Tim Escobedo's "Folkurban" circuits. Zipped.

Stompboxes circuits published in magazines, books or on DIY electronics websites.
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tabbycat wrote:hey guy, welcome to fsb. i hope you have a riot here. get in.

thanks for posting the demos. i like the jerkulator best. very punchy attack with a satisfying after-rattle. it’s a hammer of a pedal.
the sound on the pushme was very percussive and toppy, is that the pedal cutting lower frequencies or how you generally like your tone? what is your set up on that? hums or singles.

escobedo is classy. the seeds from which so much great stuff can grow. nice builds.
I think the PNP transistor is cancelling out a few frequencies in the Push me Pull me to make the octave effect. I was using a Tele with a p90 in the neck and overwound 60's single in the bridge. I'm located in Japan for the time being, so I end up renting studios out and use whatever they have. Usually it's a Roland Jazz Chorus. Thanks! :thumbsup

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tonmann wrote:Here's the vero board layouts I did a while back on another forum - in case anyone is interested.
major thanks, tonmann. the whole set on vero. sweeeet.
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Post by soggybag »

I contacted Tim E. about selling some pedals from one of his circuits about 10 years ago here’s what he said:
I do have a policy that has worked out well for several short runs by other makers. For commercial use, I generally charge a licensing fee for each unit. For a run of 25 units or under, the fee is 10% of selling price or $10 USD per unit, whichever is cheaper. For a production run of of 25-50 units, the fee is $5 USD per unit. 51-100 units is $2 USD per unit. Over 100 units is $1 USD per unit. For significant numbers over 100 units, a lower fee can be negotiated, depending on the selling price.

Of course, non commercial use incurs no fee.
I figured I’d build 10 so that would have added $10 to the cost of parts which was about $25. I figured I’d be selling for $100 each. Which would leave me with $65. It didn’t seem like a good business.

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Post by Jan1966 »

You would make £0

Most of the people here have probably already built, experimented, Used, Tim Escobedos ideas for their own use.

Sorry

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Post by soggybag »

It’s really tough to make any money building pedals when you factor in labor. You really need to get the cost of materials down to the minimum and your build process as streamlined as possible. In just do this on the weekends for fun and order small numbers for parts. I keep myself and band mates in pedals.

DIY pedals don’t go for a whole lot. Commercial stuff sells for more but when you’re competing with EHX, Boss, and Dunlap who all sell high quality stuff at very reasonable prices, it’s a tough market. You’d have to get your costs down to $25 to $50 a unit to sell at $100 to $200.

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Post by modman »

I was looking for this, it's also already in a special folder in there member section.
Bumping this because I cannot seem to make this thread a sticky?
talking to myself too
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