Winter Build Off 2022 - Prizes

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Sushi Box FX, Jan 28, 2022.


  1. Sushi Box FX

    Sushi Box FX Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 23, 2020
    Chicagoland, USA
    Sushi Box FX, owner
    I get to see everyone else work on their bass builds step by step, it seems only fair that you should get to see the pedals come together.

    The winner for each category will get to choose either a Renewal Compressor or a Rebirth Preamp. Renewal is an OTA (operational transconductance amplifier)-based compressor tuned specifically for bass. Rebirth is a 12AT7 high-voltage tube preamp, also obviously tuned for bass. I finished up the designs a couple weeks ago and finally got boards in, which I hope to finish putting together sometime this weekend.

    I use mostly SMD components for size and ease of assembly, but on these I decided to hide all the SMD on the bottom of the boards to leave the top nice and clean.

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    After boards have been soldered up and tested I'll be working with a local artist to get enclosure designs before working on the boxes.
     
  2. I want that compressor so bad! :cool:
     
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  3. Beej

    Beej

    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    Awesome! :woot:
     
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  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Very cool/generous idea!

    Looking forward to the release of both!
     
  5. RichterScale

    RichterScale

    Feb 21, 2021
    WNY
    Now I definitely want to win.
    I need to figure out how to sabotage the other builds.
     
  6. AudioTaper

    AudioTaper Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2018
    Very nice!
    Why hide the SMT components? I love soldering SMT. 20210414_115042.jpg
     
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  7. I choose the preamp!

    Oh wait, I have to win first...
     
  8. 2groggy

    2groggy

    Jan 17, 2015
    Toronto, Canada
    @Sushi Box FX , where were you during the last build off when I was a front runner? Every other WBO, maybe including this one, I came dead last.;)
     
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  9. moon-bass

    moon-bass They call me El Jefe Supporting Member

    May 10, 2004
    USA, New Orleans
    Very cool! I do love preamps!
     
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  10. Dominic D

    Dominic D DiCosimo Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Winter Park, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
    Very interesting part placements. I like that a lot!
     
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  11. Sushi Box FX

    Sushi Box FX Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 23, 2020
    Chicagoland, USA
    Sushi Box FX, owner
    Sorry, I probably wasn't on here yet :p
     
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  12. Zoffy

    Zoffy Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2020
    Sacramento CA
    Both of those pedals sound like awesome prizes; the Build-off winners are very fortunate! :woot:
     
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  13. smtp4me

    smtp4me

    Sep 30, 2013
    Philadelphia, PA
    @Sushi Box FX - I'm not participating in the build-off, just wanted to drop a quick message to say this is a very generous gesture!
     
  14. Jon Clegg

    Jon Clegg Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    Northern Virginia
    Beautiful boards!
     
  15. Sushi Box FX

    Sushi Box FX Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 23, 2020
    Chicagoland, USA
    Sushi Box FX, owner
    Tiny update, I finally got the boards fully put together and both work great. I just got an order of enclosures in yesterday, I'm going to try to get some boxes together tonight.

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  16. It only lets me "like" your post. :)

    Have I mentioned how much I wanna win that Renewal pedal? :cool:
     
  17. Sushi Box FX

    Sushi Box FX Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 23, 2020
    Chicagoland, USA
    Sushi Box FX, owner
    Speaking of which ;)

    I was able to get the Renewal enclosure on the CNC before dinner. Yes the CNC is big enough to do a body, no I've never done one. One day I'll get adventurous, but until then it's just for pedal stuff.

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  18. Sushi Box FX

    Sushi Box FX Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 23, 2020
    Chicagoland, USA
    Sushi Box FX, owner
    And done. It takes about 9 minutes for this box, which is slower than someone with a template and a drill press could do it, but the holes are way more precise than my clumsy hands could get.

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  19. Sushi Box FX

    Sushi Box FX Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 23, 2020
    Chicagoland, USA
    Sushi Box FX, owner
    Getting the box for Rebirth Preamp milled now, that one takes a bit longer due to the tube vent slots, but still only about 20 minutes.

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  20. Just gonna leave this here.....
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