OK, first you have to realize that I'm a huge, life-long NY Yankees fan, as is my wife, so their recent World Series victory was a BIG DEAL in our house. About the time that wrapped up, I was putting my build plans together for a combo pedal that included clone circuits of the Z-vex SHO boost and the Fulltone OCD overdrive. So I started thinking in terms of a Yankees-themed pedal, something that would combine some element of Yankees lore with the highly touted reputations of these two effects. If you're a diehard Yanks fan (or a passionate Yanks hater--there are plenty of those, too, I know), you'll know where the pedal name comes from. If not....well, Google is your friend. And, please--this thread is about the pedal, not the Yankees, so kindly refrain from either gushing praise or spewing venom about the team!
Anyway, the pedal combines Stratotrasto's OCD circuit
and Andrew Carrell's (Dragonfly) layout of the SHO circuit
. I combined them both on a single piece of veroboard and made a couple of minor modifications of my own. I added a master volume pot to the SHO circuit, and wired both effects into the 3PDT "flipper" switch previously posted in THIS THREAD
, so that the pedal can be run SHO -> OCD or OCD -> SHO. With all due credit to the two above mentioned individuals, you can see the hybrid layout I used, complete with all wiring, HERE
. Forgive the inelegant cut'n'paste job, but it contains all the necessary layout info. Component requirements are covered in the original source documents linked above.
Also, a tip of the hat to forum member Candletears7 for several useful tips and insights as I was planning this project, based upon his own experience with a a SHO-OCD combo pedal.
I'm very pleased with how it came out. Might be my best effort to date, as far as the finish design & execution. The enclosure is a white powder-coated BB box from Small Bear. Graphics are a color inkjet printed full-face waterslide decal with a couple of coats of clear acrylic over the top.