Build great guitar effects with this amazing kit
Do you want to learn about building guitar stompbox circuits? Have you been frustrated before by soldering, or trying to buy the right parts? Have you tried your hand at various kits, but want to learn more about how circuits actually work? Do you want to hear how certain designs sound before you plunk down your hard-earned cash on boutique or commercial pedals? Well my friend, I think I may have something that will interest you:
the beavis board
The beavis board is designed to give you a platform for learning and building. If you can follow along with simple instructions, you can start building and modding a classic and new stompbox circuits.
If you have been frustrated before by kits, perfboard, soldering or whatever, I guarantee that you will be successful with the beavis board.
If you want to extend your knowledge of guitar effect circuits and how to mod and change them, the beavis board makes it easy and fun.
If you are a seasoned builder, the beavis board will make it easier than ever to prototype and tweak your designs, before you commit them to a permanent enclosure.
The beavis board makes it easy to:
How it works
The beavis board is comprised of the following things:
Tell Me More about the Circuits I can Build
Breadboard layouts are included for loads of great projects:
MXR Distortion + ● LPB-1
● Brian May Treble Booster
and more are being added to the list!
So How Hard is it Really?
It is really simple actually! I've been through a lot of frustrating projects myself, and talk to folks all the time via email about the most common problems that keep people from having a great stompbox-building experience. I've take all that knowledge and designed the beavis board to make those problems go away. If you can follow some basic instructions, and are willing to invest just a little bit of time, you'll be surprised about just what you can do.
But wait, can't I just buy a breadboard?
Yes! You can buy a breadboard. What the beavis board does is a little different.
Different? How? Read the the philosophy part....
That's Great! Now what if I want to build a real standalone pedal?
No worries, beavis has you covered. Check out our awesome beavis protoboards. Three sizes are available:
What about Pedal Kits?
The beavis board is not a replacement for pedal kits. Pedal kits allow you to build things that you can mount on your pedalboard, and there are a lot of great kits out there. Rather, the beavis board is an augmentation of, or a precursor to, pedal kits--it is a great way to build a large array of great circuits, learn more about how the parts work, and mod circuits to come up with your own personal sound. In the meantime, if you are looking for complete single-pedal kits, you should check out:
Download the Hacker's Guide to the beavis board
Want to learn more? Download the whole manual as a PDF and check it out for yourself. Even if you don't want to buy a beavis board, the manual has lots of good information for your projects.
Here's what beavis board customers are saying:
prototyping pedals so much easier! Really really convenient and well
thought out. Makes it so easy to swap components... No soldering!! -david
Just wanted to say that I got the beavis board, opened it up, went
straight to building the first project and.... it worked! You helped
me break my curse of the funky electronics and for that I am
eternally grateful. - jesse
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