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PedalPCB - Product and Build Doc Reference

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Let me start off by saying I love the PedalPCB community. The forum is an excellent place to get help, show off, and talk about pedals and building. I would ...

The Creation of Clyde

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Clyde is a mascot on my site and in my photos. You will see him often. He is special to me because I made him while spending time with my mother in a retirem...

Pedal Companies

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These are the makers of the effects we all know and love. This is not an exhaustive list. Feel free to let me know about other companies that should be on th...

Useful Equipment

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I’ve seen this come up a few times from beginners about where to start. Since I have only been at this a couple of month’s I thought I would put together a l...

Pedal Building Information

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Here is a collection of links to resources for all phases of pedal building, from circuit design to finishing the enclosure.

Useful Parts

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Over the last year I have collecting links that I have found useful. Hopefully you will too.

Wampler Ratsbane OpAmp Comparison

less than 1 minute read

I picked up one of Wampler’s Ratsbane pedals after seeing his youtube video about it. In the video he talks about the fact that he socketed the opamp so that...

Blinking Eye for the Johnny 5 Storm Pedal

2 minute read

So I have been working on my Johnny 5 pedal for a few months. Mostly aesthetics. It is a clone of the Solo Dallas Storm. The PCB is from PedalPCB and is call...

Amplifiers

3 minute read

I just wanted a place to put the amplifiers that I currently have to use. This may actually become an equipment page. Ideally I would like to start doing liv...

DIY Acoustic Panels

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I was finally able to move into my own house for the first time in a decade. This has allowed me to have my own music room. It was a hobby rooom that is abou...

builders

guitars

1985 Jackson Rhoads

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This is my second 80’s Jackson Randy Rhoads guitar. My first was a Jackson Rhoads that I bought from Sam Ash when I was a teen. It was stolen in the early 90...

1987 B.C. Rich Warlock N.J. Series

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As I tell my stories about the guitars that I have owned you will find me referencing to major tramatic events. One is when someone broke into my appartment ...

1997 Fender Stratocaster American Standard

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I was at Rainbow Guitars is Tuscon Arizona with my buddy that rebuilt the dumpster guitar for me. We were in our final year of grad school at University of A...

2017 PRS Custom 24 10 Top

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The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar. This iconic instrument was the first model that Paul Reed Smith brought to the public at PRS Guitars’ first W...

2018 Charvel San Dimas Style 1 HH FR Pro Mod

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Southern California is a hotbed of guitar innovation, from new musical styles and sounds to hot-rodded high-performance guitar designs. The Charvel Pro-Mod S...

2018 Ibanez RG8520SDE J.Custom

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The Ibanez RG8520 has it all — looks, tone, playability — and then some. Its resonant African mahogany body is capped in beautiful AAA flamed maple. Its Velv...

2019 Charvel DK24 HSH Pro Mod

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Charvel® once again ups the ante for modern high performance combined with elegant style and crushing tone with the Pro-Mod DK24 HSH 2PT CM, a stunning new i...

2019 Music Man Majesty

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The latest version of the John Petrucci Majesty guitar from Ernie Ball Music Man and the iconic Dream Theater guitarist brings together all the refinements d...

2019 Charvel SoCal Style 1 HH FR Pro Mod

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Designed to inspire and with more than three decades of experience, the Charvel Pro-Mod So-Cal Style 1 HH FR E is a slick performer with premium features and...

2018 Jackson USA Select Soloist SL2H

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Walked into work on day and saw this on the used wall for less than half of MAP (Manufacturer Advertised Price). Someone had mispriced it when bringing it in...

2020 Ibanez Chrome boy JS1

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Now this guitar is stupid expensive and I really have no idea why I bought it. It costs so much that I am afraid to take it out and play it. It just sits in ...

2020 PRS Silver Sky

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The John Mayer Silver Sky electric guitar is here at Guitar Center. Based on Mayer and Smith’s favorite elements from 1963 and 1964 instruments, The Silver S...

2020 Fender American Showcase Telecaster

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Fender American Showcase Telecaster Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar Olympic Pearl The Fender American Showcase Telecaster is only available at Guitar Ce...

2020 Fender American Professional II Telecaster

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Fender American Professional II Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde Since its debut in 1951, the Fender Telecaster has undergon...

2021 Fender American Performer Precision Bass

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Born in Corona, California, the American Performer Precision Bass with maple fingerboard delivers the exceptional tone and feel you expect from an authentic ...

pedals

Pandemic Pedal #001

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Lawrence Petros Designs™ K-1 Overdrive / Boost

So it’s March of 2020. I am recovering from a heria surgery, I’ve ben told not to come back into the office because of the pandemic and I am sitting around w...

