Pedal Builder’s Vector Art Pack

Pedal Builder’s Vector Art Pack

| January 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

Here’s a handy and free resource for the pedal builder – The Effects Pedal Builder’s Vector Art Pack. GuitarPCB.com forum member “powerpopguy” has created vector illustrations drawn to exact size, sometimes from several angles, as vector art. He’s illustrated all of the most common pedal parts – knobs, enclosures, switches, potentiometers, LEDs, etc. These illustrations […]

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Build a Mad Professor Snow-White AutoWah Non-Clone

Build a Mad Professor Snow-White AutoWah Non-Clone

| January 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mad Professor Amplification Ltd. is a Turenki, Finland-based maker of amplifiers and effect pedals owned by Harri Koski. The company’s products use designs by Bjorn Juhl, the “Mad Professor” in this operation. Bjorn is the designer of the BJFE (Bjorn Juhl Forstarker Elektronik) line of pedals. Bjorn began building guitar effects as early as 1981 […]

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Build Your Own $25 Guitar Pedal Board

Build Your Own $25 Guitar Pedal Board

| December 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Build your own guitar pedal board using a thrift-shop Samsonite suitcase.

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Marshall Guv’nor Distortion Pedal Clone Kits

Marshall Guv’nor Distortion Pedal Clone Kits

| December 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Launched in the 1980’s, the Marshall Guv’nor distortion pedal became a classic effect known for high quality distortion tones. The Guv’nor was designed to create a full-featured overdrive pedal worthy of its Marshall heritage. Personally named by Jim Marshall himself, “The Guv’nor” is British slang for “The Leader,” or a musician’s expression in the UK […]

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Dr. Boogey Emulation of the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head

Dr. Boogey Emulation of the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head

| December 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

The “Doctor Boogey,” also sometimes referred to as the Dr. Boogey or Dr. Boogie, is a do-it-yourself circuit emulation of the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Solo Head amplifier. It was designed by Chris Ntaifotis who goes by the handle “electrictabs” in various DIY forums. In this article we’ll cover how you can create your own […]

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Small Clone Chorus DIY Project with Four-Position Depth Mod

Small Clone Chorus DIY Project with Four-Position Depth Mod

| December 11, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Electro-Harmonix Small Clone Chorus is an analog chorus pedal with depth and rate controls and an LED function indicator. To produce the chorus effect, the Small Clone bends the frequency slightly from the input source and mixes this altered signal with some direct unaffected signal. The combination produces a doubling effect. The Depth switch […]

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Zendrive Pedal Clone  Kit From MEK UK Electronics

Zendrive Pedal Clone Kit From MEK UK Electronics

| December 8, 2010 | 2 Comments

The Zendrive overdrive pedal made by Hermida Audio Technology is renowned for low-to-medium gain overdrive that recreates the tones of premium guitar amplifiers. Four knobs control the overall volume, gain, tone and voicing of the pedal. At lower settings, the pedal offers light overdrive sounds reminiscent of tube amps set near the “sweet spot.” At […]

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Zeygot Fuzz Kit from Moody Sounds

Zeygot Fuzz Kit from Moody Sounds

| December 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Moody Sounds is a supplier of guitar effect pedals, parts, and kits, based in Malmo, Sweden. We recently came across a video demo of their Zeygot Fuzz pedal kit with some great tone. By the way, don’t ask us what “Zeygot” means in Swedish. The online translators didn’t tell us anything and it isn’t an […]

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Big Muff Pi Mod for More Mid-Range Tone

Big Muff Pi Mod for More Mid-Range Tone

| December 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

The Big Muff Pi is a fuzzbox/sustain pedal made by the Electro-Harmonix company. It was introduced around 1970 and came to prominence as it was used by major guitar artists such as David Gilmour. (If you’re not familiar with the Big Muff Pi, see the demonstration video at the end of this article.) While many […]

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Boss DS-1 Tube Driver Mod from PedalDoc

Boss DS-1 Tube Driver Mod from PedalDoc

| December 1, 2010 | 1 Comment

The Boss DS-1 distortion pedal has been made by the Roland Corporation under the brand name Boss since 1978. Given its longevity and simplicity it is one of the more common pedals in the guitar community. With one tone knob, one level knob, and one distortion knob it can produce distortion from thin, light and […]

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