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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Mods Overdrive

Modding MXR Zakk Wylde Overdrive

Continuing coverage of Tube Screamer like pedals – I’ll cover a sort of a Boss Super Overdrive clone. I’ll be covering MXR’s Zakk Wylde overdrive (ZW44). This post continues building on previous posts: breadboarding the pedal, how it shapes the tone and I even did an alternative version. I have already covered SD-1 too. I’ll […]

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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, […]