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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 5:57 pm 
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First things first. I have got to give Keith2112 major credit for helping me layout my vision for the artwork. Without him this pedal would not be what it is. 8) I already had the Eddie and Jimi pics. Keith2112 did the background and fonts for me through many emails back and forth between us until the layout was right. So Keith2112, thank you very much for the help.

Let me introduce you to my "Tapping into Voodoo" Phull Phaser :mrgreen:
Sorry for all the pics, but I'm really proud of this first build. :D
My camera had issues with the LED's, so the colors look a little washed out in some of them.

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Just finished this pedal and all I can say is wow. Not only is the artwork the bomb (well it is to me anyway :wink: ) but this pedal sounds incredible. Fired it up and set the JFETS, works perfectly first time out! I've had a block letter Phase 90 for years, but this one blows it out of the water tone wise. Even when blending the feedback in to more closely match the block letter version, it still sounds incredibly better, smoother. The "Jimi" 'Vibe side is really cool too.

So on to the build. I had to go with a "clam" type of build where I attached the board to the bottom plate. It's the only way I could get all the switches in place and clear them. I would have made the wiring much neater if I could have mounted the board inside the housing itself. That's the kit's stiff solid core wiring that's holding the back plate up in the last pic, the back's not even touching the housing! Not really worried about the wiring, since there's no battery, there's no need to keep opening and closing it. The stomp switch and Eddie/Jimi switches fit in between and around the board components and take advantage of the available clearance. I went with 3PDT switches so I could have 3mm LED indicators for the "Eddie"/red LED & "Jimi" ultraviolet/purple LED sides of the circuit. Same thing for the 90/45 switch, but only had room for the 90 side orange 3mm LED. Wired the circuit LED's directly to power so they are lit all the time depending on switch positions. No battery option so it doesn't matter. Went with a white 5mm LED for on/off. Used 3.3k resisters for the 3mm LED's and the stock 4.7k resister to tame that bright A$$ white light, couldn't even look at the pedal with a 3.3K on it!! All LED's are clear water types.

Believe it or not, the hardest thing I had to deal with was the water slide decal. Went through about 5-6 attempts before I got something I could live with. Had to strip it back and start over several times, including the white paint once because I messed it up too. Don't ask :cry:! Anyway I wanted the image to flow over onto the sides with out having to make them separate pieces, but I knew the corners were going to be the problem. So as you can see I cut the layout to make it look like the image was poured onto the housing and "dripped" over onto the sides, took care of the corner issue :wink:. Many coats of clear and wet sanding, then polishing and this is the finished product. Can't feel the edges of the decal. There are a few very small issues with the image and finish that will eventually make me do another box and transfer the components over. One major issue I had was those sides wrinkling up and sticking in place before I could get the image centered and them all straight and smooth. What I did last is what you see here. This is how I did it (yeah, first build and I'm giving tips!! :lol:). Not sure if anybody knows this, but if you are very careful you can peel the water slide decal off it's backing paper without using water. So what I did was to submerge the box in a big bowl of water with something underneath it to keep it off the bottom, peeled off the paper backing and floated the decal on the surface of the water. Then reached in around the decal and lifted the box up to the correct position under the decal. Once I was satisfied with the placement, I lifted the box out of the water which laid the decal on perfectly, including the sides. I was still able to move the decal around as needed while the sides where laying on smoothly. Word of warning though. Doing it this way will remove most, if not all of the adhesive from the back of the decal, so you will have to seal it down with clear coating.

So enough of my yada yada, what do you guys and gals think???

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 6:02 pm 
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Reason #2 why I don't post pictures of my builds!

Awesome looking enclosure!

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 6:12 pm 
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its sexxy dude! love it.
barry, u owe us some complete build pics!

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 6:18 pm 
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Damn that's nice! Great job - and great tip for the decals - I had never even considered something like that! Really nice solution to the 'corners' issue as well - making a big plus out of a potential negative. I'll say it again: damn that's nice!

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... I cant find the words.... simply excellent build, man.

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 6:33 pm 
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Wow, man does that look cool!!!!

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 6:54 pm 
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Excellent looking pedal. Great job on the graphics.

That's a hell of a first build! 8) We've been seeing quite a few of those around here lately. Wish my first came out looking that good!


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 7:26 pm 
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Totally sick graphic, man! WOW! :shock:


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Totally sick graphic, man! WOW! :shock:


+1 for that!! Amazing... Well done!


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 8:40 pm 
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That is really neat. Great job!

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Gets my vote for the best 1st build. :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 9:55 pm 
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COOL GRAPHICS !!!!!!!!! Awesome job, really great artwork !!!

(+1 Barry...you owe us some shots) ... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:03 pm 
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you guys continue to amaze me. But with Jimi and Eddie being two of my all time faves, I have to declare this THE coolest looking pedal EVER! STUNNING! :shock: :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 11:23 pm 
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my7of9 wrote:
Reason #2 why I don't post pictures of my builds!


Post them up. I really enjoy looking at other people's builds. I've been here for a while and have looked at just about every completed build that's been posted. There is something cool about those off the wall, crazy builds, no matter how good or perceived bad by the builder. Some of the "cooler" looking builds have been the one's that make me go "WTF?" :lol: There are no "bad" builds here, at least none that I've found.

Thanks to everybody who's commented, I appreciate it.

Now on to something a little less grand and simpler, I need to build my Confidence Boost. 8)

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OMG :shock: Followed by sound of jaw hitting floor and tounge flapping out etc. etc.! Just stunning!

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Core9 wrote:
There are a few very small issues with the image and finish that will eventually make me do another box and transfer the components over.

:shock: :shock: :shock: Gentlemen, we have the ultimate perfectionist! Who else out there would want to redo this enclosure? :D

Fantastic work and a first build too - amazing. Congratulations. :D


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WTF!! that is just amazing, love the graphics!!


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 4:35 am 
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Errrm...

I........

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Wow.

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I love the way you've made an asset (the melted look) out of a potential problem. That is great design right there!
Fantastic job.


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jeffme01 wrote:
First Build my arse please please tell me youv'e been doing this all your life and this is your millienth build. I am humbled absolutely eye popping stuff :shock: please can I put my name down for that box when you make the new one :mrgreen:

I'm telling the truth, this is my first build. :mrgreen:

I have been modding pedals for a few years now, but this is really my first build from scratch where I had to do the layout, image design and finishing. That's the reason why I had to redo the housing so many times :cry:. I actually had a perfect application of the image on my 2nd or 3rd attempt, but applied the clear too fast which cracked and wrinkled the decal.

I'll probably keep this box to remind myself to be more patient when doing the finishing work. Believe it or not, I learned many things in doing this for the first time. :wink:

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my7of9 wrote:
Reason #2 why I don't post pictures of my builds!

Awesome looking enclosure!


me too :oops: . ive even become too lazy to let my paint dry enough. im just one step away from writing on the metal box with a sharpie!


this thing looks amazing! where did you get the graphics from?

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where did you get the graphics from?

Calgon - "Ancient Chinese Secret!!!" :lol:

Let's just say I "borrowed" them for the purpose of my "non-profit" use and leave it at that!! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 10:09 am 
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Bro that is one of the most creative and sickest builds I have seen on here! Awesome job!!!!


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Damn you're GOOOD!!!
+1 on the best 1st build!
+1 on the most perfectionist of us all!
That is phenomenal artwork and great ideas for a 1st timer.

(+1 on "Barry, show off already")

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