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guitar pedals and pedal bords? Answered

What i really mean is how to they all connect into one guitar and 1 amplifeir

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Volume Pedal

How can i make my own Volume Pedal? What do i need? i'm not good actually in Electronics.. but i can learn if some can teach me... pls...

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Wah Pedal

Hey! Can anyone please tell me about the working and construction of a simple WAH PEDAL for Guitar? I wanna make one but i dunno the procedure... So can someone help me to make 1?

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rudder pedals?

What is the best way to make rudder pedals for flightgear with and arduino. I want something like what on this page http://www.simprojects.nl/rudder_pedals.htm or this page http://www.simprojects.nl/rudder_pedals_iv.htm If anyone has a good circuit diagram and code that would be helpful.

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Beautiful Pedal Cars

The humble pedal car has been given the deluxe treatment with these stunning custom jobs. These are rolling works of art and I only wish I could see them in person, but will make do with these pictures for now. Custom Champion Cometsvia Core77

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Guitar Pedal Help

Hello there, I am currently fixing a VOX Wah Wah pedal. The bypass works - the wah wah effect does not. How exactly does one check to see if each individual component is working? Is it by using a multimeter? How exactly can I do that? (I've put in a 9v battery and tried seeing if there was voltage around the circuit, but I think I am doing it wrong.) Can anyone give me some tips?  Here is a picture. http://i.imgur.com/LKq0bSY.jpg

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Guitar Pedal Prototypes

Don't get me wrong, I love acoustic guitars... But I love a good crazily distorted guitar that almost sounds like a synth. Rage against the machine's guitarist Tom Morello epitomizes that wild sound for me. Most good bands have an instantly recognizable sound and one of the ways a guitarist can distinguish zer self is to use a unique set of pedals. Now you could go buy a set and find just the right setup for your taste... or you can build your own. Best part is, there's no soldering involved:Bevis Boardvia:Make

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Guitar Pedals/ Stompboxes

I was thinking that this site needed more guitar pedals/ stomp boxes on here, what about you guys? Feel free to post any. I mean, they could be very useful for some people, including myself.

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Good overdrive pedal? Answered

 Not too cheap, not to expensive.

Question by adamgillies    |  last reply


Metal Pedal Board

I want to make a aluminium pedal board. Will I have issues with ground, signal etc.?

Topic by Okapi10    |  last reply


Guitar wah pedal?

Question, I would like to build a simple wah circuit, and i looked in Tonepad.com and it gave one result but the circuit was a distortion pedal, it was weird, but anyways, ive heard that wah's are easy to build the circuit but the build is hard, the pedal part. sooo any circuits anyone knows of? thank you!!!

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DIY effect pedals?

OK, soo, i would like to start making some effect pedals, i play synth, guitar, and sing a bit, what do you recomend building for a good starter effect? i am already into electronics, i have built a couple amps, an oscillator synth and some other random electronic projects, but now i would like to try my luck on effect pedals, and i dont exactly know what effect is the one i should build first, im looking for something not too hard but a challenge that also has an awesome reward, ideas?

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A Bike With No Seat Or Pedals!

I thought this was very cool!  Weird 'Flintstones' Bike Has No Pedals or Seat 7 hours ago - 2:28 German engineering students have created a new way of getting around, and it's called The Fliz. The new James Dyson Award-nominated form of transportation is powered the old fashioned way: by your feet, Fred Flintstone style. With no pedals or seat, will this new form of transportation actually take off? Only a panel of experts bankrolled by the expensive vacuum cleaner salesman can decide! Also, Lady Gaga's meat dress is now a painted beef jerky dress, and will be on display in a Washington, DC mu. http://screen.yahoo.com/weird-flintstones-bike-has-no-pedals-or-seat-30522431.html?pb_list=23dce613-c500-43f0-9134-70e58b73187a

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pedal powered tractor

I'm no designer but here's an idea I've been stewing on for some time. I've hunted but not found any designs for a pedal powered tractor. The very early tractors were very large;could to lots of work; but they only had 2 or 3 horsepower. They ran so slow you could count the piston strokes. The designs were simple and they were work horses. Our new high horse powered gas tools often cann't do nearly as much. The old machines used heavy flywheels; slow to start but they kept on rolling. With the improvements we've made in bike gearing systems why not make a pedal powered tractor that could do serious work with that same heavy flywheel technology?

