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#1
so im getting a pretty good soldering iron and a massive load of solder for christmas, and since im building pedals i thought id start planning this build
and iv got a few questions -
1. If i wanted an ac jack in this how would i go about putting it in?
2. If i havnt got a PCB how can i build the pedal? or how can i make a PCB?
3. http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?ModuleNo=43713&doy=21m10 - which size enclosure do i need? (they're under the main description)

Im building this -
http://smallbox.zeonhost.com/projects/lpb1/
and yes it makes it easier for me using a graphical image as i cant read schematics whatsoever
so im planning to build a fuzz faze clone, and a ts808 clone after this.

im sure im forgetting something, but il ask them after
#2
AC jacks should be wired like:
http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=34&Itemid=67

PCB:
no, you wouldn't need a PCB for it. just hack it with a perfboard, or find a vero board layout (i find it easier.) here: http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/v/DRAGONFLY-LAYOUTS_0/

enclosure:
N91BQ should be a comfortable fit.
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#3
I gave you a strip/vero board layout for it, including a DC Jack...
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#6
Yeah.

Here it is again:


Not the clearest diagram, but it's definitely sensical...
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#9
Yeah. If you follow my diagram, make sure you cut the trace between the solder points of C1 somehow. You could move R1 and R2 across one space, make C1 have a hole between the two legs and then just cut the trace there, that'd work best probably.
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#10
^or use the layout i posted, and use the offboard of urs?
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#11
Yeah that could work. You can't go far wrong with an LPB...
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#12
i think JFET based boosters give cleaner boost. LPB is sort of... i dunno. but JFET based ones are cleaner from my experience.
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#13
Yeah they probably are, the AMZ MOSFET Booster is apparently transparent! LPB is dead simple though.
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#14
^oh yea. i got the mosfet booster parts (jacks and pots) so i'll fire that up tomorrow. along with the AMZ minibooster (JFET) too.
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#15
is this a good one
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/v/DRAGONFLY-LAYOUTS_0/album14/album143/EH_LPB1_001.gif.html
im not sure but that one seems way to simple

and what exactly does this do?
http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/v/DRAGONFLY-LAYOUTS_0/album19/album145/CLEAN_MACHINE_LAYOUT_CORRECT_001.gif.html
that one seems pretty simple and cheap

im just having a good nosy around the site
#16
^first one is the one i posted... read the posts u get on ur thread.

second one is just another volume knob... i think its totally useless. its for the people who hates twisting their volume knobs during a song, so hits on a pedal to turn the volume down.
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#18
oh? hahaha nvm. the first one u posted is the LPB. easy right?

but i recommend the stratoblaster. its awesome. i have yet to test the mosfet booster, and the minibooster, but yea. u have till christmas right?
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#19
Quote by ECistheBest
oh? hahaha nvm. the first one u posted is the LPB. easy right?

but i recommend the stratoblaster. its awesome. i have yet to test the mosfet booster, and the minibooster, but yea. u have till christmas right?


yup, and all iv asked for - for christmas is money to collect all the parts and a decent soldering iron

what does the stratoblaster do? is it similar to the LPB?
and yup, iv got till christmas
#21
^that's a rather small vero board... can u find something bigger? i mean, LPB would fit. but for other builds, that would be too small.

the section u need, i cut with a hacksaw. u can't really snap it off htough.

for wire, u should use somewhere around 22 gauge. 20 gauge is what i use for guitar electronics, its thicker than 22. 22 is great for pedal building, since it's thin enough to fit in the vero board hole. 24 works too. kinda skinny though.
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#23
^that's not the same.

yes i recommend a spool of 22 gauge wire.

i do it all blue or all black. i don't really car which color is which. color coding is for retards.
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#24
Quote by ECistheBest
^that's not the same.

yes i recommend a spool of 22 gauge wire.

i do it all blue or all black. i don't really car which color is which. color coding is for retards.



