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    cap10random
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    hello, everyone! it’s been a long time, but i used to be a member here on the old site/forum and also at byoc. i haven’t built anything in about 8-9 years now, but i’m planning on heating up the iron again soon. for the last four years, all of my playing was done on a line 6 pod hd500. it has been rough not using my pedalboard or getting any pedals made.

    for those that don’t know me, i typically play guitar for church wherever i live, but i’m also a big fan of explosions in the sky and pink floyd. i enjoy pristine tone, but i also love more ambient, wall of sound type stuff as well. i play a gibson les paul dc standard and an epiphone riviera p93, but i’ve also been building a strat from warmoth for the last 11 years. i know that’s a crazy amount of time to be working on a guitar, but i have 5 kids, so cut me some slack. 😉

    i’m looking forward to building some dirt pedals that will go nicely on my pedalboard for worship music, but i’m sure i’ll build some other fun stuff as well. i have a ton of components i need to organize and quite a few old board from back in the day. i think i’m going to start with a t-drive, ts ultra, blues buster, and super sonic 02. maybe i’ll even build them into a single box…

    any tips on what circuits would stack well together for a slightly dirty clean, mild overdrive, and medium gain stage? or suggestions on circuit order if i were to combine them in a single box?

     

    thanks in advance. it’s good to be back here again. i’m looking forward to more builds and seeing what you all do as well.

    cap

    #15310
    Billy
    Moderator

    Welcome back to the addiction Cap

    Whilst I’m not an authority on stacking pedals I was googling a list of the best sustain pedals yesterday and through that came across articles on stacking pedals that might be interesting for you

    https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/5-tips-stacking-distortion-pedals/

    With regard to what comes first in a combo there’s always the two easy order switching pcbs giving you the best of both with either a 3PDT toggle or 4PDT footswitch to easily change so that either can come first or second

     

     

     

    #15314
    Big O
    Participant

    I suppose an MKC in the chain might fit the bill, but I have not auditioned mine yet as it needs to be built, which it will in the next few months.  Therefore, I can’t be of much use.  I started with a BYOC ESV Ge Fuzz Face because at the time, there were not any Ge FF’s on the market that were less than $100.  I thought, well I build this one off stock pedal and be done with it.  Unfortunately, it became an addiction and I started building more stock pedals, then modded versions, and finally started building some pedals of my own design based on known circuit schematics and modifying them. I now have perfboard, veroboard and lots of component parts for playing around with circuits.  It is a great hobby, even for those of us who don’t play out in public anymore.

    It was on the BYOC forum when posing a question that someone pushed me in the direction of GuitarPCB and I am sure glad they did.  The circuits are great and Barry is a wonderful person to deal with!

    #15336
    Barry
    Keymaster

    Oy, Hi Cap how the heck are you?

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