About The Pedal Creators
Everyone can build excellent boutique guitar pedals. Everything we do is to make that experience more accessible and user-friendlier. The Pedal Creators series are the best and easiest to build PCBs ever. Including most resistors and capacitors already soldered on board as SMD components, leaving the key values for you to experiment and craft your own tone. Now you can build a pedal you are proud of in less than an hour without any previous experience. What are you waiting for to become a Pedal Creator?
The Pedal creators – key features:
- Easy to build, no previous experience required. It’s like Lego for musicians.
- Fast assembly finish a pedal in less than an hour. Play your favorite record and enjoy the ride along.
- 100% mistake-proof. Even my grandma can build one while she cooks.
- Build your own boutique pedal. Experiment with different values and make the pedal you always dreamed of.
- Easy to scale. Turn your passion into a money-making machine.
Based on the Friedman BE-OD and the Dirty Shirley EQ section. We consider this EQ the best fit for Preamp emulator projects and high gain pedals.
Includes an internal Presence control, followed by a Character trimpot that regulates how a set of LEDs compress the signal. Then we jump into a passive treble control, followed by an Active Bass section. Now’s when you have to choose if you want to have a volume control of the overall circuit inserted here from your main PCB board (Tube screamer, Plexi, etc) or to place just an internal trimmer as an additional control. After this volume section, it comes the active mids control.
One of the characteristic that makes this board the best solution for preamps and high output circuits it’s the Power output option, this works the best for those high output preamps to go and feed directly into a power amp, and the regular output will be tamed into a more pedal-friendly volume. If you are using this board with a pedal that’s not famous for its big output (Klon centaur for example) you should use the power output.
For further analysis on this circuit, take a look at this thread on Free Stomp Boxes Forum.
For any technical questions regarding this build, don’t forget to check out our Facebook Group and our forum at Free Stomp Boxes.
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