Jaycemade Liquid Trem

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Jaycemade Liquid Trem

Post by jaycemumford » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:31 pm

hey guys, i had a bit of intrest when i posted a few pics on the 'workbench' thread.

Lately ive been working on a DeArmond TremTrol Clone. For those who dont know its a Trem unit that uses a fluid filled cannister (the hot guitar signal is passed throught the liquid) to get the smooth liquidy tremolo.
The can is rocked back and fourth buy a motor spining a tappered shaft wich spins a rubber wheel with an offset centre.
Pretty cool technology for 1949.
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Pretty much the only website with deatails.
http://www.danformosa.com/dearmond.html
They're thin on the ground, not to mention the ridic prices on ebay. So here i am making my own.

It'll will be a slow process, but i working on it as much as i can.

So i built a little cannister just to see how it worked.
The orignials were brass with a glass sleeve. Which was always a hard part to replace, so i skipped glass and used acrylic.
My can is also brass, nice to solder and easy to work with.

you can kinda see the blue fluid in the second pic.
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it did work so i was pretty happy, i made a little vid.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oX8SoUbr ... e=youtu.be
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Post by jaycemumford » Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:40 pm

I then started to make a better quality can for the prototype.

Copper again, with a better mounting bracket. Its super strong now.

Also the second pic has the acrylic end plugs. Machined from a solid rod, then polished and flame polished to be crystal clear.
I got some knobs from my collection, found some cool Reece's Peanut Butter Cup style knobs. Stripped the crinkle paint off etch primed the skirts and painted them in a seafoamy/blue. Also the cool crinkle Alum stucco panel will the face plate.
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Re: Jaycemade Liquid Trem

Post by patrickcurran21 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:01 pm

This is seriously awesome, props to you sir.

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Post by antisymmetric » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:38 pm

:w00t: :w00t:
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Post by Jdetente » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:54 pm

Subscribed! :w00t:

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Post by jaycemumford » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:10 pm

Thanks guys mean alot!

It was pretty crummy weather today so i didnt spend to much time in the shed s i worked out the overall look of the box.


I got some nice flamed oak board so ill probly use that.
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Re: Jaycemade Liquid Trem

Post by fisonic » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:33 pm

Wow, Windex.

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Post by jaycemumford » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:49 am

fisonic wrote:Wow, Windex.
Yeah apparantly. Pretty cool, but i would imagine most liquids with water would work.
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Post by fisonic » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:29 am

Pure water is actually an insulator. It's the mineral properties that make it conduct electricity.
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Post by quarterpound » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:33 am

This is fuckin amazing o.O

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Post by jaycemumford » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:49 am

fisonic wrote:Pure water is actually an insulator. It's the mineral properties that make it conduct electricity.
Ahh this makes sense, thanks!
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Post by jaycemumford » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:04 am

So tomoro i plan to make up the box, this is only a prototype so the box will be a bit bigger than needed just to be safe.

Im hoping in the future there may be intrest from other people to purchase one but it is a lot of hard work. We'll see,
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Post by thingsthatfly » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:29 am

im sure if you ever did manage little production runs the boutique effect world would be all over them

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Post by jaycemumford » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:39 am

thingsthatfly wrote:im sure if you ever did manage little production runs the boutique effect world would be all over them
I would need to chnage a few things, like the amount of copper im using for this build is a bit crazy. Wherever i can im using it, using up all the bits from the shed.
So that would have to change, its getting expensive.

Once this one is finished ill have a better idea of cost.
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Re: Jaycemade Liquid Trem

Post by quarterpound » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:13 am

Shit's seriously inspiring though. What about sending signals through water in general? It seems like a lot of that "bubbly valve" effect could be achieved with liquid, but hell if I know anything behind the science.

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