Pandemic Pedal #002

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Lovepedal™ Eternity

This is the first of the Rullywow boards I started to put together. All parts were self sourced from Tayda Electronics, Mouser, Love My Switches, Pedalhacker...

Pandemic Pedal #003

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Dunlop™ Q-Zone

Since I purchased all seven of the Rullywow boards at the same time I thought this would be interesting. I am a huge Dunlop/MXR fan and felt this might be a ...

Pandemic Pedal #004

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Earthquaker Devices™ Talons

This was just a straight build. A fun high gain pedal and the start of many many Eartquaker Devices builds. I had just stopped working at a music store and w...

Pandemic Pedal #005

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Wampler™ PlexiDrive

This is the first pedal to get painted. I thought the scribbled Union Jack would be easy. I was wrong. The name "Plexi blah blah blah" is an indication of my...

Pandemic Pedal #006

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Analogman™ King of Tone 18v

I had a lot of trouble getting this pedal to work without the whining oscillation from the charge pump. I really liked the sound but some chips got hot. Othe...

Pandemic Pedal #007

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Ibanez™ TS808™ & TS9

The tube screamer. Everyone needs to build at least one and this one has a bunch of different sonic options on the board. It is possible to build the TS808 a...

Pandemic Pedal #008

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Black Arts Toneworks™ Pharaoh

This is the first pedal to get real paint, even before the talons, kot and eternity. I was worried about messing it up so I put tape ofer the entire enclosur...

Pandemic Pedal #009

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Earthquaker Devices™ Grand Orbiter

Got some help from the PedalPCB forum to add an indicator light for the LFO rate. I really like this mod and this pedal. I have a Grand Orbiter and have done...

Pandemic Pedal #050

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Tim Escobedo™ LofoMofo Clone

My first point to point pedal build! It is number 50 but in reality it came along much sooner than some of the other pedals. From time to time I search the ...

Pandemic Pedal #010

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Hermida™ Zen Drive

I do not have this pedal any more as it was my first and as of Febuary 2021 only sale. Sold to a friend that I have played “The Last of Us: Factions” with fo...

Pandemic Pedal #011

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Paul Cochrane™ Timmy V3

What can I say? I have always wanted a Timmy since I started collecting pedals. When I saw this one I knew I had to do a tribute to Timmy from South Park. He...

Pandemic Pedal #067

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A/B Pedal Demo Looper

This is so I can A/B originals vs. clones when I have the orig available. Or just to A/B two pedals against each other. My only mistake is that when you flic...

Pandemic Pedal #012

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Keeley™ Katana Boost

This is the first really big experimentation (at least for me). I wanted the pedal to have the knob coming out the side like the original. So I got a push/pu...

Pandemic Pedal #043

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Hudson Electronics™ Broadcast - dual footswitch

This is not finished. I want to make little copper or aluminum plaques for the controls. Then epoxy coat the entire thing. This is also the first and only pe...

Pandemic Pedal #052

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Beavis Box

First Self Modified Circuit Build! I wanted to create a test box with a wave generator. This is my first attempt. It still needs work. It has some grounding ...

Pandemic Pedal #013

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Steel Panther™ P***y Melter

My first pedals to have visible clipping diodes. I know I wanted to try to do something cool for this pedal. I used the clipping leds to make it look like th...

Pandemic Pedal #014

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Death by Audio™ Robot

This is the first build to really frustrate me. I actually took the pedal and threw it in the trash after soldering the 2P4T on the wrong side of the board. ...

Pandemic Pedal #015

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DOD™ 440 Reissue Envelope Filter

Never knew I could like an envelope filter so much. I had never really used one before this but it is such a joy. I wanted to pay homage to the original. The...

Pandemic Pedal #016

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Earthquaker Devices™ Sea Machine

I had just gotten my box of 42 acrylic pens in different colors and decided i would see what i could draw. This always gets mistaken for a tentacle but it is...

Pandemic Pedal #017

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Earthquaker Devices™ Hummingbird

I go back and forth on how I feel about this hummingbird. Both the image and the pedal. It not that I do not like either. It is just that I see all the flaws...

Pandemic Pedal #018

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JHS™ Angry Clarlie v3

Epoxy experiment gone wrong. I was having trouble with drips on some of the pedals. The Roboto has divots from using plugs in the holes and others had drips ...

Pandemic Pedal #019

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Fortin™ Grind™ / 33

Labeling Fail. I love the sound of this pedal. I use it often but I have not idea what the switches are doing. Iknow, I know. I traced it and foind out. But ...

Pandemic Pedal #020

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Mu-Tron™ Bi-Phase

I implemented a mod from a build on the PedalPCB forum. I liked the added option of parallel/series that he did so I added that to mine. This was a fun and c...

