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DIY Pedal Builds

Simple Boosters

Building a simple pedal (LPB-1)

Building a simple MOSFET based boost pedal (AMZ Mosfet Booster)

Building a simple JFET based boost pedal (based on Fetzer Valve)

Building a simple Op Amp based boost pedal (Thunder – my own design similar to MXR Micro Amp)

Fuzz

Building a simple fuzz (Silicon Fuzz Face clone)

Distortions

Building a simple distortion (MXR Distortion+ Clone)

Building a Maze Runner (RAT clone with multiple clipping options)

Projects

This section lists all projects that I’m working on, or I have already completed. These are normally projects larger than a build, possibly involving an original design.

Hybrid Pedal

In progress – 5% complete.

Latest photo of the project
Latest Photo

Hybrid pedal – digitally controlled analog effect. In this project I’m designing a hybrid pedal from start to finish. All the digital controls – controlled by RaspberryPi Pico board, and I’ll design an analog effect to go with it.

Basics

Some basic techniques, anything useful really for building pedals yourself.

Circuit Design

NPN to PNP

Simple guide on how to convert circuit from using a NPN transistors to PNP transistors (NPN to PNP). And a more detailed guide on modifying Fuzz Face from NPN to PNP version.

Switches

Diagram showing one option for wiring up 3PDT switch
One option for wiring up 3PDT switch

How to wire up switches for your DIY effort. I start off with a very basic introduction, and then discuss ways to bypass the effect (including true bypass), finally I discuss wiring-up 3PDT switches.