#4
I get the schematics from www.generalguitargadgets.com

The Tubescreamers are sorta intermediate pedals. I wouldn't advise one for a first build unless you've got experience... I'd start out with something nice and simple, like a Rangemaster or EHX Linear Power Booster. Soldering and everything is much harder than it looks if you haven't done it before.
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#6
There's a bill of materials on both the LPB: http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=72&Itemid=26

and the Rangemaster:
http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=66&Itemid=26

I'd go with the Rangemaster if you want to get more Black Sabbath tones out of your amp, Tonni Iommi used to use one on top of his amp's distortion. It adds gain and bite, a cool pedal, but you need to get the right parts and remember you'll also need to plan it out on a stripboard. Downside is I've built two and they don't work, it's a cursed build.

The LPB is very simple, very cheap, easier to build and adds lots of level, sustain and improves your other pedal's performances. Very cool build. Plus it's as simple as hell.
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#7
Quote by MrCarrot
There's a bill of materials on both the LPB: http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=72&Itemid=26

and the Rangemaster:
http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=66&Itemid=26

I'd go with the Rangemaster if you want to get more Black Sabbath tones out of your amp, Tonni Iommi used to use one on top of his amp's distortion. It adds gain and bite, a cool pedal, but you need to get the right parts and remember you'll also need to plan it out on a stripboard. Downside is I've built two and they don't work, it's a cursed build.

The LPB is very simple, very cheap, easier to build and adds lots of level, sustain and improves your other pedal's performances. Very cool build. Plus it's as simple as hell.


cool i think il go with the LPB for my first as im a complete noob lol
also is there somewhere you can buy the outer casings?
or do you build them yourself?

thanks alot for all the help
#8


Banzai have the enclosures too: http://www.banzaieffects.com/Diecast-Aluminum-c-558.html you can pretty much order everything from there apart from paint. For the enclosure I'd say a B is sufficient to fit it all in, but seeing as you haven't got that much experience I'd go with say a C sized enclosure.

If you've got any friends with electrical knowledge, make sure you get them to help you plan out the build.
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#9
Quote by MrCarrot


Banzai have the enclosures too: http://www.banzaieffects.com/Diecast-Aluminum-c-558.html you can pretty much order everything from there apart from paint. For the enclosure I'd say a B is sufficient to fit it all in, but seeing as you haven't got that much experience I'd go with say a C sized enclosure.

If you've got any friends with electrical knowledge, make sure you get them to help you plan out the build.


ok
sorry for the nooby questions i just want to get it right first time
#10
You can buy the BYOC kits over here online. It's like a £10 more than US, not bad that involves all the import costs.

http://www.eskimo.com/~z01/vibe-o-tronic/products.php?brand=1&type=1
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#11
^^ No worries! You got a soldering iron? Make sure you get practice in soldering before you do the components - read internet tutorials, buy a large bunch of metal film resistors(for quantity discount, they're very cheap) and a big bit of stripboard and just practice soldering for ages on there. Then you can move onto the actual pedal. I'll do you a wiring diagram actually, give me 5 minutes...

^ Woah I didn't know that! Cool.
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#12
Carrot... you also order from Banzai? You and me
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#14
^ They're really pretty expensive on that site. They charge £45 for a vintage-accurate fuzz face kit. I can get parts to build one to the exact same spec for £15...
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#15
Quote by MrCarrot
^ They're really pretty expensive on that site. They charge £45 for a vintage-accurate fuzz face kit. I can get parts to build one to the exact same spec for £15...


woah thats a bargain.
thanks guys (specially MrCarrot )
#16
eh? i paid £30 for a phaser kit. Would have cost me about the same to get all the parts elsewhere.

But yeah, i started with a tricky pedal, so maybe start with a booster pedal of some sort like carrot suggested
#17
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eh? i paid £30 for a phaser kit. Would have cost me about the same to get all the parts elsewhere.

But yeah, i started with a tricky pedal, so maybe start with a booster pedal of some sort like carrot suggested


did you buy from BYOC???
and yeh im going for a booster pedal
#19
im really confused

http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/pdf/ggg_cb1_bom.pdf
this is probably really simple but what are the quantitys of each and at the top there is two different ones for each..which ones im so confused
so for being a noob

edit: probably ordering off fast components.co.uk since its in pounds and not euros like banzai thanks

edit 2: and im a bit confused abou the 3 band marking and 4 band marking, could somebody give me like an example of what i will need thanks
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#21
3-band and 4-band is different materials and different tolerance. 3-band is mostly a carbon film resistor, which has 5% tolerance, opposed to 4-band being metal film resistors, with 1% tolerance. you can get either. just get 1/4 watt and the values correct. you just need one each of the list. R5 refers to the potentiometer. make sure you get the decimal places correct.
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#23
^ They both work the same. Metal film resistors are built to a higher tolerance and are therefore more consistent, as well as having slightly less noise. They're the blue 4-band ones.
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#24
Quote by MrCarrot
^ They both work the same. Metal film resistors are built to a higher tolerance and are therefore more consistent, as well as having slightly less noise. They're the blue 4-band ones.


so 4 bands are better? but more expensive?
so i need 430k of yellow-orange-black-orange
43k of yellow orange black red
10k of brown black black red
etc...???

and whats potentiometer???

thanks for being patient to a noob

#25
No, you don't order by bands, you order by the rating - if it says you need a 430k resistor you can get any 430k resistor, the bands are a special colour code system used to identify what rating they are when you get them.

A potentiometer is basically a knob sorta thing. For the LPB you need a 100k logarithmic (also known as audio-taper) pot, like this one: http://www.banzaieffects.com/Alpha-16mm-FS-100k-log-pr-17283.html
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#26
Quote by MrCarrot
No, you don't order by bands, you order by the rating - if it says you need a 430k resistor you can get any 430k resistor, the bands are a special colour code system used to identify what rating they are when you get them.

A potentiometer is basically a knob sorta thing. For the LPB you need a 100k logarithmic (also known as audio-taper) pot, like this one: http://www.banzaieffects.com/Alpha-16mm-FS-100k-log-pr-17283.html


ok, its really confusing
il work it out
thanks for the help, il post if i have anymore problems