Pandemic Pedal #021

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Horizon Devices™ Nano Attack™ / Precision Drive

This is the first build where I experimented with the expoxy finish. On a previous attempt to finish some pedals the epoxy set before I was ready. I had mixe...

Pandemic Pedal #022

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Blackstone Appliances™ Mosfet Overdrive

I plan to make this one again. When I do I think I will try making my own board or use vero as I want to use all 9mm plastic pots so that It will take up les...

Pandemic Pedal #023

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Hudson Electronics™ Broadcast

My interpretation of the RKO radio tower. This was a lot of fun to build. It was hard to find 120uF electrolytics that would fit. I think it was worth it in ...

Pandemic Pedal #024

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Basic Audio™ Scarab Deluxe

That beetle. The full article will have all the info that went into building that beetle. I think it took me about a month to get it to where I was satisfied...

Pandemic Pedal #025

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Analogman™ Sunface

This was inspired by my daughter. She had just started painting and she was doing flowers. I really liked them so this pedal was perfect as a tribute to her....

Pandemic Pedal #030

1 minute read

As soon as PedalPCB came out with the concept for this PCB I know I wanted to make a window for this pedal. When it arrived and I read the instructions I dec...

Pandemic Pedal #026

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Lovepedal™ Super Six “Stevie Mod” Overdrive

When I looked up the original for this one all I saw was racing stripes. I liked that. A good friend had a yellow Camaro Super Sport back in the day, so I d...

Pandemic Pedal #027

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Earthquaker Devices™ Dirt Transmitter

With the original being the dirt transmitter and the clone being the cross contaminator I wanted to draw the bio hazard symbol. I just knew that I would have...

Pandemic Pedal #028

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Earthquaker Devices™ Space Spiral

This one really stays true to the original with a little more flair. I attempted to use normal acrylic paint with a brush for the first time for the solar sy...

Pandemic Pedal #032

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Earthquaker Devices™ Rainbow Machine

I don’t know if any of you have seen happy on Netflix. It is a raunchy show about an imaginary friend names Happy. In the second season Happy has his first i...

Pandemic Pedal #033

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Catalinbread™ DLS MKIII

So the DLS is Catalinbread’s Dirty Little Secret. Well that best friend….. He bragged about every one of his children to me before they were born. Except for...

Pandemic Pedal #029

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Earthquaker Devices™ Palisades

This is one of my favorite drawings and is a keeper for me. This is me and my best friend in the stockade. It is very representative of the relationship we h...

Pandemic Pedal #034

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Roger Mayer™ Octavia

I hadn’t originally planned to use the fist on the Octavia. I did plan to use the cream enclosure though. I also wanted to pay tribute to the struggle. It re...

Pandemic Pedal #051

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Klon™ Centurian

This is the one eyed, one horned, flying purple people eater. It is a Klon clone from mad bean pedals that I got for free with an order. I decided to build i...

Pandemic Pedal #036

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Electro Harmonics™ Small Clone

I was going in a whole different direction with this. I have created a copper chainmail cover for this. I drew the large letters so they could be seen throug...

Pandemic Pedal #041

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1981 Innovations™ DRV

I wanted this to be in the style of the original. But I graduated in 1987, so I had to change the year. I also had to wire the 3rd knob off board and the con...

Pandemic Pedal #044

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Fulltone™ Full-Drive1

I felt baby blue and pink would be good colors for this pedal. I have been working on the internet for 25 years. Damn I’m old and have seen every meme over t...

Pandemic Pedal #045

less than 1 minute read

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JHS™ AT+

For me AT+ meant AT + AT, hence the AT-AT. I was worried about trying to paint something with so much detail, so small. I felt I did a passible job. The best...

Pandemic Pedal #031

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Fortin™ Zuul

I love elephants, and I have always planned to put the Muzzle in a black sand enclosure. I was originally gonig to create a different image using multiple la...

Pandemic Pedal #053

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MAS Effect Mimir’s Well

I had nothing to do with the art for this pedal. I could not improve on this. I really like MAS Effects chosen art and he was good enough to include the stic...

Pandemic Pedal #035

less than 1 minute read

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Freidman™ BE-OD Deluxe

I knew I wanted a nuclear explosion for this. I know thermionic is not thermonuclear, but that is what it made me think of. And the BE in BE-OD I believe sta...

Pandemic Pedal #042

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Analogman™ King of Tone

This is a work in progress. I am planning to make this another in the line of Egyptian themed pedals. I have socketed the diodes so that I can change them ou...

Pandemic Pedal #054

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PedalPCB 6-Band EQ

My first experience with slide potentiometers. PedalPCB has been a mainstay and I like building his circuits. This was no exception. I used the faceplate sin...

