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The “standard” for building stompboxes.

Posted by on 17 Nov 2015 | Tagged as: Effects

This is the “standard” book regarding building stompboxes and projects. Everyone should have a copy of this book lying around.

Bare Bones Fuzz Face Tutorial from Small Bear

Posted by on 16 Oct 2015 | Tagged as: Effects

Check it out and order kits:

Bare Bones Fuzz Face

The first book that made me understand simple circuits

Posted by on 30 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Effects

I had all sorts of articles and books as well as electronics projects I had tried, but this simple Anderton book was the first one I really understood. For some reason I was able to understand what was in this book. I guess the delivery was really for a beginner.
I still think it’s a great book! Check it out!

DIY Projects for Guitarists!

Nice new auto-ranging meter for under $35!

Posted by on 23 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Effects, Guitar Related

My old trusty Radio Shack multimeter broke recently. I’ve had it for about 15 years and it has been a workhorse! I loved using it to build my stompboxes and debug my amps. The resistance function broke recently and it was time to find another. I have a number of meters but I wanted another one that was like my old Radio Shack meter. It had True RMS and other functions and it was accurate.

Well, I searched on Ebay and locally and I found a newer model with auto-ranging and true RMS and even a computer interface. I just received the meter and it ROCKS! It seems much better made and almost everything from the display to the information shown to the probes and the extra fuses make this a great deal for under $35! I have a hard time imagining a better meter at this price. I think you will probably like it as well for building stompboxes!

You can find it on eBay with this link.


Beginner Boost breadboard tutorial by Small Bear

Posted by on 20 Jul 2015 | Tagged as: Effects

Want to learn how to breadboard a circuit? Try the beginner boost tutorial and get yourself started with building pedals!

Beginner Boost Tutorial


Taptation PT2399 Controller in Store

Posted by on 10 Aug 2010 | Tagged as: Effects

I am pleased to announce that I have a new item in the store. It’s a PT2399 controller called the Taptation written by The Tone God. (Updated 1-24-11)
Here is the data sheet: http://www.thetonegod.com/tech/datasheets/taptation.pdf
Application note: http://www.thetonegod.com/tech/datasheets/taptation_pt2399.pdf

The kit comes with the controller and a digital potentiometer so you can start using it right away.


Thanks to The Tone God!


Want to learn how to build your own circuit?

Posted by on 24 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: Effects

Purchase the beginner kit and hit the beginner forum! After building this circuit, you will be able to build many more and will have an understanding of how to build and mod your own pedals.

Buy the beginner kit
Hit the forum and follow the numbered threads.

SPICE forum created

Posted by on 19 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: Effects

I just created a SPICE forum in DIYstompboxes.com. You need to be logged in to see it. Right now most of the files are for LTSpice but I hope others will post files for different spice applications.

Site for electronic demonstrations

Posted by on 19 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: Effects

Gil from the forum pointed out this great site which shows how components work visually.
Check it out


Posted by on 12 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: Effects

Neat site with some stompbox applications!
Check it out!

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