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Distortion pedal project

I was planning on making a motion detector with my roommates but that proved a difficult first project so now we have the plans for a distortion pedal for guitar.Here is the design for it and here is where we are going to buy the equipment (except for the audio jacks which we bought at Radio Shack already).Here are a couple of things we need to know first:1) The plan calls for two 10uf electrolytic capacitors, and the store has those but of 5 varieties with different voltages, which ones should we get?2) What kind of capacitors do we need? Ceramic disk?3) The plans call for a 0.0056uF capacitor yet I couldn't find one like that, can I just substitute one similar? If so, which one?4) If anyone wouldn't mind, could someone explain how this circuit works? Preferably answer the other questions, but I would like to learn how it works also.Thanks a lot to all who answer!

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convert Gamin Wheel Foot Pedal to Guitar Expression Pedal

I have a Genius Twinwheel F1 gaming wheel.  it has a pedal(accelerate/brake) which has a 6 pin DIN out. i do not a have a schematic for it and i do not know what the 6 pins are for exactly. i havent taken it apart as im not sure if this will work out. the thing is, i was hoping to convert this to a guitar expression pedal..  has anyone tried this?.. i really like the action of the foot switches.. the way they bounce back can make an awesome wah pedal.. i any info/ links/ advice would be much appreciated!..thanks!

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pedal power washing machine

Has anyone out there, made a washing machine, using pedal power like a pushbike etc.??? regards steve

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guitar hero distortion pedal

Ive been thinking... coudnt you make a distortion pedal? like somting that flashes random inputs for the right analog stick. the right analog stick controls whamy bar. woudnt that ncrease your score?

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Multi-Button USB Pedal

I wanted to make a USB pedal for my computer and set macros on it using glovepie. my problem is i dont know what items/steps used to make the pedal (other than buttons, wire, and a USB connection). i was shooting for ti to look something like those old pedals for guitars, nothing too fancy.

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LED problem on distortion pedal?

Recently I have bought a DOD supra distortion pedal, it works fine exept LED, when I open it LED wasn't attached anywhere so I attach it where it should be, but when I engage pedal LED doesn't shine, but when the pedal iz OFF (clean tone) LED shine. o.O Can someone help me PLZ! THNAKS!

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magnetic bike pedals DIY? Answered

I'm Brainstorming a better magnetic pedal .   I know Proton and Mavic already make them But I'd like to have a Mag-Pedal that can be used with any shoe .    ... IDEA:  Using recycled neodymium magnets glued recessed into a gel insole  and magnets on pedals I'm hoping to make it easier than cleats on special shoes.  Of course you won't get the locked in power of straps or clippless cleats .This would be ideal for mud,gravel, quick commuting on regular bikes,bmx,mtb,people who what some full leg power on the up stroke but want to put your foot anywhere on the pedal you want.  Question: Might there be extra bearing ware from magnets?  Will there be enough magnetism through an inch of rubber to work??   Please critique my idea . 

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Arduino Guitar Effects Pedal?

Ive been wanting to do this for some time, but my technical abilities are somewhat lacking, especially in the programming side of things.  Could somebody please join these two projects together for me? http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/08/collins-lab-guitar-pedal-modding-wi.html and https://www.instructables.com/id/Lo-fi-Arduino-Guitar-Pedal/ I know this is unpaid work, but you're a kind bunch :-)  P.S. I just realised that this does seem to be a lot of work - two different sets of hardware does complicates things somewhat :-/

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Guitar pedal audio splitter?

Hello everybody. I need some advice on something I have on my mind, but I lack the knowledge to make. I have a guitar pedal, to which I added a 3.5 mm audio out to plug my headphones to. Now, I'd like to have an audio in jack, to which I could plug my PC, and listen to the base track while playing.  I think this should be very simple to add, but you never know.  Can somebody give me some schematics to follow? Thanks a lot :)

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how to make a distortion/pedal? Answered

If you could make a very easy instructble on it it will help show wiring nd ake it for a preschooler to read.

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Distortion Pedal - Need a little help!

 Hello all. I am in need of some help!! https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-easy-guitar-distortion-pedal-STEP-BY-STEP/step20/Adding-a-bypass-switch/ This is a 'schematic' of a distortion pedal for guitars In this specific picture it shows how to install a BYPASS SWITCH. I'm having trouble with it, when i turn the switch on i get nice distorted sound.....when i turn the switch off i get NO sound. (i should be having lean guitar sound instead) I hooked up everything perfectly. Still problems. What can I do so that when I turn the switch off I will get clean sound?  Any suggestions?  Thank you.

