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New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby Roa » 06 Feb 2012, 18:20

Hi there, I just wanted to share a few pics of a box that we are going to use for our last build, we are going to manufacture it ourselves. Hope you like it!
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This one is so that you can see the real size of the box. We´ve build it much smaller than the original, closer to a regular size pedal.

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And this is a photoshop. I´m not very good at it, but hopefully you´ll get a general idea of how is going to look.

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Whatever impressions you may leave will be helpfull!

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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby azrael » 06 Feb 2012, 19:32

Pretty cool, though I imagine it must be expensive! Is it worth it?
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby rousejeremy » 06 Feb 2012, 19:42

That looks fantastic!
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby Roa » 06 Feb 2012, 21:38

azrael wrote:Pretty cool, though I imagine it must be expensive! Is it worth it?


Still waiting for a final price... We built a set of 10 to see how it would turn out. The box itself is not very expensive, but... how could I explain...Let me show you a picture of the inside.

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As you can see de center has to be machined with a lathe. The channel for the bottom plate needs to be done with a lathe as well and the whole outside needs to be polished before it is painted, so that is the hard work. Anyway building 100 boxes I expect it not to be too expensive, and we liked the box so much that we will do it anyway! :horsey:
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby DrNomis » 07 Feb 2012, 14:39

Cool.... :thumbsup

Can you keep us informed about pricing and ordering?, thanks in advance..... :thumbsup
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby earthtonesaudio » 07 Feb 2012, 15:47

Wow, that is dedication. Good luck!
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby kleuck » 07 Feb 2012, 16:03

Hope the price will be reasonable...and you will ship to France.
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby Roa » 01 Mar 2012, 12:51

Well I already got a quote... :evil: The predrilled and painted boxes will be around 25€/piece... Kind of pricey don´t you guys think? I mean, is a neat job and it´s pretty unique to have that kind of box in a normal pedal size, but don´t know about it. Any comments???
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby Govmnt_Lacky » 01 Mar 2012, 13:18

Roa wrote:The predrilled and painted boxes will be around 25€/piece... Kind of pricey don´t you guys think?


I would say so. :shock:
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby GuitarlCarl » 01 Mar 2012, 18:46

Maybe in quantity thats a bit... but for a guy like me who does one offs for himself, its a cool box and I like the smaller footprint. I'd buy one if ya take paypal and didn't kill me on shipping. For you guys I guess ya gotta figure how many ya gotta sell before you MAKE money... :blackeye
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby phibes » 01 Mar 2012, 18:50

Roa wrote:Well I already got a quote... :evil: The predrilled and painted boxes will be around 25€/piece... Kind of pricey don´t you guys think? I mean, is a neat job and it´s pretty unique to have that kind of box in a normal pedal size, but don´t know about it. Any comments???


That doesn't seem too bad. What was the quantity on the quote? When dealing with manufacturing you don't usually start seeing big price breaks until the quantities hit 1,000.
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby Roa » 02 Mar 2012, 01:56

Guitarlcarl, if you want one is no problem. I have friends going to Tampa once a month so they could probably send it from there and it shouldn´t be too expensive.

Phibes, the quantity is 100. you´re totally right about the price brakedown, anything less than 1000 is a "custom" job for many shops.
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby phibes » 02 Mar 2012, 06:51

Most definitely, the 100 quantity is tough to push any deals with. Though you said they're gonna be painted and drilled right? If that's included, the cost isn't too bad at what you got quoted. That shaves off a lot of labor so you gotta factor that in from your end.

It's a unique enclosure, people won't mind shelling out some extra bones for it.
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby skylark44 » 02 Mar 2012, 06:52

I like it...kinda reminds me of an "IED" (Improvised Explosive Device...I'm an ARMY veteran)...paint it Olive Drab, and give 'em another name, if you ever make a different pedal with the same enclosure (and don't forget my royalties, if you do :wink: )...and they'd sell like hotcakes :thumbsup . :mrgreen:
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby kleuck » 03 Mar 2012, 13:39

Expensive, but unique, can you have them unpainted and cheaper ?
I'd prefer to make the final look on my own.
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby prehistoric » 03 Mar 2012, 19:25

i think this is a really great idea, and kudos to you for pulling it off!

i understand the cost is going to be more than other boxes, it is really special. i will buy some.
please don' let people's comments about the price get you down, it is worth what you will charge. think of it this way, if very few people buy the boxes, you can have a more exclusive product when you sell the completed pedals in the enclosures.
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby The Rotagilla » 04 Mar 2012, 05:29

I'd be in for a couple, preferrably without the toggle and LED holes if that's possible.
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby agoldoor » 04 Mar 2012, 19:40

Considering that Dunlop is charging 65 bucks for a fuzz face enclosure, I'd say 33 bucks for one of these guys is very decent, on top of the fact that it's uniquely smaller too, very cool Roa!

I'll take two!
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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby Roa » 05 Mar 2012, 11:02

agoldoor wrote:Considering that Dunlop is charging 65 bucks for a fuzz face enclosure, I'd say 33 bucks for one of these guys is very decent, on top of the fact that it's uniquely smaller too, very cool Roa!

I'll take two!

Wow, I´m amazed that so many people want the boxes! It wasn´t our initial idea to sell them, but I guess it won´t be a problem to send some boxes to the states, because we haven´t had any US customers yet and it would be just a few.

Anyway, if we do send the boxes I will take no advantage or profit from it. I want to make that clear so that there are no misunderstandings. I´m not here to sell my products, just to share them and learn everything I can.

We would send the boxes un-drilled and unpainted, as those are easy tasks for any of you and you can do it to your needs/specs. We would like to keep that "uniqueness" of the box for our product meaning that we wont sell more than 10 per person so that DIYers and custom builders may use them, but not mass builders.

That would probably take the cost of the box down to 20€ or less, I´ll have to double check. As soon as I get a quote I will tell you and open a list for whoever wants them. Again thanks for the feedback is really great to have so many "technical consultants" helping! :thumbsup

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Re: New Fuzz Face-like boxes

Postby Cub » 05 Mar 2012, 11:28

These look amazing ! I might want to put one on the shelf in my rack, but I don't know if I have room for one. Could you please tell us the diameter ?
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