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Guitarists - Show me your pedalboard! Effects Pedals, Units & Accessories
Old 1st September 2011
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Just making a loop/router switch is just that... A switch and some jacks..
No power needed.. But I would at least put a DC jack on so you could use some LED's so you can see if it's on or not..

It's super simple. I wouldn't even call that getting into DIY..
Other then drilling holes..it's as easy as making cables.
Old 1st September 2011
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Not mine.. But our Tone Press on Walter's board with Steely Dan.

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Old 1st September 2011
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Not mine.. But our Tone Press on Walter's board with Steely Dan.

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I'm a big fan of Barber pedals. I had no idea that is who you were. When I think of my fav overdrives and quality hand made pedals I think Wampler and Barber.
Old 1st September 2011
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I'm a big fan of Barber pedals. I had no idea that is who you were. When I think of my fav overdrives and quality hand made pedals I think Wampler and Barber.
Awesome..

Yeah I run the custom shop..
Old 2nd September 2011
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The Carl Martin is MUCH more than a 8 channel looper, it's a analog in and every channel has controllable DIP switches for any combination of your 8 analog pedals inputs on each switch.

Also I disagree about that hardly getting into DIY. DIY is doing it yourself instead of paying top dollar for someone else to do it for you. Which is exactly what I'm doing. I spent 25-30$ on parts for a boutique style ts808 in parts and it's better than the 350$ "hardwired" ibanez reissue
Old 2nd September 2011
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The Carl Martin is MUCH more than a 8 channel looper, it's a analog in and every channel has controllable DIP switches for any combination of your 8 analog pedals inputs on each switch.

Also I disagree about that hardly getting into DIY. DIY is doing it yourself instead of paying top dollar for someone else to do it for you. Which is exactly what I'm doing. I spent 25-30$ on parts for a boutique style ts808 in parts and it's better than the 350$ "hardwired" ibanez reissue
I wasn't even talking about the Carl Martin. I was just talking about building a DIY loop F/X bypass pedal.. I forgot he even mentioned the CM until you brought it up..
I was saying building a loop pedal is simple.. Most little things like that are.
IT would get his feet wet to venture into other things..
Old 2nd September 2011
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I just cannot do it anymore dudes, my eyes and hands are not what they used to be, I find it taxing to just play for a couple hours. I am afraid spending hours and probably weeks trying to solder something up would drive me more crazy than would be fun. And if it is not fun that gets into work and I retired from working, unless my wife has me building a deck or laying brick which kills my hands and takes me weeks to get over the wear and tear.
I get such an "it's Christmas" thing from getting shipments in the mail, just so much fun. Look Santa sent me a Carl Martin 8 switcher. I think I was the one who mentioned it as something I wanted I could not possibly make. I do my own cables when I need them and guitar wiring and I have actually pondered the notion of direct wiring my effects together without jacks but the issue of moving one might be a real hassle. As anyone ever done that, talk about no cable runs or loading. I have also thought about putting everything into a custom box but I lack a decent workshop to make drilling easy. I envy you guys who can do all that. I just recently in the last years learned how to set my amp bias but deep tech or a lot of assembly is probably something I cannot do these days.
Old 2nd September 2011
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People have done.. That's where Pete Cornish got his start.

You could put one of our Launch Pads or a B-Buff on the back end of your pedals and that would take the load off from cables.

Yeah.. All in one boxes seems neat.. But not portable. Or like a TV/DVD combo.. one breaks.. Then your stuck with one broken thing or back to digging in the inside.

I do make Dual Discrete's.. Like 2 of our overdrive units in one box the width of a normal unit.. but 2 pedals in one sort of thing.. But nothing like Pete use to do or maybe still sort of does.
Old 3rd September 2011
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I buy vs. make because:

a) whatever I'm buying is something someone has spent the time to voice and figure out - the Direct Drive sounds great, as does the Timmy and my Keeley pedals. Clone pedals to me are akin to ripping off these manufacturer's work - it may be for some, but not for me. I like supporting the guys who keep furthering the quest for tone.

b) no interest in building a clone that may sound like the original, but probably not. If I can't afford the real thing, I'll deal without.

c) I can't solder for ****. I do make my own cables, but George L's make that solder-free.

d) I play out live a lot; I feel a lot more secure with someone else's work than a DIY thing I tried to make that craps out mid-song...

e) no time. between work, family, restoring a early 60's Bandmaster cab, family, fixing up my car, work, there's no time.
Old 3rd September 2011
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Haha my diy has held up better than the cheap bulk parts others make. Barber is great as well as many others. the Timmy may as well be a diy, but it's rugged, some of the originals were made on perfboard/breadboard the same. Also I don't want the original, I want MY take on the original. Saves me the money on changing components later. And that way I don't have to pay keeley/jhs/analogman to mod it for me. Unless it's a delay, I'm not THAT good yet. Digital is beyond my head
Old 4th September 2011
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Actually a bass pedalboard, but sometimes I use it for guitar as well...





Guitar pedalboards are under construction.
Old 5th September 2011
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People have done.. That's where Pete Cornish got his start.

