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This is my first instructable, so please be kind. I found an instructable a while ago that spoke of a passive overdrive - black ice. This can be bough...
Tools - soldering iron and solder - drill - wire cutters, pliers etc - whatever you can use to help (e.g, I used a screwdriver to bend the leads and ...
There is a proper schematic diagram and a simpler one that I can get my head around. Use whichever suits you. For the wire, I used white for hot wires...
Drill the holes you need
You can use JoeBeau's help for this, but here are my pictures and diagrams.
If you want the gain to increase as you turn it clockwise (like a normal person), attach the diodes to lug 3.
I found this incredibly difficult because the lugs were very small on mine. But I digress. The middle lugs are for the hot wires to the jacks. The bot...
Attach the jacks to the switch. I use the left one for input and the right for output to be safe, but I don't think it matters. Solder a ground lead t...
Put the potentiometer to one of the top lugs. This is what I got at the end. It looks messy now, but it cleans up a little when in the box.
This is what the marker is for.
Feel free to experiment with different diodes etc and if you find a wiring that's better or a diode with a particular sound , please describe it or ex...
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Posted:Aug 9, 2012
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