how would I either make LEDS Blink or a circuit that would turn on the LEDS in my pickups when I strummed my guitar?

What will I have to do to make this happen?

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hsandford8 years ago
I built this just recently.  Check out my write up on how to make LEDs blink when you strum your guitar

Any questions, just ask!
frollard8 years ago
As lemonie and mathews suggest: an amplifier circuit is necessary to switch the higher current necessary for the leds - it can be a directly linked with an amplifier transistor circuit or mosfet - or indirectly with an led colour organ sourced with a small electret microphone.
lemonie8 years ago
Hook the LEDS to some kind of Darlington Pair switch activated from the pickups and power off batteries perhaps?

mathews lemonie8 years ago
A MOSFET may be better as it can be easily configured to have a higher input impedance than a bi-polar transistor. Then with the signal from this, you could control the LED, or send it to some logic to control the LEDs.
lemonie mathews8 years ago
Perhaps so, I was only thinking of what I've got. L