You could put one of our Launch Pads or a B-Buff on the back end of your pedals and that would take the load off from cables.

Yeah.. All in one boxes seems neat.. But not portable. Or like a TV/DVD combo.. one breaks.. Then your stuck with one broken thing or back to digging in the inside.

I do make Dual Discrete's.. Like 2 of our overdrive units in one box the width of a normal unit.. but 2 pedals in one sort of thing.. But nothing like Pete use to do or maybe still sort of does.
I"ll have to look into the Barber buffer circuit. I read a little about it on the website a while back. I was where you could add one into the pedals or perhaps attached somehow maybe a separate enclosure buffer box. I ended up with the Radial unit because was actually targeting the Lehle Sunday Driver. Barber was not available from my usual vendors. I do need to buffer up my loop chain probably a buffer at the end would do fine as the front sees the Radial buffer when the loop is active.

I am a big fan of Barber and Wampler pedals. I regard them as the best quality pedals. I hear a lot about the Timmy and it is a build as you order it pedal also Hermida and the Zendrive but honestly I think the Barber or Wampler gets that tone and have more versatility, Wampler is a 3 mode circuit and especially the Barber design that has the trim pots inside. I like drives and pedals with more switch toggle options on them. As far as DIY seems like most things are cloning something and I would just as soon buy it and keep great builders like Barber and Wampler in business. I could never do what they do and besides the pro looking enclosures.
Old 5th September 2011
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Yeah you'd like the custom shop Super Sport I build then.. Lots of tweaking inside..
I never tried the Timmy..I know Dave is buddies with him but I haven;t gotten to try it..

The B-buff can go inside the battery area of our units and some others..
It can be in either the bypass or before the circuit or after the circuit or even on all the time,,

I think there was a guy building amps who started using it on the front end to help with take the loads off pedal boards.. can't remember who that was..
Old 5th September 2011
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Paul Cochrane's Timmy and Tim pedals are more subtle - I use mine ahead of my Direct Drive to add a bit of "grit" to a Bandmaster combo - otherwise, with those Weber California 12's, it's clear for days. It also hits the input of the DD a little harder, perfect for my crunch sound.

If anyone's interested in the Timmy, don't buy off eBay for way over price. Dealers do get them in stock; I only waited 2 1/2 months for mine and paid $150.
Old 5th September 2011
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I like the tim Brtter than the Timmy, I built a Timmy clone or the "timbre reamer," and the schematic on freestompboxes.org calls it.

I built one and decided to trade it away. I personally use a ts808 with a bass boost and LEDs as clipping diodes for a less saturated more open bassy midrange sound.
Along with my other drive units it sounds very nice
Old 5th September 2011
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I like the tim Brtter than the Timmy, I built a Timmy clone or the "timbre reamer," and the schematic on freestompboxes.org calls it.

I built one and decided to trade it away. I personally use a ts808 with a bass boost and LEDs as clipping diodes for a less saturated more open bassy midrange sound.
Along with my other drive units it sounds very nice
Those guys get things wrong all the time on that site. Just so you know.
I wouldn't trust that out come to be what I base my judgment on of a product..Unless you could do a A/B of the copy and original yourself.

But I know they get schematics very wrong..
Old 5th September 2011
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Paul c himself commented on the threads upset at first cause it was to the "Y" exactly a timmY cause freestompboxes has less respect for pedal companies than diystomoboxes.com does. You can't even mention a klon on that forum without it being flagged.

I've also seen enough gutshots and video demos of a Timmy to know if it was alike enough,
My overdrive gives me my sustain and PUSH in my signal chain, the eq on the Timmy was more versatile than some, but the low eq didn't cross the right frequencies for my taste. I DID however like it in combination with my "Hyde," half of my jekyll and hyde with the extra DIP switch engaged for compression, with the Hyde on blunt and before the Timmy it kicked butt lol


It wasn't wrong,
Old 5th September 2011
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As a pedal builder I'm sure you know 90% of ODs out there that people go bonkers for are just another companies take on a TS circuit that has components swapped as well as voicing different enough for people to love.
Most of are picky enough to try the 200$ Boutique pedal instead of a 100$ TS. But what's your tone worth?
Mines worth at least 500$ but after that I gotta look into diy
Old 5th September 2011
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Well after you mentioned it earlier I had to go there and look around..
There are so many guys who think they know what they are talking about.. and others you don't know..looking up to those guys like what they say is Gospel..

Lot the info I read in just a 1/2hr is wrong..
It funny when you search enough about something you did and seeing some one says how different it really is... It's weird.. whatever let them have fun I guess...
Old 5th September 2011
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As a pedal builder I'm sure you know 90% of ODs out there that people go bonkers for are just another companies take on a TS circuit that has components swapped as well as voicing different enough for people to love.
Most of are picky enough to try the 200$ Boutique pedal instead of a 100$ TS. But what's your tone worth?
Mines worth at least 500$ but after that I gotta look into diy
Well.. It's like studio gear. The components don't always equal the price.
Lots of guys use the same parts yet you will see wide range in price..

