Hollow Earth

Category: DIY Guitar FX

Drilling Templates For Guitar Effect Pedals

Creating drilling templates is always a bit time-consuming. I started drawing the templates using  GIMP , but it turned out to be very laborious. So I tried out drawing them with  LibreOffice  Draw, which turned out to be the better way. However, I'm starting to collect...

Snapshot: My Current Effects Setup

Allright, here's a snapshot of the guitar effects I'm currently using for my band. The case is a customized "Harley Benton PB705 Pedalcase" from Thomann. Well, it's a very cheap one, but for the moment it matches my requirements. I cut some holes into the board to countersink...

Quick Review: Madbeanpedals PCBs

A few weeks ago I ordered some PCBs at  madbeanpedals.com . Madbeanpedals offers several PCBs for simple up to difficult DIY guitar effects projects. I decided to get the following PCBs: Wolfshirt, a Foxx Tone Machine (TM) clone / Fuzz Pork Barrel, based on the classic...

Building A Rat Clone

The RAT clone quickly became one of my favorite distortions on my effects board. It is easy-to-build and fits into a 1590B case. My build of the pedal is geared to the schematics, parts list and PCB layout from  Tonepad . It seemed to me to be a very simple build so I decided to...

Tim Escobedo's UglyFace with LFO control

Another circuit well-known in the DIY community is the  UglyFace  designed by Tim Escobedo. After listening to some sound samples on the web, I got curious how it will sound "in real life". So I decided to build my own clone. Although my first draft of the original...

Build report: the "Nurse Quacky", an envelope controlled filter

My first project not built from a kit was the "Nurse Quacky", an envelope controlled filter (or auto-wah) derived from the  EHX Doctor Q from the 1970s. I got the schematics and some more information about it from home-wrecker.com . This is my build report of all steps from...

HotCake Clone (UK-Electronic)

The HotCake distortion pedal has been invented by  Emlyn Crowther  in 1976 and since then has been used by many well-known guitarists like, for example, Noel Gallagher of Oasis. I decided to build this pedal as my third project after watching a few reviews on Youtube and...

Big Muff Pi - Green Russian Clone (UK-Electronic)

The second guitar fx project I decided to build was the  Big Muff Π , Green Russian version. Like the Tonebender MK-III I ordered this kit again from UK-Electronic . Building the effect has been easy as I could gain some experience from the previous project. If you're...

Tone Bender MK-III Clone (UK-Electronic)

The  Tone Bender MK-III  has been my first DIY guitar effect. It's a fuzz type of distortion. I ordered the "Tonebender MK-III" fuzz kit at the online shop of  UK-Electronic . Some days later, the kit arrived: an aluminium case, a PCB and a few electronic...
 
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