|Basic DIY parts - Boards, resistors, capacitors, semiconductors and wires|
- You don't need to be an electronic engineer to build a pedal, but you can't built anything right without having some basic understanding of electronics. You need to know what a resistor is what are capacitors, diodes, transistors, voltage, current, inputs, outputs, switches and potentiometers. All the rest can wait.
- You have to have soldering skills. Get a solder iron (or gun), watch some tutorials on YouTube and practice a little. It's not rocket science.
- Listen, learn, read-on....there are so many great websites with helpful information, use it! some of the best out there are:
- and the list goes on....
- there are so many others too...
- and of course....http://www.ebay.com/ has a lot of great stores.
|Solder gun, wire cutter, needle nose pliers and some|
|A breadboard setup with a bypass switch and i/o sockets|
|Off board wiring parts...the enclosure is missing|
- 3PDT stomp switch
- Enclosure (preferably metal)
- Input and output sockets
- 9V DC socket and/or a battery clip
- LED with a resistor
- LED bezel
- Stranded wire
|My best stompbox True Bypass wiring scheme|
|An Audio Probe tester|
|Drill protection with masking tape|
|The perfect enclosure|
I started covering the enclosure with masking tape and did all the pencil measurements and drilling with the tape protection on. Once you are done drilling and cleaning, you take the tape off and the enclosure remains intact.
|Trying to fit everything|
|The finished product|
Rock On...crew members