Build Your Own Clone manufactures DIY kits based on classic vintage effects pedals. All kits are % true bypass, and contain all necessary components. FT: BYOC Lazy Sprocket. Got one of these prebuilt, but I’ve found out I don’t really need it that much, so I’d like to see what I can get for it in. B.Y.O.C. (Build Your Own Clone) Lazy Sprocket. Clone of the iconic Boss Slow Ger volume swell pedal. Get that pedal steel/violin sound.

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For reasons that are not obvious to us, BYOC labeled the transistors in their schematic as “T”, despite the common convention of such devices being labeled “Q”. Retrieved from ” http: This is probably not the effect you’re looking for if you’re using this pedal. Such settings will then also ramp up the volume gently, not immediately.

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The Lazy Sprocket also filters your instrument’s signal envelope. So the irony is that the most extreme settings for the Lazy Sprocket are for the Sens and Attack to be lay counter-clockwise. Special Recent changes Random page Help. Views Read View source View history. This pedal uses an envelope filter. However, this is where the Lazy Sprocket is different. As a result of using it a lot, you’ve learned, and come to expect, that turning all the knobs clockwise as far as they will go will lazt in the most extreme effect from the pedal.


Well, yes, and no. Image from ac4minus3 on YouTube.

Lazy Sprocket

Such settings require a strong signal so the effect can be triggered. Many envelope filter pedals that sweep tone frequencies instead of volume like the DOD Envelope Filter have controls that operate in exactly the same manner.

Marty Friedman Billy Corgan. This page was last edited on 11 Septemberat So this is what we’ve come to expect. The one thing that’s unusual about the Lazy Sprocket is that it operates in a fashion opposite of most pedals that you might be familiar with.

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No 5 Pedal Manual 6 Schematic 7 Artists. An aggressive attack will then make the pedal swell the volume far more quickly – to the point of it sounding like a note that’s been struck on the bhoc normally.

Lay 1 Controls 2 Bypass: Doing so makes the effect less extreme, and more like what your instrument would sound like without the pedal even being on. Maximizing the Sens and Attack controls don’t make the effect more extreme.


As of this time, BYOC has not issued a separate manual on how to use the pedal. We believe that the best references are either this wiki page, or the build instruction manual at Buildyourownclone.

A very very sensitive envelope setting means that yboc effect will be triggered immediately. For example, let’s suppose you have a distortion pedal that you love.

True 3 General Information 4 Phase Inversion: In fact, this is how most pedals work: However, instead of using the intensity of the signal envelope to filter different frequency bands across sprkcket signal like a Wah-wahthe Lazy Sprocket uses the intensity of the signal envelope to swell volume levels.