#1
So, I saw my Dad's briefcase being neglected and un-used, so I asked if he needed it.
Turns out he didn't:

So I opened it up, it has some pockets and things in it, I'll think I'll remove them, but I put some of my pedals inside to get an idea for the size:

Now what I need to do is remove all the interior extra bits, then I was thinking about raising the base a little with some mdf or something so I could put the wiring underneath, fitting some sort of power supply, and putting input/output sockets on the outside of the briefcase just to make it spiffy.

Thoughts, comments, adivce?

EDIT: Just so you know, the wah, and ds-2 won't be in there when this is done, I will probably try to fit a BBE sonic stomp, and some sort of delay in there, maybe a whammy and a TB box too.
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#3
Very innovative,Well done!
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#4
thats awesome... yuo should put some reinforcement to that briefcase...

btw... is it thick enough?... i dont think the wah would fit there... but that can be fixed
#5
The wah fits when closed, but I doubt I'll keep that and the dist pedal in there, as this is hopefully just going to be my bass case :P
I'll probably add a whammy, some sort of true bypass box and a nice delay, the main thing I'm worried about is not being able to get the to balanced XLR out on my preamp, I might have to make a socket for that on the outside of the briefcase too...
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My two pennies- theory. Learn it.
Skills. Get them.
Hair. Grow it to your ass.

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i can only keep it up for about 30 seconds before my fingers cramp up =[

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Sorry, but because you listen to Tool doesn't mean you're intelligent.
#7
Thanks, I don't really have much wood experience yet, so I took a random guess.
What sort of supply should I use? A dc brick or just daisy chain a boss adapter?
I suppose if I get a whammy I'll need two different supplies anyway...
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My two pennies- theory. Learn it.
Skills. Get them.
Hair. Grow it to your ass.

Quote by Dempsey68
i can only keep it up for about 30 seconds before my fingers cramp up =[

Quote by Horsedick.MPEG
Sorry, but because you listen to Tool doesn't mean you're intelligent.
#9
I was just thinking about a circuit like that, but then I'm both scared of hum from AC and not actually having an access to a socket...
Would it be feasible to rig a whole lot of 9v batteries (parrellel) into a box, and run a daisy chain from that? It sounds like it'd work, still not sure though.

EDIT: Was just reading about BOSS' adapters, the dc jacks are designed for regulated DC
And I guess my microbass works the same, and I'm not modding it... I'll think about building a circuit...
Quote by Deliriumbassist

My two pennies- theory. Learn it.
Skills. Get them.
Hair. Grow it to your ass.

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i can only keep it up for about 30 seconds before my fingers cramp up =[

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Sorry, but because you listen to Tool doesn't mean you're intelligent.
Last edited by fortysix&2 at Oct 9, 2007,
#10
I dunno what a daisy chain is, but cramming a bunch of big, heavy, expensive batteries into a box isn't very practical imo. This circuit already has a filter in it anyway. See the grounded 1000uF cap from the bridge rectifier?
#11
I missed that, I have no clue what having a transformer so close my pedals would do noise-wise either, do they make a lot of noise in pedals?
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My two pennies- theory. Learn it.
Skills. Get them.
Hair. Grow it to your ass.

Quote by Dempsey68
i can only keep it up for about 30 seconds before my fingers cramp up =[

Quote by Horsedick.MPEG
Sorry, but because you listen to Tool doesn't mean you're intelligent.
#13
I heard something about transformers being near wahs being noisy...
Ah, and where does one acquire a nice 240v-25v tranny? I'm assuming that'll work here (EU on 240v not 110v?). Are they in anything that I'd find around the house?
Quote by Deliriumbassist

My two pennies- theory. Learn it.
Skills. Get them.
Hair. Grow it to your ass.

Quote by Dempsey68
i can only keep it up for about 30 seconds before my fingers cramp up =[

Quote by Horsedick.MPEG
Sorry, but because you listen to Tool doesn't mean you're intelligent.