New Pedal Build Day.
This one is a clone of the Skreddy Lunar Module Deluxe, a fuzz pedal designed to sound like, well…
The Skreddy Pedals Lunar Module was designed for “that” certain silicon fuzz tone guitar solo I fell in love with on a best-selling 1973 album. I intentionally voiced this thing aggressively so it will cut through any mix. Very satisfying and addictive “vintage” fuzz tone.
This one was a bit more ambitious, using a larger enclosure (Hammond 1590BB) and 5 controls.
I’m pleased with the LED mounting. I didn’t use a bezel, but soldered the LED to a small 5×5 piece of vero with a hole in it to mount the LED and glued that to the underside of the enclosure with a 3mm hole. The idea came from this post.
This one caused me a few more problems. Apart from some dodgy solder joints I’d inadvertently bought pots with differing shaft lengths, 15mm and 17mm, and the knobs (Boss type) sat way too high on the shafts. So I had to cut off a couple of mm with a junior hacksaw. I must pay more attention when ordering pots to get the same shaft length!
And the blue LED malfunctioned a few times…and the solid-core interconnect wires from the vero board broke several times. So, I’m going to order some multi-core wire for the interconnects.
The “artwork” is horrible. It was a pain using a Posca Pen and then spraying some clear coat on the top.