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Thanks. Should be able to gut an old Joyo pedal for it.

That's what I'm doing Clarry. My old Joyo trem.

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Ha ha! Same pedal here!

I'll give the Joyo innards to my mate to experiment with in return for drilling the brown/black switch.

Gilette's drill pattern is now in the downloads section at this location. Thank you Gilette!

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Brian wrote:

Gilette's drill pattern is now in the downloads section at this location. Thank you Gilette!

Yes, thank you Gilette! You are the man.

Is this a great forum or what?! Big Grin

Wes
SoCal ex-pat with a snow shovel

DISCLAIMER: The above is opinion/suggestion only & should not be used for mission planning/navigation, tweaking of instruments, beverage selection, or wardrobe choices.

Since the Surfy Trem isn't true bypass, does anybody have a link to the proper footswitch to be used for this?

You can buy any footswitch as long as it is latching. Momentary switches only work as long as you put your foot down. Smile You only need 2 poles to make it work.

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Sonichris wrote:

With the announcement of SurfyBears new tremolo DIY kits, I think we need a place to discuss and show them off!

I ordered two kits, one to build into a traditional pedal configuration, and another to build a reverb/tremolo combo.

I'm going to focus on the tradition pedal first. Here's what it looks like I need to get in addition to the kit:
1. Enclosure
2. 9-12v power source
3. Foot switch
4. Knobs

According to the instructions, it looks like the power source center pin is positive?
http://www.surfyindustries.com/download/SurfyIndustries-SurfyTrem_Kit-UserGuide.pdf

I'm looking forward to building this and giving it a try!

Thanks forcreating this new thread about the SurfyTrem. Can I just ask you to rename the thread with the proper name of the kit?

SurfyBear (one word) is the reverb.
SurfyTrem is the tremolo.

Thanks ;) I have to take care of these small details...
I will link to this thread from the surfyindustries.com web site

Lorenzo "Surfer Joe" Valdambrini
(www.surfmusic.net)

Gilette wrote:

You can buy any footswitch as long as it is latching. Momentary switches only work as long as you put your foot down. Smile You only need 2 poles to make it work.

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Thank you Gilette! Got a Carling SPST on order.

Will 9 volts be enough to run this properly? Any intensity or volume loss?

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Last edited: Apr 06, 2017 19:23:34

It'll run fine on 9 volts. No difference.

It's here It's here Thanks Surfy Trem Now to have some fun!!!

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Last edited: Apr 07, 2017 16:07:04

Man that's a sharp looking pedal. Happy pedal day!

Have fun Smile
I am glad the pedal found a new home!

Congrats on the new Surfy Trem. Glad the color stayed the same too.
Thumbs Up

Wes
SoCal ex-pat with a snow shovel

DISCLAIMER: The above is opinion/suggestion only & should not be used for mission planning/navigation, tweaking of instruments, beverage selection, or wardrobe choices.

The pedal uses a battery as well as adapter but the DIY kit only has the option for adapter. Can battery power be added? If so, can wiring schematic be provided for this option?

Can the trim pots be brought out to external pots? What are the values?

The pots are included in the kit. If you solder some wires to the pots you can place them anywhere you like, but remember to keep them as short as possible.

To add battery power you have to alter the power wiring a bit. I'll try to find a picture of the right schematic.

Last edited: Apr 09, 2017 01:22:32

My surfy trem kit arrived in just a few days from overseas. I gutted and sanded my old joyo trem enclosure back to metallic. Our drummer who does all our artwork is incorporating our logo into my face plate design which he is going to print on vinyl. It took a couple hours to build. I think the kit should include a foot switch though. Luckily I found a simple switch laying around. Even if it's a few bucks more. Anyway once it was ready I found the two trem sounds very nice indeed! I was looking at the Strymon Flint and will still look for one used if the price is right but for 70.00 or so delivered the surfy trem kit is absolutely fantastic! Hats off once again to Bjorn and Lorenzo. What a fantastic deal on lush sounding tremolo!!!

The Kahuna Kings

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Last edited: Apr 09, 2017 05:39:44

Thanks Dave, I am very glad you like it Smile
Would be nice to see a gut shoot! I guess its quite tight with space inside.

Here is a picture that show how to wire the board for 9V and battery operation:

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