So.. I know we try to stay very affordable and middle of the road so everyone can have one and not break the bank..

Same reason I like guys like Overstayer, FMR, Speck..and so on.
Old 5th September 2011
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True... Very true. If I were hand bulgur exact TS clones in my garage I would charge 200$, I can't afford to not make a good profit from hand building things ya know?

I am a firm believer of supporting the companies you want to stay alive, that's why I want to buy some barber stuff and Paul c's tim still, I am a guy who wants to keep around a big collection of amps and pedals for my studio so that when my guitarists come in, it's hard to find tone they don't like
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True... Very true. If I were hand bulgur exact TS clones in my garage I would charge 200$, I can't afford to not make a good profit from hand building things ya know?

I am a firm believer of supporting the companies you want to stay alive, that's why I want to buy some barber stuff and Paul c's tim still, I am a guy who wants to keep around a big collection of amps and pedals for my studio so that when my guitarists come in, it's hard to find tone they don't like
That's pretty much me too..
I've known Dave since I was 15 or so.. A very long time.
But I was running my studio.. Which years before he started.. But I took it over once he started rolling with the pedal thing.

So I wasn't working with him.. But I was a beta tester with all the clients I had through the years..
And I think I turned more guys on to the units from getting them killer tones..and them going "Hey what was that again we used?" "I can't get that tone we had on the record?"
Sure enough they would fall in love with the tones.. as did I.

I'm with you on the small company thing.
Jeff Bober is another buddy.. I use to build the Budda amps..
now that PV owns them Jeff is doing EAST amps.. Lot of guy in town are using them.
Haven't gotten a chance to play one yet.

Dave's got a amp that sounds killer that is just for testing units.. I want to make myself one when I have time for the studio. But it's like when I'm not working (building) The last thing I want to do is build more..
Old 6th September 2011
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I'm still trying to get the equipment and balls to have my tube amp (tech/designer for donovan amplification who did an amp for Robert cray on one of his albums) to help me build a single ended el84 amp or something
Old 6th September 2011
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I picked up one of those Class5 Marshall's for the studio. I used one for a while I changed the tubes and was digging it.. So I bought one.
I got a Read one.. Letting the speaker break in now with the stock tubes.. Then I will put some old tubes in it.. Sounds great with old tubes,

Sort of a one or two trick pony.. But neat little amp that sounds like a Marshall..
I've been tracking with the internal spkr for the smaller amp sound.
And It works great with a Weber Attenuator going into a Marshall 4x12 that I have loaded with 4 different speakers for different flavors..

The 25w Green Back sounds great with the Class5 firing it, Not a Plexi or anything but for $350 cool little amp.
Old 6th September 2011
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I have. 1960's PLUSH royal bass 1060s, tuck n roll... before kustom was known for it...
I love it 4-6l6 and 3-12ax7s
Originally a bass amp but kinda like the fender bassman in the sense that it was ok for bass, killer for guitar.
2 channels that were almost identical besides a bright:deep switch.
He decided when burden my amp to voice one completely original (very similar to a fender silverface reverb preamp)
And the other channel he voiced like a black/brown-face fender.
The modified channel has alot more gain but lacks push at low volumes, to top channel has great balance and nice breakup at all the way trough, but bass can get muddy if above 12'oclock.
If you jumper the modified channel into the original it's like a math made in heaven, beautiful balanced rube breakup for days ! I love that thing, I just put it in the shop to have a master volume installed
Old 6th September 2011
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Awesome! Sounds nice..
Old 6th September 2011
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here is mine, its a bit of a mess- I am in the process of moving things around, I have added at TC1210, and the pedals are now in the rack to save space-
nice - I'd love to hear what you are getting out of that - looks like an awesome ambient set up!
Old 7th September 2011
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Latest iteration of my small board:

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T1M I/O > Blackstone > TC Electronic BLD > Hartman Comp > Turbo Tuner > XIIBK Phaser > Jack DeVille Mod Zero > Malekko 616 > Hermida Reverb > I/O
Old 7th September 2011
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God I love checking out pedalboards, its like real porn for guitar freaks.
I am working on getting into some looping bypass switching systems for mine after seeing some of these. Great stuff. Pedals just make the guitar have so many options of tone, you combine that with a great sounding amp and you get an infinity of colors to paint with, I can't help but feel "purists" who hate pedals are just missing the point. Even just an OD pedal can greatly take the amp and guitar into realms beyond the limitations of just guitar/amp.

Hey, anyone used Egnator, good or bad issues?? I am eyeing that Tweaker 40 watt head they have, running 2 in stereo might be interesting and easy on the bucks.
Old 8th September 2011
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The tweaker sounded good when i played it at guitar center but I prefer a different cab personally. Buy 2 low watt heads and plug them into a mono/stereo 4x12. Sounds killer. I've been eyeing the jet city stuff and the ibanez tube screamer head with 6v6s
Put in JJ 6v6s and they will be a little bit more like 6l6s
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