Tech Pages

Here a bunch of articles, schematics and miscellaneous technical articles.

BMP Filter
Ideas and schematics for the Big Muff Pi tone control circuit.

A simple box finishing solution using common items found at your hardware store.

Booster: How it Works
A look at what the components do in a typical booster

When to use/avoid them, and how to build your own.

Buying Parts
Some useful links on good places to buy the parts you need for major hackage.

BYOC Fuzz Mods
A bunch of fun n Clone Fuzz kit.

All about capacitor types, what they do, and how to use them.

Dying Battery Simulator
Great for fuzz effects: set a specific voltage. Super easy!

Effect Order Switcher
How to build a box to switch pedal order.

From Schematic to Reality
How to read schematics and turn them into real things.

Getting Started
An article about the first steps in building including lots of links and book ideas.

How to Solder
An introductory tutorial, along with a bunch of tips and tricks.

A big collection of pix of the insides of pedals.

Looking for a specific knob? Start here! Lots of knobs and lots of links.

Pedal Power
How to wire up battery and AC adaptor in a pedal.

Resistors and Potentiometers
Learn how they work and how to use them in stompbox projects.

Powering Pedals
The A-Z of battery power, AC adaptors, measuring current draw, and more.

True Bypass Loops & Feedbackers
Make your own looper and feedback loops.

Stompbox Wiring
How to wire true bypass, power and battery stuff inside a stompbox.

All about switches!

Test Rig
Build your own test rig, make hacking easier

Information about the LM386/JRC386 power amplifier chip.

555 and 556
Info about the awesome 555/556 timer chip.The 555 Timer Chip
The LM567 and LM567C are general purpose tone decoders designed to provide a saturated transistor switch to ground when an input signal is present within the passband. It is also a very fun device to use for spacey guitar effects. LM567 Tone Decoder



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