Category Archives: Favorites

Custom Shop Phase 90

It looks like 2011 is the year of the Phaser. In the past few months there has been an unprecedented demand for modifying and building custom phasers. The one pictured above is based on a “script logo” Phase 90. A … Continue reading

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Phase 90 script logo reissue

MXR recently released a copy of their “script logo” Phase 90. This new version is far more accurate to the original than the standard Phase 90. This includes the six opamps instead of two or three in the reissues, full … Continue reading

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Custom Shop: Tremolo / Reverb

This recent build was for Liam from Yellowbirddd looking for a great-sounding reverb and tremolo. The plan was to keep it simple for ease of use and to save space while traveling. The tremolo has depth and rate controls, the … Continue reading

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Danelectro Danecho Buffer Mod

This post is for you serious pedal geeks. A common mod for the Danecho is to use a better input buffer to prevent signal loading and retain the clarity. In an attempt to show visually what is actually happening I … Continue reading

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Mini-Monster Face Organ

This is a hand held noise maker which is a smaller version of the Monster Face Organ posted a few months back. Same sound but with only 5 user selectable frequencies. Limited runs will be available at $80 each. .

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Metatron Sample-Hold Filter

So if you saw the previous entry you may be wondering what the pedal looks like and get some more details on it. The one pictured above is the first completed prototype that will be for sale. The final controls … Continue reading

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Metatron Sample-Hold Filter

The Metatron is a project I’ve been working on for years but never had time to complete. In the video I am using a nearly completed version of the most recent prototype. The pedal is based on the Maestro Filter … Continue reading

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Fuzz prototype update

In an effort to improve the 8-Bit fuzz (and possibly make it Bass guitar friendly) I started working on this prototype. The knobs are as follow: thickness selector, gain, input bias, – cut, + cut, feedback recovery, volume, and a … Continue reading

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Napkin rehousing project

After speaking with a client he requested that his tone generator be rehoused from its cigar box into a steel napkin dispenser. The difficult part was fitting everything into a smaller face while clearing the internal springs of the napkin … Continue reading

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Confused about True Bypass and why you may want it?

Confused about True Bypass and why you may want it? Here’s some information:Mechanical bypass is a method of physically switching the signal. Above is a diagram showing a common method of bypass switching found in older Electro Harmonix pedals, wahs, … Continue reading

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