I'm considering working on a project where I install a fuzz, boost, and tremelo directly into a guitar. I'm wondering if anyone has done this and/or has posted a thread detailing their results?
Curious if anyone has done this or has any thoughts or suggestions?
Right here XD
The coolest guitar ever put on the market! 1960's Vox Starstream. It has tremolo, fuzz, treble/bass boost
, a built in hand controlled wah pedal, and a e-tuner. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWC1uzg-Yr0
I am working on a replica of this guitar for my brother, however it will probably only have the tremolo and fuzz.
I have also put a fuzz inside my bass guitar. It had two volume pots, one for each pickup. But, each pickup sounded EXACTLY the same. So all they did was make it annoying to control the master volume, as you had to adjust both pots. So i switched one out with the fuzz. I'm just waiting for a 3PDT toggle to finish the project up.
I think it's nice to have effects in your guitar! But, when you make it, you have to be careful of what you put in and how you do it. You want to consider:
1. What effect(s) do I use all the time and I want to control in real time?
2. How do I lay out the controls in an easy and accessible way?
3. How to I minimize the current draw of my circuit so I don't have to worry about batteries?
If your plan does not answer these three things effectively, then there's not much point putting it in (unless it's just plain awesome)