Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rehousing a FAB Chorus Pedal - Done


Well here it is.  I plugged it in and it actually worked, though the foot switch occasionally makes an electronic pop when I hit it. Could be the switch, could be the lack of shielding.  I'll try wrapping it in aluminum foil and see if that clears it up.  It would be a shame since it does look kind of cool with the glowing LED on the inside.  I'll have to take a picture of it in the dark. Here are some other pics so you can see the layout.

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- Bottom View -

I had ordered some knobs that looked good, but they were too big. I'm trying to think of something cool and knob-like that I could use instead of knobs - maybe little rubber balls or something.  It was a fun project, but I'm glad it is over.  I need to pick up a soldering iron of my own that is more appropriate for electronics. Speaking of that, here are a few of the sites I ordered materials from in case you want to give it a go some time:

Good for generic stuff like wire, soldering irons, etc.

Good for pedal specific parts like switches and jacks.



3 comments:

  1. looks great , very similar to one i`ve done with a fab echo pedal with 3 additional 100 k pots to compliment the original 2 that the pedal comes with.Did you try the foil shielding to stop the popping? did it work?

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  2. Hi there.Your pedal looks great!

    I want to rehouse my danelectro FAB chorus too, but want to replace the pots also.Do you know what values are needed?

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  3. Thanks! As far as replacing the pots, I'm not sure. The ones in the pedal were marked A103. I looked up that potentiometer and it said it was 10K, but it didn't look like the little ones used in pedal.

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