How to build a stomp distortion pedal?

Im really into guitars and have heard some things about making pedals. I have very minimal electrical expertise. i have wires and stuff in the basement and am wondering how i would go about doing said project?

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Re-design7 years ago
Since you have little electronics experience, I suggest you find a good kit to start out with.  Getting all of the parts and making the pcb and reading the schematic without printed instructions is too much without some experience.

A kit won't cost much more than the parts by themselves and sometimes will cost less.  A kit will have printed step by step instructions.  A kit will have all of the correct parts in the package so all you have to do is assemble correctly and it will work.  A kit should have a explanation of the theory of the parts and how they work together so you learn a little about then as a unit.

Here's a link to some really nice effects kits.  They are complete and should be nice to use when finished and a good learning experience also.

There are lots of schematics available if you still want to go it alone.  Just google "guitar effects schematics".
octopuscabbage (author)  Re-design7 years ago
Thanks. Yeah i kinda broke this distortion pedal that was worth about....$100+
Acepilot427 years ago
very carefully.

you didnt find an instructable on this site to show you?
btw... i also like guitars. i have an eppiphone hololow body. i also have a vox amp to use it with. hope you find a good answer.
octopuscabbage (author)  Acepilot427 years ago

Epiphone solid body lp tribute for me.

Acepilot427 years ago
also, the offspring are the best band in the world. thats who my picture is of.