Mammoth deviator…

Dan0h

Well-known member
Not my normal build report but since Stompboxparts is friends with Mr.PedalPCB I think it’s ok to post here.
I wasn’t going to box this bad boy at first, but it’s a nice surprise for a free pcb. Fun, fuzzy, glitchy and super octaves. A mxr blue box clone. I’m pretty impressed, going to have to order a 125b enclosure. Not sure if I will keep my pair of nice Bc407b’s in there but they seem to work with the spare 2n5088 I had laying around. Use what you have, often produces fun results.
Kudos to Stompboxparts for blowing these boards out as freebies.
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BuddytheReow

Breadboard Baker
I was browsing through there site to order some 2n5484s last night. Saw the free pcb and added an enclosure, switches, and pots. My $8 order turned into $20 with shipping. I have a stripboard version of this and not 100% satisfied (octave switch worked before boxing it up and now it doesn’t). Either way, for a free pcb it will be a fun few afternoons

I didn’t get the breakout board so I’m hopin I can just wire this up normally
 

Dan0h

Well-known member
I was browsing through there site to order some 2n5484s last night. Saw the free pcb and added an enclosure, switches, and pots. My $8 order turned into $20 with shipping. I have a stripboard version of this and not 100% satisfied (octave switch worked before boxing it up and now it doesn’t). Either way, for a free pcb it will be a fun few afternoons

I didn’t get the breakout board so I’m hopin I can just wire this up normally
I was not expecting much but it sounds way better than the video on YouTube of the stoner guy playing this build. Enjoy.
 

fig

Well-known member
You weren't monkeying around with this one! Very clean!

Tis a better lot the stone-r than the stone-e from what I've heard. Either way, lay down the rock and let's roll!
 

Dan0h

Well-known member
You ever screw something up so bad you get the point of just saying F* it and go full blown crazy finishing it?

Well, this was never intended for my board, more of one of those wild crazy pedals you pull out on a blue moon to have a little fun with.
Introducing De Robo, the coffee drinking octofuzz glitch machine. Sounds great, looks like a pile.

Have a great weekend dudes. Hanging up the soldering iron for a couple weeks.

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Dan0h

Well-known member
That’s what I was afraid of. Thanks anyway
Yeah. This was an absolute hack job on my box up. I knew it wasn’t going on my board so I said fuck it. It’s a really fun pedal though. Good luck. I’m sure you will do better than my cobble.
 

Dan0h

Well-known member
You'd be surprised at how deadly precise you can be with painter's tape, a carpenter's square, and an automatic center punch. That's how I do mine, and I am ultra concerned about symmetry.

Example:
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Yup. Blue tape, square, and punch how I do mine too. But this one was a cluster and I eye balled it. And didn’t account for the extra space for the side jacks so had to re-eye-ball it. Total mess, will never see the light of day outside of the house.
 

BuddytheReow

Breadboard Baker
I’m currently trying to drill mine out. My method is to put some acrylic paint on the top of the pots and switches and see where they land in the enclosure. Hopefully I won’t screw it up too bad. I’ll make my own build report when complete and wired up
 

Dan0h

Well-known member
I’m currently trying to drill mine out. My method is to put some acrylic paint on the top of the pots and switches and see where they land in the enclosure. Hopefully I won’t screw it up too bad. I’ll make my own build report when complete and wired up
How do you like the sound. I thought it was a pretty interesting pedal. The transistors you choose make a big difference in the sound. I socketed and tried a few.
 

BuddytheReow

Breadboard Baker
I just threw in some mpsa18. It’s not really useable in a band setting really, but it’s pretty fun to mess around with. I tend to get pretty bluesy.
 
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