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Miraculum

When talking about overdrive/distortion pedals the sounds of tube amps were always considered as standard. Many have tried to emulate these sounds - some with better results, some with worse. I personally think that the sound of a tube amp can't be substituted by a...

Ankh

The "fuzz" is the third typical distortion device in the arsenal of guitarists next to "overdrives" and "distortions". In some forums there are long discussions and debates about these categories. I don't want to play this game especially because I don't think that there is...

The Depth

Today we have another "essential" effect: the delay. Sometimes delay is also called echo. The basic operation is following: after the input the signal is split. In one direction it goes unaltered to the output mixer. In the other direction it goes through a circuit...

30+

I think Brain Wampler doesn't need any introduction in the DIY community. He wrote several books and is still active on many DIY forums. He even helps out for tracing his own company's (Wampler Pedals) products. This entry is about one of his former designs...

Ommm…

I pondered a lot what should be the first pedal to write about. Obviously it had to be some kind of overdrive or distortion :) Of course I didn't want to choose something too well known. Also I wanted to write about something that is...

1st Entry

So… Why do we need yet another blog on the internet? Actually we don't. But I like building pedals and I'm also extroverted enough to want to write about it :) I have created quite a few PCB layouts recently and I thought these layouts might...