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usb page turner foot pedal?

i have a foot pedal for my yamaha keyboard with a 1/4" jack at the end of a cable; i want to connect it to my laptop to turn pages while i am playing music; as you all know laptops dont have 1/4" audio inputs; could any one please describe a way to connect the pedal to the usb port? i have the software for the laptop to recognise whether the pedal is on or off; usb cables have 4 wires, two for data and two for power; i am assuming that i would have to use the power lines for this since the pedal is simply a switch; any info/help would br highly appreciated thank you

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iOS controlled arduino guitar pedal

Hi everyone !  I was looking to make an iOS controlled guitar pedal (using and arduino uno !).  First a very simple one, like an overdrive or a distortion, and later something more complex ! Who could help me ? I managed to create the overdrive with this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Overdrive-Pedal/ and the distortion with this one https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-easy-guitar-distortion-pedal-STEP-BY-STEP/?ALLSTEPS. I don't know how to use one of those pedals and to connect it to an arduino uno and then to be able to change the settings (like being able to change what we can change with the buttons of the pedal) with a very simple iphone app (through wifi or bluetooth, probably with an arduino shield) If anyone could give me a lead ...  Thanks for taking the time to read me and for your help !  Merry Christmas ! 

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Guitar effect-pedal built into the guitar

Hey, I thought if it's possible to add the electronics from a guitar pedal to the guitar itself. It would obviously take some space, but it didn't seem impossible to me. Any ideas, is this even a realistic idea? I must do some more research on how much place it would take and how to wire etc. Any help or thoughts are welcome!

Topic by Henell    |  last reply


Wah pedal as speed controller for Dremel?

I was working with my Dremel the other night and I noticed my not-working Crybaby out of the corner of my eye and started thinking that it would be a perfect speed controller for my dremel. I think I'm gonna tear it apart and see what it looks like inside and see maybe where to go from there. Probably would like it to have a footswitch somehow that will turn it off or when it is pushed all the way in it will turn off. Just an idea. If anybody has some suggestions or maybe could build it and make an instructable that would be awesome.

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Would this work as a flanger pedal for a guitar? Answered

I am wondering if the would work as a flanger guitar pedal. For the variable inductor, I am planning on using a hand wound coil similar to one on an old crystal radio(quaker oat box one)

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Guitar Wah Wah Pedal Help!

My VOX Wah Wah pedal (V847) is not working. The bypass is working. However, when I turn ON the wah-wah effect - there is only a clean sound of the guitar and a very THIN sound of the wah-wah, it sounds more like a VOLUME pedal than it does a wah-wah pedal. I believe this is the schematic:    http://www.voxamps.com/downloads/circuits/wahwah93.jpg From what i've gathered, the problem lies in the capacitors (because apparently capacitors are what create the wah wah? i'm not entirely sure myself) I've replaced the C2 (4.7MF) and C3 (.22MF) What could be the problem? Please help! P.S. are MF, mF, and uF all the same? Thanks.

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New drums: Kick pedal question. Answered

Greetings! Background: My xmas 'from me to me' present was a Roland TD-9K electronic drum set.  I have a concern with the drum kick.  I think I have it set up properly and it's either a setup problem or a user/technique issue.  The instruction manual says you can adjust (insert list of a bajillion variables) and 'set it up how you like' basically, without explaining how each variable effects the end result. My problem:  The kick pedal is set up as per the instructions and occasionally (every few beats) double-taps.  The hits are extremely close together, and are hardly audible if you're not listening for them, but they do exist in the midi data. (i.e. 1/64th beat later) The hammer is physically bouncing and hitting twice, it's not just spurious noise or an oversensitive pickup.  The brain lcd has a What I can adjust: Technique:  If I move my foot a bit it changes the harmonic frequency of the hammer, and it can solve the problem, but sometimes my foot ends up back where the problem exists The pedal assembly: -Spring return tension -- more tension = ability to hit faster but more effort required, problem exists everywhere from full soft to full firm. -Hammer location - it's centered on the sensor per instructions, and strikes flat and square. I could move the pedal off to one side slightly, or change the effective length of the hammer so it hits higher or lower (would change the periodicity of the system). -Angle of the sensor - per instructions is set straight vertical. -Electronic filtering - I can tell the brain to ignore hits for a period after a given hit to eliminate the spurious hits, but this wrecks my ability to intentionally use techniques where fast double-hits are wanted -'Home' angle of the hammer -- the angular moment with which the hammer moves with each kick.  Setting this too far away tends to make it hit the top of my foot (quite painful), and too short means its hard to make it work. Other Thoughts: I play barefoot, should I have a set of drum shoes?  Would that make a difference? I want to use these also to play rock band thru the midi adapter (people report its fun) -- but the double-hits would seriously impair scoring ability, and I need a way to fix them!

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How to build a stomp distortion pedal? Answered

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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Wireless TIG welder foot pedal?

Has anybody ever heard of or created a cordless foot pedal (remote) for tig welding? I hate having to buy new foot pedals for our Miller Synchrowave TIG/ Stick when the power cable gets cut or burned through. Thought about "bluetooth" signal.

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foot pedal controlled glue gun?

I would like to have a glue gun mounted on a stand and controlled with a foot pedal so both hands are free. Any ideas on how to do this?

