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Thought I'd start up a little reference sticky for pedal builders (which I'm not, so feel free to add to this everyone ;)). Most info stolen from Rocklander :)

Tutorials
freestompboxes - http://freestompboxes.org/
beavis audio - http://www.beavisaudio.com/
diystompboxes - http://www.diystompboxes.com/wpress/
runoffgroove - http://runoffgroove.com/
tonepad - http://www.tonepad.com/
generalguitargadgets - http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/
homewrecker - http://www.home-wrecker.com/
geoeffects - http://www.geofex.com/
commonsound - http://www.commonsound.com/

Parts Suppliers
Custom Audio Boutique - http://www.customaudioboutique.co.nz/
Jaycar - http://www.jaycar.co.nz/
Pedal Parts Plus - http://www.pedalpartsplus.com/
Effects Connection - http://www.effectsconnection.com/oscommerce/
Futurlec - http://www.futurlec.com.au/
ASH Custom Works - http://ashcustomworks.com/ (3PDT switches, enclosures and jacks, some pots and random other stuff)

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Officially Licensed Circuits - http://www.olcircuits.com/olckits.html

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futurlec australia are good for parts: http://www.futurlec.com.au/
Just don't get switches from them, they fall apart if you so much as look at them :lol:

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mop wrote:futurlec australia are good for parts: http://www.futurlec.com.au/
Just don't get switches from them, they fall apart if you so much as look at them :lol:
I've found their switches are fine.. maybe soldering iron on them too long? but their 'economy' audio jacks are total rubbish too.. other components are very good though :D

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I have 3PDT switches, enclosures and jacks, some pots and random other some from time to time.
There's a $50 minimum order if you want it delivered though, 'coz supplying pedal parts isn't really my game.
http://ashcustomworks.com for custom built electric guitars hand made in new zealand

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This is something I've always been really keen to try. Maybe I'll grab a soldering iron and try build a boost or something.

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->soldering
this link from tonymcbony
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rocklander wrote:I've found their switches are fine.. maybe soldering iron on them too long? but their 'economy' audio jacks are total rubbish too.. other components are very good though :D
In the past they've been fine but the last lot of parts I got had 2x spdt toggle switches which were made of cheese :? They weren't the blue ones like they used to have, changed supplier perhaps?

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mop wrote:
rocklander wrote:I've found their switches are fine.. maybe soldering iron on them too long? but their 'economy' audio jacks are total rubbish too.. other components are very good though :D
In the past they've been fine but the last lot of parts I got had 2x spdt toggle switches which were made of cheese :? They weren't the blue ones like they used to have, changed supplier perhaps?
poos.. that's what happened with the audio jacks too... thanks for the info.. sorry it was at your loss ;-(
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Haha. It's probably only the spdt ones though, the dpdt toggle I got was fine

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Have taken this opportunity to clear up my bookmarks for pedal stuff, heres most of my links not mentioned above.
sorry I have gone somewhat overboard but this should keep at least one person entertained for a few hours if not days..:)


Schematics etc

one of the oldest sites around, I built my first pedal from here the CD this guy has of his old site would be well worth getting.- http://www.muzique.com
a great starting point, if you want a full kit, - http://www.buildyourownclone.com/
awsome list of schematics from a keen member of the big international forums - http://analogguru.an.ohost.de/
great list of things to build - http://folkurban.com/Site/GuitarEffects-681.html
something on the D*A*M forum about the tonebender mkI - http://dam.10.forumer.com/a/tone-bender ... st744.html
more stuff - http://www.montagar.com/~PATJ/gindex.htm
i love this site but it seems to be missing?? keep an eye on it- http://fuzzcentral.ssguitar.com/
bored of pedals? build some studio gear - http://fivefishstudios.com/ & http://www.nrgrecording.de/html/index.html & http://www.prodigy-pro.com/diy/index.php
extensive pedal site includes this schematic page, well worth a click around the site http://www.effectsdatabase.com/schematics
not sure why i have this but there are some nasty mods on here, nice link of basic info though - http://www.stinkfoot.se/andreas/diy/diyhome.htm
Electroharmonix schems - http://sites.google.com/site/electrocon ... schematics
how to etch enclosures from a keen forumite - http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main. ... y/album24/
how to etch pcbs - http://www.mrdwab.com/john/How-to-make-PCBs.html
beautiful site with some of the clearest instructions outside of beavisaudio - http://gaussmarkov.net/wordpress/
another blog with some good images - http://smallbox.zeonhost.com/
fender amps - http://www.ampwares.com/
build this mini amp - http://jjs.at/electronic/class_a_subminiature.html



