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Pedal Projects

How to Build a True-Bypass Tuner/Mute Box

June 9, 2013
Create a switcher that, when engaged, sends the guitar signal to the tuner and grounds the amplifier (mutes it).
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Build Your Own Series Resistance Box

March 11, 2013
Here’s a super-simple device that will let you coax new sounds from your fuzz pedal.
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5 DIY Mods to Perfect Your Ibanez TS9 and Boss SD-1

September 6, 2012
Pedal maestro Brian Wampler of Wampler Pedals shows us how to make two of the most popular overdrive pedals on the planet rule even more.
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A Call to Order

June 8, 2012
I’ve been asked again and again and again: “What order should I put my pedals in?”
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Effects Loops 101

May 11, 2012
Some effects loops let you attenuate the signal level heading to the input of the effects device. Effects loops: What are they and why would I want one? Back
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Look Before You Leap

January 10, 2012
If you’ve ever thought about creating your own pedals—or are just curious about what challenges a boutique builder faces—read on.
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Powering Your Board

November 15, 2011
There are three major issues to consider when thinking about powering your pedalboard: voltage, current, and isolation
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10 Tech Tips from Touring Pros

November 9, 2011
From string changes to amp maintenance to networking, techs to the stars tell you how to maintain your setup like a pro.
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4 Pedal Mods for the Masses

October 18, 2011
Ever thought it might be cool to get into pedal modding but didn’t know where to start? Problem solved. Here, Ben Fulton, CEO and head designer at Red Witch Analog Pedals in New Zealand, walks you step-by-step through four mods perfect for the budding solder jockey.
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