The ECB Effector Building Course for beginners Part1 “Tools”

The ECB Effector Building Course for beginners Part1 "Tools"

» Japanese version

If you want to build your effectors from scratch, You may have a lot of questions and wants to know the tips of them.

We are pleased to announce to launch The ECB Effector Building Course for beginners.The instructor is Hiroshi Ozawa, Sound Project “SIVA”‘s founder. He is also JPBA’s initiator.

This web course would like to introduce not only “How to build it” but also Hiroshi’s recommended tools, parts, etc…

We are providing to the contents that useful for not only effector enthusiasts but also who want to be a professional effect builder.

▼Instructor

Hiroshi Ozawa.
Hiroshi Ozawa.
Sound Project “SIVA”’s founder, effect designer and builder. “Siva” is the japan’s most famous “ITA effector” brand. “ITA” means “painful” literally, but it is an “OTAKU” slang in Japan, not a negative meaning.
Almost pedal cover designs are seeking to be functional or cool. However, Siva is going a different way. Siva believes good effector needs a good cover design.He says “If it’s a cute girl? Your motivation will be higher.”
» Sound Project “SIVA”

 

Part1 “Tools”
Part2 “Parts and components-1”
Part3 “Parts and components-2”
Part4 “Case (chassis) processing”
Part5 “Painting or coating and finishing”
Part6 “Building an electric circuit board”
Part7 “Assembly”
Part8 “Work example”
Part9 “PCB electric board processing(KiCAD)”
※Subject may change without notice.

Part1”Tools”

I would like to introduce tools to focus on Using by beginners. PLEASE BE CAREFUL HANDLING
YOUR TOOLS, ESPECIALLY RED SENTENCES. IT MAY CAUSES OF WOUND, FIRE OR DISASTERS.

Solder iron and Solder iron holder.

Solder iron is the essential tool for building an effect pedals, Fixing electric parts and circuit board with melting solder by heat.

You can choose many kinds of solder irons. Tools manufacture provides various watts. However, Please be careful when you are using high watts solder iron. It may cause damage to the electric
compornents. Choose appropriate watts solder iron. I would like to recommend 20-30 watts solder iron.

The Solder iron tip is very hot while you turn on it. PLEASE BE CAREFUL HANDLING SOLDER IRON. IT MAY CAUSE INJURY.

Also, you can choose temp adjust solder iron. But you don’t need such a high ended one for initial. please do not forget to prepare a Solder iron holder. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR SOLDER IRON
WITHOUT HOLDER. IT MAY CAUSE OF FIRE OR ANOTHER SERIOUS ACCIDENT.

▼MY Recommendation.

» 太洋電機産業(goot) 一般電気用はんだごて ニクロムヒーター KS-30R
» 太洋電機産業(goot) はんだこて台 ニクロムはんだごて専用 スポンジ付き ST-11

Solder

I do not recommend to lead-free solder because it is so sticky if you using solder iron. Use lead or grease included ones. I recommend to KESTER44 solder for musical instruments or audio equipment. Melting temp, affordable price, it is a good at your work.

太洋電機産業(goot) 鉛入りはんだΦ1.0mm スズ60%/鉛40% 100gリール巻 ヤニ入り SE-06010

Some guys have worried about a difference of sound due to solder but it is not a big deal. You can feel “changing the sound” but it is not “much better”. You should change the resistance on your components.

▼MY Recommendation.

KESTER ( ケスター ) / KESTER44 1ポンドロール

Pliers, Radio Pliers

I would like to recommend to 2 kinds of pliers. Use your pliers for each part.

▼MY Recommendation.

TTC ラジオペンチ JIS 150mm RP-150
アネックス(ANEX) ステンレス製 精密ラバーグリップヤットコ 標準タイプ 135mm No.251

Diagonal cutting pliers

We, Japanese people call it “Nipper” or “Cutting nipper” I recommend that with spring helper between the handles included.

▼MY Recommendation.

ツノダ(Tusnoda) King TTC ニッパー 115mm 燕三条製 より線Ф3-5まで切断可能 MN-115

Wire stripper

You can peal wire coating film by ordinary nippers but I highly recommend using this tool. You can save your time.

▼MY Recommendation.

