As much it pains me – I will clearly never return to this endevour.
In fact, I haven’t even picked up a guitar for a couple of years
If for some strange reason you even have notifications of this blog, and can demonstrate you are still carrying the torch for guitar and effects passion, I’d be more than happy to send you one or any of the FX boxes I have built.
Only caveat is it may take a couple of months, as I’m not currently in South Africa.
And yes, this post is 100% serious – I’m not using the FX boxes, let’s give them to someone who does!
Hope all is well with you fantastic people pedal-loving people!
Appreciate you even reading this far 🙂 If you are on this blog it means that you have an appreciation for beautiful stompbox creations (Both mine and the talented builders I reference here),
I’m posting this question to anyone who has viewed this blog,
with the serious question of whether it should it be brought back actively?
(Ignore the fact that it’s been essentially dormant for the past year!).
Seriously though, this is the biggest passion of my life but I’m struggling to formulate a life plan that includes both my current job as well as making progress in the stompbox world.
My personal email address is: mattjtann(at)gmail.com
Would love to hear any external opinions and it would be much appreciated!
Sometimes life’s obligations get in the way of life’s passions.
This passion has spent about 6 months dormant.
This endeavour had always been completely passion driven.
The clash of art and engineering to create that almost undefinable quality – “Mojo”.
The pursuit of Mojo continues.
On the to do list are the following 2 projects for the end of the year:
1. Skeedish Muff – Version 3
2. Sophie Ray Screamer – Version 2
Binita & Sven – Watch this space.
This was actually the SECOND pedal I ever started to build. It was first based on the Beavis Fuzzlab schematic and I found a PCB drawn up for it. After much effort I couldn’t get the silly thing to work and benched it for 2 years.
Later I decided to retry it but this time I bread boarded it until I had tweaked and modified the circuit how I liked. I then used Eagle to make ny own PCB with board mounted pots. Works great and very happy with it.
As to the enclosure, it took a couple of failed attempts resulting in a belt sander. The belt sander worked well!
Note: must still wire up the feedback circuit – the second footswitch.
Finally built this. Had the design and parts ready for 4 months and the enclosure ready for a month.
Funny how real life tends to get in the way of what’s really important
Worked first time even! There is a faulty pot I need to replace then will record a demo.
Before I forget, what does it do?
It modulates the pitch of signal with A) A bunch of different waveforms B) With tap tempo C) With a blend control.
What that equates to is a chorus/vibrato pedal with some nifty features.
Works wonderfully 🙂
However, one of the pots is faulty so gotta switch that out.
Will post more when time permits.