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FWIW, here's how the next gen one would look if I actually felt inclined to keep doing these:

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That'd be a 125B size enclosure most likely. I can still get Gorva boxes in that size with the chameleon finish right now too.

I've been talking to a well known DIY pedal PCB vendor who does mostly near-clones about doing up one of my open source designs to keep things going after I'm out. He likes the idea and it might just happen by early next year. Hopefully my favored parts will start coming available again in about another year or so, but some are already listed as mid 2024 at best.
Both a :love: and a 😑 for that one.
 

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Both a :love: and a 😑 for that one.
Heh. It's so totally not on point for what passes for my customer base it's hilarious. Even the ugliest earlier print jobs from before I found this vendor have sold very quickly and not a bite on this one - not that I've been pitching it much. No more cartoon art for me! :cool:
 

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Heh. It's so totally not on point for what passes for my customer base it's hilarious. Even the ugliest earlier print jobs from before I found this vendor have sold very quickly and not a bite on this one - not that I've been pitching it much. No more cartoon art for me! :cool:
Some might call it cartoon art; others would call it an original design.

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My SMD version on the left, a borrowed Hand-Wired version on the right (thanks @bonin in the boneyard !)

Just awesome.
Bigger, louder, leaner, clearer.

So hand wired sounds better? If so how much?
 

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Some might call it cartoon art; others would call it an original design.
Yep, I'm going with cartoon. The guy who took the photo did something original, not me. But it was a blast trying something new, as always.

Getting close on the HPF/LPF/Bass/Mids one now. I've been trying to make it easier for geezers to read, as requested. But it's a huge time suck due to font licensing issues, so I'm gettin' pretty close to just doing whatever and taking my chances with finding a couple of buyers. ;)

This is really close to what I'm gonna go with, I think:

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No footswitch, as I see this as an always on widget. There will be a mini toggle for bypass though, just in case.
 
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A fourth wall break inside a fourth wall break.
Some might call it cartoon art; others would call it an original design.



So hand wired sounds better? If so how much?
Hard to put a number on it, other than the price difference.
But I'll say that the extra voltage in the HW version definitely opens it up.
The tone is more detailed and open.
To my ear, it sounds like it puts a microscope on your playing.
You hear everything with this sort of "3-D" quality.
 

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Hard to put a number on it, other than the price difference.
But I'll say that the extra voltage in the HW version definitely opens it up.
The tone is more detailed and open.
To my ear, it sounds like it puts a microscope on your playing.
You hear everything with this sort of "3-D" quality.
I'm gonna buy a few bare boards from him to mess around with, it might save me quite a few hours of work while I see if this is something I really want to get into. But high voltage in stomp boxes kinda spooks me, honestly. ;)
 

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It's not the volts...
Amazing to me to see guys selling 800 watt power amps made in their basement to the general public without a UL label.
Understood that it would cost a fortune to do it correctly, but maybe as a kit form with out an easy to source power supply?
Does the wall wart offer the builder any liability protection?
Certainly doesn't bother the Sushi man; just sayin'.
 

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It's not the volts...
Amazing to me to see guys selling 800 watt power amps made in their basement to the general public without a UL label.
Understood that it would cost a fortune to do it correctly, but maybe as a kit form with out an easy to source power supply?
Does the wall wart offer the builder any liability protection?
Certainly doesn't bother the Sushi man; just sayin'.
No way those pedals with the big slots on the top would pass UL certification. Wal warts are good for getting by on the FCC side and some aspects of UL, but once you put your own switching supply inside it's the Wild West. Electro-Harmonix got their peepees whacked hard as did Fender. Small fish probably aren't worth going after unless it gets to ambulance chasing though. Dewd's doing some cool stuff and finding a little success, good on him!
 
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Then what is it?
He means voltage isn't what kills you, the current is.

After reading through the Sushi postings on PPCB.com, it turns out that the SMD ones use the cheapest shit Chinese resistors available since that is all the PCB robot assembly services want to sell you. Hence the relatively low voltage limit. I'll bet the handmade ones use better caps too, since there would be more room on a bigger board needed to fit through hole parts. I'll check back in on this once I actually build some of his designs up though, I could easily be all wet.

And yes, TWSS.
 
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