Categories
Clíodhna My Designs Overdrive

Clíodhna – Finalizing the Circuit Design

Let’s finish the circuit design today. The first and the second part went pretty well, I also covered tone control for the pedal. Let’s add couple more options and then finalize the design with actual switches I’ll be using. You can jump to schematic which is just below, or to the finalized circuit schematic. I […]

Categories
DIY Pedal Basics

Wiring up Battery

This is a short post about how to wire up battery for a DIY pedal project (if you wish to do so). Here’s the wire-up diagram: Guitar cable is mono cable – there are only 2 wires. Tip is carrying the signal and sleeve is grounded. If we were not using battery – just omit […]

Categories
Clíodhna My Designs Overdrive

Clíodhna – Tone Control

So far so good 😊. The first and the second part went pretty well. Let’s plough on. In this post I’ll cover tone control. The previous parts were dealing with clipping section – clipping and frequency response shaping. I conveniently omitted tone section. Now it’s time to add the tone stage. You can jump to […]

Categories
Clíodhna My Designs Overdrive

Clíodhna – Super Screamer Pt2

I think that the first part went pretty well. Let’s continue designing our own DIY overdrive pedal. In this post I’ll cover various clipping options. The previous part was dealing with clipping section too, but it was covering frequency response shaping. This one will cover the actual clipping. You can jump to schematic, or breadboard […]

Categories
Clíodhna My Designs Overdrive

Design Our Own Super Screamer Like Pedal

After covering a lot of ground around Tube Screamer like pedals, I think it’s right time to try our hand at doing some super mod heavy design of our own pedal. In several steps I’ll try to design some DIY overdrive pedal that will have all the character of a Tube Screamer but with much […]

Categories
DIY Pedal Basics

Wiring up Switches – 3PDT

This is the third post about switches. I already covered some basics about switches and what true bypass is. In this post I’m covering how to wire-up 3PDT switch – the most common stomp switch used in DIY effects. As always – video first, if you want to have a closer look at the diagrams […]

Categories
DIY Pedal Basics

Wiring up Switches – True Bypass

In my previous post I covered some basics about switches, in the follow-up post, I’ll cover wiring up 3PDT switches. In this installment, I cover what does a true bypass means. Actually, what options do we have to wire-up our DIY effects? I cover “always on” effect … ha! Then I cover “hardwire bypass“, to […]

Categories
DIY Pedal Basics

Wiring up Switches – Intro

This is a slightly overexplained series of posts about wiring up switches. Feel free to skip this if this is too basic for you. I’m just going through how to wire up some basic switches, namely SPDT, DPDT and 3PDT. In this post I’m going to cover basics and demonstrate how to wire-up switches on […]

Categories
Builds Fuzz

Building a Fuzz Face Clone – Assembly

After the introduction and analysis, then breadboarding and experimentation, I’ll complete the pedal. I’ll do the final schematic and bill of material, then do the soldering layout for a protoboard. I’ll plan out the enclosure, and finalize the enclosure. I’ll finally assemble it and do test and demo. Final Schematic Trying out different things last […]

Categories
Breadboarding Fuzz

Building a Fuzz Face Clone – Experimenting

After the introduction and breadboarding it, let’s see if we can get a bit different sound. Fuzz Face had lots of different versions throughout time, a testament just how tweakable the design is. I’ll explain some possible experimentation that can be done with the effect first and I’ll just jump straight into trying various options […]