Mr. EQ - A simple, yet potent DIY equalizer. Schematic, PCB/perfboard layouts, and photos.
Little Gem - Two 9v battery-powered amps based on the LM386. Schematic and PCB/perfboard layouts.
Eighteen - The Marshall 18W adapted for use as a distortion stompbox. Schematic, PCB/perfboard layouts, and photos.
Tonemender - An ultra-flexible tonestack with clean boost. Schematic, photo, and PCB/perfboard layouts.
Thor - The legendary Marshall 100W Super Lead adapted for use as a distortion stompbox. Schematic and PCB layout.
The Thunderchief project, released in March 2004, was the first runoffgroove.com circuit that was developed using the tubes-to-FETs process. Enlightened and inspired by Doug Hammond's excellent Meteor circuit, we used the same approach in an effort to capture some of the legendary magic of the Marshall Super Lead. The circuit's performance pleased us, but there were issues.
Splitter-Blend - Dual parallel buffered effect loops with blend control. Schematic and perfboard/PCB layouts.
Professor Tweed - The Fender Princeton adapted for use as a distortion stompbox. Schematic, PCB/perfboard layouts, and photos.
Without Audiophiles and Ham-Radio enthusiasts, the field of Electronics would be Dreary and Gloomy. Here is a nice page with refreshing illustrations, this page helps initiate a Electronics Newbie in the complex science of Schematic Reading. - delabs
This site is offered in the hope that readers will better understand electric guitar technology, leading to creative use of your musical tools. Of course, only practice will improve your musical vocabulary and articulation....
"Hello World! I live in Adelaide, South Australia, and my interests are electric guitar, playing live music, writing MIDI sequences, programming in Visual Basic, dabbling in electronics, with a casual interest in popular science. I have some years of experience in these fields, and use these Web pages to share my knowledge freely. .."
Most musical instruments and their amplification systems, such as those used for public address (PA), recording and hi-fi are designed to reproduce sound as accurately as possible. Electric guitar and its amplification is completely different: every item in the guitar signal chain is designed to modify the raw guitar signal in some way.
Guitar Amplifiers - valves vs transistors, some overdrive circuit ideas.
Guitar Pickups - get the most out of them alone and in combination,
MIDI Music - A guide on MIDI messages, circuit for a PC-MIDI interface.