Pandemic Pedal #037

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Earthquaker Devices™ Arpanoid

Total experiment here. I forgot that I had already punch the positions for the holes and ended up putting the template on again in the other direction. This ...

Pandemic Pedal #038

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Earthquaker Devices™ Organizer

I made a couple of posts to get opinions on knob color and LED placement. I wanted the LED to be subtle. And while the red “magpie” knobs from Love My Switch...

Pandemic Pedal #039

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Hermida™ Zen Drive

This is my second Zen Drive clone. I sold the first to a friend and I wanted one for myself. His has the yinyang so I decided on the Mahayana for mine. Easy ...

Pandemic Pedal #040

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Suhr™ Riot

This is the first pedal I have done with an Aion board. It sounds good and the instructions were easy to follow. I ended up with a great sounding pedal. And ...

Pandemic Pedal #046

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JHS™ Charlie Brown v4

I really enjoyed painting this pedal. I didn’t want to copy the original like I did with the angry charlie clone but I still wanted it to be Charlie Brown th...

Pandemic Pedal #047

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Mesa Boogie™ Flux Drive

Mr. PedalPCB named this is the Gauss drive so I thought I would create a Gaussian curve for the art to this pedal. I am glad I put it on a blue enclosure bec...

Pandemic Pedal #056

1 minute read

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VFE™ Blueprint

This is a nice little PT2399 based delay circuit. I would advise clicking on the vfepedals link in the sidebar. I like the interactive way he descibes his ci...

Pandemic Pedal #057

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VFE™ Choral Reef

This is a nice chorus. This circuit uses the MN3008. I was lucky enough to find them on smallbear and bought 2, but they were close to $20 a piece. It also w...

Pandemic Pedal #058

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VFE™ Dark Horse

From the VFE website: The DARK HORSE is a hard-edged distortion beast. From bluesy hints of low-gain grit, to face-melting doom in a box, the DARK HORSE dis...

Pandemic Pedal #059

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VFE™ MiniMu

From the VFE website: The MINI MU is derived from the classic Mutron III envelope filter (aka autowah), and has all the same great fat and funky filter swee...

Pandemic Pedal #060

1 minute read

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VFE™ Pale Horse

From the build docs: You might be tempted to call the Pale Horse YATS, but if you take a closer look you’ll see there is a lot more going on. A split-rail s...

Pandemic Pedal #061

2 minute read

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VFE™ Tractor Beam

Build Report From the [VFE website]http://www.vfepedals.com/tractor-beam.html): We probed the world of analog phasers, and distilled everything we could fi...

Pandemic Pedal #062

1 minute read

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VFE™ Triumvirate

Build Report From the VFE website: The TRIUMVIRATE is a unique take on a distortion pedal. The guitar signal is first separated into three pathways (lows, ...

Pandemic Pedal #063

1 minute read

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VFE™ White Horse

Build Report From the VFE website: The WHITE HORSE is an optical compressor pedal and a whole lot more. The blend control allows for longer, sustained note...

Pandemic Pedal #064

less than 1 minute read

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Lovepedal™ JTM

I believe this is the only PedalPCB build that I have gotten into a 1590A enclosure so far. I really like the Lovepedal clones for their tone. Really nice fo...

Pandemic Pedal #066

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Pachyderm Pedals Menage a Trois

This is a simple three way jfet based splitter so that I can send a siglal to all three of the amps I had at the time. Build Gallery ...

Pandemic Pedal #068

less than 1 minute read

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MXR™ Distortion +

I breadboarded an MXR distortion + and decided to try to CNC the circuit on some copper board. It can out pretty good (the board). I used a tin can LM741 tha...

Pandemic Pedal #055

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Darkglass™ Vintage Microtubes

This is only my second vero build. It is a mainstay on my board. I will have to compare it to the B3K and the B7K Ultra when I get a chance. I love the sound...

Pandemic Pedal #065

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BYOC Crown Jewel

This is my first Build Your Own Clone build and wouldn’t you know it is not a clone. It is a very versitile distortion that has a lot of features. I got this...

Pandemic Pedal #070

less than 1 minute read

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Blackout™ Whetstone Phaser

I find this pedal difficult to use. There are so many options I am never sure what to do. To be fair though I have not spent a lot of time with it, neither h...

Pandemic Pedal #071

less than 1 minute read

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BYOC Super 8 Looper

I use this pedal all the time. It is a constant on my test / demo bench. I love the different modes. It allows me to switch between 8 different pedals with a...

Pandemic Pedal #072

less than 1 minute read

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1776 Effects Multiplex Echo Machine

I was lucky enough to get one of these before they closed down. It is a really nice delay. If I were to build it again I would probebly not include the modeu...

Pandemic Pedal #073

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Electric Druid™ Flangelicious

I am a big fan of flangers so I figured I would give this a go. I believe it is my first programmed flange. Did the expression pedal mod on it too. Made mist...

