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Small Stone Clone - Done

The Small Stone/Piedrita pedal is done.  (Finally). 

Here's the gut shot.  I made a goof in that I didn't allow quite enough room to fit a battery.  I'll be running it on my pedalboard, so that's not such a big deal, but a battery would have been nice.

This was an exercise in packaging.  All along I thought I'd have tons of room.  But the board itself is fairly large and it took some thought to get a decent clean layout.

And now for the real unveiling.

I dub thee Hurricane!  I tweaked the feedback setting (aka Whoosh) so that when it's cranked up to max intensity, it squeals a tiny bit.  More of a noisemaker setting than anything, but there you have it.  That whooshy, ringing, swirly sound was the inspiration for the name.

The real irony is that as I was finishing this pedal up, and after I came up with the name, we were being hit with Hurricane Irene.  Irony, or karma?

It sounds just like my old v 1.0 Small Stone, except that I have no volume drop, and I can vary the "Color" feedback.

Lots of other projects in the queue - I need to get moving on them.


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  • Italo Luciano said...
    April 13, 2017 at 10:24 PM
    Hi! great project, my name is Luciano, and i am from Argentina, small world indeed. I saw also your SAAB c900, awesome. I'm planning to build one of this for my pedalboard, and i will print the PCB from de pdf in and will begin working, can i ask you an email or something to contact you if i need some help? i have some abilities but not a pro technician... Thanks!!!
  • Yr Fthfl Blggr said...
    April 15, 2017 at 2:32 PM
    Hola Luciano -
    Thanks for the kind words. Sure, feel free to send questions - just use the comment form and give me a (disguised) email address.

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