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Clíodhna My Designs Overdrive

Clíodhna – PCB Version

All the work is done for our Super Screamer, or is it? What if I do a PCB version of this, just for fun? PCBWay said they’d gonna send me some prototyping boards for free right around the time I was finishing the pedal. So I said why not, let’s design a PCB version of […]

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Breadboarding Phaser

Simple Phaser – Playing with LFO

And in true spirit of overdoing it, after playing with our phaser components, let’s look into LFO. For previous posts have a look here. As usual you can skip to the video and come back later for diagrams. In this article I cover some modding options for LFO, I do some SPICE simulation and then […]

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Breadboarding Phaser

Simple Phaser – Experimenting with All-Pass Filter

This is getting a bit complex for a simple Phaser 😀. After a long way coming back to the original schematic, it’s time to do some experimentation. In this article I cover what might be useful to try out modding, I do some SPICE simulation and then I breadboard another version of the phaser so […]

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Clíodhna My Designs Overdrive

Clíodhna – Demo 1

The pedal was built 😎, super screamer is ready to be tested. There are 192 useful options, but in this demo I managed to try out just 5. It is certain that there will be more to follow. The epic journey is documented here. Let’s get down to business 😎:

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Breadboarding Phaser

Simple Phaser – Going Back Full Circle

It’s time to go back full circle … and actually go back nearly to Phase 45 clone. Well, turns out I was more off than I normally like to be on the original pedal 😅. If this picked your interest, keep reading, or as usual just jump to the video and come back for details […]

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Breadboarding Phaser

Simple Phaser – Choosing Components

In the previous post I covered some details of the circuit similar to MXR Phase 45. A relatively simple circuit … but still with a lots of components😊. Ultimately it has only a couple of circuit blocks/components that we really need to look into. This time around I’ll be looking into choosing JFETs and tweaking […]

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Pico Midi Raspberry Pi Pico

Pico Midi – Teaser

Here’s a quick teaser 😊, I cobbled together a MIDI pedal on breadboard using Raspberry Pi Pico. It’s been a while since I looked into Pico. I was playing with my Boss looper and I thought I was missing a button, so I spent couple of days figuring out how to do it. The pedal […]

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Breadboarding Phaser

Breadboard a Simple Phaser

I like watching That Pedal Show on youtube from time to time. Their video What Guitar Pedals Should I get First? is suggesting that my first three pedals should be some sort of distortion, modulation and time based pedals. I should’ve said – spoiler alert … too late now. As suggestions go, they are matter […]

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DIY Pedal Basics

Reverse Polarity Protection

Here’s another post in the “basics” series. This one is about reverse polarity protection. Guitar pedals have a peculiarity: they are powered by a center negative supply . I only encountered this with guitar pedals, vast majority of other power adapters have center positive supply (it’s just how the cable is wired, I’m sure there […]

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Clíodhna My Designs Overdrive

Clíodhna – Building the Pedal

The circuit design is finalized, it’s time to build the pedal. If you want to see previous parts just follow these links. Here, I’ll be covering building the pedal. You can jump to schematic just below, or the board diagram. There’s also the final bill of material. There’s a bit on what I did for […]