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Boost Effect My Designs

Micro Thunder + RG270

This time around I am installing the micro booster into my Ibanez RG270. Now, don’t do this at home and if you do it, it’s entirely at your own risk. I saved this guitar from the scrapyard so I can afford to abuse it. In previous article I created the 2nd version of the Micro […]

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Fuzz

Wilson Fuzz – Assembling the pedal – ver. 1

After a very lengthy video where I went through process of designing a PCB for a simple effect, it’s time to build the effect now. The boards are in, the components have arrived and let’s build the first version of it. The video is at the very bottom of this. In the video I do […]

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Fuzz

Wilson Fuzz – Design PCB

In a very … very, very lengthy video I go through process of designing a PCB for a simple effect – a Fuzz Face clone. I covered building one before, but this time I thought to use it to go through how I design a PCB. For this series I’ll call this pedal Wilson Fuzz. […]

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My Designs Phaser

Airmed – My Take on a Simple Phaser

Here’s my take on a simple two stage phaser similar to Phase 45. I called this pedal – Airmed – The Healer. For previous posts have a look here. As usual you can skip to the video and come back later for diagrams. The Healer? Airmed was an Irish goddess associated with healing. When king […]

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Hybrid Pedal My Designs Raspberry Pi Pico

Raspberry Pi PICO – Controlling Relays

This time around playing with Raspberry Pi Pico I’ll cover controlling relays. This is not so much continuation of my PICO MIDI project, but rather continuation of my Hybrid Pedal project that I had started a long time ago ?. I covered a lot of things around Pico so have a look at the above […]

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DIY Pedal Basics

Using Relays in Pedals

True bypass has been an unspoken must-have in DIY pedals world and sometimes buffered switching is looked down upon (for whatever reason). I personally hate wiring up 3PDT switches … soooo many wires. What if there was an option to do all the switching with just 2 wires and add a bit of high-end feel […]

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Boost Effect My Designs

Micro Thunder Boost – Ver2

I continue working on my micro boost effect. After the first take and doing some more research on noise, I decided to go with the 2nd version of the board. I did very small changes to the original circuit, keep on reading for the new schematic and other photos. You can skip straight to the […]

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My Designs Pico Midi

PICO MIDI – External Power Supply

It’s time to finally drop the warm embrace of our USB tether and help our Pico MIDI become independent. In this post, for our Raspberry Pi Pico based MIDI pedal, we go through how to use external power. In my previous posts I covered how to send MIDI commands, how to support footswitch and LED, […]

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My Designs Pico Midi

PICO MIDI – Neopixel

In this post we continue working on Pico MIDI – a Raspberry Pi Pico based MIDI pedal, and this time I’ll be covering Neopixels and RGB LEDs. How fun! ? In my previous posts I covered how to send MIDI commands, how to support footswitch and LED, support external expression pedal and external footswitch pedal. […]

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My Designs Pico Midi

PICO MIDI – External Switches

Let’s continue working on Pico MIDI – a Raspberry Pi Pico based MIDI pedal. In my previous posts I covered how to send MIDI commands, how to support footswitch and LED and how to support external expression pedal. Today, let’s add support for external switches. I’ll demonstrate that with RC-500 Boss looper, but I also […]