New distortion pedal build

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New distortion pedal build

Postby socoto » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:30 am

I posted these pictures on another forum (BYOC pedals) and thought you folks might like to see too. I periodically build pedals and here’s my latest build. It’s a green Russian muff on vero. The enclosure is etched…I was going for that “big klunky beat-up-machine” look. The sound is really cool. Still getting used to how it responds, etc. It was a fun build and as usual, I learned a lot!

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To see some of my custom built pedals go to: http://www.SocotoSound.com

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Re: New distortion pedal build

Postby Strat-o-rama » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:02 am

Don't think the Politburo will approve. Fuzzed out electric guitar??? Way too much the result of decadent western capitalism.
Maybe a trip to Siberia will help straighten out your thinking, Comrade.

:P ;)

Very cool, and yet another voice in the world of fuzz.
Had a big Muff years ago but it died. Now I use a Turbo Rat and Sanner Fuzzrite.

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Re: New distortion pedal build

Postby Mr. Bill » Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:31 pm

Very cool build!

That will definitely fit better than an original green box in a pedal board.

What did you use to etch the case?

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Re: New distortion pedal build

Postby socoto » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:04 pm

Thanks for the positive feedback! I use Ferric Chloride to etch. It’s pretty messy, but I’ve got a pretty good system for etching. Here is a link to the tutorial where I learned: http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/MarkMs-Gallery/album24/
To see some of my custom built pedals go to: http://www.SocotoSound.com

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Re: New distortion pedal build

Postby socoto » Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:07 pm

I just put a video up of this pedal.... :D
To see some of my custom built pedals go to: http://www.SocotoSound.com

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Re: New distortion pedal build

Postby Veenture » Tue Oct 20, 2009 2:08 am

Nice, sounds like it has a good range of tones in the fuzz spectrum of sound ;)

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Re: New distortion pedal build

Postby socoto » Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:34 pm

Thanks for the feedback!
To see some of my custom built pedals go to: http://www.SocotoSound.com

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Re: New distortion pedal build

Postby oipunkguy » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:17 pm

I have one of those chucky army green big muffs. I love that freakin pedal. I think they sound best with an amp set on a good crunch tone though. if you use batteries, a neat tip I learned was to get a small on/on toggle switch and add it to the pedal somewhere it wont get stepped on. then run it between the positive terminal of the battery and where it attaches to the board, and now you can cut off your power without having to unplug guitar cables all the time. This is even more handy on a pedal board.
cool build and video. :D
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Re: New distortion pedal build

Postby ZacJM » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:16 am

Just got one last week and I love it!

Also another: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdYhrGg1oQo
http://www.youtube.com/zacmoritz

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Re: New distortion pedal build

Postby Sarah93003 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:25 am

socoto wrote:Thanks for the feedback!



Very cool! Well done.
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