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… Read More »
I learned this technique a good few years ago from an old boy who was a prototype wireman for a large electronics company. I’ve never seen it mentioned on t’Internet so I thought I would write it up as a how-to. You will need the following: Your circuit board – after etching and before drilling*… Read More »
One of the first stomp boxes I made (and arguably my favourite so far) is the Hollis Flatline Opto Compressor. Here is John’s original schematic amended to show the topology a little more clearly: The first stage of the TL072 dual op-amp is configured as a non-inverting amplifier. Now, excluding the effect of the light… Read More »
So you’re mucking about with a stompbox and you want to change the boring old red LED for a shiny new white LED – but you’re not sure how to proceed… Over the last ten years or so, light emitting diodes (LEDs) have generally become much more efficient than they used to be (actually, the… Read More »
Welcome to Stompville – SmudgerD’s blog – which mainly concerns boutique guitar effects and electronics. There will be stuff.