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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2022 1:57 pm 
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I completed my first pedal last night. I've been a fan for a long time but lacked the courage to get into it myself. I had a friend in college build me a Classic Phaser kit circa 2004/5ish and it's been a mainstay on my pedal board ever since. I decided that I wanted to give it a go this year, so I bought a PINCIL iron with several tips and a few other goodies and resolved that I would build my first pedal this year. Took a bit for the iron to get stateside from mainland China, but once it landed I played with it a bit and started shopping for which kit I wanted to start with. I have long wanted a Divided Octave pedal but decided that might have been a little ambitious, so I started out with a Classic Overdrive kit. The instructions and photos made this a breeze. I've got a bit of experience soldering up guitars/basses for repairs/pickup replacements/etc. but never any experience with PCBs or resistors/capacitors/etc. Y'all know how to make it hard for a guy to screw things up. Only thing I'm going to add to my toolkit at this point would be a good magnifying implement. At 40-years-old my eyeballs are just not what they used to be, but I made due and taking my time yesterday and it went together much easier than I thought it would. Obviously the more complicated the circuit and more densely packed the enclosure the tougher it'll be, but I think I'm hooked. Pedal worked on the first try last night and sounds great!!!! I'm still not too sure on the Divided Octave kit, but the Spring Reverb kit just came back in stock and the Classic Compressor looks like a winner too.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2022 7:42 am 
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Oh, you're hooked all right. Welcome aboard, and nicely done. We all know the feeling you are experiencing now :D Spring Reverb kit is pretty easy and very rewarding.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:44 am 
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Nice job! Welcome to the forum, and your new addiction. Hope to see more build reports from you in the future! Happy playing.

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