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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Pedal Mod Workshop!!!!!

Alright Jemsiters--this is another "Alaskabat Gives Back To The Community" thread.

Ever since you folks found out that I mod pedals, then started building my own--a bunch of you have pounded me with questions. I know several of you are pretty handy with a soldering iron, too.
What I'd like to do is, conduct a series of "classes" that you could follow at your own pace. I won't post them here, but rather--on my DIY blog.

I'll start with some very simple mods, then work you guys up to a full, but simple build. I'll post diagrams for you to follow, pics of what we're doing and possibly a video or two.

I already posted a simple tutorial for my "nephew" Damian on how to just swap out a pedal LED indicator.

I'll only do this if I have enough interested members. While it's pretty simple, I don't want to waste time prepping the tuts if there aren't many members that will use them. Let's make 10 the magic number.

That said--use this thread as an interest gauge. Post a reply that just states you're interested
I don't need a PM or story on why this time...lol.

However, if you'd like me to cover something in particular, then shoot me a PM on your idea.
I'd really like to see you guys get into modding and building. It's great fun and you can turn an inexpensive pedal into a personalized pedal. It will also provide you with the building blocks for your future mods and builds. I'll even go into painting enclosures, adding graphics and the best tools for the jobs.

Even if you aren't interested in dabbling in the circuit world--you might still be interested in just refinishing your existing pedals with new paint or graphics
I'd like to get it started within the week, so please start replying here with interest.

I will tell you up front--I'm not sharing all of my secrets, but these lessons will give you what you need to hone your skills and provide enough for you to apply what you learn to your own ideas.
With that, I'll also be happy to help you guys out with your own mods and builds. Everyone who participates and shares pics and progress will get my "classroom" email address to correspond for Q&A and any other help you need.

All I ask in return for this valuable info, is that you pass on the info you learn and help others out someday with it.


So, let the fun begin.......


Here's one that's on my bench right now--Treva's special pedal.
Just to provide an example of what YOU'LL be able to accomplish after you've learned the basics:

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...626_172207.jpg

Here's the tut I did for Damian on changing an LED:

http://diyguitarpainting.blogspot.com/?m=0

Also, my blog covers other stuff--so please don't mind the geeky side.




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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 11:53 AM
 
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Re: Pedal Mod Workshop!!!!!

I'm very interested in learning.
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Re: Pedal Mod Workshop!!!!!

I'm interested... after looking at Treva's pedal in the link you provided the circuit board looks pretty basic. Can't wait to learn more!
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Alright--2 on the list. Just need 8 more to get it going...



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I'm interested... after looking at Treva's pedal in the link you provided the circuit board looks pretty basic. Can't wait to learn more!
It's actually one of the more complex builds, uses JFets and requires biasing and there are 2 separate circuit boards that go into that build. I'll be teaching a much simpler build and mods. But--you could always take a crack at these complex builds later.



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Re: Pedal Mod Workshop!!!!!

Great idea. If I wasn't so bad with soldering boards (just ask the unfinished mess of a TS I attempted that's sitting in my desk drawer!) I'd be down like a clown.
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Very interested over here!
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Great idea. If I wasn't so bad with soldering boards (just ask the unfinished mess of a TS I attempted that's sitting in my desk drawer!) I'd be down like a clown.
Perfect reason for you to participate!

I'll be starting off with "Soldering 101" and safety before we begin the real work.
Seems like you really want to mod that TS, but just need help with the basics--that's why I'm doing this.
This is your chance to get started and do it right.



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Perfect reason for you to participate!

I'll be starting off with "Soldering 101" and safety before we begin the real work.
Seems like you really want to mod that TS, but just need help with the basics--that's why I'm doing this.
This is your chance to get started and do it right.
Well as long as there aren't any deadlines or homework if I enroll in AlaskaBat's School of Pedal Modding Wizardy, then colour me interested
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Well as long as there aren't any deadlines or homework if I enroll in AlaskaBat's School of Pedal Modding Wizardy, then colour me interested
I hereby color you---PURPLE.



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I hereby color you---PURPLE.
Yussssssssssssssssss!
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Anyone else?
Need about 6 more to green light this...



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Re: Pedal Mod Workshop!!!!!

I'm in! I'd love to start modding my own cheaper pedals that I still have.
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Count me in! Have a soldering station at work for lunch time projects.
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That's 6---need a few more to make this happen



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