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kleinm
03-23-2007, 11:26 AM
Hey all. For the last 6 months or so, I've been building all of my own pedals and I've learned a great deal in the process. However, all of them were existing designs or modifications thereof.

Recently, I decided to design my first pedal. I set out to make the best high-gain pedal, suitable for more extreme metal, that I could design. I've been working on it for a while, and finally finished it. I decided to name it die Ziege; German for "the goat".

Here are some pictures.
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l84/mikeklein311/mwk%20pedals/IMG_1528.jpg
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l84/mikeklein311/mwk%20pedals/IMG_1529.jpg
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l84/mikeklein311/mwk%20pedals/IMG_1530.jpg

My forgiving wife helped me make a clip of die Ziege. She provided the camera work and I did the riffing. Its really lo-fi (built-in digital camera mic) and the playing is terrible (improv death metal riffery complete with clams), but that's not the point. I think it does an okay job of capturing the sound, although it sounds way better in the room. I used my Flying V w/ EMG 81 > die Ziege > Dr. Z Prescription ES > VHT D412.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3525261022628635061

Sorry for the randomness, but thought I'd share it.

Bob Savage
03-23-2007, 01:35 PM
It sounds pretty good, although like you said, lo-fi. I'd like to hear a better quality audio clip with that pedal going through the D60.


Nice toes.

kleinm
03-23-2007, 01:44 PM
It sounds pretty good, although like you said, lo-fi. I'd like to hear a better quality audio clip with that pedal going through the D60.


Nice toes.

I would too :). This is the only recording medium I have access to right now. I'm saving my lesson money to get an SM57 and little USB interface.

I haven't tried it through the D60H yet because I wanted to get a sense what it wounded like through a 100% clean amp.

I had a pedicure done for this clip. Notice how fluffy the hair on my big toe is?

drjenkins
03-23-2007, 01:48 PM
Looks like you used a curling iron on them too.


:mrgreen:

kleinm
03-23-2007, 01:51 PM
Looks like you used a curling iron on them too.


:mrgreen:

Nah, Jheri Curl.

Bob Savage
03-23-2007, 01:57 PM
I would too :). This is the only recording medium I have access to right now. I'm saving my lesson money to get an SM57 and little USB interface.

I haven't tried it through the D60H yet because I wanted to get a sense what it wounded like through a 100% clean amp.

I had a pedicure done for this clip. Notice how fluffy the hair on my big toe is?

Send me a pedal, I'll record it through the D60/D412 and then keep the pedal. :D

drjenkins
03-23-2007, 02:02 PM
Nah, Jheri Curl.
Just let your Soooooul Glo.

sangre
03-23-2007, 08:38 PM
as someone else who is starting to experiment/build guitar gizmos and tube amps... i have to say that is rather bad-ass!!!!
pro looking results too (thumbs up man)

paulmapp
06-11-2007, 10:22 AM
Cant listen to that clip for some reason. I'll check it out when I get home (must abe a work server thing)

Bob Savage
06-11-2007, 12:20 PM
Why hasn't my pedal arrived yet?

kleinm
06-11-2007, 02:06 PM
Why hasn't my pedal arrived yet?

Because its being held hostage by my cat. You'd better send her $10,000 or she's going to lay on it and take a nap.

Bob Savage
06-11-2007, 02:20 PM
Because its being held hostage by my cat. You'd better send her $10,000 or she's going to lay on it and take a nap.

O.K., I was just wondering. The check is in the mail.

drjenkins
06-11-2007, 02:26 PM
Because its being held hostage by my cat. You'd better send her $10,000 or she's going to lay on it and take a nap.

Wouldn't that result in some authentic "fuzz" tones?? :D

kleinm
06-11-2007, 02:43 PM
Wouldn't that result in some authentic "fuzz" tones??

Absolutely. Way better than the Foxx's velvet covered pedals. My calico cat has more of a hot, sizzley Silicon fuzz tone, whereas my Siamese gives the pedal a very smooth, warm Germanium fuzz tone.

Neither, unfortunately, provide anything close to teh work tonez without the proper lighting.

kleinm
06-11-2007, 02:46 PM
O.K., I was just wondering. The check is in the mail.

We'll all be waiting.

Should I remove the cat hair? Sometimes, in direct sunlight, the hair can help approximate teh work tonez.

drjenkins
06-11-2007, 03:14 PM
If you could provide teh work tonez in a pedal, you would at least be a thousandaire maybe even a two thousandaire. Cat hair should be an upcharge though.

XPoopX
06-13-2007, 09:57 AM
Out of curiosity, and because no one asked it already, how much would you charge to clone your goat? I'm always interested in pedals.