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January 2018
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Blue Box 2

I made another Blue Box for my boss at Different Fur Studios, after he took my last one. I built this one slightly different in mind of what he usually uses this pedal for, vocals of all things. I used slightly different transistors that sound a little harsher to my ears, though it is hard to accurately A/B them. The Blue Box comes stock with a Low pass filter on the output that I took out which adds a ton more harmonics, volume, grit, and generally smears the sound, but I added a switch (Hard/Harder) to put it back in for a cleaner, smoother sound. Finally I added a switch to toggle between 1 and 2 octaves down, (Deep/Deeper) 2 being the stock Blue Box.

The joke came about that it should have a vagina on the front of it. I don’t really understand, something to do with the name. I decided to go all the way with the theme adding appropriate/inappropriate labels for all the controls. Mimi also did an amazing job with the difficult task of putting a giant vagina on the pedal but keeping the design classy.

I tried a new way of adding decals to the pedal, this time using just one large sticker which we printed the whole thing on. I feel like we were able to get a better level of detail and the pedal looks cleaner in general. However, I still had problems, finger prints show up and the ink doesn’t seem to dry well. I will try this way again giving more time for the sticker to dry.


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