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DIY Question

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Grind It Out, May 25, 2005.

  1. I am about to commence building one of my own pedals...i have everything i need pretty much except the housing...any good recommendations on where to get premade boxes or a sturdy way to build a box for this purpose?
  2. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Most of the Boutique Gurus and even some of the big names like MXR use either Hammond enclosures, or some chinese knock off on the same. They are cast aluminum, so they are strong as an ox, but incredibly easy to machine.

    You can get them at:
    - www.mouser.com
    - www.smallbearelec.com

    Mouser is a beast to navigate, but it's literally the source for 99% of the crap you'll need.

    Small Bear is great 'cause it's a small business, and he keeps his prices competetive. I've ordered from both.

    Other alternatives I've seen are Altoid boxes, Sardine tins, tuna cans, etc.. so on and so forth... They make for great unique pedals, but I'm wary of their durability.
  3. thx very much!
  4. pocket_groover

    pocket_groover Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Northern California

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