This site is about building your own guitar effects pedals. Everything here was given freely and is offered freely.
Here is a summary of the topics with links in the right-hand sidebar
- Circuits contains schematics, layouts, and parts lists for pedals like the Tube Screamer and Big Muff Pi.
- Parts is an electronics theory section organized by components (resistors, capacitors, …).
- Thoughts is a catch all.
- Tools lists various useful items for building pedals. There is special attention to Eagle CAD software.
Recent posts are listed below.
The Bazz Fuss is one of the best beginner projects out there (it was maybe my second or third build). Maybe too simple to need a PCB layout, but hey, I had time on my hands. The layout is for the deluxe version from home-wrecker.com, including the transformer. The layout allows you to skip the transformer, if you don’t feel the need. Lood guck with it.
I happened to notice a thread on diystompboxes.com started by Aron about Joe Davisson’s JFET Vulcan. You can listen to some mp3 clips that Aron posted in that thread. I had a layout for the BJT Vulcan from several years back so I decided to update it and convert it to the JFET version. This layout has not been verified yet, but I am confident that it is correct. If you do verify it, please let me know. You should be able to fit it into a Hammond 1590B enclosure. … more …
Custom gaussmarkov mojo cables kick off this post about 1/4″ phone jacks commonly used in stompboxes. 😉 This tutorial supplements a recent post on wiring up a stompbox with off-board components.
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