no hint of dicolouration yet, though I confess to the odd scratch or two!


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  • randomhandclapsrandomhandclaps Frets: 20515
    edited August 2013

    I tried the inkjet waterslide but am forever tearing or wrinkling it?  Maybe it's the brand I used.

     

    My muse is not a horse and art is not a race.
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  • SporkySporky Frets: 15132
    You need to soak it until it lifts off the backing if its own accord.
    Every year, I grow half as pretty, and twice as drunk. 
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  • randomhandclapsrandomhandclaps Frets: 20515
    edited August 2013

    Thank you, that may be the issue.  Do you press/rub it with your fingers? And if so do you wet your finger first?

    My muse is not a horse and art is not a race.
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  • HeadphonesHeadphones Frets: 698
    The method's simple but important.

    Once printed, they need a light dusting of the spray to "set" them.

    Then cut to size and damp the backing until the decal is loose.

    Damp the target location, then slide into place -it'll whizz all over the place at this point, then once in place a bit of tissue at the edges will soak most of the water away, enough to keep it in place.  I find a cotton bud really good for both positioning and (if it's small) blotting, fingers are a bit pudgy unless it's the whole pedal face.

    Then blot out the rest, centre outwards.  The trick is to blot or roll, not wipe.

    Then, once it's had time to dry, spray it with a lacquer to prevent damage.  The acrylic that's used to set the decal in the first place works fine.
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  • Thank you.

     

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  • SporkySporky Frets: 15132
    And do dust coats of the lacquer first, otherwise as it dries it'll shrink and wrinkle the decal.
    Every year, I grow half as pretty, and twice as drunk. 
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