The Green Tremolo
Posted on February 13th, 2016
I built this tremolo a while ago but only got around to finishing it off this week. I have done a few stamp pedals in the past, I really like the effect and find each stamp interesting. I always like to think one of them is worth a lot of money and I just stuck to a pedal. It’s quite a labour intensive process and it takes quite a few layers of clear coat to protect the surface, which often leads to a slight discolouration. However, I think this adds to the pedal and makes it look slight aged. All the stamp are East Germany era stamps. I have added labels written using a type writer.
The pedal is a Fuzz dog EA tremolo which I have adapted to allow an external rate control. The LEDs (a lovely emerald green) blinks with the speed of the tremolo with some modifications to the 3PDT daughter board.
The White Klon
Posted on February 28th, 2015
So I wanted to see what all the fuss for the Klon was about. This was the first pedal I have built for a while. I didn’t want to buy or etch a PCB and I kept finding links to tagboardeffects so I bought the components and set to work over the New Year.
The vero board layout mentioned that it might be a squeeze to get the layout inside a 1590B so I took that as a challenge. I ended up using a Hammond Eddystone enclosure which is slightly smaller than a 1590B so I was glad I managed it.
I kept a white colour scheme using white knobs and DC jack along with an ultra-bright white LED.
Since space was limited a 3PDT might not have fitted. I liked how I had mounted the LED to the footswitch when I built my prototype pedal. So I mounted the LED and a millennium bypass circuit to the DPDT footswitch.