Got this kit from musikding. Build is very tight and narrow, vertical resistors, and components very close together on the pcb so take time and some planing to solder, especially if you do the mods because there are some on the other side of pcb. I couldn't fit in 220uF and one of the 100uF cap because of very tight positioning, so I solder those on the other side of pcb as I was already doing all the mods so that didn't bother me at all. Markings on pcb are clear just be careful because sometimes is hard to distinguish between 1 and 4, 0 and 8...a helping hand with magnifying glass comes helpful here. I already had a 1950BB enclosing left from my previous project, so I used it for this project.
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When I saw a 1590A size delay I had to try it, having built a series of classic dirt boxes, compressors and boosts in the little enclosures. The circuit is in the style of a Deep Blue, which I had built before but in 125B, shoehorning it in an A was a challenge, accepted! Great sounding delay (of course), and just fits using Lumberg jacks/9mm pots and templates from FuzzDog and Madbean. Came out great, I've added it to my 1590A signal chain.
This was a relatively simple and straightforward build. I opted to make the 5-knob variation and use up some of my solder lug pots.
Perfect for a 125b enclosure with plenty of room for open jacks on top. I prefer to use Lumberg 9v DC jacks because I don't use batteries, but there was still enough room for a standard Boss style jack if everything is measured carefully.
The pedal sounds great. It doesn't have any noise issues, the controls are very responsive, and it was not hard to find an optimal setting. Great for people who need compression but don't like the overtly compressed effect sound.
The pedal worked on the first try after I built it with all of the mods and it sounds great. I've built about 12 pedals prior, but this was the first pcb from Delyk pcbs.
I would rate the difficulty as a "Medium" due to the higher parts count that comes with modulation effects, as opposed to fuzzes and other projects that don't have IC's.
You also have to solder the resistors vertically, which can be tricky but was a smart move because it saves a lot of space so that you can easily house it in a 125B-style enclosure with all of the mods.
Though unnecessary, I used a 3pdt board from another manufacturer to keep the wiring to a minimum. Delyk offers their own so I'd suggest buying one if you're going to build this project.
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