Question by baker_eliz    |  last reply


Tattoo GUN WITHOUT A FOOT PEDAL?

Hey all! I am a paraplegic and have no use of my legs, I am also an artist and would very much love to be able to tattoo. Is there a way that I could use a tattoo gun without the use of the foot pedal or my foot? 

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Boss DS1 pedal not working anymore, any solutions?

I bought a DS1 not so long ago and the battery had died. I didn't want to go to buy a new one so I decided stupidly to connect a 12V plug that I had lying around. It was working fine for a minute until I started to notice a burning smell. The pedal stopped working altogether and now I'm left without the pedal I use most, and don't have the money for a new one. I don't know wether to throw it out completely or try and fix it if it's just a small component that needs replaced. If i put a battery in the light comes on, sound still goes through, but no distortion. Any ideas on what I should do?  Cheers in advance 

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What is a good design for a pedal powered water pump, (maybe using a bicycle)?

We need to pump rain water from a holding container to a water tower, about 60 horizontal feet and 10 to 15 vertical feet.

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Can anyone identify this item?

It is an old foot pedal, cast iron. It has both incoming and outgoing electric cords. Both leading from the perferated round cylinder. The pedal is spring loaded and returns to the up postion after the pressure is removed. Thanks

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How to replace a potentiometer?

There is a potentiometer on my $500+ vintage guitar pedal that i recently broke off. Any suggestions to glueing it or figuring out a way to put it back on? The knob is the only part that is off and i still have the knob.

Question by octopuscabbage    |  last reply


in an bike powered generator can i take the current to my laptop r do i have to use an battery if so YYYYYYYY????????

If i make an bike powered generator which will power my laptop do i have 2 use battery r can i go in the laptop directly and if so could it damage my laptop that way ???????

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can i convert my old wah pedal to a distrotion pedal that slowly brings the effect in?

I'm wanting to convert my old Vox wah in to a distortion pedal that works like a wha but insteed of "wah-ing" i slowly brings in the distortion as i sweep the pedal. it needs to be true-bypass so is goes from clean tone to "dirty" without having the 'click' of a regular distortion pedal.Thanks

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Need help with guitar Distortion pedal schematic? Answered

Hello ,I'm trying to make a guitar pedal based on the gain stage of Fender Bullet amp.I draw 2 schematics , but i dont know whitch is better .Can you check it for me please ! Thanks for advance ! sorry for my bad English! this is the schematic http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg132/chipmapple/chipdist.png

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Pedal Power LED lit night soccer!

My school entered into a "pedal power video" competition, the challenge was to make a video showing how to use alternative sources of energy, so my school had a soccer game at night where we lit the field up using pedal power and generators. This was done by attaching a belt to the back wheel of a bike and hooking it up to a treadmill motor working in reverse for power. Enjoy!

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Hacking bike pedals to control (mouse) scrolling? Answered

 Does anyone have any advice/Ibles/links to how I could rig up a pedal exerciser to control scrolling on my browser? I scroll a lot and the mouse's scroll wheel is doing terrible things to my wrists. I'd love to have a little pedal set up (forward to scroll down, reverse to scroll up) - that way I'd save my wrist and get a little workout too! Would it be easier to hack an existing machine, or just build one from scratch?

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Pedal-powered airship gets half way...

A French amateur pilot's attempt to be the first to cross the channel on a pedal-propelled airship has failed.Stephane Rousson, 39, from Nice, took off from Hythe on the Kent coast at about 0800 BST and was half-way to the French coast by 1300 BST.But he was hampered by a change in the wind direction and called off the trip 11 miles from Wissant in France.Mr Rousson said: "I'm not disappointed. I feel happy because it had nothing to do with any technical failure."During the challenge, Mr Rousson was suspended underneath the balloon envelope in a carbon fibre gondola, powering the two propellers with his feet using a bicycle-like contraption. The most amusing thing about the whole trip is the safety system:Just in case Rousson found himself flying irretrievably high, he hung an open penknife from the gondola framework, with the intention of popping the balloon and heading for a splashdown.Sorry, that's the second most amusing thing. The most amusing thing is the pilot's childhood inspiration - ET.BBC article

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Is there an effects pedal to lower the octave that you are playing?

I know it must exist, but I'm unfamiliar with effects pedals. I'd like to be able to lower the octave at will.

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Pedal Power LED lit night soccer!

Hello,My school entered into a "pedal power video" competition, the challenge was to make a video showing how to use alternative sources of energy, so my school had a soccer game at night where we lit the field up using pedal power and generators. This was done by attaching a belt to the back wheel of a bike and hooking it up to a treadmill motor working in reverse for power. Enjoy!thanksiosman

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