Time for a plain old booster pedal, a clone of the Xotic RC Booster.
The RC Booster offers a super transparent 20db+ clean boost with an adjustable ±15dB two band active EQ which adds a wide range of harmonic content to your ideal sound. As a clean boost, it can enhance other pedals, such as “overdrive and distortion pedals”, or you can crank the gain for a “crunch” sound. But, the RC Booster is an extremely transparent, where many player’s find they leave it on all the time.
I wanted to build another Zendrive clone. The Koan Drive used an OPA2604 opamp but I thought I’d try a AD712 (from eBay). There isn’t much difference, if any, in the sound. But still, I love the pedal so much I wanted a spare.
Also…I found another way to seal the artwork decal on a pedal.
He says further down – “…inkjet clear sticker film with an extra sheet stuck over the printing for protection.”
So, I printed out the colour label and then stuck the clear layer over that and then cut the whole thing out and stuck it to the enclosure.
Then I did an experiment – I ran the whole lot under the hot tap. Then a gooey layer of the transparent film started to come off in small lumps (the top coat of the clear vinyl). After a bit of rinsing and a final rub down with meths it came up really shiny and smooth. And the fingernail grooves I put in (deliberately) disappeared. It looks great!
What was that Carpenters song?
“…and say goodbye to…Envirotex…”
Here you can see the edge of the decal, looks great.