#1
So, boredom has got the better of me, and I'v decided to build a stompbox.

From what I've read on the magical internet, it's just a wooden box with some kind of pickup in it.

But what kind of pickup? Piezo or Magnetic?

Thanks.
#2
im guessing piezo.

might need a preamp in it though.
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#4
yeah piezo's are a bit "brittle" sounding afaik. a pre-amp might help, but will defenatly help with the loudness
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#6
what else do you have lying around? just using caps isnt going to do anything, youre going to have to use other components.


also, there is no way a magnetic pickup would have worked on a wooden box. theres nothing to make the magnetic field fluctuate, which is how magnetic pickups work (sorta).
#7
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what else do you have lying around? just using caps isnt going to do anything, youre going to have to use other components.


also, there is no way a magnetic pickup would have worked on a wooden box. theres nothing to make the magnetic field fluctuate, which is how magnetic pickups work (sorta).


Yeh, i realised that efterwards

But what other components are you suggesting? I won't really know what I have until I look
#8
well to make any sort of preamp device, you are going to need either a transistor or an op amp. which means resistors as some kinda bias network. throw in your caps and youve got yourself a party. i know i have a lot of opamps lying around, so i guess see what you have and someone can work out what you could put together.
#9
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well to make any sort of preamp device, you are going to need either a transistor or an op amp. which means resistors as some kinda bias network. throw in your caps and youve got yourself a party. i know i have a lot of opamps lying around, so i guess see what you have and someone can work out what you could put together.



Ok, well transistors, i don't think i have.

But, whilst searching, I came across an old toy, from back in the day.
It's one of those "Secret Spy Listening Device" things, could i somehow run it so that it works as a pre-amp, considering it was initially a form of amplifier?