#1
ok, this came up with me and my friend today and i thought id at least see if the idea is workable.

would it be possible to take guitar effects, ie stompboxes, and consolidate them into smaller versions (or not, if small enough) and put them directly into a guitar body? i know its been done with such things like a kaoss pad and boosts (PRS and fender do this on some models), but would it be possible to say, put a phase 90 or delay directly in the guitar?
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Technically yes, but think of all the knobs you would need to drill holes for, and you most likely would need to route out more space for the circuit board. And would it not be easier just to have said effects at your feet?
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Technically yes, but think of all the knobs you would need to drill holes for, and you most likely would need to route out more space for the circuit board. And would it not be easier just to have said effects at your feet?

i had thought of that. you would also need either a long power chord or internal power supply. i was thinking of simple effects like a phase, with just an on off switch (or even a push pull pot), something you wouldnt be bothered to put in an effects chain.
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#5
Kaoss pad ftmfw.
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#6
GFS sells on-board effects. They're not very good, but they sell them. I've also heard of people doing almost exactly what you said and it worked fine.
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Maybe.
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#9
I put a boost in an old strat copy last week. If you need room, do what I did; block off the trem and put everything in the trem cavity where the springs would've been.
That way you just have to take off the back cover to change batteries, instead of taking off the whole pickguard.
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#11
I know Matt Bellamy has a Phase 90, a Fuzz Factory, and a Kaoss Pad in one of his guitars, and Robin Finck (NIN) has a signature Schecter Tempest coming out with a built in wah and compressor. It's definitely possible, but I don't know how it would be done.
#12
guitar fetish modboards allow you to put effects in your guitar. they are really good!
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Cort? 'cos i know in the 80's Cort produced a line of guitars with built in effects called the under the Effector Series.
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I know Matt Bellamy from Muse has a Phase 90 and Fuzz Face built directly into his guitars. Read up on his Manson custom guitars.
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I put a boost in an old strat copy last week. If you need room, do what I did; block off the trem and put everything in the trem cavity where the springs would've been.
That way you just have to take off the back cover to change batteries, instead of taking off the whole pickguard.



that is actually a really good idea, i'll have to try that when i get my strat.

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#17
hey what kind of guitar is this like what are the details on it...what year and ect...some one gave me that same guitar a while back and ive been wondering what kind of guitar it is but couldn't tell because there wasn't a name on it.


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#18
I made a thread on here recently about the practicality of doing something like this.

If you get a delay pedal, and put it in your strat, you can no longer use your delay pedal on any other guitar.

Now this is just fine If you only have- and only plan to have- one guitar. this is also helpful if you tend to be fairly moblile on stage and don't want to have to go back to your efects chain to go from clean to dist.
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#19
surely the other issue is FX order. Having a wah or some form of dirt pedal built into your guitar is fine as you want them near the beginning of your signal chain. However modulation and especially delay very first isn't the best of ideas generally speaking!!
#20
Very possible, just hard due to lack of space.
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#21
A knob Wah just sounds... bad... I mean, how are you going to turn the nob and pick notes at the same time? I'm thinking that one needs to be a pedal.
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#23
There is a bunch of room under a pickgaurd for a strat.
As for a les paul I took out one of the humbuckers on my epiphone and did it
#25
Well, if you only ever play with that one...

Two pickups makes your guitar more versatile, not better. If you only ever use that one, tone-wise, it's doing nothing more than looking pretty
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Cort? 'cos i know in the 80's Cort produced a line of guitars with built in effects called the under the Effector Series.

i think that's the 60s Kay I was going to trade for but the asshole sold it out from under me. then it showed up on UK ebay a few months later.