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echopark
KVRian
1029 posts since 4 Jan, 2005 from Traun Austria

Post Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:18 am

Many DIY Kits for musicians

http://www.musikding.de/
My Recording Studio http://www.echopark.at

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Hink
Rad Grandad
32320 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:30 pm

thank you echopark :)

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macmurphy
KVRAF
2645 posts since 21 Jul, 2004

Post Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:33 am

i'd really like to start experimenting with some diy pedal builds but i've never soldered a thing in my life!

can anyone recommend a reasonable soldering kit?

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whyterabbyt
Beware the Quoth
28787 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:02 am

macmurphy wrote:i'd really like to start experimenting with some diy pedal builds but i've never soldered a thing in my life!

can anyone recommend a reasonable soldering kit?
Do you mean a kit of soldering tools, or a starting kit you can solder?
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macmurphy
KVRAF
2645 posts since 21 Jul, 2004

Post Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:01 am

yeah sorry, i should have been (a lot) clearer - soldering tools. i'm not sure about wattages, gas vs electric, any extra tools i may need etc

it's probably safe to say i'd be looking for a set of tools that isn't over the top for a beginner but will still be useful as i get a little more confident.
i imagine it's very apparent by now that i have no idea about this stuff :lol:

thanks :)

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whyterabbyt
Beware the Quoth
28787 posts since 4 Sep, 2001 from R'lyeh Oceanic Amusement Park and Funfair

Post Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:28 am

I taught myself to solder about 30 years ago with one of these style of Antex:

http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/antex-30w-sol ... tand-n11by

Ive still got it somewhere, cant remember the exact wattage, though, as I use a variable-temperature one now. I think the only other tools I had were a solder sucker, pliers, and heat shunt tweezers. I still resort to nail clippers to strip wire half the time. :lol:
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macmurphy
KVRAF
2645 posts since 21 Jul, 2004

Post Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:17 am

thanks for that. :tu: so quite straight forward to get myself set up. excellent.

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KVRist
275 posts since 6 Sep, 2004

Post Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:50 pm

echopark wrote:Many DIY Kits for musicians

http://www.musikding.de/
Thank you

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justin3am
KVRAF
11045 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Feb 09, 2016 9:03 pm


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KVRAF
4960 posts since 19 Jun, 2008 from Seattle

Post Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:03 pm

Perception is the ultimate "reality" ~ but not, the ultimate Truth.

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KVRAF
8009 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:36 pm

interesting video if you want to make your own knobs. Found a few others, but this one seemed the most relevant to here

https://youtu.be/aNBHtlhlHF4

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justin3am
KVRAF
11045 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:13 pm

That's a rad video! I have worked on a few projects for clients who asked that I use a specific type of knob and this would have made it easier to source them. I'm still nervous about working with chemicals, though...

cassettedeck9
KVRer
5 posts since 7 Sep, 2020

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JackScale
KVRer
7 posts since 31 Aug, 2020

Post Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:27 am

Do diys come out good if built well? And are they worth the price for the finished product or are you paying a premium for the fun of building?

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justin3am
KVRAF
11045 posts since 7 May, 2006 from Southern California

Post Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:54 am

I think that depends on your skill/ability and the quality of parts used. Even if you use premium parts, if you bungle the electrical or mechanical assembly, the result won't be great.

Some of the stuff I've built, is of the same build-quality as commercial products (or higher in some cases) but part of my job is assembling prototypes for commercial products, so that should be the case.
I encourage people to try DIY because it's rewarding and fun and you have a neat thing when you are done. It can sometimes be less expensive to build stuff yourself but only if your time isn't worth any thing to you.

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