I had an enquiry about using the new unbalanced piezo preamp to buffer a guitar lead and I thought I would do a write-up on the low-down of buffering and bypassing.
The basics of impedance and the effect of long guitar cables.
When we talk about impedance, we are talking about resistance to the […]
Since Fairchild finally discontinued the 2N5457 JFET along with a number of other JFETS in the TO92 package, prices have been rising and tales of fakes have been increasing on audio and stomp-box forums. You can still buy the 2N5457 from Central Semiconductor, but they are very expensive – too expensive for Stompville to consider […]
So I was trawling through the enclosures section of a few of my favourite suppliers and decided to buy a few different diecast boxes.
It seems that the Hammond 1590B is the standard for a small diecast stompbox. Fine, no problem, you can even get a pre-painted version. But the 1590B isn’t the cheapest of […]