Author Topic: The Please Steal My Idea Thread  (Read 32397 times)

EBK

The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:36:36 PM »
I've got too many ideas and too little time.  I suspect others may feel the same about themselves.  However, there may be some of you who have more time than ideas, and you folks can probably make people happy by bringing to life some extra otherwised unused ideas.  So, let's dump some ideas here, whether complete or half-baked, and let others run with them.  Sound good?

I'll start with these:


Idea: I'd like to see someone build a pedal using macaroni art for graphics (with alphabet pasta labels).


Idea: I'd like to see someone build a pedal named Resting Bitch Face (my wife used the phrase recently, and it struck me as awesome  :icon_razz:).
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Rob Strand

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2019, 04:42:55 PM »
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I'd like to see someone build a pedal named Resting Bitch Face (my wife used the phrase recently, and it struck me as awesome  :icon_razz:).
I'd like to see a pedal named "Muff Squeezer" in honor of Donald Trump.
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EBK

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2019, 04:54:51 PM »
Idea:  I'd like to see someone build "The Cagey Bee's Pi":
https://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=120975.msg1134727#msg1134727
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thetragichero

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 05:00:39 PM »
low pass filter around 220hz -> sub octave generator
high pass filter around 165hz -> big muff clipping circuit
blend (bypassed by switching octave-out jack)
some sort of tone stack

inspired by a two-piece metal band I saw
breadboarded but I quickly gave up trying to troubleshoot. Will give another stab at it

EBK

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 05:20:00 PM »
Idea:  How about a pedal with aesthetics and construction inspired by one of these?
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Kevin Mitchell

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 05:29:07 PM »
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I'd like to see someone build a pedal named Resting Bitch Face (my wife used the phrase recently, and it struck me as awesome  :icon_razz:).
I'd like to see a pedal named "Muff Squeezer" in honor of Donald Trump.
Reminds me... Was going to clone the Camel Toe and call it...
Moose Knuckle

These fuzz names are just terrible  :icon_lol:
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amptramp

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 08:18:59 PM »
I had an idea for a pedal to be called Log Arrhythmia which would use log - antilog generation but it would be terrible for anything with more than one note at a time because of intermodulation.  It still might work on a theremin.

Rob Strand

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 08:51:48 PM »
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Idea:  How about a pedal with aesthetics and construction inspired by one of these?
My cousin had one of those!

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These fuzz names are just terrible
Yeah, once fuzz became muff in the 70s it has been downhill.

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EBK

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 08:59:53 PM »
Any pranksters out there?  There might be enough time for you to design and build one of these musically unuseful ideas before April 1st (and, yes, I did at one time fully intend to unleash both of these upon the unsuspecting world  :icon_twisted:):

1.  The Swear Jar:  an envelope detector triggers the replacement of the normal audio with a 1kHz "bleep" (optionally a different, more musical frequency).  Bonus points for a remotely-activated design, especially one that could work with a microphone.

2.  The B♭us (B flatus), or more discretely named, Beef Lattice:  Notch filters remove B♭ frequencies and a farty sound of corresponding magnitude is inserted.
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bluebunny

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2019, 02:39:51 AM »
You been fermenting those chia seeds, Eric?   ???
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italianguy63

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2019, 03:41:03 AM »
A Burst Box clone!
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Kipper4

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2019, 03:53:43 AM »
Here you go Eric
my version of an enveloped tremolo. Speed up or speed down.

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patrick398

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2019, 06:48:20 AM »


1.  The Swear Jar:  an envelope detector triggers the replacement of the normal audio with a 1kHz "bleep" (optionally a different, more musical frequency).  Bonus points for a remotely-activated design, especially one that could work with a microphone.

Could be fun to implement one of those record/playback modules and have pre-recorded swear words inserted into the signal path at sporadic intervals.

dano12

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2019, 08:37:44 AM »
Build an overdrive using instrumentation opamps.

dan.schumaker

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2019, 10:35:01 AM »
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I'd like to see someone build a pedal named Resting Bitch Face (my wife used the phrase recently, and it struck me as awesome  :icon_razz:).
I'd like to see a pedal named "Muff Squeezer" in honor of Donald Trump.
Reminds me... Was going to clone the Camel Toe and call it...
Moose Knuckle

These fuzz names are just terrible  :icon_lol:

Way ahead of you on the Moose Knuckle....
1685 Moose Knuckle Jr by Dan Schumaker, on Flickr

Kevin Mitchell

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2019, 10:36:24 AM »
Way ahead of you on the Moose Knuckle....
Dammit!
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vigilante397

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2019, 11:19:45 AM »
I don't actually have any ideas floating around, but I feel like this thread is going to be important later, so I have to jump in while it's still on page 1 8)
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EBK

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2019, 11:49:56 AM »
Idea:  An op amp circuit that saturates with modulated power rail voltages.  (I suppose it doesn't have to be an op amp, but it was an op amp datasheet that sparked the idea.)
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vigilante397

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2019, 12:21:11 PM »
Idea:  An op amp circuit that saturates with modulated power rail voltages

Like a clean/dirty tremolo?
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EBK

Re: The Please Steal My Idea Thread
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2019, 12:25:03 PM »
Idea:  An op amp circuit that saturates with modulated power rail voltages

Like a clean/dirty tremolo?
Maybe.  Depends on the shape and frequency of your modulating signal, I suppose.
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