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This is the continuing progress of the Big Muff Pi (David Gilmour circuit) effects pedal. In the previous blog, I thought I'd give you a back story and a potted history around the Big Muff how David Gilmour started using it and also the variability of these pedals, but now I want to get into the building of this pedal proper. I now have all the components except the enclosures (I'll buy them later once the boards have been built and tested) so now all is to be done is etching the boards.   ...
As a guitarist I'm always chasing "tone"... looking for those elusive sounds that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. Through the years I've been in many bands, notably a few Pink Floyd tribute bands, and during my tenure in these bands I struggled to achieve the sounds I was searching for, I got close, but there was always something missing. As you can imagine, playing lead guitar for a Floyd band is no mean feat, and takes a lot of planning. Each song is crafted, and moulded from ...
By now you're probably all familiar with the Power Boost pedal I built, and the issue I had with motor boating (Sky.... I'm coming for you). Well, i'm not going to dwell on that issue but I am going to post some background on the pedal, why I wanted to build it and the level of research I put in before building it. So where do i begin..... The beginning I suppose.... For those old enough to remember, cast your mind back to 1968 it was a year filled with good and bad. The Beatles released The Whi ...
Following on from my first haphazard foray into pedal building with the Colorsound Power boost fiasco, I can safely say that it was frustrating, educational and entertaining in equal measures. To this end I've decided to start blog posts detailing my various adventures, and misadventures in boutique pedal building.   Ahhh.. boutique pedal building. A licence to print money really, and all you get is a pedal that is a copy of an old 70's design, maybe with a few enhancements. Take for examp ...