Purchase parts for your stompboxes at the DIYstompboxes.com Store

Posted by on 31 May 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

You can purchase parts for your stompboxes at the DIYstompboxes.com store. See the store link.

NextSong – a Bluetooth Footswitch controlled player

Posted by on 02 Feb 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

NextSong is available in the iTunes store. It’s a Bluetooth Footswitch controlled player that allows you to create set lists of music and start/stop them from the Airturn BT-105 foot switch controller.

Have fun!

NextSong Info

Get unrealBook free if you purchase an Airturn BT-105

Posted by on 31 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

Purchase an Airturn BT-105 through this link and get unrealBook for free.

See this link for more information…

Version 1.5 of unrealBook is released

Posted by on 28 Jan 2011 | Tagged as: Misc Music Stuff

unrealBook version 1.5 is available for your iPad. Tons of improvements to make your chart reading easier on stage. If you already own unrealBook, the upgrade is free.

Get it on iTunes!

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!


unrealBook for iPad (Sheet Music Reader)

Posted by on 03 May 2010 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

For the guys that use sheet music onstage, check out my iPad app! Over the years I have created my charts in Sibelius and saved them as PDF. I’ve always wanted a device that I could carry with me to replace the multiple binders that I use for all of my gigs. I would have one binder per band and sometimes they would be rather large (3″ binders).

When the iPad came out, I knew that I wanted to write an app that would help me recall my charts onstage and allow me to create set lists.

Here is unrealBook. It allows you can easily find and load your PDF files and does a few things more. Since I have been using unrealBook, I have left my binders in a pile unused. I’m using unrealBook on my gigs and it’s great!!!!!!

Check out unrealBook!

Things I have learned this year

Posted by on 01 Apr 2010 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

I decided to post a few things that I have learned this year.

All wire is definitely directional. What I did was rewire my amp again, but not with expensive teflon wire or solid silver etc… All I did was reverse the direction! The clarity was amazing. All this time that’s all it was. It took me a while to get the power amp section correct, I reversed the plate lead wires and this made a huge difference.

In addition, I realized that carbon comp resistors sounded twice as good if you use half the resistor value and double them up in series. GREAT SOUND! I can only imagine what it would sound like if you used 3 or 4 in series.

For pedals, it will usually sound better if you use thicker wire. It’s really hard to use the thickest wire possible, but the sound is amazing. Now you wish you never threw away that Weller Soldering GUN!

New items just came in

Posted by on 24 Feb 2010 | Tagged as: STORE

PT2399, LM386, Metal Can 2N2222 transistors. Just a few fun silicon pieces for you to have fun with.
All in the store.

The PT2399 can be used for the Rebote Delay, Echo Base delay and other delay-based applications.
The LM386 can be used for any number of tiny amps and the Smash Drive.
The 2N2222 is good as an alternate transistor for the beginner kit as well as many other projects that use an NPN transistor.

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.

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