Pandemic Pedal #069

1 minute read

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PedalPCB™ Hydra

This is my first UV printed build. The Hydra Delay is a multi-head drum-style digital delay designed by Mr PedalPCB and includes 24LC32A EEPROM with Hydra al...

Pandemic Pedal #079

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PedalPCB Terrarium

The Terrarrium is a digital pedal that uses the Daisy Seed as the processor. I have it programmed with a reverb right now. I have not had a chance to play wi...

Pandemic Pedal #074

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Skidmark Pedals™ Purple

This is my first build from Skidmark pedlas. I have purchased all of his pedals to date. I like that he provides the graphics and all for the builds. It allo...

Pandemic Pedal #075

less than 1 minute read

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Solo Dallas™ Storm

This has been a main stay on my board since I built it. It works as a great boost in front of my Mezzabarba Skill 30. I liked the circuit so much I have buil...

Pandemic Pedal #076

less than 1 minute read

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Mad Professor™ Simble Overdrive

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Pandemic Pedal #077

less than 1 minute read

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MXR™ Phase 90

To me phasers make pretty sounds so I try to create pretty pedals. I had been watching some videos on different painting techniques and decided I would try a...

Pandemic Pedal #078

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Wampler™ Pinnacle

When PedalPCB named this board the pineapple I know I was going to draw Sponge Bob’s house.

Pandemic Pedal #082

less than 1 minute read

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EQD™ Westwood

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Pandemic Pedal #048

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Revv™ G3 Purple

This poor pedal sat in a simple purple enclosure with nothing on it for at least 10 months. And when I finally get around to painting it all I put on the ped...

Pandemic Pedal #087

1 minute read

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EHX™ Frequency Analyzer

One of the fun things about creating pedals is hearing what they do. With madbean PCBs I buy them just because they are hard to build then see what they soun...

Pandemic Pedal #090

less than 1 minute read

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Boss™ CE-2

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Pandemic Pedal #088

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Dinosaural™ Tube Bender;

This pedal finally got a paint job almost a year after boxing it. I have been taking an acrylics class and decided to paint this on the final day. I love the...

Pandemic Pedal #089

less than 1 minute read

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Mutron™ Micro V

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Pandemic Pedal #091

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EHX™ Green Russian Big Muff Pi

Any time I hear the word pie I think of Cartman and I think this is what he would say about pie. I wanted to build a russian big muss. This has a board that ...

Pandemic Pedal #092

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Catalinbread™ RAH

This is called the Prince Albert by Mr. PedalPCB and yes, that is a Prince Albert given to the zeppelin. RAH stand for Royal Albert Hall and the pedal is sup...

Pandemic Pedal #093

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EQD™ The Depths

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Pandemic Pedal #094

less than 1 minute read

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EHX™ Electric Mistress

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Pandemic Pedal #080

less than 1 minute read

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Sunn™ Model T preamp

My first Coda Effects build. Also my first experimentation with gold leaf on a pedal.

Pandemic Pedal #081

less than 1 minute read

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BOSS™ DC-2

This is a clone of the Boss Dimension C by AionFX. It is my first experience with stacked boards. This is a very tight fit. It took a lot of patience to put ...

Pandemic Pedal #083

less than 1 minute read

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Vertex™ Steel String

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Pandemic Pedal #084

1 minute read

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Madbean Pedals™ Uber Tuber

This is the first pedal in what I am considering the Madbean Gauntlet. That is the Super Genius ans Zeus level builds on Madbean’s website. This build is dif...

Pandemic Pedal #085

1 minute read

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ETHOS™ TWE-1

The art on this pedal is my take on Shawn Coss’s BiPolar artwork. In Shawn’s art there is another body coming out of the top of the figure you see here. I ad...

Pandemic Pedal #086

less than 1 minute read

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Nobels™ ODR-1;

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Pandemic Pedal #095

less than 1 minute read

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BOSS™ OC-2

This is my image for despair. With this being a 2 octave down I figure a double downer is in despair.

Pandemic Pedal #096

less than 1 minute read

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Way Huge™ Red Llama

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Pandemic Pedal #097

less than 1 minute read

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Walrus Audio™ Julia

The face of the pedal is a sculpture by this Mark Newman. I believe it was made for a collecion but it is also on his deviant art page.

Pandemic Pedal #128

1 minute read

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Walrus Audio™ Julia

This was another attempt to get the UV printing right. I made a mistake with the spot colors (Tthey weren’t) and the gray is what I got instead of the shite ...

Pandemic Pedal #099

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Skidmark Pedals™ Sonomatic Deluxe

This is the second pedal that I completed from Cees at Skidmark Pedals. If you get a chance check him out on Facebook. Hopefully one day he will get a site u...

