Gain Boost Part 2 – Building the Pedal

gain boost part 2Now that we've reviewed the components in Part 1, we'll begin the process of actually building our gain boost pedal.

If you are a guitar player looking to create your own unique sound, one of the best ways to do that is to build your own equipment from scratch. A good portion of “Guitar Electronics” is just very simple circuits that can be built and modified at home. Continue reading “Gain Boost Part 2 – Building the Pedal”

Guitar Gain Boost Part 1 – Getting the Parts

guitar gain boost part 1Since Gain Boost is one of the most common processes in every pedal, we'll start with the parts that we'll need to build our great 'beginner' pedal.

In Guitar Gain Boost Part 1, we’ll take a look at the first actual pedal that we are going to create. It’s called the Piledriver, and it is a Gain Boost pedal that I got from modkitsdiy.com (https://www.modkitsdiy.com/pedal/piledriver). This is listed as a “beginner” pedal and that is one of the reasons why I chose it. Gain Boost is also one of the most common processes that take place in every pedal and understanding it will put you well on the road to building great sounding pedals.

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Build Your Own Effects Pedal: Getting Started

build your own effectsHere are the 'how' and 'where' that you'll need to build your own effects pedal from scratch.

To build your own effects pedal, you will usually need to buy a kit for the project. The price of it will vary, based on the kind of pedal that you want to build. If you are building the project from just a schematic, you will need to buy all of the parts individually on your own. Continue reading “Build Your Own Effects Pedal: Getting Started”