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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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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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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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Breadboarding Overdrive

Tube Screamer Like Pedals

Now, let’s talk about Tube Screamer like pedals. Maybe not in the sound but more in the circuit topology. In this one I’ll be covering Boss Super Overdrive – SD-1. This post continues building on previous posts: breadboarding the pedal, how it shapes the tone and I even did an alternative version. To be honest, […]

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Breadboarding Overdrive

Minimal and Scaled Tube Screamer Version

Let’s continue covering arguably the most famous overdrive pedal out there – Tube Screamer. This post continues building on previous posts: breadboarding the pedal and how it shapes the tone. In this post I’ll try getting Tube Screamer sound with completely different set of components. Well, different values of the components – it is still […]

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Breadboarding Overdrive

What is a Tube Screamer?

I did a nice breadboarding exercise in one of the previous posts. I breadboarded TS808 – Tube Screamer. Pretty famous pedal, and this, sorts of continues my “Screamers” series of posts. I’ll go totally techno-philosophical with question – “What is a Tube Screamer anyway”? What differentiates a TS from the other pedals? I’ll approach it […]

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Breadboarding Overdrive

Tube Screamer on a Breadboard

I think there is no need for a long introduction for Tube Screamer pedal. It’s been around since 70’s and featured on many-many-many guitar player pedalboards. While maybe identified a lot with blues, it is used in all possible music genres – blues, rock, grunge, heavy metal, trash metal, metal core … I mean, all […]

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Breadboarding Distortion

MXR Distortion Plus on Breadboard

MXR Distortion + pedal has been around since 70’s and featured in many 70’s and 80’s rock and metal recordings (and many more modern ones). A true icon, used by likes of Dave Murray, Randy Rhoads, Slash, Tom Morello and many many others. Iconic, sounding great, yet simple, great for DIY effort 😆. Let’s build […]