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    A good friend of mine got to try a vintage Klon when he went to New York recently. I know that nothing will get the exact tone, but I'd like to build him a Klone for his birthday in a couple months. Any tips?
    Schecter ATX Blackjack C7 BKP Painkiller (B) and Abraxas (N)
    Hagstrom Hj800 Jazzbox stock pickups
    Fender Jazz Bass EMG MJ Set
    Music Man SUB Ray5 stock pickups
    Line 6 Helix
    Dunlop Strings and Picks

    The opinions expressed above are my own and do not reflect normal levels of sanity.

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    Re: Building my first Pedal

    In the past have found this a good place to get parts and advice if you have a schematic or wiring diagram - http://mklec.com/project-kits

    in fact they have a klon kit - http://mklec.com/project-kits/guitar...ne-effects-kit
    RogerMexiko
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    Last edited by RogerMexiko; 01-26-2017, 09:59 PM.

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    • #3
      Re: Building my first Pedal

      1994 is vintage now? Well ****...

      BYOC has discontinued their kit unfortunately but a kit is definitely the way to go for your first build.
      TOUQUE ROCK...EH???? I AM CANADIAN

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      • #4
        Re: Building my first Pedal

        Originally posted by Kamanda~SD View Post
        1994 is vintage now? Well ****...

        BYOC has discontinued their kit unfortunately but a kit is definitely the way to go for your first build.
        Lol. I meant real. But in terms of the Klons, yeah I'd consider that vintage.
        Schecter ATX Blackjack C7 BKP Painkiller (B) and Abraxas (N)
        Hagstrom Hj800 Jazzbox stock pickups
        Fender Jazz Bass EMG MJ Set
        Music Man SUB Ray5 stock pickups
        Line 6 Helix
        Dunlop Strings and Picks

        The opinions expressed above are my own and do not reflect normal levels of sanity.

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        • #5
          Re: Building my first Pedal

          I would try this one - http://store.generalguitargadgets.co...plete-kit.html

          If it is your first build, I would definitely go with an already made PCB, it looks like the mklec kit comes with tag board that you have to cut and jumper traces on, and you still have to find an enclosure so the difference in price is a no-brainer.

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          • #6
            Re: Building my first Pedal

            another option might be to buy a clone and customize the enclosure, in the long run think your friend would end up with a known quantity not a mystery kit.
            http://tonereport.com/blogs/tone-tip...klone-shootout

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            • #7
              Re: Building my first Pedal

              Originally posted by devastone View Post
              I would try this one - http://store.generalguitargadgets.co...plete-kit.html

              If it is your first build, I would definitely go with an already made PCB, it looks like the mklec kit comes with tag board that you have to cut and jumper traces on, and you still have to find an enclosure so the difference in price is a no-brainer.
              I was planning on it. I actually found that site and bookmarked it already. There's another that I'm looking at too.
              Schecter ATX Blackjack C7 BKP Painkiller (B) and Abraxas (N)
              Hagstrom Hj800 Jazzbox stock pickups
              Fender Jazz Bass EMG MJ Set
              Music Man SUB Ray5 stock pickups
              Line 6 Helix
              Dunlop Strings and Picks

              The opinions expressed above are my own and do not reflect normal levels of sanity.

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              • #8
                Re: Building my first Pedal



                Just PM me if you need any walk-through help for wiring it or if you have difficulty finding any specific parts. This will be the cheapest method, and is truly DIY.

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                • #9
                  Re: Building my first Pedal

                  I don't know if I'd do a Tagboard pedal as a first build... Maybe a kit booster, then a kit OD, then a tagboard OD. Just to get the soldering, troubleshooting and repairing skillset built up first.
                  Oh no.....


                  Oh Yeah!

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