Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by ThePearDream » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:13 pm

I just finished up two pedals last night using Aion boards.

First is a Cornish G2 clone with the Aion recommended cap mods to make it less bassy. I've only had a chance to play it for a few minutes so far, but I'm really pleased with it. I can foresee this getting a lot of use.

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Second is a BJFE Honey Bee OD clone. Featuring Cosmo Kramer a.k.a. Dr. Martin Van Nostrand. After only a few minutes, I understand the hype about this circuit. This is a strong contender for my go-to OD going forward. It's really responsive and dynamic.

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The rest of the Seinfeld crew are in progress or planning stages now. No spoilers, but I'm pretty excited about George Costanza.

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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:06 am

so i built a distortion + clone. i forgot how good they are but i've noticed it's quieter than unity gain and kinda thin sounding but works perfectly. anyone got any ideas how to change this?
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by andy_tchp » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:09 pm

s_mcsleazy wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:06 am
so i built a distortion + clone. i forgot how good they are but i've noticed it's quieter than unity gain and kinda thin sounding but works perfectly.
Sounds like a 100% perfect reproduction of the late '70s block logo one I had :D
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by s_mcsleazy » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:46 pm

andy_tchp wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:09 pm
s_mcsleazy wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:06 am
so i built a distortion + clone. i forgot how good they are but i've noticed it's quieter than unity gain and kinda thin sounding but works perfectly.
Sounds like a 100% perfect reproduction of the late '70s block logo one I had :D
pretty much the same as every vintage one i've tried too.
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Re: The D.I.Y. thread.

Post by storyboardist » Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:59 am

Here's my take on the 1981 Inventions DRV. The board is the same as the layout on my blog, enclosure is jank 1590B knockoff with waterslide decals over DupliColor Hampsted metallic green. Wired for buffered bypass like the original. I know there's differing opinions on this circuit, but I jammed with it for a good bit after boxing it up. To me it really shines with the gain turned down and volume up. Like a gnarlier Klon, it boosts your signal and adds a nice bit of snarl that responded well to pick attack. It also sounds good with or without the charge pump. Without it loses some headroom, but is still a great sounding dirt box at 9v, just breaks up earlier. And with 18v it just give give you more headroom and a little more spankiness? YMMV, but I dig it.

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