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Project NameCategoryDifficultyDescription
Dock SplitteradaptorINSANEAccess every pin on your ipod
Range MasterBoosterBEGINNERRange Master treble booster
Brian May's treble boosterBoosterBEGINNERTreble booster
Red RangerBoosterBEGINNERRed Ranger selectable frequency booster
Small Clone ChorusChorusADVANCEDwarm, analog chorus
Boss CE-2ChorusADVANCEDThe 'other' coveted chorus!
Orange SqueezerCompressorBEGINNERNice and simple compressor
Ross CompressorCompressorINTERMEDIATECompressor
MXR DynaCompCompressorINTERMEDIATECompressor
DOD 280 CompressorCompressorINTERMEDIATEOptical compressor
Ibanez Cp9CompressorINTERMEDIATEIbanez cp9 OTA compressor uses lm13600
Rebote DelayDelayINTERMEDIATEDelay using the PT2399 IC
Rebote 2 DelayDelayINTERMEDIATEDigital delay
Rebote 2.5 DelayDelayINTERMEDIATEUpdate on the Rebote2 delay.
Rebote 3DelayINTERMEDIATERebote delay 3. Three times the delay, and modulation.
Tube ScreamerDistortionINTERMEDIATEMany think this is the #1 distortion there is.
MXR Distortion PlusDistortionBEGINNERAn opamp amplifier with clipping diodes
Big Muff PiDistortionINTERMEDIATEHigh gain distortion
Ampeg ScramblerDistortionINTERMEDIATESounds like...doom.
Easy FaceDistortionBEGINNERJoe Gagan's Easyface
AMZ Overdrive ProDistortionINTERMEDIATEJack Orman's Overdrive PRO
Sans Amp GT-2DistortionADVANCEDSans Amp GT-2, Analog Amp Simulator
Blues BreakerDistortionINTERMEDIATEBlues Breaker Distortion
Boss DS-1DistortionINTERMEDIATESounds like Boss's DS-1 Distortion
Fuzz FaceDistortionINTERMEDIATEFuzz Face using PNP transistors
Tone Bender MKIIDistortionINTERMEDIATEThree Ge transistor fuzz
DOD 250 DistortionDistortionBEGINNERSimilar to Distortion+
RatDistortionINTERMEDIATEProco Rat distortion
Blue ClipperDistortionBEGINNERDan Armstrong's Blue Clipper distortion
GuvnorDistortionINTERMEDIATEDistortion with 3 band tone control
Tonebender 3 KnobDistortionINTERMEDIATE3 Knob Tonebender
Tube Sound FuzzDistortionBEGINNERTube Sound Fuzz uses CD4049 IC
Purple PeakerEqualizerBEGINNERPurple Peaker frequency booster
Speaker SimulatorEqualizerBEGINNERMarshall speaker simulator
FSH1FilterADVANCEDMaestro FSH-1 using LM13600 OTAs
Flanger 301FlangerADVANCEDIbanez Flanger uses MN3007
Electric MistressFlangerADVANCED9v Electric Mistress
MXR Noise GateGateINTERMEDIATEWill mute the output when signal is below threshold level.
MXR Blue BoxOctaveINTERMEDIATEOctave down
NeoCtaviaOctaveBEGINNEROctave up
Green RingerOctaveBEGINNEROctave up
OctupOctaveBEGINNERFolkurban Octup! clean octave
OctaviaOctaveINTERMEDIATETychobrahe octavia
RM OctaviaOctaveBEGINNEROctave up fuzz all silicon.
MXR Phase 90PhaserADVANCEDPhase Shifter, JFET based
Small Stone PhaserPhaserADVANCEDPhase Shifter, OTA based
MXR Phase 45PhaserINTERMEDIATESubtle, vintage phase shifter
Ross PhaserPhaserADVANCEDOTA based phaser
Power SupplyPower SupplyINTERMEDIATEAdjustable Power Supply using LM317
Bipolar powerPower SupplyINTERMEDIATEMAX1044 bipolar from single power supply
MXR MicroAmpPreampBEGINNERClean Booster
Real McTubePreampINTERMEDIATETube preamp by Fred Nachbaur
StereoMicroampPreampBEGINNERTwo Microamps, one board.
AMZ Mosfet BoosterPreampBEGINNERJack Orman's Mosfet Booster
LPB1PreampBEGINNEREH's single transistor booster
Reverb digitalReverbADVANCEDDigital reverb using FV-1 chip
PulsartremoloINTERMEDIATEreproduction of the EH tremolo pedal
Tremulus LunetremoloINTERMEDIATEDan Green's optical tremolo
EA TremolotremoloINTERMEDIATEDiscrete Tremolo from Electronics Australia
Volume Pedal RetrofitVolumeBEGINNERAn add-on for volume pedals
MXR Envelope FilterwahADVANCEDWah effect controlled by picking strength
Wah Wah bufferedwahINTERMEDIATEWah with optional input and output buffers and volume pedal switch
Wah WahwahBEGINNERThe 'basic' wah, for a cleaner build
Offboard wiringWiringBEGINNERFive different ways to wire the offboard connections of effects.
A/B selectorWiringBEGINNERSelect between two signal paths.

TitleDescriptionCreate DateCreated ByProject
Modifying a TS9 to TS808

How to convert an original Ibanez TS9 to TS808 specs, including opamp replacement if necessary.

6/4/2002Matt Burnside
Making a PCB using Press 'N Peel BlueThis photoessay will guide you through the process of making a circuit board using Press 'n Peel Blue that is ready to etch. 6/8/2002Matt BurnsideRebote Delay
Etching a Board Using Ferric Chloride

Ferric Chloride is a popular and easy-to-obtain etchant. This photoessay guides you through the process of using it on the board we created in the essay on Press 'n' Peel Blue.

6/15/2002Matt BurnsideRebote Delay
Big Muff Ho!

Making a BMP... by Lpstudio AKA Ron Down.


12/26/2002Francisco PeņaBig Muff Pi
RTS BoardsPictures of some of the Ready To Soler boards we sell. 12/12/2006Francisco Peņa
Building a Tube Screamer

Step by step pictorial on how to make a Tube Screamer(r) using our ready to solder printed circuit boards.

11/15/2005Francisco PeņaTube Screamer
Ross Compressor

Photo sequence on populating the ready to solder PCB you can BUY from us.

11/17/2005Francisco PeņaRoss Compressor

Pictures of pedalboards.

Email us pictures of your pedalboards with a small description so we can post them.

5/23/2006Francisco Peņa
Stereo microphone in a mint tinAmplified stereo ambience microphone built into a mint tin. 6/22/2006Francisco PeņaStereoMicroamp
Terry Clarke's RosscompCheck out Terry's Ross compressor.7/24/2006Francisco PeņaRoss Compressor
PCBs for SalePhotos of our PCBs, showing the solder side, all have silk screening on the component side as shown in the RTS photoessay.8/23/2007Francisco Peņa

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