Updated – see below for information on improving the design to lower the output impedance.
We have had enquiries about adding volume and tone controls to the Unbalanced Piezo Preamp (available in the shop here). The PCB was not designed for the addition of these controls, so this article represents something […]
Update: Kits available in the shop here.
Following on from our articles on the Unbalanced piezo preamp and Guitar leads, buffers and true bypass we present a project to build your own JFET buffer pedal. The circuit is essentially the same as in the unbalanced piezo preamp with a few […]
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 […]
Update: Modules are available in the shop here now.
I finally decided to retire the Altoids Piezo Preamp Kit and Altoids Piezo DI kit projects from the shop; I received good feedback from customers – but not enough people bought them. Fully built and tested Altoids […]
Phantom Piezo Preamp Modules are available from the shop here.
Sometimes, back-of-the-envelope calculations do not tell the whole story (and neither do simulations). This article is a follow-up to the original article Phantom Piezo Preamp and addresses some errors and misconceptions that have arisen.
The Phantom piezo […]