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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volume drop ?

When useing true bypass a considerable volume drop occurs. no poping or distortion engaged or nonengaged (effect ) is present.

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Which delay should I get boss DD-7 or MXR Carbon Copy?

The cost the same. The Carbon Copy is analog, and the dd-7 is digital.

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Metal Pedal Board

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

Topic by Okapi10   |  last reply


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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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!!!

Question by ski4jesus   |  last reply


Good overdrive pedal? Answered

 Not too cheap, not to expensive.

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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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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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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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I have some Wellgo LU-A52 BIKE Pedals that I want to paint

I have a brand new set of Wellgo LU-A52 Pedals, they are Aluminum.Black in color. I want to paint them to match the color of my bike, I wish I could find them in that color but it just can't be found. So can it be done, That is it worth the trouble? or not? I know i could just spray paint them, But I want to do it right if im gonna do it. What type of paint, and prep..ect Thanks   Capt Gus

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can you help me with my bicycle, sir? that'd be kool.

I need help switching over the entire pedal/crank fixture thing on my bikes, ones longer than the other, although the biggest problem i have is the nut on one side (get your head out of the gutter), is all messed up and at such a weird angle its hard to get to and only two grip slots in it at a weird angle also.. any ideas? it just wont come out, i tried wd-40, doesnt work, but i dont think rust is the problem. i'll get pictures soon, sir. this is a picture f the bike im taking the crank off of.

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weights to keep pedals with clips/straps upright?

I just made some foot straps out of old seat belt material, they work great but they of course always flip upside down when my feet aren't in them. anyone got any ideas for weighting the pedals so they stay upright? preferably pretty minimalist so i can actually still use the bottom side in a pinch and not slip off or whatever.

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How can I eliminate noise coming from my amp/pedals when they are on?

I have a fender tube amp, a Boss MT-2 Metal Zone, and Dunlop Cry Baby wah and between those three I get a lot of hum/buzz

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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 . 

Question by BtheBike   |  last reply


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 pedals and pedal bords? Answered

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

Question by DELETED_JAZ97   |  last reply


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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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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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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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.

Question by DELETED_JAZ97   |  last reply


How does a voice pedal change the sound of your voice going through a microphone?

My friend, Sue, has a voice pedal that has hundreds of voices you can use to spice the songs you sing. Her brother used it once to do 'Alvin and chipmunks' just to have a little fun. While I was sitting there listening to her I was trying to figure out how that works. Her brother doesn't have a high pitch voice, it's actually pretty deep. It's not like he put a cloth over the microphone to muffle the sound or use a different voice.

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Align 2 bikes exactly side by side? Answered

Help! I need to align the pedal systems of two bikes almost exactly side by side. The two crank sets are joined at the inside pedals.  Can anybody think of a relatively easy way of aligning the bottom brackets along the (almost) exact same axis? Note, it's just the cranks I'm concerned with, I'll be chopping off the remaining bike parts later. Thanks! **********UPDATE******** I think I've done it.    

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What effects are in this song? Answered

In the song "Barely Breathing" by the Hold steady, lead-singer Craig Finn does something interesting with this voice at around 0:19. After watching live versions of the song, I'm pretty sure it's post-production. If it  actually was a series of pedals, how would this be achieved? To me, it sounds like reverb with delay. What do you think? Thanks, Noahh

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Why is my power supply over-herating?

I have a very simple power supply build to power effect pedals  220VAC --> regular 12vDC wall wart rated at 1A --> 9vDC (7809) regulator with 220uF on the in and 1uF on the out -->1  load rated at 250 mA  It's perfect except one thing... it over heats quickly, which will eventually lead to damage in a way or another.  Please advise  Thanks 

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Explain it to me like im five....

I'm thinking of starting to build home made guitar pedals. but i have ZERO idea where i would start! i dont know how to solder, or anything about schematics, or any of that stuff. if you have any information about building home made pedals or th like, just drop a line, and you can help this n00b know what the hell he's doing

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how to make a foot pedal to use as a clutch on a PC?

I want to make a clutch for a driving game i already have the gas and brake pedal but no clutch pedal.  my question is how would one go about making a clutch pedal and no i don't just want to run a momentary pedal on it as it has no real travel on it its just a pedal that goes on and off in a very exact spot  thanks in advance  andrew

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Where is the best spot to put the bass pedal on guitar hero? Answered

Where is the best place to put the bass pedal so it doesn't kill your leg :P

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Q: worn-down mtb cleats/pedals - welding fix?

Hi, the bike i brought from the u.s. over here to europe is falling apart (like me). latest issue: the cleats as well as the mtb-clips of the pedals are simply worn-out. i looked around online for new parts. that sh it is expensive. a friend of mine down in the valley has a welder... i am wondering if i can weld some seam back on (either cleats or fixtures, or both), and the file/ grind it into shape..... anybody doing that? thanks, yodler, from the mountains in spain.

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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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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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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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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


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


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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