Boosters are not buffers! While it is possible to make a booster that also provides a buffering action, the vast majority of the boosters commercially available ready-made or kits, do not have the proper design to be buffers.
The Coyote-1 Open Stomp pedal has arrived! The picture above is my actual unit. I’ll have more to report once I run it through some tests.
The documentation included on the CD that comes with the pedal is quite thorough and also includes a full schematic with datasheets for the major components. A quick look at the schematic reveals it to be a solid design.
This is the Multi-Purpose pc board that can be used to build a variety of projects to use as boosters or buffers, including designs for circuits using bipolar silicon, germanium, jfet and mosfet transistors. Each board purchase includes a link to a page of example circuits (with parts lists) that may be used with this board.
Circuits that can be built on this pcb include:
Read more about this versatile circuit.
The OpenStomp™ Coyote-1 is an open source audio effects processor built for guitar players. With the Coyote-1 users can develop custom audio effects in software (like distortion, echo, chorus etc.), mix multiple effects to build “patches”, and exchange those effects and patches with the OpenStomp™ community.
Just for fun, there is a page at HCFX with cartoon images of pedals that can be used to make a graphic representation of your pedalboard. Plenty of excellent user-submitted images are free for downloading. Make your own pedalboard graphic:
I got a mention again this month in Premiere Guitar
A recent email from Amazon said that most of the links on my site were using an obsolete technique that they will no longer support at the end of the month. I looked at the new specifications and could not find a direct link that suited my use… it may be available but it’s not worth my time to sift through their info to find it.
So, I’ve moved my large collection of books on effects pedals, amps and guitars to a new section. Take a minute and have a look around in it:
Bob Sweet, maker of the Mojo Vibe, Ultra Vibe and other excellent pedals, has been diagnosed with cancer. He has a tumor that is malignant and will need to be removed and treated with chemotherapy, and radiation. Bob does not have medical insurance and the treatments that he requires will be very expensive and have already taxed Bob and his wife financially.
I ask that you donate what you can to help our friend, so please send a Paypal contribution to his email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. Every little bit helps with Bob’s medical bills as he continues his treatments.
I am sure that many of us have had family members and friends that have battled this disease.
Musictoyz has established a Bob Sweet Charity page for information and updates.
My contribution has been sent. Please help if you can. Many thanks in advance!
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Jack Orman has been involved in FX design and construction since the mid-1970s.