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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:47 am    Post subject: All ehx big board build thread, seeking your advice... Reply with quote



inspired by the minimalism boards I've seen around, and the constant "could you do only one brand board" threads, I decided to put together an all ehx big box board. I sold off some gear, and was able to pick up a couple new ehx pedals with the proceeds. Using a pedaltrain3, I have the above so far, with a microsynth in the mail. I want to keep it to six or seven pedals, and am considering rotating off a dmm for something that will give a different sound. I also plan to swap the looper out for a staggered model, these ones are just too close together.

I was looking at a qtron, but after trying one out, and checking some demos, it has a lot of sounds I wouldn't do. As the pedals are arranged like above, there might actually be room for a tube zipper, which could get some sounds that the qtron does, but also so an overdrive sound. I've heard iffy things about their reliability, but with the pedal in a true bypass loop, I thought it might help a bit.

So, what other big boxes would you consider? I also have a hog1 that I could run after, so pog is out, and I don't really need a ring mod. Will post updates as more things arrive.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GOLDFINGER YOU'RE TOTALLY MAD

Love it. Get the microsynth and Hog on there and it's done.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flanger Hoax? Lots of sounds.

I also applaud this effort. I have just started filling a big pedalboard for the first time and it's an hilarious mix of huge pedals and tiny space savers jammed between them.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just want to say I'm very jealous of your tall font small stone and big muff combo. Aside from the way they sound, I especially love the way the foot switches feel.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that pedal board is going to weigh a ton Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update, still debating if a tube zipper or English muff'n will fill the final space best, and find a new switcher, I tried this one out and kept tapping 2 switches at the time. I need to find a switcher with 6-7 switches, but I think I might have to go custom to get it to fit.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got two of these from a reputable source, each chip is tested and videos are available online for the process.



The idea is (once I get a job) to send off one of the dmm to analogman, it is a later model designed for 4 mn3008's, but this one has two mn3005's, so it can get double the delay time.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sidecar build started, finally had time to try putting pedals on the board, looks like room for a verb

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much do all of those tones weigh?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's actually not that bad, big box ehx pedals are actually quite light, big package but not much inside. I would imagine if it was all boss double pedals, the weight would be drastically higher.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finboy wrote:
It's actually not that bad, big box ehx pedals are actually quite light, big package but not much inside. I would imagine if it was all boss double pedals, the weight would be drastically higher.

But the green Sovteks weigh a ton!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, they are tall fonts too, so thick as hell metal
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



back from analogman and functioning, definitely clearer sounding in the longer times, though i doubt 1100MS, sounds great.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finboy wrote:
back from analogman and functioning, definitely clearer sounding in the longer times, though i doubt 1100MS, sounds great.

How much did analogman charge you? My old corded DMM needs a tune-up.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

$100
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since when have you had a rotosphere finboy? Very jealous
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the verb, Holy Grail Max (the old, big box version) or Cathedral. A Polyphase would be a good friend for your Polychorus
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progrockabuse wrote:
Since when have you had a rotosphere finboy? Very jealous


Got that a while back, had a mk1, thought it got stollen from my car, found this one for a good deal, then my friend found the mk1 around his house when he cleaned up. I sold him the mk1 and kept the mk2.

I was thinking about a standard big box holy grail, it fits the room on the board, and will give me some verb options.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Progress, hnb's decal looks killer, still have to drill the box for inputs and outputs, and order some switches and LED's

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Needs more big muff's
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