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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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.?

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Good overdrive pedal? Answered

 Not too cheap, not to expensive.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I make my double bass pedal move smoother and faster? Answered

Okay, I bought a used pdp double bass pedal single chain. It is very stiff and I play better if it is smoother and/or faster. Any ideas for how I can lubricate it?

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Is it possible to make a bass drum kick pedal that runs on usb and would be compatible with midi? Answered

I've got a midi drum controller that I like using [and would rather not destroy for the project], but I would much rather use a kick pedal for bass than my fingers. I was wondering if there was a way to make a bass drum kick pedal that was compatible with midi live (for example usb or something), as opposed to having to convert the audio to midi and all that mess.

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What fuzz pedal can do Fuzz Face and Tonebender?

I'm about to get my first fuzz pedal and I was wondering if there are any pedals that can do  a Fuzz Face sound and a Tonebender sound. I know the Barber Trifecta is pretty versatile and can definitely produce a Tonebender sound but can it produce any Fuzz Face sounds? Any suggestions? Thanks! -AG

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What exactly does the attack knob on an MXR Super Comp do? Answered

 What exactly does the attack knob on an MXR Super Comp do? I checked on Jim Dunlop's website and it said something about preserving volume blah blah blah... I want to know what it's doing as you turn it up.

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Has anyone done a mod to the Boss OS-2 Guitar Pedal?

The Boss OS-2 is a decent enough pedal, but I've been wondering if someone else has done a mod or even an instructable on modding it. Any reply would be awesome.

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How difficult would it be for a former piano player to learn pedal steel guitar? Answered

I don't live in that 'neck of the woods' where pedal steel guitars are popular, but have always loved the sound, country western in particular. I've played some rhythm guitar years ago. How difficult is it to learn pedal steel guitar? I'm looking for a 'for instance' here as it's a personal commitment & takes practice, but that's no problem for me. Thank you.

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Flywheel car

I've seen some old flywheel powered toy cars and i'm wondering could that be scaled up to work on a pedal car so that it spins up while you're pedalling and then have it engage by lever or something to assist pedal power over bumps and stuff or just give it a boost on the flat? also most flywheels seem to be mounted vertically, is there any reason not to mount one horizontally as i think it would fit into the pedal car better that way?oh and assuming i'm limited to a certain weight would a small flywheel with an evenly distributed weight or a wider flywheel with most of the weight on the outside edge maintain its spin for longer?

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How do I fix a zoom G1 guitar pedal? Answered

My brother was standing on my amp to hang something and it fell. he said everything was fine, but then I tried to use my pedal and the knob to the left (the one that changes between what part of the effect you edit) wasn't working right. it doesn't do anything when you turn it, and only works when you push down on it. I have a jam session tomorrow, so I need to know ASAP.

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is there a pedal that can control the volume of a effect into the mix by bringing the effect(distortion)?

Ok, Im in a group that plays alot of shows and im allways looking for a way to improve my live sound.What im needin to know is if there is a pedal(like a wah or volume) that can sepratly control my distortion with out affectting my original sound.Now i know that most any pedal does have a affect unless its true bypass but i'm wanting to be able to bring my distortion into my sound like a volume pedal but it only needs to control the distortion and not the volume of my amp.I can get a similar effect by rolling back my volme on my guitar and clicking the pedal on while roling my volume back up and it makes the effect of the distorton being 'breathed' into my sound.Anyway i duno if there is a pedal like this or if i would have to build one. i'v heard this idea somewhere before and never heard how or if it has been done so thank you and i hop someone can help me out! thanks!

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i want to use a real foot pedal on my rock band to make it work i can use any reed switch normally open or no?

I want to create a rock band pedal so ineed exactly the same reed switch as they show on the instructions or i can use another models

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How many Distortion pedals could I use at once, and would it make much difference?

So I had a revelation yesterday and i thought of the idea of using 2 or more distortion/overdrive pedals on a custom pedalboard, for my electric guitar. I'm very reluctant to try because I don't know what will happen, and as a school kid I dont really have any money to throw away. What I want to know is has this been done before?; Will it mess up my amp, or worse my guitar?; And Will it have any effect on the sound, or will it remain constant? Thanks for your time :D if no one answers. I might just dare to try

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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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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.

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Is it safe to power a 9V 4mA device (Boss DS-1 pedal) with a 9V 850mA adapter? Answered

I'm not sure how mA works. The recommended manufacturer's adapter outputs 500mA and a different one I found around the house has 850. The specs for the pedal (http://www.roland.com/products/en/DS-1/specs.html) say it only draws 4mA, so I think I'm safe but I'd like to confirm before I try.

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How do I make an effects pedal? Distortion, Reverb, any of them?

Basically looking to experiment and make my own things (how else do you refine a sound, ha) and honestly want to get any good starting notes/ steps to take off from.

