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Post by Jay » Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:19 am

I've got a bit of the build bug for some pedals and was looking for links and figured it might be helpful if we had a sticky topic.  I'll start with the few sites I know of.  Feel free to post feedback on the quality of kits and/or service as I know nothing about them other then what I've read here.

Kits:
http://www.buildyourownclone.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.generalguitargadgets.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (a few kits and loads of PCBs)
http://www.smallbearelec.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.olcircuits.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.tedweber.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.4mspedals.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.axeandyoushallreceive.com/brands/byoc-kits" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.madbeanpedals.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (PCBs only)
http://www.musicpcb.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (PCBs only)
http://www.tonepad.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (PCBs only)

Parts:
http://www.pedalpartsplus.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.smallbearelec.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.effectsconnection.com/oscommerce" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.circuitspecialists.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (the CSI-STATION1A is a $100 Hakko soldering station for $40)
http://www.mouser.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.digikey.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.wah-wah.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.alliedelec.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.tedweber.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.tubesandmore.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.diystompboxes.com/zencart" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.pedalenclosures.com/home.wss" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (cool Hammond enclosure alternatives)
http://www.madbeanpedals.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.musicpcb.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.tonepad.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.mammothelectronics.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.rapidonline.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.taydaelectronics.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;



Misc/Info:
http://www.geofex.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.generalguitargadgets.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.experimentalistsanonymous.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.tonepad.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.muzique.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (AMZ Effects)
http://beavisaudio.com/techpages/boxinaday.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (finishing tips)
http://www.commonsound.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://fuzzcentral.ssguitar.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.diystompboxes.com/wb" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.runoffgroove.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

European sites:
http://www.banzaimusic.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.musikding.de" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.wah-wah.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Pedl Parts and Kit suppliers

Post by daydreamdelay » Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:33 pm

aside from pedalpartsplus I've been really happy with smallbear and effects connection..

http://www.smallbearelec.com/home.html
http://www.effectsconnection.com/oscommerce/

pedalpartsplus is great because they have painted enclosures and basic parts at very reasonable prices, same with effectsconnection as far as cheap prices on basic parts and unfinished enclosures, and smallbear has just about any internal part you need.. I've experienced great customer service from all three.

AMZ and Tonepad are very good places to find pcb's and general info on DIY projects.. I'm a bit frustrated with the process at the moment but that's due to my own rushing into too many projects before fully knowing the basics.. it can be a lot of fun when done right  :)

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Post by FireAarro » Sun Jan 28, 2007 4:28 pm

http://experimentalistsanonymous.com

good source for info, ideas and schematics
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Post by mynameisjonas » Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:03 pm

for us europeans:
http://banzaimusic.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; have a few simple kits, and all the parts you would need to build your own pedals.

http://www.musikding.de" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; have several kits, all very cheap, and pretty decent. it's a bit of a gamble with the jacks though, sometimes you get good ones, sometimes you get crappy ones. they also sell parts separately.

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Post by jetset » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:36 pm

Small Bear and BYOC have been very good for me.  No experience with the others.
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Post by Jay » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:45 pm

Added http://www.olcircuits.com to the list of kit suppliers.  Anyone built any of their stuff?

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Post by pullover » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:40 pm

You also left mouser off the list of part suppliers
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Post by Jay » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:45 pm

Good call.  Thanks for the suggestion.

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Post by pullover » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:46 am

Heres a good link on how to finish an effect pedal in a day, and still achieve a professional finish.

http://beavisaudio.com/techpages/boxinaday.html
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Post by dltinter » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:17 pm

Thanks for all the great info.

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Post by momunist » Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:29 am

that's pretty sweet. i've built a few mic pre kits, never any pedals.  anyone know where to find a kit for the mxr blue box?  or maybe a stereo rotary emulator?

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Post by pullover » Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:26 am

Not a full kit, but tonepad has the PCB's, then you order the parts from one of the parts suppliers. There are also build reports at the bottom of the page.
http://www.tonepad.com/project.asp?id=33

Parts list and wiring diagram
http://www.tonepad.com/getFile.asp?id=73
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Post by m0n0mania » Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:26 pm

oops missed this one
http://www.runoffgroove.com/

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Post by Jay » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:11 pm

Cool.  Thanks for the links, I've added them to the original topic.

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