Category Archives: Effects

ZOOM MS50G multi-effects guitar pedal

While searching for a small chorus/delay/reverb pedal, I came across the MS50G. This looks like a great small pedal for an analog synth (for the backend) and also as an acoustic guitar pedal (EQ->Chorus->reverb etc…). You can chain up to 6 effects at once.

It works great for acoustic guitar! This pedal has a lot of power. You can easily put a booster->EQ->Chorus->Delay->Reverb and have a nice signal chain for your acoustic guitar.

It’s low cost $100! ¬†Great to throw in the gig bag with the acoustic guitar or as a backend for a minimoog!

Someone finally made it – small and convenient!

So you have an analog synth with no effects…. what do you need?

You have an acoustic guitar… what do you need?

You have an electric guitar with a fantastic overdrive/distortion… what do you need?

Anything with no effects sounds better with….

Previous to this, you had to have 3 pedals or one big bulky pedal. NO MORE!
Someone finally did it!

Light Plates for your 1590B and 1590BB boxes!

These light plates fit in between the bottom plate and the box. They provide a way to light up the edges of your pedals and make a cool lighting effect!!!!! So instead of a single LED lighting up, you see the entire border of the bottom of the box lighting up!!!!! It’s very cool. All you need to do is drill the holes on the plate and mount an LED.


Reference this thread for what it does.

The first book that made me understand simple circuits

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!

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.