#1
Ive never put together a pedal before, but Ive been thinking about trying my luck at building an OLC Chunky Cheese. Ive never done any kind of soldering before, but I have a couple friends who are pretty good with it and can help me learn how to do it. Im a bit worried at attempting though, so I was wondering if this particular build would be too difficult for a beginner or if its not too hard to figure out.
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Pitchblack - Fulltone Octafuzz - Hardwire OD - Blakemore Effects Deus Ex Machina - MXR Micro Chorus - Diamond Memory Lane Jr - EHX SMMH - Neunaber Wet
#2
I say get a breadboard and practice on that, that way u get it down. Also, a breadboard helps with the actual wiring, and it's relatively easy to use.
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#3
The Mosfet boost from AMZ is a good place for starters to get their feet wet. Its a very simple clean boost circuit, that can be built point to point for under $20. If you buy a PCB expect to pay twice that.

Here's a link to the schematic, and a pic of one I built - http://www.muzique.com/schem/mosfet.htm

Last edited by Matt420740 at Nov 7, 2009,
#5
I thought soldering would be the hardest while building a pedal, but it's not. Placing input, the board, output, switch was the hardest part.
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#6
Quote by fender4482
I thought soldering would be the hardest while building a pedal, but it's not. Placing input, the board, output, switch was the hardest part.


Finding the box was the hardest for me. I had to cut up a cakepan, and a brownie pan to build it. It's way to big though. Still haven't completed that A/B/Y box. I also couldn't get 1 of the parts. The main part.

Good luck on whatever it is your making!
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#7
Quote by timbit2006
Finding the box was the hardest for me. I had to cut up a cakepan, and a brownie pan to build it. It's way to big though. Still haven't completed that A/B/Y box. I also couldn't get 1 of the parts. The main part.

Good luck on whatever it is your making!



LOL, you sound like me. I used a Briggs and Stratton 5hp engine air cleaner for my enclosure in the pic I posted earlier. And I used a brownie pan for this tube amp.

#8
Quote by Matt420740
LOL, you sound like me. I used a Briggs and Stratton 5hp engine air cleaner for my enclosure in the pic I posted earlier. And I used a brownie pan for this tube amp.


I got the inspiration from your tube amp in a cakepan thread. I thank you again for that.
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#9
Quote by timbit2006
I got the inspiration from your tube amp in a cakepan thread. I thank you again for that.