Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Roll Cage

Fragile, unprotected sliders inches from a footswitch is a recipe disaster; especially on a dark stage. A simple roll cage setup allows access to the sliders while protecting from falling mics, inaccurate feet, and wandering pedals. Going rate is $30 installed and DIY kits are available for $20 by emailing us.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Always use the right power supply...

Surprisingly this pedal was still function despite the significant damage done to the circuit board and part of the power supply circuit.

Surface Mount ICs

Upgrading opamps for better sound quality is very common request. The commonly used (and dirt cheap) JRC4558 may be popular for Tubescreamers but is not be ideal for circuits when you want the most transparent sound. Burr-Brown and other companies make excellent chips to retain sonic fidelity. Above is a photo of their surface mount chip which was used to upgrade the signal path in an EHX Holier Grail.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Monster Face "Organ"

I'm not sure what exactly inspired this, but it's a 10 note sine wave generator giving you all sorts of beeps. The fun part is that each button's frequency can be adjusted and playing more than one at a time gives entirely different frequencies. Videos to be posted when time permits. $150