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I am wanting to build a small valve foot pedal for guitar. Would it be possible to run the plate off mains 240vac 50hz? Answered

The tube is maxed at 300v but can run as low as 100v. http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/121279/GEC/12AX7.html

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Preferred/great electrical component distributors?

Hey there everyone, i'm trying to find a supplier for electronic components so i can do the Keeley Mod on my Boss DS-1 pedal, but most distibutors either don't have the EXACT specs. from the instructable, or they want me to order 2,000 (minimum) capacitors.

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i need a footswitch to switch between three channels on my laney tf300?

I need a footswitch to switch between three channels on my laney tf300. the input on the amp is not a standard jack socket, it is a serial type, do i need a three button pedal, or is there some other way? all help appreciated.

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"Organ donors"... or: sources for tube project parts...

The "Vacuum Tube" group needs a first forum topic. Here it is... Sorry 'bout the pun... but I could have used Time to get Organized... Be thankful ;-)Vacuum tubes and parts tend to be rather expensive these days. But there's a good source for parts, and it's often free: old tube organs.I picked up a working 1960 Wurlitzer a couple days ago. It's got:-- full complement of tubes (the mother lode!), including9 (nine!) 12AX7 preamp tubes.2 6L6-GC power tubes1 5U4-GB rectifier(there were other tubes: (28!) 12fq8's but they're not so useful for audio...)-- Huge power transformer-- Large (20-25 watt) output tranformer-- two 16 ohm speakers-- lots of carbon-comp resistors, sockets and other reusables.Total cost--just gas, and a sore back.Even the non-tube organs are a good source of speakers, reverb tanks, pedals, etc. The tank, bass pedals and the volume pedal were from a solid-state Conn organ left on the curb...The bass pedals could be made into a MIDI project, and the volume pedal would be a nice start of a wah, or left as-is. Yeah, they are grungy, but that's easy to fix....

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How can I electrify/modify a harmonica so that I can connect it to effects pedals?

I have a harmonica at home and am curious to find out what kind of crazy sounds I can come up with. Any suggestions on how I could modify my existing harmonica so that I could plug it in to some effects pedals? Thanks!!

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World's Largest Guitar Pedalboard, 2009

What happens when you bring several guitarists and 147 stompboxes together?Well, you set a record, raise money for charity and probably create sonic chaos. Here's the flickr set.From the Tonefreq blog (despite the press release date, this record was set July 16, 09):Nashville, Tennessee - 6/10/09 Nashville radio personality Aljon Go throws a party to break last year's record of the world's largest pedal board and raise money for the National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

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Sound controlled stage lighting

Ladies and Gents:I am seeking help from you guys. I am in a band and want to build something that can control some lighting we have. I am looking for it to be controller by the drummers kick pedal or my bass. Ideally, everytime a certain sound is created i want the light to go on then off. Kinda like a strobe light but only at certain times (the kick pedal of when a certain sound comes from the bass). If you guys have any ideas, let me know. Here is an example of how I'd like it to work. Thanks for any help.

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How do I do digital signal processing and DAC with a 16F877 PIC chip? Answered

I am thinking about replicating the Lo-Fi Arduino Guitar Pedal and I am unclear how exactly the incoming ADC data is being stored/processed by his code. I also don't fully understand what he is doing in using PWM to do DAC. Can anyone clarify this process and explain how it might work with a 16F877 chip that has built-in hardware 10-bit PWM functionality? Or, at least, can someone reference me to an equivalent project or article?

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how do i make my guitar sound?

How do i make my guitar sound like other punk/ hard rock bands. i heard i need a desotrtion pedal. tell me what to do with one ime new to guitar what is a destortion pedal any way also my guitar is a fender starcaster if that helps. what i mean is i play the notes right but it isnt sounding the same so help if you know what i mean.             guitars are frusterating little things arnet they.

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Power supply does not supply power. zoom g2.1u Answered

Either that or the zoom pedal isn't working. that's my bet, it's the stock power supply . it runs fine on batteries, albeit for a short time.

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Knex Steering Wheel

Is there a such thing as a K'nex steering wheel for the xbox360? As a example is where you put in your control in the Knex steering wheel mechanism and there have pedals and a steering wheel? Since I don't wanna buy the 100 dollar OFFICIAL steering wheel.

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can i use a 470mh inductor instead of a 500mh inductor for a wah pedal? Answered

I am building my own circuit, and i realized that i could buy a similar part for 10 dollars less.  Is this a possible substitute. thanks in advance.

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How can I fix this power box thing for my guitar pedal?

It used to work fine but someone stepped on the cable and now it only works if I can find a way to bend the cable so that current flows, but honestly this sucks( cause I have to be holding it somehow to be able to play).

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