I'm returning to my large enclosures, and you can't stop me

DGWVI

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So, ordered a Hammond 1456WL3BKBK enclosure to build myself what is hopefully the ultimate dirt/ boost/ noiz box for my needs. Going to be powered by the JMK/ THCustoms Epic Looper. Each of the five loops is going to have a dedicated dirt box, and possibly pre and post fx loops. WIll have a master buffered bypass, and another buffer at the output

Not 100% yet, but what I have in mind so far
Main loops
  1. Sweet Honey or other tweedy/ supro like OD
  2. Turbo RAT
  3. Op-amp Big Muff
  4. Demo Tape Fuzz and/or Peachfuzz
  5. Cream Puff
For auxillary circuits that are going into it for sure, I've got
  1. Treble boost
  2. Bass boost
  3. Green Ringer
  4. Bit Commander
  5. Microamp at the output
  6. Distortion+
  7. Have 3 1-Band parametric eqs I'll probably toss in
Being 11x20" I'll still have a tone of room left for other circuits. Any one have any ideas while I wait on the rest of my parts to come in? Thinking maybe a fixed wah or Anderton super tone control somewhere.
Also, power... Not sure if I want to do dedicated or just build it to run off my Mondo. Pros/ cons? The looper alone takes 9v 400ma


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DGWVI

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Oh man that is awesome. I’d throw a tagboard Noise Ensemble in there if you want some more freaky stuff.
I'm not terribly familiar with Pt2399s, but I do have two Madbean Dirtbaby boards. Could that be hacked to do some of of what the Noise Ensemble does?
 

Nostradoomus

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I’m not sure I’d bother doing that. Building one from scratch is really not that difficult, very small parts count!
 

Mourguitars

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I think this would be very cool !

Do you have room to mount a CS 12 power supply or something similar in there as well ?

Mike
 

DGWVI

Active member
I think this would be very cool !

Do you have room to mount a CS 12 power supply or something similar in there as well ?

Mike
There will probably be room to mount a supply in there, but haven't decided on what route I'm gonna go as far as power yet.

Willikers! It's so beeeeeeeeeeeeeg!
Was this in any way inspired by what they did over at Sweetwater?
I haven't seen that. Link?
 

DGWVI

Active member
So, after some deliberation, here's the plan

Master Bypass with either Klon or Cornish Buffer

Pre-Epic Looper input, on dedicated bypass switches, in signal order
  1. Into the Unknown Guitar Synth (Crazy PLL driven synth, like a bastard of the Pigtronix Mothership v1, and Schumann)
  2. Captain Bit (Bit Commander)
  3. Multiwave Guitar Synth (Wave shaper deal w/ Ring Mod and octaves)
  4. Treble Deluxe Booster (Brian May style dirty treble boost)
  5. Pacifier (Punkifier)
  6. Op-amp Muff Fuzz (Simple dual op-amp OD/ Fuzz, surprised I don't see it more often)
  7. Sonic Reducer (Pseudo bit crusher/ aliaser)

Epic Looper w/ 7segment LED Loops in order
The first circuit in each line will have a dedicated footswitch. Distortion Circuit will be "always on"
  1. Amentum boost into Dynasty Distortion (Arrows into Dyna Red)
  2. Squidward into Muroidea Distortion (Tentacle into RAT)
  3. Park & Ride into Dream Fuzz (Q-Zone into Big Muff)
  4. Cold Turkey into B-Side Fuzz (Detox into Demo Tape)
  5. Eagle Claw Octave Fuzz into Cream Pie Fuzz (CMOS octave up madness into Cream Puff)
The output of the Epic Looper will go into a 1-band Parametric EQ, MicroAmp Boost (these two will share a bypass switch), and Klon buffer

With the Bank switch of the Looper, that puts me at 20 footswitches, 54 pots, and 6 toggles.

Only things left for me to figure out are the power, and if/ where I want to add any effects loops. Thinking I might just pick up an isolated power box and rehouse the guts. Looking at the Voodoo Lab 4x4 and Sweet Foot Pedals Iso Base

Also, I need to decide on knobs. I've used 1360s and 1900s almost exclusively for everything I've ever built, so want to spice it up a bit with something else. Thinking I'll probably stick to black, but may go with something bare aluminum

Just waiting on a few more shipments of parts and PCBS, then this thing will be under construction. If I were any good with graphic design, I'd draw something up, but I'm not, so you'll have to use your imagination until I can get some mockups completed;)
 
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