Author Topic: What is the easiest build project?  (Read 14335 times)

masonwilson13

What is the easiest build project?
« on: March 02, 2010, 04:35:16 AM »
I am new to the DIY stompbox world and i was wondering what would be a good first project? whats the easiest pedal to start with? any idea?

thank you

aron

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 04:42:12 AM »
Try this beginner project in this forum. See the numbered sticky threads.

mikemaddux

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 04:46:07 AM »
+1 for the beginner project......

great info in that thread to get you started
Completed Builds: A lot...

masonwilson13

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 05:43:21 AM »
thanks alot! what exactly is the beginner project? is it a specific pedal or just something to familiarize one with the electronic etc..? 

aron

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 11:29:33 AM »
It's a booster for your guitar. It sounds surprisingly good as a booster and if you turn it up it distorts too. :-)

masonwilson13

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 01:25:52 PM »
awesome! thank you so much aron

aron

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 10:29:20 PM »
No problem. Thank for being on the forum!

tasos

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2010, 03:55:08 PM »
i think you should try the electra overdrive....
http://www.experimentalistsanonymous.com/diy/Schematics/Distortion%20Boost%20and%20Overdrive/Electra%20Distortion%20with%20volume%20control.gif

http://www.experimentalistsanonymous.com/diy/Schematics/Distortion%20Boost%20and%20Overdrive/Electra%20Distortion.pdf


you should first try the one without the volume control....and when finish with it you should put it after a booster....great gain!see ya!

jwar

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010, 08:12:31 PM »
Any other good beginner kits to start with? Something that includes everything you'll need for the build (minus tools of course). Something bass friendly would be a plus.

bamesbotter

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2010, 10:03:45 AM »
If your brand new to everything, creating like an A/B box or A/B/Y box or True-Bypass Looper is a good way to learn how to wire jacks, switches, and LED's. Loopers are also a pedal junkies best friend  :)

jwar

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010, 02:09:09 PM »
If your brand new to everything, creating like an A/B box or A/B/Y box or True-Bypass Looper is a good way to learn how to wire jacks, switches, and LED's. Loopers are also a pedal junkies best friend  :)

Do you have a link? Sorry for my ignorance on the subject. I am brand new to all this. Thanks!

bamesbotter

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010, 07:04:46 PM »
Here's a link to a bunch of kits for loopers: http://www.roadrageprogear.com/kits.html

Great company. I have one of their big pedalboards. Wiring diagrams,
http://www.beavisaudio.com/projects/ABSwitches/ and http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/index.php?topic=25052.0

deadastronaut

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2010, 06:57:07 AM »
Something bass friendly would be a plus.

here ya go, not a kit, but very easy to build on vero/stripboard..and bass friendly...

courtesy of renegadrian's layout . bass fuzz

http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/Renegadrian/bazzfuss-mpsa13.gif.html
https://www.youtube.com/user/100roberthenry
https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects

chasm reverb/tremshifter/faze filter/abductor II delay/timestream reverb/dreamtime delay/skinwalker hi gain dist/black triangle OD/ nano drums/space patrol fuzz//

tasos

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2010, 08:15:02 AM »
a killswitch!hehe

dedguy

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 44
  • Total likes: 0
  • He who dies with the best tone wins !
Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2010, 10:55:40 PM »
Instead of a killswitch how about a Burst Box  :icon_twisted: :icon_twisted: :icon_twisted:

pazuzu

Re: What is the easiest build project?
« Reply #15 on: December 31, 2010, 11:09:27 PM »
i think you should try the electra overdrive....

how did i ever miss this project? i did the beginner box, and now a valve caster. i think i will build this one too. clipping diodes are fun.