Red Booster

Here's a distortion/overdrive pedal that I made with the intention of using as a booster that doesn't muddy heavily distorted rhythm tones. I think I succeeded, especially with the lowest Hard/Smooth pot, which controls the pedal's treble content and detail. Hard retains treble frequencies for rhythm and Smooth warms things up for lead. I need... Continue Reading →

Grey Compressor

So I recently got my hands on a super-rare and super-expensive optocoupler from an estate sale. And I promptly broke it. I was pretty excited about having the opportunity to make a compressor or wah pedal, so I got some LEDs and photodiodes to make an equivalent to the optocoupler. I ended up building this... Continue Reading →

Cream Boost

I made a little boost pedal recently. It does much better as a lead boost than as a bass-tightening rhythm boost. It has a "sag" quality about it that just makes heavily distorted rhythm sound kind of flabby. There's a lower mid boost, and the "Chime" switch is named after a descriptive comment a friend... Continue Reading →

Senior Design Project Teaser

I have no idea why I didn't post this sooner, since it's been a few years. This is just a teaser for my senior design project while I search through my notes and hard drives for more pictures and demos. I still have the amp we made, so I'll have to demo that soon. From... Continue Reading →

Gold Pedal Demo Redo

I didn't like how my gold pedal sounded in my first pedal demo. It doesn't really fit the metal lead that I did, and this demo is bluesier. You can hear me roll down my guitar's volume at around 10 seconds and bring it up again at around 50 seconds. I tried to show off... Continue Reading →

Pedal Demos

Here are a few quick demos of my custom overdrive/distortion pedals for your listening pleasure. Blue pedal   Blue pedal with boost   Blue pedal with boost and EQ   Purple pedal   Purple pedal with EQ   Gold pedal with boost (Unfortunately, there is some hard clipping that sneaked into the track.)   Gold... Continue Reading →

My Pedals (Including Customs)

Here is my entire pedal collection. First come the retail pedals, then my customs. Xotic BB Preamp: an excellent little overdrive pedal. It's especially good at tightening up heavily distorted rhythm tones as well as pushing other overdrive pedals into a liquid lead sound. This is probably my favorite pedal that I bought because it... Continue Reading →

Mic Tests

I'm currently running tests onĀ  a bunch of my equipment, including the mic selection and placement tests you see here. I plan on going through amplifiers and cabinets next to do some tone demos in the future. The end goal is to show off some pedals that I designed and built, so I want to... Continue Reading →

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