Pandemic Pedal #098

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VFE™ Bumblebee

After having this enclosure printed Tayda stopped offering the Emboss top coat. It’s a shame because I love the texture that you get when you use it.

Pandemic Pedal #100

less than 1 minute read

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EQD™ Life Pedal

We had been talking about is we could do a blackout pedal enclosure using Tayda’s UV printing on the PedalPCB Forum. So I put this together real quick and go...

Pandemic Pedal #101

1 minute read

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Solo Dallas™ Storm

This was almost a speed build of sorts. I already had the parts and the drilled enclosure. I just needed to solder everything up and put it together. It took...

Pandemic Pedal #127

1 minute read

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Solo Dallas™ Storm

This was almost a speed build of sorts. I already had the parts and the drilled enclosure. I just needed to solder everything up and put it together. It took...

Pandemic Pedal #129

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Snake Oil Marvellous Engine Distortion

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Pandemic Pedal #130

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ENGL 530 Preamp

I’ve been wanting to build all the ENGL pedals I can since getting an ENGL powerball. When I saw that PCB Guitar Mania had the 530 preamp I knew this was gon...

Pandemic Pedal #131

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Ubershall

I am trying to make this a pedal with a side chain to attach to the different EQs that PCBGuitarMania has to offer.

Pandemic Pedal #132

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Mesa Boogie Tone Buster

I like this pedal more than I thought I would. I believed it was a high gain pedal. It is what I associate with Mesa Boggie. This is a really nice overdrive ...

Pandemic Pedal #133

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Analogman™ BC108 Sunface

When I first put this together and played the circuit I thought it was just another fuzz. But once I had it in the enclosure I decided to try it out with my ...

Pandemic Pedal #134-5

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Chunk Systems™ Brown Dog & Agent 00Funk

The guts for these two pedals are taken from 117 & 118. Madbean does not have the PCBs in stock at this time to get another set. But this is my proof of ...

Pandemic Pedal #136

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Dead Robot Mandroid

This is a pedal that Mark Davis was posting about on one of the DIY pedal building forums. I reached out and said that if he was willing I would be glad to v...

Pandemic Pedal #137

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ENGL Powerball EP645

I purchased the real pedal of this first, then requested it from the PedalPCB forum. It was out within a matter of weeks. I am looking forward to doing a hea...

Pandemic Pedal #138

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Randall Redd Distortion

I like the challenge of pedals with SMD spots for the J201 trasistors. I have a bunch but I am saving those for breadboarding and circuits that need them.

Pandemic Pedal #102

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Carcharias Effects™ Sagan Delay

This was a challenging build and there are some things that are confusing. One thing I had trouble with is the sourcing of parts. Well the transistors. There...

Pandemic Pedal #103

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Maxon™ AD-900

This is the second pedal I completed as part of my “Madbean Gauntlet”. It is a clone of the discontinued Maxon AD900. Questions 7, 10, and 12 give additional...

Pandemic Pedal #104

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Ethos™ TWE-1

I’ve already build this circuit once but I had an idea for a different graphic. I have been playing with the Tayda UV printing and wanted to give it another ...

Pandemic Pedal #105

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Mu-Tron™ Phasor II

I am glad I checked back on the site before I boxed this up as there is an error on the PCB. You can see in the images where I had to put a jumper on the bot...

Pandemic Pedal #106

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Bixonic™ Expandora

After seeing the LED layout for the rotary switch I felt they looked like the small eyes of a Wolf Spider. I like taratulas, they are cute, so I figured that...

Pandemic Pedal #107

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BOSS™ DM-2

This is pedal 3 of the “Madbean Gauntlet”. This is a clone of the original BOSS DM-2 Delay. Another pedal with many trimmers, rare IC chips and a more compli...

Pandemic Pedal #108

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EHX™ Attack Decay

This is pedal 4 of the “Madbean Gauntlet” and the last of the Super Genius builds. This one is mostly a straight forward build. You will be using 9mm right a...

Pandemic Pedal #109

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Darkglass™ B3K

I’ve had this built and working for about 6 months but had not boxed it up yet. I have quite a few in this condition. It is usually either a lack of knowing ...

Pandemic Pedal #110

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CGI™ Socialist Jr.

Finally finished my first GCI pedal. I have had this, the brutalist and the BLM for about 6 months. THey are together, but either not working right or not bo...

Pandemic Pedal #111

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EHX™ Memory Man

This is the final pedal of my Madbean Gauntlet. This is the most difficult one that he has available.

Pandemic Pedal #049

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Wampler™ Triple Wreck

I knew what I wanted to do for the art on this pedal over 70 pedals ago. It just took me more than half a year to feel comfortable enough to attempt it. I ta...

