Thursday, 7 March 2013

Research for next projects

Pretty soon I'm going to be ordering parts for my next projects. Last time I ordered, the total shipping cost was more than the parts. So to make this a worth while purchase I'm going to be ordering enough parts for 3 projects including some components for modding my other pedals. So the three I'm going to be building are:

Lovepedal Kalamazoo Overdrive:
I've seen a lot of videos on the internet and this thing sound incredible. It's a transparent overdrive that has a lot of control over the high en spectrum (which is very useful). This isn't to big of a step up from my last build (Distortion plus) they both have diodes and an IC chip.

Way Huge Red Llama:
I've never heard one in person, but I hear from a lot of people that this is a very sought after overdrive pedals of all time. It's a very unique sounding OD that is actually based off a pedal in the book "Electronic Projects for Musicians" by Craig Anderson (Co founder of MXR I think). The pedal in the book is call the Tube Sound Fuzz. Anyway it looks like a very interesting circuit. It has a CMOS hex inverter, I don't even know what that means but it just sounds cool. This should be a fun build.

Xotic EP Booster:
This booster pedal is based of the preamp section of the echoplex. Many famous guitarists like Jimmy page and Eric Johnson use the echoplex for the magical tonal quality (I hear). It's supposed to give like an extra little umff to your sound. Well, it's not really a gain pedal, but with the volume set high it does give some grind. This will also be my first project with FET's, should be a learning experience.

If you have any question, comment, or concerns, leave them down in the comment section below

1 comment:

  1. The EP booster is kind of a sparkle pedal... like a compressor, but not. I'll be building a Red Llama pretty soon as well :) If you're looking for a cheaper way to order parts check out Tayda Electronics. Not sure if you're using small bear or what, but Tayda carries stomp switches and enclosures for dirt cheap.