Parts
fair to say I haven't used many of these guys so buyer beware

Great if your in CHCH, these guys have hammond enclosures and great Led bezels range of LEDs, and most other parts DSE won't have for long. - http://www.sicom.co.nz/home-page-xidc2213.html
get one of these!! if you are going to do more of this i can't recomend one enough. and buy the resistor and cap one while you are at it, i am saving up for one now - http://www.peakelec.co.uk/acatalog/jz_dca55.html
expensive cos they are in europe but sometimes you just want something noone else has, like nice washers for your stomp - http://www.banzaieffects.com/
another german shop - http://www.musikding.de/
more bits and pieces - http://www.mojotone.com/
one of the sites a lot of the americans use, few simple builds to check out with good instructions also - http://www.smallbearelec.com/home.html
another local one, i think i was looking at rack enclosures?? - http://www.voltelectronics.co.nz/
build tube amps or buy deluxe parts for pedals - http://www.turretboards.com/ & http://www.ampmaker.com/index.html & http://www.evatco.com.au/ &http://www.hoffmanamps.com/
Knobs!! - http://www.j-tron.com/category/Knobs.html & http://www.chiashinknobs.com.tw/products/cp/cp-e-1.htm & http://www.cosmocorp.com/en/kcat-main.cfm?loc=1&& http://buckeyeshapeform.thomasnet.com/c ... lpver=1002
http://www.leedselect.com/
http://hairballaudio.com/shop/
get the teflon and cloth covered wire you always wanted - http://www.bulkwire.com/
http://www.hoffmanamps.com/

cool stuff other people make
this is mostly the inspiration section

not a pedal, but check this out - http://bleeplabs.com/
stompswitch and knobtwiddling porn - http://www.analoguehaven.com/
more stuff you could buy - http://www.effektpedaler.dk/
i think this is someone from one of the forums?? - http://www.foxroxelectronics.com/
more xrated pedal stuff - http://4mspedals.com/index.html
file this also under inspiration - http://moosapotamus.net/THINGS/things.html
theres a film out there somewhere with these guys in it, track it down - http://www.deathbyaudio.net/
another blog more for ideas - http://jaredsoutlet.wordpress.com/diy/
devi fuzz goddess, schematics available also - http://www.deviever.com/
diystompboxes regular and amazing digital effects - http://www.hexeguitar.com/main

ok that will do...enjoy
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http://topopiccione.atspace.com/projects.html

I'm using his medusa power supply setup with 5 regulated outputs and running off an 18V laptop charger, will build a bigger one once I have more pedals :)
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I have just dropped around $500 on pedal parts today. Should get 8 or so pedals all up plus with a few parts left over. I purchased from four overseas suppliers:
Ebay - 3pdt footswitches
Futurlec Australia - Caps, Transistors, Diodes etch
Smallbear (Sorry Rocky, I just had to do it!) - Caps, Transistors and Knobs
Effectsconnection - Jacks, Enclosures, Pots, this was the big order

The point of this post is that I'm going to compare delivery time and order accuracy (as in: I get what I ordered) as a future reference for builders out there. So an update will be coming in around 2 weeks when all the stuff has arrived.
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Interested to hear how it all goes!! What pedals you building??
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Pedals in the works:
Easyvibe
Tremulus Lune
DLS
SFT
Rangemaster
Phase 90
Big Muff
Output buffer for when I hotrod my Crybaby some more
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handlefras wrote:I have just dropped around $500 on pedal parts today. Should get 8 or so pedals all up plus with a few parts left over. I purchased from four overseas suppliers:
Ebay - 3pdt footswitches
Futurlec Australia - Caps, Transistors, Diodes etch
Smallbear (Sorry Rocky, I just had to do it!) - Caps, Transistors and Knobs
Effectsconnection - Jacks, Enclosures, Pots, this was the big order

The point of this post is that I'm going to compare delivery time and order accuracy (as in: I get what I ordered) as a future reference for builders out there. So an update will be coming in around 2 weeks when all the stuff has arrived.
info for all on futurlec: actually asia, but have an OZ website.. heh.

when one places an order on their site, it shows as "entered". you can log in again and see the status.. if it stays as "entered" for more than 3 days (rather than "shipped"), I flick them a friendly email asking if they're waiting on any particular parts, or there's some other reason it's not been changed to "shipped" as yet, and 9 times out of ten it gets shipped that day... then takes about 10 working days to get to NZ via their cheapest mailing option.

if I don't give them an email nudge it can take 6 weeks or more sometimes... pays to say 'hello' ;-)
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