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Want to try your hand at stompbox assembly but don’t know where to start? We fired up our soldering irons to bring you a deep dive on making pedal kits.

Building your own pedal can feel unattainable—like something only geniuses and magicians can do. Or at least people who took an electronics course. Many of us are content to leave it that way. Those things on our boards sound cool when you click ’em, and that’s all we need to know. But some of us want to get our hands dirty and figure out what ticks behind the click. If you’re in the latter camp, this one’s for you.

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Over the years, the EHX Deluxe Memory Man has undergone a number of changes, including the AC mains cable, internal transformer, and rectifier being swapped out for a 24 V DC input. Here‘s the latest version, and …

Pedal users often get a sense of “mojo” from their stomps, but how technical is that magic? In the end, it may just come down to personal experience.

When an instrument, amplifier, or pedal seemingly has a certain magic to it, we often say it has “mojo.” The word “mojo” has very old roots, but came to relative prominence in America during the mid 20th century. There was a renaissance several decades later with the release of the hard-hitting spy documentary franchise, Austin Powers. It has come to represent anything empowering and special, but also connotes something ephemeral that can be found or lost.

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