Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Everyone needs a stompbox.
User avatar
thepastrecedes
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1832
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:25 am

Pedal Building Time with ThePastRecedes

Post by thepastrecedes » Tue May 13, 2014 11:01 am

Jaguar018 asked me to build him this pedal months ago… and it's just getting started… I've been busy at school (double majoring in Math and Comp. Eng.) so I'm sure you students know what it's like!

Okay, chris wanted a 2 in 1 pedal. A Harmonic Percolator and a Systech OD. I don't have many pics of the HP build but here it is with all it's mojo. It just needs a resistor and the Ge tranny.
Image

So the Systech OD half… I hate perfboard, overboard… all of them… So I decided to just make the PCB. It's more time for me but it'll give a much better looking build. Here's the schematic drawn in Eagle:
Image

I worked out a PCB layout. If you want the CAD files just PM your email. I have to boards left too if you don't want to make them yourself.
Image

Printed at OSH Park:
Image

Filed the edges nice and smooth:
Image Image

Partially populated:
Image
Image

And the enclosure it will go in:
Image
Image

More to come...
Last edited by thepastrecedes on Fri Jul 04, 2014 11:43 am, edited 1 time in total.
Game Of T0NZ

User avatar
Jaguar018
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 6200
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:48 am
Location: Burbs of Washington DC

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by Jaguar018 » Tue May 13, 2014 11:54 am

I believe this is what the :w00t: emoticon is for. :)

User avatar
AMILCAR
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 422
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:50 pm
Location: buenos aires ,argentina

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by AMILCAR » Fri May 16, 2014 3:03 am

http://tonefiend.com/guitar/museum-lost ... ercolator/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

User avatar
rustywire
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 306
Joined: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:48 pm
Location: The Pit (Dark World)

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by rustywire » Fri May 16, 2014 3:50 am

Cool stuff, indeed
The hunt is on, and on and on...

User avatar
thepastrecedes
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1832
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:25 am

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by thepastrecedes » Fri May 16, 2014 11:54 am

rustywire wrote:Cool stuff, indeed
Thanks! Especially with all them M@J@ parts and a NOS fairchild dot transistor.
Game Of T0NZ

User avatar
thepastrecedes
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1832
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:25 am

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by thepastrecedes » Fri May 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Drilling template attached
Image

Drilled
Image

Mockups double checking for clearance. Nothing is perfectly straight since I didn't tighten the parts down.
Image

Image

And here is one for anyone else who is waiting for me to finish their projects:
Image
Game Of T0NZ

User avatar
Jaguar018
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 6200
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:48 am
Location: Burbs of Washington DC

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by Jaguar018 » Sat May 17, 2014 6:47 pm

8)

User avatar
thepastrecedes
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1832
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:25 am

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by thepastrecedes » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:12 pm

Nearly there, just needs the germanium soldered in for the percolator. I'm also thinking I should invest in some of that pre-tinned wire that Timbo uses. :whistle:

Image

The Systech Overdrive sounds fantastic! I'm building it off schematics I've found online so I'm going to compare it to some online demos and see if it needs any tweaks. But hey, I think I'm gonna build myself one exactly like this
Game Of T0NZ

User avatar
Jaguar018
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 6200
Joined: Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:48 am
Location: Burbs of Washington DC

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by Jaguar018 » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:57 am

So psyched. :)

User avatar
thepastrecedes
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1832
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:25 am

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by thepastrecedes » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:32 am

Finally done!

I was sent a knob less than I should have so it's got my tele knob on there until it arrives. ::)

Image

Image
Game Of T0NZ

User avatar
ploppy
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 50
Joined: Mon May 03, 2010 5:24 am

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by ploppy » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:36 am

That looks awesome!
I'm in the process of building a green ringer and am thinking of housing it with either a harmonic perc or a fuzz face.
Are yours wired independant of each other?

User avatar
thepastrecedes
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 1832
Joined: Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:25 am

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by thepastrecedes » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:40 am

ploppy wrote:That looks awesome!
I'm in the process of building a green ringer and am thinking of housing it with either a harmonic perc or a fuzz face.
Are yours wired independant of each other?
Yes, they're wired independently. I personally would find it more useful like this ,than having a "order" switch, since you would be able to place other pedals between the two.
Game Of T0NZ

User avatar
Telliot
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 8946
Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:38 pm
Location: Orange County, CA

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by Telliot » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:51 am

Awesome!! :w00t:











Looking forward to your next build. :ph34r:
When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.

User avatar
ploppy
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 50
Joined: Mon May 03, 2010 5:24 am

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by ploppy » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:22 am

Cool,
Are they both wired to one power suppl?

User avatar
slavemaster
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 7846
Joined: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:33 am

Re: Jaguar018's Harmonic Percolator & Systech Overdrive Buil

Post by slavemaster » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:57 am

Does it say "It's impossible to be unhappy in a poncho" in the middle of the PCB? :D
We got people playing stringed instruments! It's the end of days.

Post Reply