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Re: Pedal building parts and suppliers (soldering tools, small parts, pcb's etc.

Post by NBarnes21 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:14 pm

TweedBassman wrote:
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http://www.circuitspecialists.com (the CSI-STATION1A is a $100 Hakko soldering station for $40)
this station is really nice. i ordered it with 2 extra tips and it came with a free multimeter, and even the meter was awesome, not a piece of junk. HIGHLY recommended.
I did the exact same thing, I love mine.
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Post by mynameisjonas » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:12 am

NBarnes21 wrote:
TweedBassman wrote:
Jay wrote:
http://www.circuitspecialists.com (the CSI-STATION1A is a $100 Hakko soldering station for $40)
this station is really nice. i ordered it with 2 extra tips and it came with a free multimeter, and even the meter was awesome, not a piece of junk. HIGHLY recommended.
I did the exact same thing, I love mine.
i also bought this one fairly recently (the EU version) and i'm very happy with it :)

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Post by Jay » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:43 am

Damn...  the EU Circuit Specialists site is way better then the US one!

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Post by nealescott » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:17 am

anybody know where i can find the really large black MXR style knobs as found on this pedal...
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Re: Pedal building parts and suppliers (soldering tools, small parts, pcb's etc.

Post by Mike » Sat Apr 18, 2009 11:18 am

mynameisjonas wrote:
NBarnes21 wrote:
TweedBassman wrote: this station is really nice. i ordered it with 2 extra tips and it came with a free multimeter, and even the meter was awesome, not a piece of junk. HIGHLY recommended.
I did the exact same thing, I love mine.
i also bought this one fairly recently (the EU version) and i'm very happy with it :)
Only just realised they sell in the EU, I'll be getting one of these and some tips come payday

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Post by 80k » Thu May 07, 2009 10:24 pm

telenary wrote: You can add www.4mspedals.com to the list too- their pedals are freakin' fun- and not as complicated as I thought they might be.  BYOC is the shizit- great components and a great forum if you need a little help.
I've built nearly every 4ms/commonsound pedal. They used to be a real pain to wire, but in the past couple of years, they have developed professional PCB's and use board-mounted pots. So they are now a breeze to make, and I definitely recommend checking them out. Phaseur Fleur and Tremulus Lune have great classic sounds, the noise swash is downright crazy, and the Atoner has the hugest bumblebee, breathing, swarming, wall of fuzz I've ever heard. The Triwave Picogenerator is also a really fun build, but my wife always gets annoyed when i sit there tweaking it for over an hour. :D

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Post by bipedal » Thu May 21, 2009 8:56 am

Another +1 to Small Bear.  Lots of goodies, and I've ordered plenty of stuff and it always gets to me quickly and completely.  My first stop.

Has Tonepad gotten a mention yet?  No components, but plenty of great circuits, well-done project & PCB layouts, and they sell PCBs for many of the projects they post.  The boards can take awhile to arrive (4-6 weeks), but the board I ordered for the Tube Screamer clone was quite nice.

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Post by Jay » Thu May 21, 2009 9:36 am

Tonepad is indeed mentioned in the first post. :)

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Post by inkeye » Sun May 31, 2009 4:41 pm

I think this thread and a couple of other Effects threads are going to get me into the world of DIY pedals. I'm looking forward to it.

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Post by JJ Gabor » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:18 am

inkeye wrote: I think this thread and a couple of other Effects threads are going to get me into the world of DIY pedals. I'm looking forward to it.

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Post by Ness » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:19 pm

So...I was wondering if anyone could guide me somewhere where a complete noob (Me) could start figuring out where to start with the world of DIY effects.

Also, it feels like every time I have a soldering iron in hand, something gets destroyed. I would really like that to stop. :whistle: :unsure:

Any ideas on where to start?

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Post by Jay » Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:39 pm

I would say buy an inexpensive BYOC kit and a decent soldering station and then watch some tutorials on proper soldering technique of which there are plenty on youtube. You may want to grab a little piece of pad per hole perf board and a few resistors from Ratshack to practice with as well and then once you feel like you can make a good connection build yourself the kit pedal.

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Post by Ness » Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:13 pm

Jay wrote:I would say buy an inexpensive BYOC kit and a decent soldering station and then watch some tutorials on proper soldering technique of which there are plenty on youtube. You may want to grab a little piece of pad per hole perf board and a few resistors from Ratshack to practice with as well and then once you feel like you can make a good connection build yourself the kit pedal.
Ah, I could use the practice at first. Also, has anyone tried the big muff clone from byoc? Or suggest another? I thought that would be a good starting point. ;)

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Post by sixteenstone96 » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:03 am

Ness wrote:
Jay wrote:I would say buy an inexpensive BYOC kit and a decent soldering station and then watch some tutorials on proper soldering technique of which there are plenty on youtube. You may want to grab a little piece of pad per hole perf board and a few resistors from Ratshack to practice with as well and then once you feel like you can make a good connection build yourself the kit pedal.
Ah, I could use the practice at first. Also, has anyone tried the big muff clone from byoc? Or suggest another? I thought that would be a good starting point. ;)
I just ordered 4 pedals from byoc including the big muff clone, i can let you know what i think versus the real thing as soon as i get it built.

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