Getting into pedal building, anybody need anything?

Discussion in 'For Sale: Effects and Pedals' started by BassManMike73, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. BassManMike73


    Apr 20, 2011
    Portage, MI
    This was one difficult project! Wooly Mammoth with a pickup simulator circuit added. All in a 1590A enclosure!
  2. ryansalmond


    Nov 21, 2007
    Whoa! That's awesome
  3. mixerman


    Sep 19, 2006
    WoodRidge, NJ
    Why you taunt me like this? :hyper::hyper::hyper:
  4. Great! PM has been sent. Thanks so much.
  5. Not at this exact moment, but I'd like to hear current thoughts on either the 1590A compressor or the delay mentioned on the previous page...I usually need to (financially) plan ahead on things like this.
  6. stanleythomas10


    Feb 12, 2013
    What do you have in the way of compressors? I've been needing to invest in one for a minute now, and the idea of a hand-made one is fairly enticing.
  7. LowBSix


    Mar 25, 2008
    818 ~ 805 ~ L.A.
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    I'm glad to see that things are launching well for you!

    I too am curious of an all in one Pre-EQ/DI/Comp-Limiter fashinoned after the Empress Para EQ with Empress Comp-Limiter; side chain, true by-pass, LED for input/output levels...

    You can have two versions; 1 with and 1 without distortion....

  8. I would love to see a "Lime Aid" bass compressor clone and the aforementioned "Tone Hammer" :bassist:
  9. ChrisCassisi


    Mar 24, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    Tone Bastards and Zon Guitars
    If you could make a Dirty Boy Bas Bully clone that would be pretty rad. I have one and they are really expensive ($500). I am sure if you could do it pretty cheap and have it sound the same you would sell a lot of them. It is an amazing pedal.
  10. BassManMike73


    Apr 20, 2011
    Portage, MI
    Hey guys! I got 4 pedals shipped out this week, that 1590A mammoth clone, a standard mammoth, one of my optical compressors, and a 6 channel looper! I'm working on a highly customized mammoth clone with a blend circuit and push/relax control like in the mastotron! Here's a gut shot before I wire the boards together and close it up!
    This is also the first if my pedals that I've properly mounted with pcb standoffs, so I'm confident it will be able to really take a beating and come through it with no problems.

    I've been talking with Devi Ever and JohnK and have some ideas for ways to label my pedals. I'm giving the first method a try with the aforementioned custom mammoth (sammywalk has named it the "Fuzz Trooper") and it will have a space trooper on the front with a Star Wars themed font. I was shorted a few pots on my parts order, so this one wont be finished for another week or so, but I might have to post a pic of the finished outside in a day or two.

    Moral of my post, standoffs are standard issue on my pedals now (yay!) this will be one of the last pedals I do with side mounted jacks (unless you REALLY need side mount), I'm capable of doing custom themed pedals with full art, and, possibly best of all, ALL of my pedals are now point to point!
  11. BassManMike73


    Apr 20, 2011
    Portage, MI
    Here's a couple other boards I finished today..
  12. Awesomesauce! Can't wait to see the graphics. Might just order one based on that alone!
  13. BassManMike73


    Apr 20, 2011
    Portage, MI
    Don't let that be the only reason! They sound great too! ;)
  14. With the blend function, I may hold off on the El Oso that I have been wanting.
  15. sammywalk


    Jun 27, 2011
    Columbus, OH
    I am honored. :D

    Can't wait to see how it turns out!
  16. Me too! :D
  17. BassManMike73


    Apr 20, 2011
    Portage, MI
    I have been moving into my new apartment for the last couple days, so getting this art together has been sluggish. But, I got my printer setup first thing today and printed the first batch of labels for what will become the custom Fuzz Trooper for Sammywalk and the ClapTrap Optical Compressor!!

    Fuzz Trooper:

    Claptrap Compresssor
  18. Timmy-Watts

    Timmy-Watts I like bass. And airplanes. Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I'm interested to hear more about this optical compressor. How does it compare in function and features to an Aphex Punch Factory? If it was more feature laden like the MXR is be very interested!
  19. OK, I want a ClapTrap solely for the name and art! Could you do a Hyperion Elemental OD?
  20. LowBSix


    Mar 25, 2008
    818 ~ 805 ~ L.A.
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings

    How does it compare with the FEA or Empress optical???