D.I.Y. Pedal building

quick and (very) dirty record, just between the 2nd and 3rd morning coffee :sleeping:

I might have been on the agressive side, setting-wise … :grin: … but that’s for that chainsaw-attack that I love those GK. the preamp doesn’t lack gain, I’m only at 5 on the volume (gain) and 5 on the boost.

Played with Greenie and a pick, obviously. The cab sim is the Ampeg SVT 8x10 from Line6 POD Farm. The preamp is connected to the DAI with the XLR DI.

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Man, that sounds good!

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Yep, that’s a G-K all right :slight_smile:

Sounds awesome.

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I like those kits from MusicDing. not crazy expensive (at least here, close to Germany, where the shipping cost are low), really high quality and with a lot of choice.

now I have the Guma Antique (Darkglass Vintage Microtubes) kit to build … and after that I plan to eventually build :

  • the Acapulco overdrive (for guitar)
  • the MadBox in the dual blendable parallel loops version
  • probably the Guma Drive (Darkglass B3K)
  • possibly the Muff Green Russian , a copy of my favorite Big Muff version (the russian made with military parts)

nice little projects, I liked to build the GK during random spare time and with no deadline. by the way the GK is by far the most complicated projects on the list (except maybe the Guma Antique because of the SMD components).

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It looks like that SMD component is available pre-soldered to an IC socket adapter board? Or do you have to solder it? I couldn’t quite tell from the instructions.

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I have to solder all the SMD components. but that’s fine … I modified a few Nintendo Game Cube in the past, and this Guma Drive can’t really be more complicated, I think :grin:

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I think they sent you the torture version :sweat_smile:. Unless we are using the term SMD differently, this one only has one chip …

https://schalltechnik04.de/de/anleitungen/guma-antique/11

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one chip (MC33179) + two transistors (J201)

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Ah, missed those. Ugh. SMD scares me.

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Plus the chips are socketed :slight_smile:

Still sad I had to cancel that kit. Looks super fun. I really liked Musikdings, the customer service there was really helpful.

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Love this, liked it so much, I got my headphones to hear it better a second time! Great tone, great riff!

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first time I do brushed aluminum by myself. the front face is brushed and the other sides are roughly polished. this is for my Guma Drive (Darkglass VMT clone).

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Looks good :star_struck:

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