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 Post subject: BYOC Super8 build
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:01 pm 
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Finished up my first real project on Jan. 2nd. Overall, it went very well with no real snags to speak of (I managed to get too much solder on 2 of the LEDs, so I have to remove some solder and redo it). I'm very pleased with how the project worked out, and the instructions were very well done.


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 Post subject: Re: BYOC Super8 build
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:21 pm 
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Well done! Impressively tidy work for a first project. Did you have previous soldering experience?

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 Post subject: Re: BYOC Super8 build
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:57 pm 
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Thanks!

The only soldering I've done in the past was a "learn to solder" kit. I've done various odds and ends in the past with cheap solder guns or irons. This project (and the "learn to solder" kit) was done with a real soldering station that I found a steal on in Radio Shack back before they closed.


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 Post subject: Re: BYOC Super8 build
PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:31 am 
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Very nicely done, especially with the amount of experience.

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 Post subject: Re: BYOC Super8 build
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:31 am 
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Thank you. I enjoyed the process, and decided to go ahead and mod my Blues Jr. (billm mods) after doing this project. I've had the stuff for quite some time, but just never got around to starting.


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 Post subject: Re: BYOC Super8 build
PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:44 am 
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firelight wrote:
Thank you. I enjoyed the process, and decided to go ahead and mod my Blues Jr. (billm mods) after doing this project. I've had the stuff for quite some time, but just never got around to starting.

Which of the BillM (may he rest in peace) mods are you doing on your Blues Jr.? I did a boatload of them on mine and really enjoyed the improvements, though the amp has since been sold. Gory details & photos available HERE.

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 Post subject: Re: BYOC Super8 build
PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:50 am 
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duhvoodooman wrote:
BillM (may he rest in peace)

Oh wow, I hadn’t heard that. Just checked his site and saw the details. A shame. Not everyone here loved his mods, but Bill was a big player on the DIY guitar scene.

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 Post subject: Re: BYOC Super8 build
PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:28 am 
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I've had the flu, so sorry for the delayed response.

I did a laundry list of billm mods (listed below). Yes, Bill's passing is a shame.

billm mods:

cream board basic kit
22 watt Heyboer output transformer
presence control
sparkle control
clean boost module
Switchcraft input jack
audio-taper reverb control
audio-taper master control
stereo foot switch jack
recap kit
standby switch
line out jack

Edit: I forgot to mention the "tonestack mod"

I should post a thread on it, I suppose...


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