Update: reStomp re-ampers now available for sale in the shop.
I had an enquiry about re-amping and decided to look into the idea more closely. Traditionally, when recording a guitar (particularly an electric guitar), it is usual to experiment with the combination of guitar, pickups, effects and amplifier to get the required sound […]
Both my valve (tube) amps have a power switch and a standby switch. When I first got a valve amp, I didn’t know why it had two power switches and I kind of assumed that the standby function was just a convenience to keep the amp warmed up without having it fully on.
Recently, however […]
UPDATE 8th May 2012: I have now posted a library for the AXE133Y on the Arduino website
I bought the AXE133Y from the Picaxe store. It’s an inexpensive and easy to assemble kit which gives you a serial-controlled 16 x 2 dot-matrix OLED display. I wanted to connect it […]
Update: Remote controlling the True Bypass here.
Update: SMD version here.
Update: True Bypass Relay with muting here.
Update: True Bypass kits are available to buy in the shop here.
Update: True Bypass bare PCB’s now available for […]
I wanted an analogue chorus-pedal for my modular stomp-box and after acquiring a few MN3007’s from Hong Kong, I decided to build the Hollis Zombie Chorus as a starter-for-ten – which I did – and I was a bit disappointed with the result. It may be that the PCB design was sub-optimal […]
Update: Fully built and tested Altoids Piezo Preamps are available for sale in the shop here.
I’ve been taking my Altoids piezo DI box to open mic nights and have had some interest and feedback. People seem to like the concept but are less impressed with the […]
Update: Adding an output transistor – see below.
So you’d kind of like to know when the battery in your stompbox is getting a bit flat but you’re not sure how to proceed.
The first problem is that you don’t want your low-battery monitoring circuit to make a significant contribution to battery drain […]
There is an update to this article here.
As I mentioned in my post on the vagaries of phantom power, I have been looking at designs for a compact self-contained box to connect an upright bass to the PA. The bass pick-up […]
I’ve been looking at the design of direct injection (DI) boxes with a view to making a phantom-powered piezo preamp for a friend who has acquired an acoustic bass with a passive piezo pickup but doesn’t have a preamp for it. He’s tried plugging it straight into the mixer – but has experienced major tone-suckage […]