Here’s my third Klon build using the Aion Electronics board. The first one I still have. The second one I built for a friend who plays bass. And this one I built so that I could sell. But, I don’t know, it’s so pretty I might keep it.
Kind of a filler post here…but lately, I’ve been outfitting my pedals’ bypass indicators with these fresnel lens covers instead of bezels. Generally speaking, I think a lot of pedal manufacturers need to tone it down with the brightness of these LEDs. Perhaps it’s common that stage lights (or playing outdoors) warrant an annoyingly bright indicator, but I always felt it was overkill.Â If I ever ran into the issue, I’d just change the LED resistor to something higher, or I’d just swap the LED (usually water clear) to a diffused one. Anyway, back to these lenses. I just think they […]
Pictured here is my newest completed pedal project. Â It’s the Aion Electronics Nimbus Overdrive. Â Recently I had built myself a Klon clone and found it useful enough to include in my rig. If you didn’t know, the Klon is kind of known for it’s prominent mid-hump EQ. At first, I wasn’t really too crazyÂ about this, but ultimately I decidedÂ that the contrasting nature of the Klon to my other OD tonesÂ was a good thing and thisÂ secured it a space on my board. While browsing the Aion Electronics shop, I came across the Nimbus. TheÂ one thing I really like about this site […]
Shortly after sharing about my new mini-board (here), I acquired a Pluetoneum Chi-Wah-Wah V2Â (careful…oddly nsfw)Â to complete and maximize the usefulness of my new mini setup. I didn’t really feel like posting about it, although I may do a more lengthy demo in the future. Other than that acquisition, it’s all been Boss mods and new complete builds. This one pictured aboveÂ is one of my proudest completed projects.
Here’s my mini pedalboard mounted on a Pedaltrain Metro-16, one of their new offerings for 2015. Previously, I had the old Pedaltrain Mini. Apparently, my model had gone through a couple of revisions. One of them is publicly known and visually obvious. The other, more or less nobody knows about and you really can’t tell just by looking at it. What it comes down to is that my Mini doesn’t accept any non-daisychain power supplies.
Â Â Nothing new here. Just another Sho ‘Nuff I built for my mini board. White enclosure, pink LED and black knobs (I may swap the knobs later).
The innards of this Sho ‘Nuff (I really don’t like this name) boost are the same as the one I previous posted about. As I was trying to fit the original one onto my board, I ran into an issue where the DC jack located on top was problematic. So I ordered another enclosure, redrilled all the holes, and moved the DC jack to the side. As you can see, I also went with a different color scheme, which I’m liking much more than the mint green w/Â black knobs that I had before. It was too late for me to […]
Here’s my first ever guitar pedal build. In the past I’ve moddedÂ my gear and replaced components here and there, but I’ve never built one “from scratch.” The PCB was purchased from guitarpcb.com and this is the Sho ‘Nuff Boost.
I really like that the Mexican Strat maintains such modestÂ prestige, yet it’s my favorite guitar to play at the moment. Over the weekend, I did my first modification(s) to it. Keeping the upgrades modest for the most part, this is what I installed:
Signal Chain: TC Electronic Polytune Morley Maverick Maxon CS-9Pro Boss PH-3 Lovepedal Amp11 Guitarsystems Fuzz Tool Jr. Walrus Audio Deep Six MXR Micro Amp Boss DD-5 Boss TR-2 Ibanez DE7 Strymon BlueSky