Build Your Own Pedal

Feeling handy for the coming holidays? One of my long-term ideas for a summer or christmas holiday projects is to build a guitar from parts. I think I’m going to start with a smaller project though – building an effects pedal (aka stomp box).

There are a bunch of companies selling complete kits with metal enclosures for something between €50 and €100 depending on complexity. All you need is a soldering iron and some soldering skills Here’s an example, the “delay with ping-pong” from Build Your Own Clone.

Another one is the Inducer – a tube distortion pedal from Mod Kits DIY:

A third company frequently mentioned in DIY situations is General Guitar Gadgets.

Have any of you tried a DIY kit? Any favorites? Post in comments!