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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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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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Boost Effect My Designs

Micro Thunder Boost – Noise

I continue working on my micro boost effect. I wasn’t entirely happy with the noise performance from the first take. I wanted to investigate a bit more. How did it go? See the video. Links can be found in section where I’m trying to make sense out of all of this ?. Intro As a […]

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Boost Effect My Designs

Micro Thunder Boost Design

I was thinking for a while to create a booster that is as small as possible. Ever since I bought an old guitar that was sitting unused on someone’s attic for 15 years I was thinking what could I do with it. I have a thing for Ibanez guitars … I don’t know, I just […]

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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 […]