This is the pedal that started it all for me. Several years ago, I began my pedal acquisition journey and started modelling my first real, tricked out pedal board after Justin Chancellor’s. I was able to find many of the necessaries and usual suspects locally—you’ve got your Boss Chorus, Delay, and Flanger, ProCo Rat, the […]
I’ve been asked several times if I could share how I make custom layouts, i.e., what is my approach to breadboarding and then laying out a circuit on vero or perf board. Like a lot of DIY pedal builders, I like to use the software DIY Layout Creator—it is a great tool for those of […]
When I was younger before I started getting into pedals, I had always only kind of liked the BMP, but that was because everything I had played with was either the IC version (meh), or one of the EHX Nano reissues (ugh). And then, one of my best friends was cleaning out the closet […]
The Acapulco Gold by Earthquaker Devices—relative to its low parts count, this pedal is an absolute monster. A loud monster. I’ve built it quite a few times, and have learned a lot from it, as it is an interesting circuit. Two power amps in series, each pretty much straight out of the LM386 data sheet, […]
Posted a new video demo of the Uncle 125 Bass Overdrive up on YouTube – my first upload! Bass skills were contributed by the talented and awesome Amit Peled! Thanks, Amit! \m/ Check out the Uncle 125 product page for more info about this bass overdrive!
What can be said about the Tonebender that has not already been said a million times over? I originally got interested in this circuit for bass during some extensive research into the effects of Tool’s Justin Chancellor, who had been known to use a Coloursound Tonebender mkIII placed at the end of his signal chain. […]
When it comes to pedals, I have a sickness, and the only cure is more knobs. That’s why I found the 4ms Tremulus Lune to be one of the best tremolo circuits out there. One schematic and you can build a pedal with up to 6 knobs, and there are times when I do prefer […]
Welcome to my site. Check out the blog and read up about my DIY adventures in audio product design – from research, to breadboarding and prototyping, to testing and listening. Here I will be writing about anything that I really feel like, topics can range from my own search for the perfect sound, theories and […]