im just looking around for a big spool of wire then, i cant find any bigger stripboards
#25
^those stripboards earlier would work for the LPB. but it wouldn't for builds that require bigger stripboards.
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#27
^yea that's better. u got a hack saw to cut it with?
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#29
hacksaw shouldn't be more than $10USD, which is like... 7pounds??? or quid or w/e u guys call it?
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#30
Quote by ECistheBest
hacksaw shouldn't be more than $10USD, which is like... 7pounds??? or quid or w/e u guys call it?


yeh, but we get overcharged on everything here, i dont think theres anything we get cheaper than the U.S apart from laney amps...

il just buy one
#31
haha sounds good. its almost 1AM here so i'll go to bed now lol.
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#34
Quote by Guitar-God-Elf
no
is there any other solutions? or just to buy a hacksaw?

Easy solution. Get a Stanley knife, score it deeply and it just snaps off, and it's much cleaner than a hacksaw cut.
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#35
Quote by MrCarrot
Easy solution. Get a Stanley knife, score it deeply and it just snaps off, and it's much cleaner than a hacksaw cut.


And leaves less mess too
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#37
I've actually heard a lot of good things about that fuzz. I'm thinking of trying a modified fuzz face with 2N2369's at some point in the future.
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#38
so for building this - http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/v/DRAGONFLY-LAYOUTS_0/album14/album143/EH_LPB1_001.gif.html

LPB Materials
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DPDT Switch - http://www.banzaieffects.com/Carling-DPDT-316-PP-pr-16226.html
100k Log - http://www.banzaieffects.com/Alpha-16mm-FS-100k-log-pr-17283.html
Battery Snap - http://www.banzaieffects.com/Battery-Snap-I-IND-COMP-pr-17478.html
Dc Jack - http://www.banzaieffects.com/DC-Jack-2-1mm-isolated-pr-17604.html
Enclosure B - http://www.banzaieffects.com/Eddystone-enclosure-B-pr-17485.html
Jack Mono - http://www.banzaieffects.com/Taiwan-jack-open-Mono-pr-17597.html
Jack Stereo - http://www.banzaieffects.com/Taiwan-jack-open-Stereo-pr-17598.html
Wire - http://www.banzaieffects.com/Taiwan-jack-open-Mono-pr-17597.html
Knob - http://www.banzaieffects.com/Eagle-knob-24mm-fluted-pr-17443.html

Resistors -
R1 - 10k - http://www.banzaieffects.com/10k-MF-0-25W-pr-17053.html
R2 - 47k - http://www.banzaieffects.com/47k-MF-0-25W-pr-17086.html
R3 - 470k - http://www.banzaieffects.com/470k-MF-0-25W-pr-17123.html
R4 - 390ohms - http://www.banzaieffects.com/390-Ohm-MF-0-25W-pr-16990.html

C1 - .15uf - http://www.banzaieffects.com/Panasonic-SMF-0-15uF-pr-24382.html
C2 - .15uf - http://www.banzaieffects.com/Panasonic-SMF-0-15uF-pr-24382.html

Q1 - 2N5088 - http://www.banzaieffects.com/2N5088-pr-16529.html

I was wondering for Q1 which is better?
Also is the wire suitable, or is it too thin?
and are these top quality materials?
also i dont know which knobs i will need?

thanks
(i posted my materials more so i can remember what they are since my bookmarks arnt working but if anybodys helpful enough to check them, free cookies!)

edit: i think thats the right knob
Last edited by Guitar-God-Elf at Oct 23, 2007,
#39
get a plastic knob. i like and use these:
http://www.banzaieffects.com/Eagle-knob-24mm-fluted-pr-17443.html

and for Q1, i'd use 2N5088. i don't need crazy high gain from a an 89 haha.
wire should be around 22 gauge, or 0.64mm diameter. 0.14 seems far too thin to me...
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#40
hmmm there isnt any 0.64mm wire, theres 0.50mm and 0.75mm which is better?? or wouldnt the 0.75mm fit through the stripboard??
also i was wondering if that knob would fit on the 100k log?

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