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Announcing the "Studriver"

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Stu L., Aug 6, 2004.


  1. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    So I got bored and put a pedal together. It took some time, but it sounds amazing. Basically, in one box I have a 3 band EQ with selectable mid frequency, followed by a boost circuit that can either run long cables, multiple pedals, or overdrive a preamp. Each circuit has it's own hard bypass.

    When I decide I want to, I plan on adding a Jensen transformer to include a DI in the pedal. Pics coming soon... :hyper:
     
  2. ESP Eden

    ESP Eden

    Feb 9, 2004
    washington mo
    Sounds pretty cool. What are the center frequencies for the tone controls?
     
  3. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Stud River?

    What's that a gay porno?


    :D
     
  4. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas

    I refuse to ask or wonder how you would know :eek:

    ESP, I'll double check on those frequencies and get back to ya.
     
  5. u wanna make another one for me?
     
  6. ESP Eden

    ESP Eden

    Feb 9, 2004
    washington mo
    +1

    ;)
     
  7. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Careful with the self advertising guys.
     
  8. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    That wasn't my intention. I just wanted to share that building a pedal was possible. It wasn't cheap, mind you. I have about $160 tied up in this little box. But I have the sound I want with any bass, and that was the plan. If that's against forum rules, oh well.
     
  9. RyanHelms

    RyanHelms

    Sep 20, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    Hmmmm...I understand forum rules, but it would be cool for DIY guys to have a place to talk about/offer their builds other than the classifieds, since you tend to only look there for something you already know about.

    Cool pedal stubi19, supposing you got the EQ freq's really tuned in, that plus a buffer and DI (XLR I presume) is a nice little package!
    Just out of curiosity, what's the topology of the band eq? I mean like a major amp manufacturer's tone stack, or preamp design?

    I breadboarded and tweaked an EH Big Muff style mid control going into an opamp gain stage and was getting some pretty sharp sweep. Almost wah-ish.

    Did you perf board or do a PCB? Details, man, details ;)
     
  10. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    As long as you don't provide pricing or any other advertising, it's fine. Announcements are cool, but fill us in dude! A bunch of us are techies, we wanna know it all!

    Pics of the board? Case? Etc?
     
  11. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Wow. About 80% of that was over my head ;). When I do get around to adding the DI, it will be XLR.

    I think you think I designed, planned, and built an EQ from the ground up. Read again, I said I put a pedal together. I took an onboard EQ from a very popular manufacturer, and a boost circuit from a very popular manufacturer, and designed a switching system to access either circuit alone or together. By no means did I get a circuit board and start soldering. The main design was done for me. Think of it like the early Sadowsky pedals that were Aguilar, I think.

    It's together, I hadn't seen one like this before. Do I think that I'm some kind of inventor that has the next big thing and will get rich? No. Do I plan on mass producing this little box? No. Will I sell mine? Sure, I want a Walkabout ;) This thread was to simply tell of a goal I had and that it was achieved. It sounds great (it's been tested with a wide variety of basses so far, including an upright) And I may make modifications to it to further personalize it. But as for what's on the market, there is none other like it.
     
  12. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    Pics coming soon, camera is broke and I don't know how to post pics anyway. I will have some up ASAP. I'm still working out the cosmetic details like labeling and LED's for what's active and when.
     
  13. RyanHelms

    RyanHelms

    Sep 20, 2003
    Cleveland, OH
    "I think you think I designed, planned, and built an EQ from the ground up. Read again, I said I put a pedal together."

    Sorry, I've been working towards learning "from the ground up" theory, so I got all excited. Plus I just like the word 'topology' ;) Still, that's hip you knew exactly what you wanted and put it together since it wasn't out there in the market.

    BTW, to post a pic you need to upload it to the 'net 1st, try a google for "free pic hosting", there's plenty-o-sites that'll host yer stuff . Then you just use the image tag in the post editor to insert your pic's URL and bingo.
     
  14. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
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  15. Stu L.

    Stu L. Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2001
    Corsicana, Texas
    I appreciate the fact that you like the idea. I was worried about being flamed for not going from the ground up. And the whole pic thing is still over my head, thanks for trying though ;)