Here are 9 more finished pedals. Lots of great sounding effects in this batch!
Archive for the ‘DIY stompboxes’ Category
Had a great jam session last weekend, the amp I used was a crate half stack (ick), but using the clean channel and some of my DIY fx I was able to make it sound pretty good. The chain was, Dirty Sanchez into Harmonic Energizer, into an OCD, into a Triple Wreck, then into a Mid Fi Clari. The OCD was great for riffing, and the Triple Wreck for the high gain stuff and leads.
My new tag line should be “My pedals even make a Crate sound good!”
Here is my buddy Pete using the pedals through the crate, they were a big hit at the jam.
finished my latest batch of pedals, many of these have been on my board for months (they sound amazing), but I finally stopped playing them a few days to get them all painted.
Here they are…
First row (L to R) – Snow White Auto Wah (clone), MXR noise gate with mods, a Systech Harmonic Engergizer, a BBE sonic stomp, and a Mid-Fi Electronic’s “Clari(Not”
Second row (L to R) – Fulltone OCD clone, A Peridolia clone, A EHX Big Muff Pi (modded), and a Wampler Triple Wreck clone
Been a while since I updated the blog:
I am still building many guitar FX circuits.
Here is the board for a “Mad Professor Auto Wah”, which came out amazing, better than any auto wah I have used in the past
Layout = http://www.sabrotone.com/?p=508
Here is the board for a Big Muff Pi (Creamy Dreamer Modded) being tested. I was blown away by this one, amazing 70’s muff sound (think Pink Floyd to Sabbath)
Layout = http://www.sabrotone.com/?p=68
Here is the un-painted boxes for the above Big Muff as well as a Catalinbread Merkin Fuzz (sounds like a classic fuzz)
Merkin layout = http://www.sabrotone.com/?p=355
Other fx I have built over the last few months:
– MidFi Electronics “Clari(not)” – http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com/2012/02/mid-fi-electronics-clarinot.html
– Crap-Fi Delay – http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com/2012/02/i-thought-delay-freaks-may-like-this.html
– Ersatz Verben (pseudo reverb) – http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com/2012/03/ersatz-verben-psuedo-reverb-by.html
– Devi Ever “Ruby” fuzz – http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com/2012/06/devi-ever-ruby.html
– Systech Harmonic Energizer – http://www.sabrotone.com/?p=310
– Catalinbread Pareidolia – http://www.sabrotone.com/?p=2528
– BBE Sonic Stomp – http://www.sabrotone.com/?p=534
– MXR Noise Gate w/mods - http://www.sabrotone.com/?p=1238
Lastly, here is a shot of my guitar pedal board, from mid May… lots of DIY on there…
I plan to paint about 6-8 pedals over the weekend, once they are ready I will take another round of pictures and post them here!
Did a big batch of painting last two weeks, finally finished these ones up (for myself mostly). Some of these had been built last October but I didn’t want them to be out of commission while they got painted. I am very happy with this batch, the “Yoda” Phase 90, Pharaoh, BSIAB, the Cranked AC and the Dr Boogie are my favorites.
My DIY switching pedals, these were some of my first builds and are an easy way to get into pedal building (they are pretty easy).
reverse order switcher:
This box does one thing, it reverses the order of two loops. Here is an example: Phaser in loop A (output of phaser into “loop A – in”, input of phaser from “loop A – out”), then hook up a fuzz pedal to loop B (same as phaser), the guitar signal goes into the switchers main input, and the main output goes to your amp. In one switch position the effect order will be guitar->phaser->fuzz->amp, and in the other switch position it goes “guitar->fuzz->phaser->amp. This creates a totally different sound with the same effects. I have even used it on groups of pedals (all my dirt pedals on loop A, and all my modulation (phase, flange, etc) on loop B.
A or B box (I added a second switch for A/B or C):
I use this as an easy way to switch between three different guitar preamps/sounds (clean/fuzz, blues, crunchy metal). It works quite well for this. Remember this is not a bypass box at all, it’s an “either/or” box.
I actually don’t have a layout for this, I will create my own if I cannot find one.
Bypass Looper with Volume control:
Mine has a feedback switch and feedback knob, but it’s not that great, If I built it again I would just do the single switch and single volume. Works really well with my Morely Power Wah as I can control the volume of the wah, and the true bypass is amazing compared to the bypass in the Morley.
Here is a nice pedal my wife Tammy and I built for a friend (James), I called it “Hot Fuzz”. It contains a veroboard Devi Ever Soda Meiser with some mods. The switch on the left is the “chaos” mod which is pretty out there, but can create some neat fuzz octave or synth sounds. The switch on the right inverts the 2N2709 transistor which turns the pedal into a Devi Ever “Vintage Fuzz Master”. I actually prefer the soda-meiser, it’s just crazy… sounds really great with bass too.
This is a new website to showcase my guitar fx pedals (stompboxes) that I have created. Some will be for sale, others are for me to use. Along with teebtone.com, I purchased customstompboxes.com so that someday I can make a little money creating custom guitar FX for musicians.
Here is a gallery of some of my creations so far…