#1
Hey guys.

Bought myself one of the kits from the BYOC site.

www.buildyourownclone.com

Im gonna give one of these a shot. People said I was experienced enough to do one of these, but man the parts are small. This should be interesting

It arrived today, here are the pics of the PCB and the resistors and such.







I'm gonna start putting everything together tonight then hopefully begin the soldering tomorrow.


First question:

What color should it be painted!

Stay tuned for some this build!
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#2
You should paint it like the British flag! That'll be cool!
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#3
^ Maybe. I would rather just do one solid color. Im liking like purple or a bright red. Maybe pink.

I got a little bit done tonight. Hard to capture in photos at first.





Soldering looks pretty neat to me

When I do some more tomorrow I will attempt to get some better photos. Maybe outdoor lighting will be better than these florescent lights in my basement...
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Last edited by diceksox1809 at Jul 13, 2011,
#4
Quote by diceksox1809
^ Maybe. I would rather just do one solid color. Im liking like purple or a bright red. Maybe pink.

I got a little bit done tonight. Hard to capture in photos at first.





Soldering looks pretty neat to me

When I do some more tomorrow I will attempt to get some better photos. Maybe outdoor lighting will be better than these florescent lights in my basement...


Try a Frankenstrat red, very secksy color XD. Or do a bumblebee yellow, like the color on my frankenstrat project. I think that would look cool to.
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#6
Quote by 00_hns_00
loving the avatar. i'm guessing this is to hit the claudio tone?


Nah I've already nailed his tone
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#7
Quote by diceksox1809
Nah I've already nailed his tone


tell me how? i'm still trying to nail his tone from his no world for tomorrow cd. i want to also know how the english panther got that sound in "no world for tomorrow" the actual song.


p.s., i just learned all these.
Last edited by 00_hns_00 at Jul 13, 2011,
#8
^

I have two british voiced amps and I have a 10 band eq that really helps me nail it.
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#10
Who wants to help me with my pedal build!


Step 3: Flip the PCB over so that the bottom or solder side is up. Insert the B25k(tone),
A100k(volume), B100K(drive) potentiometers, and the LED into the bottom side of the
PCB. DO NOT SOLDER YET!!! The LED will have one lead that is longer than the
other. The longer lead goes in the hole of the square solder pad.
Step 4: Hold the PCB in one hand so that the component side of the PCB is in the palm of
your hand and the bottom side with the pots, toggle switch and LED is facing up. Now
use your other hand to guide the predrilled enclosure onto the PCB assembly so that the
pots and LED all go into their respective holes. Once the PCB assembly is in place,
secure it by screwing on the washers and nuts for the pots and toggle switch. Only tighten
them with your fingers. You do not want them very tight yet. Be sure to keep your hand
on the PCB so that it does not fall off the PC mounting posts of the pots and toggle
switch.
Step 5: Turn the entire pedal over so that the component side of the PCB if facing up.
Lift the PCB up off the pots and toggle switch about 2mm just to make sure that the back
of the PCB does not short out against that pots. Make sure the PCB is level and
symetrically seated inside the enclosure.



I am having the hardest time doing this without having the pots soldered to the board. Any help/tips?

I have the pots and the LED onto the board in the correct place, unsoldered, but I cannot figure out how to assemble this.
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#11
Primed and ready to paint for tomorrow morning. Then hopefully going to get it assembled before I leave on Thursday.



Almost looks olive green in that photo.

To be honest I like the color that the primer is. A really solid grey. Almost want to keep it like that

But bright orange its gonna be
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#12
Painted up. I did 3 coats but then the wind blew and put the newspaper I had under it taking off some of hte paint from the top, so there is 4 coats on there now. Looks decent. The news paper just blew onto it a few times with the primer and paint so its alittle uneven. oh well. looks nice.

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#13
nice, and it kinda looks like the orange on orange amps.

i see what you did thar.
#14
Quote by 00_hns_00
nice, and it kinda looks like the orange on orange amps.

i see what you did thar.


What did I do?
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#16
Quote by 00_hns_00
orange for british sound.

orange amps are british sound.


= win?


Ha I guess so.

Wouldn't it have been more proper to do a British flag for a British Blues OD?

Or a Blue pedal for Blues?
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#18
Got the assembly done.

Wiring should be for tomorrow. Will be firing it up tomorrow hopefully!
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#19
Well I finished, fired it up. And it did not work

I have my camera charging so I can get some shots of it, but as of right now, I think it might have been the footswitch wiring.

But when I plugged it in and I footswitched, it did turn it on and off, but when it was on, there was no sound coming out of it.

Could that be a problem of something else?

I tried it with the 9v and the battery, neither worked. Any thing that might stick out to you as to weather it is the footswitch or if its something else based on what I said? I'll get picutres on in a few minutes.
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#20
does the LED turn on?

do you get bypassed signal?

do you get noise?
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#21
Fixed it all


Finished! Pics!

Outside Shots



Little sloppy on the wiring...



Indoors shot!



Bad wiring...



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#22
Double-check your solderings and wirings. And check for any "burnt components".
EDIT: Sorry didn't see your last post ;D Looks good. A sound check, maybe?
"You can't play fast unless you play slow"
Last edited by Supercolio at Jul 21, 2011,
#23
Quote by Supercolio
Double-check your solderings and wirings. And check for any "burnt components".



Nope it works now!
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#24
Quote by diceksox1809
Nope it works now!

Yeah, I was one post late ;D What was the problem? I'm interested to know.
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#25
Quote by Supercolio
Yeah, I was one post late ;D What was the problem? I'm interested to know.


Not 100% sure. I basically went back and reflowed my joints, trimmed the leads. Soldered on my LED. And it worked after that.

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#26
Quote by diceksox1809
Not 100% sure. I basically went back and reflowed my joints, trimmed the leads. Soldered on my LED. And it worked after that.


Bad soldering, or cold joints. Well good thing that it works !
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