Guitar Pedal Building Workshop
Date & Time
May 16, 2013, 7pm–10pm
Machine Project

Build your own guitar effects pedal in this 3 hour intensive workshop. You will receive hands-on, step-by-step instruction on assembling a Vintage Jordan™ Bosstone™ Replica, which is a great sounding, simple Fuzztone.

In this class you will also learn:

Types of Guitar Pedals
(Fuzz, Distortion, Tremelo Delay, Flanger, Phasor, Chorus, etc.)

Anatomy of a Guitar Pedal
(The basic parts that comprise most pedals)

Electronic Component Overview
(Resistors, Capacitors, Transistors etc. Explanation on how to recognize them and what their functions are.)

Circuit Explanation
(How the circuit is functioning)

Soldering Components to PCB
(Proper technique for populating the printed circuit board. Overview of required tools.)

Mounting Components to Enclosure
(Installing jacks, knobs, switches etc.)

Wiring PCB into Enclosure
(Final wiring and testing)

Drilling Tips
(Techniques for drilling aluminum enclosures for creating custom pedals.)

Labeling Techniques
(Techniques for adding graphics to a pedal design.)

Manufacturing Resources
(Suggestions on where to buy components and services.)