Pandemic Pedal #112

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EQD™ Disaster Transport Jr.

When I first saw the name for this I thought it was going to be a fuzz or distortion. Never thought is was gonna me a delay.

Pandemic Pedal #113

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EQD™ Ghost Echo

The image on the turtles back was inspited by a home screen image Microsoft has on my computer of the grand canyon. I need to find that image so I can put it...

Pandemic Pedal #114

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Peavey™ EVH 5150

As soon as I saw that PCB Guitar Mania made this I knew it was going to be one of the first PCBs I built from them.

Pandemic Pedal #115

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Soldano™ SLO 100

Been wanting to build a Soldano SLO 100 for a while. Now was my chance. Another of the first back of PCB Guitar Mania pedals.

Pandemic Pedal #116

1 minute read

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Catalinbread™ Sabbra Cadabra

When I first got this done it sounded terrible. I got sound but it was weak and disappointing. Then I looked into it a but more and it was a problem with one...

Pandemic Pedal #117

1 minute read

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Chunk Systems™ Brown Dog

I new I had to do this project as soon as I read the build doc. I love the idea of two pedals built to work in tandem with each other. I know I am interested...

Pandemic Pedal #118

1 minute read

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Chunk Systems™ Agent 00Funk

I like the control I get from this envelope filter. It was a big suprise to me when I finally got to play it. I can get the usual quacky sounds that I am use...

Pandemic Pedal #119

1 minute read

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Solo Dallas™ Storm

This is my third build. It is officially prototype number 2. I still do not like the colors that came out. I made a mistake on the shite layer and it came ou...

Pandemic Pedal #120

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Studio Daydream™ Dhyana

Another dumble in a box. And it was seriously gooped. I enjoyed following the PedalPCB thread about the excavation. Really interesting to see. This was built...

Pandemic Pedal #121

less than 1 minute read

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Diezel™ VH4

I’ve wanted one of these Diezel pedals for a while. Just never got around to buying one of each overdrive. Can you image trying to accomplish that feat? One ...

Pandemic Pedal #122

2 minute read

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MXR™ Phase 45

About 6 months ago I purchase a bunch of the Madbean Pedals 1590A boards. I thoughts they would be fun to work on and I could learn a few things. What I lear...

Pandemic Pedal #123

1 minute read

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EHX™ LPB-1

With the last pedals I talked about the frustration of working with the 1590A enclosure. Well… I may be a bit of a masochist since I put this circuit in a 15...

Pandemic Pedal #124

1 minute read

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Ethos™ TWE-1

I will get images up soon but it is the same pedal and art as Pandemic Pedal #124. The only difference is that the LED is white and where the train light is ...

Pandemic Pedal #125

3 minute read

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Airis™ Savage Drive

I did not understand the concept of this pedal when I first started playing it. I felt it did not have enough gain and was not getting sounds I was happy wit...

Pandemic Pedal #126

2 minute read

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Keeley™ Katana Boost

I rent a very small 2 room apartment in a private home. This is where I do all my building and work. This is also why I do not do etching even though I reall...

Pandemic Pedal #141

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Amptweaker Tight Metal

This is a high gain metal machine. I can get some really great Cowboys from Hell tones out of this. And if you switch it over to the tight rock setting you c...

Pandemic Pedal #142

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Wampler Paisley Drive

For the paisley drive I wanted to paint paisley. Not a simple task with the paint pens but I really like the colors and the way they look here. I feel like I...

Pandemic Pedal #143

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Demeter Compulator

This was built for my landlords daughter. They have a traditional Greek wedding band and she plays the bass. She is unfamiliar with pedals and I thought a co...

Pandemic Pedal #144

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JHS Morning Glory

Another enclosure that had an image but no circuit. I had drawn this little guy in my sketchbook and as I sat around one morning at my brothers house I got o...

Pandemic Pedal #145

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Friedman Smallbox Overdrive

As part of this site is about mental health this art come from when mine is not doing well. I get this overwhelming hatred, for everything. It just boils up ...

Pandemic Pedal #146

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Lovepedal Jubilee

This enclosure had no pedal in mind when I drew it. I was at my brothers house and my sister-in-law has the most beautiful garden. I fell in love with the lo...

Pandemic Pedal #147

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DOD FX85 Milk Box Compressor”

I am really proud of this pedal. As I actually got to verify it. I had asked onn the PedalPCB forum if there was an ETA on this coming out as it had been in ...

Pandemic Pedal #153

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Abasi Pathos

Based on the pathos which is a collaboration between Brian Wampler and Tosin Abasi.

