Pedal Power Supply Noise Comparison – Godlyke Power All vs 1 Spot

Pedal Power Supply Noise Comparison – Godlyke Power All vs 1 Spot

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’ve always thought this interesting video should get more attention but after 4 years on YouTube its only had a few thousand views. The video was created by Godlyke, maker of one of the two pedal power supplies being compared, so the potential for bias needs to be considered while viewing it. And perhaps not […]

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Computer-Guitar Effect Using Digital Signal Processing

Computer-Guitar Effect Using Digital Signal Processing

| March 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Pierre Massat, guitarist with the French band Pierre et le loup (Peter and the Wolf) has been developing a computer-augmented guitar effect system using digital signal processing and the Pure Data (Pd) audio programming language. Pd is a real-time software system for live musical and multimedia performances. To create a program in Pd, you connect […]

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Pedal Effect Kits Directory

Pedal Effect Kits Directory

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

This is Guitar Kit Builder’s directory of guitar pedal effect and stompbox kits. We try to maintain a comprehensive list of pedal effect kit makers and sources so please let us know of any needed additions or changes by emailing us at editor at guitarkitbuilder dot com. This directory has two sections. The first is […]

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Rangemaster Treble Booster Kit from Vintage Pedal Workshop

Rangemaster Treble Booster Kit from Vintage Pedal Workshop

| October 22, 2011 | 3 Comments

Here’s a nice video demonstrating the construction and use of a Dallas Rangemaster Treble Booster Kit clone sold by the Vintage Pedal Workshop (VPW) in the UK. The treble booster was originally a 1960s effect that tightened up distortion sounds by emphasizing higher frequency sounds. The VPW Rangemaster Kit by Vintage Pedal Workshop allows the […]

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Kit Review: The Trill Tremolo Pedal

Kit Review: The Trill Tremolo Pedal

| September 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

I was in the market for a two knob Tremolo kit and was about to suggest to MOD kits that they offer one. It was only a few days later that Guitar Kit Builder was asked to try out the brand new Trill Tremolo, so this worked out perfectly for me. In my guitar playing […]

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New Kit: The Trill Tremolo Pedal from MOD Kits DIY

New Kit: The Trill Tremolo Pedal from MOD Kits DIY

| August 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

The Trill Tremolo pedal. We don’t know anything about it other than the following from their press release: “The Trill tremolo pedal offers classic tremolo tones in an easy to build kit. The Trill’s speed knob provides a wide range from a very slow to rapid fire effect. The depth knob varies the ratio between […]

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Kit Review: The Persuader Tube Drive Pedal

Kit Review: The Persuader Tube Drive Pedal

| May 25, 2011 | 7 Comments

The Persuader is a tube-drive distortion pedal kit sold by Amplified Parts of Tempe, AZ. Amplified Parts is a relatively new entity that is part of Antique Electronic Supply, which has been operating for more than 25 years. The focus of Amplified Parts is on the musician who is not an electronic technician and who […]

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Build a SansAmp GT2 Clone

Build a SansAmp GT2 Clone

| February 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

The SansAmp is a solid-state device designed to emulate the tone of a vacuum tube guitar amplifier, and allow for patching directly into a studio mixer or stage PA. It was developed by B. Andrew Barta, the founder of the company Tech 21, to meet his need as a performing musician. Barta used his expertise […]

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Volume Pedal Modification with Redeemer Circuit Buffer

Volume Pedal Modification with Redeemer Circuit Buffer

| February 17, 2011 | 0 Comments

If you use a volume pedal and find that it effects the tone of your guitar, this modification may be just what you need. It uses a handy module made by the folks at Creation Audio Labs. This module, named the “Redeemer Circuit” is a buffer amplifier circuit that eliminates tone loss caused by the […]

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Boss SD-1 Super Over Drive Pedal Modification

Boss SD-1 Super Over Drive Pedal Modification

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

The BOSS Super Over Drive SD-1 pedal was designed, according to BOSS, to “exactly replicate the sound of an overdriven tube amplifier when used in any amplification setup.” The design was intended as an advancement from prior overdrive devices to be highly touch-sensitive and to respond to delicate playing techniques. The overdrive can be varied […]

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