#1
Today I picked up all the parts to build a Tube Screamer TS808. I'm wondering what I should do about an enclosure, how big is recommended, and where might be some places to look besides electronics shops for enclosures. Since I really don't want to go through the hastle of ordering a circuity board, or getting one etched, I'm just going to wire everything up with breadboard. Suggestions?

Also anyone know of any other stompboxes that use a lot of the same parts as the Tube Screamer, since I've got a lot of spares, since everything came in packages of like 5-10.

Thanks
Last edited by take_it_t at Jul 11, 2006,
#2
the Hammond 1590 series is kind of the standard for stompbox enclosure. The 1590B has the footprint the size of an standard small MXR box (6cmx11cm) which you can easily get a simple circuit into it (I got the Tubescreamer pcb from tonepad.com into it fine) though you may want something with more room like the 1590B (something like 10cmx11cm, can't remember)
Though lately I've been preferring the taiwanese boxes.

Try http://www.smallbearelec.com/Categories.bok?category=Enclosures


though you can really use anything for an enclosure (candy tin fuzz pedals ), it helps if its metal so it sheild out hum and such (or if its not, you cover the inside with copper foil/tape)
#3
^I think the second Hammond suggestion he made should have been a 1590bb.

And everything seljer said I hereby second.
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#4
I'm looking through an electrosonic catalogue right now.

The 1590B is 4.37 x 2.37 x 1.07
The 1590BB is 4.68 x 3.68 x 1.18

I think I looked athe 1950B and thought it was a bit too small. I think I'll take a look at the BB, anyone got any input on the two?

And what are recommendations for a footswitch?
Last edited by take_it_t at Jul 11, 2006,
#5
Heres a 1590BB on the left (you might want this one if you're doing something slightly larger like a tubescreamer on perfboard) and a taiwanese 125B which is roughly the same size as a 1590B (you can get a suprising amount of stuff into here on a PCB, though its fine for simple stuff)

as for switches, the 3DPT switches for true bypass from http://www.diystompboxes.com/cart/ are fine (though apparently hes on holiday now :S ) so you're left with http://www.smallbearelec.com/Categories.bok?category=Switches
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Last edited by seljer at Jul 11, 2006,
#6
I'm not planning on ordering from online, I'm most likely going to order from electrosonic or a local electronics shop since it's really close by to where I live. Is there another way to wire up the LED with a DPDT switch if I can't find a 3PDT. What about if I used a 4 or more Pole switch?
#7
Quote by take_it_t
I'm not planning on ordering from online, I'm most likely going to order from electrosonic or a local electronics shop since it's really close by to where I live. Is there another way to wire up the LED with a DPDT switch if I can't find a 3PDT. What about if I used a 4 or more Pole switch?


You can wire a DPDT switch if you give up having true bypass...unless you go and do something like http://geofex.com/Article_Folders/Millenium/millen.htm http://geofex.com/Article_Folders/Millenium/The%20Next%20Millenium.pdf
or you can just live without a LED indicator there
#8
Yah, I just decided I'd go and order the circuity board and the switch off of General Guitar Gadgets, saves me the hastle of having to deal with the hastle of getting my own circuity board or using breadboard. Do you know how big approximately that circuit is?
#9
Quote by take_it_t
Yah, I just decided I'd go and order the circuity board and the switch off of General Guitar Gadgets, saves me the hastle of having to deal with the hastle of getting my own circuity board or using breadboard. Do you know how big approximately that circuit is?


3 inches x 1.5 inches

http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/diagrams/ts_pcb.gif

#10
Aha thanks, well I'm going to wait for the parts to come in, and I think I'll keep you all imformed on how the build process goes.

I'm just wondering, I wasn't able to find any 500k log pots for the drive. So I substituted a 500k linear. What kind of difference is this going to make?
#12
Alright, well it's not like they are very expensive and very difficult to replace. I'm just hoping it won't be too big of a hastle to get 1/2 watt resitors into the circuit board, decided to go a little heavier duty. Probably shouldnt be too big of deal.
#13
^That might be really annoying...
What's wrong with 1/4 watt?
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#14
Well theres nothing wrong, I just decided to get the 1/2 Watts I originally wasn't planning to buy the circuit board, but then I did after getting all the parts. Just a lesson learned for next time. I worked it out on paper, and it should all fit.