There's a smell of Knighthood! The Queen herself may call us all anytime soon! Jokes apart, thank you Mark for starting this blog in the first place, to the other admins and to all the people contributing (in a way or another)! We are the biggest vero layouts producers in the World! (like Facebook or Amazon but not as rich)
A massive thank you to Mark for starting the site, and also to Miro, Travis, Zach, Alex and everyone else who generously contribute their time, expertise and encouragement. A great bunch of people and a real community spirit, so hold your heads high coz you guys rock
just got to 2nd what travis and alex said. i know that i came to the site many years ago, too many for me to admit or remember, rather randomly searching for info on pedal building out of curiosity of building 1 pedal. i learned a tremendous amount from everyone here way before me, mark and induction taught me how to make layouts. a few hundred builds later mark honored me, travis, javi, and alex with becoming admins on the forum, and while i can't speak for them, although i'm sure they feel the same way, i feel incredibly honored to have been given the opportunity, hope i've given at least a small amount back of what i've been given from here, and happy to see how much more the community has grown.
so to all my brothers and sisters out there of the soldering iron keep on keep it up. it's only going to keep getting better and better.
Thanks to everyone who's participated in this great site, and of course the big bow down to the administrators who keep it all going. I've loved all the great layouts I've built and this hobby kept me going during my divorce so ill be forever grateful!
Some guys around the world share their knowledge and create a free repository of 1000 (and I'm sure there'll be more!) layouts and even provide help to anyone trying to build it... just for fun. Thats truly a great success guys, thanks - and please keep going!
I wonder how many "booteek" pedal companies this place is responsible for haha?
Doesn't need saying but I'll say it anyway, Mark and Miro for getting us all started, Zach, Travis, Alex and Javi for carrying the flame, and all those whose wisdom and experience they've shared in the blog and the forum..
Now....I'm off to spend more money I don't have. Who said building your own is cheaper eh?!?
Seriously, I have to blame IVIark for getting me involved in this wonderful hobby. The only problem is that I now have dozens of effects and many are rarely used (always using the the latest and greatest, I suppose). Still, along the way, I learned all about op amps, JFETs, impedance, tone stacks, LTspice, off-board wiring, transistor biasing, soldering (and desoldering), troubleshooting impossible builds, and a much more.
I wholeheartedly agree with what everyone said. This is a very friendly and welcoming community that I'm really happy to be a part of.
I have been visiting this site for quite a while but just recently started participating more in the community and getting in to building pedals. I've actually spent alot more time just reading about electronics and pedals than building. Yesterday, however, I boxed up my second vero-build, a Marshall Guvnor (lvlark's layout ). Such a great feeling (and great pedal!). There's certainly going to be more .