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Make an easy guitar distortion pedal (STEP BY STEP!)
it is because the input dont have a low an high pass filter, this circuit is too simply
Hey, I am building it this way, as you can see i settled two sets of diodes and a switch between them in order to select which path to follow, the volume and the distor knobs are in place but i have not soldered anything... do you consider this will work?, on the other hand. what would be the recomended voltage for it to run? 9v dc tops?thank you so much :D your work on this one is amazing, we'd love hearing a bit of it working
Hi, I built this as per the schematic but I'm having the same problem as JoshT15. Without the battery, there is just a plain signal but with the battery there is a lowered signal with no fuzz?
This is happening to me too! Did you find an answer to this?
Hi, I made the pedal as per the schematic, but it doesn't work? Im using the switch, and in one position the guitar signal is just lowered and in the other position there is no signal at all? please help :)
I have the same problem! Any advice would be great. Is it a grounding problem?
Hey, I successfully made the pedal. (Thank you so much for the tutorial.) Does anyone know how to eliminate the buzz/static from the pedal? There's quite a lot, but the guitar is still going through. If someone could help, that would be awesome.
i recommend using the gain pot where R3 is. R1 and R2 must be set so colector voltage stays around half baterry supply at 4.5v to avoid to avoid saturation.
you can use a battery clip connected where it says +9 and -9
how would i wire a power supply to that?
Me to! When i set volume on guitar down I hear some radio station (probably AM because its not in my country language).
Hi, great tutorial:)But I had an issue. I tried a lot of combination of components but it really didnt work. Eventually I found out that the signal from guitar is too small and only if I played really strong, the sound came out. Soo I made simple pre-amp. I hope that it will helpl somebody like me.
If you use 1.5Mohm as r1 it is restricting the current to flow. 1.5Mohm is 1,500,000 ohm vs 100kohm is 100,000 ohm. the best is to stick to something around the 100kohm.
Eu fiz esse pedal e ficou muito bom. Só faltou incluir o potenciometro de ajuste de distorção e o botão de ligar e desligar o circuito. Estou adaptando.
Well i can say this guide was very helpful. Except the dpdt switch toggle part maybe? I tried it but the switch only works with the clean sound part. Buuut maybe i've just done it wrong so i'm gonna try again. Thanka for this, you rock! - Ryan AlA
I currently have a 1.5 Mohm Resistor as r1 I guess I'm gonna try to put my 100kohm potetiometer there thx for the reply^^ - theR11
Try to put the potentiometer for volume - Ryan AlA
I think I accidentaly built a radio.. Someone knows what happened there. Also I am only able to hear sound if I play really hard..
Thanks ! Someone knows how to put a True ByPass on it ?I'm thinking to put a NC switch between both Jacks (it jumps the whole circuit) and a NO switch between +9V and the circuit. What do you think about it ?
Thanks for all the info. Will be making one of these as soon as I gather the parts. Also which diod would be good for a metal distortion? Thanks again..
Actually I did it like this
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