How To Make A Fx Pedal

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How To Make A Fx Pedal

  1. 1. How to Make a FX Pedal For a Guitar Kirk Smoot EDUC 373
  2. 2. Experience <ul><li>My experience with guitar FX pedals is that I use them often when playing guitar </li></ul><ul><li>Sense I use them so often I wanted to learn how to make my own </li></ul><ul><li>I have never made a guitar pedal before, and therefore have no idea what goes into putting one of these together </li></ul>
  3. 3. Questions <ul><li>What materials are needed to make a pedal? </li></ul><ul><li>How will it sound when finished? </li></ul><ul><li>What will work best to put the circuit in? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Indicator Connections <ul><li>4.2.3 Make simple and safe electrical connections with various plugs, sockets, and terminals </li></ul><ul><li>4.6.1 Demonstrate that in an object consisting of many parts, the parts usually influence or interact with one another. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Materials <ul><li>A Schematic </li></ul><ul><li>A PC board </li></ul><ul><li>5 Resistors </li></ul><ul><li>1 Transistor </li></ul><ul><li>2 Capacitors </li></ul><ul><li>Metal Box incasing </li></ul><ul><li>22 gauge wire </li></ul><ul><li>Soldering Iron </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 1 <ul><li>The first thing you will need to do is get all the materials need </li></ul><ul><li>Then you should assemble the circuit </li></ul><ul><li>Before soldering it together it would be a good idea to just line it up in the proper place or else you will have resistors burn up. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 2 <ul><li>Take the metal box, and then drill the holes in it for where you will screw it in. </li></ul><ul><li>Also drill holes in the places where you will be putting the knobs and buttons for this pedal to work </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 3 <ul><li>In making this pedal you do not have to do this, but you can also make a design to put on the pedal. </li></ul><ul><li>It might be a fun idea to make it stand out as your own. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 4 <ul><li>The final step is to place the circuit into the box, and screw the bottom of the box onto the top to make have your finished product </li></ul>
  10. 10. References <ul><li>&quot;Indiana Department of Education.&quot; Indiana Department of Education . 30 Sep. 2009 http://www.doe.in.gov/ . </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Simple Jfet Buffer for Guitar.&quot; AMZFX . 6 May 2004. 30 Sep. 2009 <http://www.muzique.com/schem/eagle.htm </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Tips on building Your Own Guitar Effect Pedal.&quot; www.DIYguitarist.com Home Page . 30 Sep. 2009 <http://www.diyguitarist.com/DIYStompboxes </li></ul>

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