Pandemic Pedal #154

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Bixonic Expandora

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Pandemic Pedal #155

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Pandemic Pedal #157

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Klon Centaur

I built this for a friend. The artwork is for his band. He asked me for an overdrive for his guitarist. I had built this for me and hadn’t gotten around to b...

Pandemic Pedal #160

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Hermida Audio Dover Drive

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Pandemic Pedal #161

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Catalinbread Formula 55

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Pandemic Pedal #162

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Pandemic Pedal #163

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Catalinbread Naga Viper Boost

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Pandemic Pedal #164

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Pandemic Pedal #165

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Pandemic Pedal #166

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Airis Effects Savage Drive

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Pandemic Pedal #167

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Catalinbread WIIO

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Pandemic Pedal #168

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Carl Martin Panama

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Pandemic Pedal #169

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DOD Looking Glass Overdrive

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Pandemic Pedal #170

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BBE Sonic Stomp

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Pandemic Pedal #148

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EQD The Warden

I need to learn how to use a compressor on guitar. I really don’t play any music that would really use this.

Pandemic Pedal #149

1 minute read

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EQD The Warden

This is the boneyard edition of the PedalPCB Delegate Compressor. It incorporates the mods as described by Check D Bones on the Pedal PCB Forum in this threa...

Pandemic Pedal #173

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Death by Audio Echo Dream II

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Pandemic Pedal #174

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Wampler Ecstacy/Euphoria

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Pandemic Pedal #175

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Marshall Bluesbreaker

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Pandemic Pedal #176

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Krank Distortus Maximus

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Pandemic Pedal #177

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El Musico Loco Blisterlily

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Pandemic Pedal #178

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Catalinbread Varioboost

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Pandemic Pedal #179

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Greer Tomahawk Deluxe Drive

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Pandemic Pedal #180

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Mad Professor Amber Overdrive

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Pandemic Pedal #181

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XTS Atomic Overdrive

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Pandemic Pedal #182

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Slash’s signature Marshal AFD

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Pandemic Pedal #183

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Darkglass Vintage Microtubes

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Pandemic Pedal #184

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Bogner Ecstasy Red and 7th heaven

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Pandemic Pedal #185

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Lovepedal Blackface Deluxe

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Pandemic Pedal #186

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Maxon SD-9 Sonic Distortion

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Pandemic Pedal #187

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BK Butler Tube Driver

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Pandemic Pedal #188

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Pandemic Pedal #189

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EQD Interstellar Orbiter

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Pandemic Pedal #190

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Pandemic Pedal #191

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Mojo Hand FX Rook

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Pandemic Pedal #192

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JHS Superbolt

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Pandemic Pedal #193

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Catalinbread Galileo MkII

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Pandemic Pedal #194

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Decimator II G string

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Pandemic Pedal #195

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Pandemic Pedal #196

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Death By Audio Fuzz War

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Pandemic Pedal #197

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Pandemic Pedal #198

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Pandemic Pedal #199

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Pandemic Pedal #200

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ruminations

BiPolar Cycling - The Hard Times

7 minute read

It’s difficult to explain to people what it is like when my bipolar is spinning out of control. And I don’t mean totally out of control. It is a semi control...

BiPolar Cycling - My Greatest Fear

2 minute read

One of the worst parts about spinning out of control is the fear of losing everything you have struggled so hard to accomplish and overcome. It feels like th...

Panic Attacks

2 minute read

One of the things that sucks the most when I am cycling is panic attacks.

Moving Sucks!!!

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Buying a house and moving cross country has me mentally and emotionally on a rollercoaster.

tutorials

Creating a PDF for Tayda UV Printing

6 minute read

I go over using the opensource Inkscape and the $49.99 US Affinity Designer to create PDF for UV printing at Tayda Electronics.

Creating Art - The Hummingbird

1 minute read

I’ve had a couple of questions about how I paint my pedals. Here’s a quick set of photos that show the steps. I hope this is helpful. Feel free to ask any ...

Designing a Test Box

3 minute read

I built this after see a few things on forums over the last couple of months.

Templates

6 minute read

This is the place where I will put templates that I hope will help people build and produce art for their pedals. All you have to do is right lick on the lin...

Debugging a Pedal Build

less than 1 minute read

I had put together a tutorial on designing a test box for my builds. You can see it here.

Epoxy Resin Finish

less than 1 minute read

I hand paint most of my enclosures with acrylic paint pens. The paint is fragile until baked but even then I like to have more protection. I like to user pou...

Drilling and Finishing Enclosures

less than 1 minute read

I had just received some UV printed enclosures from Tayda Electronics and I wanted to make a video of me finishing them. I make some mistakes along the way b...

Create a 3PDT Breakout PCB for Manufacture

3 minute read

So I have been building pedals for a little over a year. In that time I have always hand wired my switches unless the breakout boards were supplied with the ...