ベッセル(VESSEL) ワイヤーストリッパー No.3500E-2

Helping Hands, (Fixere, Working helper).

I insist you need “Third hand” when you are building pedals…

▼MY Recommendation.

TRUSCO(トラスコ) スタンドルーペ クリップ付 TL-CS65

Tester

You don’t need expensive ones and high specs in the beginning. Minimum specs are measuring resistance, checking the electric current and Voltage.

▼MY Recommendation.

Crenova デジタルマルチメーター 電圧・電流・周波数・抵抗・導通測定テスター

Caliper and Ruler

Do you need descriptions?

▼MY Recommendation.

コクヨ ステンレス直定規 30cm TZ-1343
シンワ測定(Shinwa Sokutei) ポケットノギス 100mm 19518

Center punch

Tools for marking the place of the drilling a hole. Effector chassis is usually Aluminum diecast. You can not drill a hole without marking, because drill bit is slipping away from your designed place. If you need a precision working, use center punch with hammer. If you want to drill a hole a lot, Automatic punch is better.

▼MY Recommendation.

新潟精機 SK センターポンチ 100mm CP-100

▼MY Recommendation.

Y-SK11 木柄角箱屋槌 ラバー付 18mm
シンワ測定(Shinwa Sokutei) オートポンチ 転がり防止グリップ付き M 77317

Drill, Drill bit

You can drill a hole on your chassis by a hand drill, but it is painful things. It takes a long time and
you will be tired. I recommend buying a powered drill. Not necessary to buy expensive equipment like bench drilling machines first.

As about drill bit, DO NOT USE WOOD WORKING DRILL BIT FOR. USE IRON WORKS DRILL BIT ONLY.

As about drill bit, DO NOT USE WOODWORKING DRILL BIT FOR. USE IRON WORKS DRILL BIT ONLY. Bit sizes 1.5mm diameter are for locating your designed holes. You also need a 2,3,4mm diameter drill bit for your work

【CAUTION】AVOID SERIOUS INJURY.
1.YOUR WORK SPACE SHOULD BE “WELL-LIT” AREA.
2.WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING.
3.DO NOT WEAR GLOVES WHILE YOU ARE USING A POWERED DRILL.
4.LONG HAIR SHOULD ALWAYS BE TIED AND FIXED.

▼MY Recommendation.

リョービ(RYOBI) ドリル MD-12R 鉄工10mm 木工13mm 641504A
ナチ(NACHI) 丸軸 鉄工用ドリル 13本セット プラスチックケース入り アソート 鉄工ドリル NDS-13

Goggles

You should wear a goggle during your work to avoid eyes injury.

▼MY Recommendation.

TRUSCO(トラスコ) 一眼型安全メガネ(スポーツタイプ)レンズ透明

Taper Reamer.

Hole expander. If you don’t have your desired size drill bit, or want to adjust the shape of the hole, use this tool.

▼MY Recommendation.

エンジニア テーパーリーマー 孔開範囲:φ4~16mm TR-02

Wrenchs

”Must-have” items. Only way to tighten the nut. You also need hex wrench.

▼MY Recommendation.

E-Value ロングメガネレンチセット ミリサイズ 6本組 EMW-06S
エンジニア 六角レンチセット 7本組 TWH-01

Screw driver.

This is also “Must-have” items. You can not tighten screws by your finger or nail.

▼MY Recommendation.

アネックス(ANEX) エイトマングリップボーイ8本組ドライバーセット No.5800
E-Value 精密ドライバーセット 6本組 -1・-1.2・-1.6・+00・+1mm ED-20

Glue gun and hot Glue.

Tools for fixing LED light or circuit board on your dhassis. You can also use them for insulation.

▼MY Recommendation.

[セット品][太洋電機産業/goot]グルーガン+ホットスティック2点セット(HB-45、HB-40S-B1)

Masking tape

Use for electric Insulation or temporary location of your component inside chassis.

▼MY Recommendation.

3M マスキングテープ 243J Plus 18mm×18M 7巻パック (243J 18)
ニトムズ ビニールテープS 白 19mm×10m J2575
【DISCLAIMER】
We are not responsible for any accident, injury or damage during your work. This article is not a guarantee of your safety.
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