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JD (Sleep, GGG's owner) does a very nice board, and his layouts are verified and fairly easy to implement. It's a great option if you're not comfortable with perf builds or making your own pcboards.

For parts, try Small Bear, Mouser and Digi-Key. The diecast aluminum MXR-style boxes are made by Hammond (1590 series), although there are some Asian "clones" that can be had for less, or you can bend your own from sheet metal if you're sufficiently clever and industrious. Most components aren't hard to find, but don't expect your local Radio Shack to have everything you need in stock - for instance, DPDT and 3PDT footswitches will probably have to be ordered elsewhere. And it pays to shop around - I've seen "specialty" guitar suppliers selling $.03 1/4 watt resistors for as much as $1.00 each. :D

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i was thinking bout building some stomp boxes using these ready to solder printed circut boards i been looking for enclosures but cant find any so i thought about getting some sheet metal and riveting some. would this work?

also would all the parts be easily obtained from an electrical store?

ant help is much appreciated

Read this:

DIY Stompbox by Jon Tirone

Stone knives and bearskins, man.

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