#1
I've decided to build myself an effects pedal (maybe a Fuzz Factory) Which i can then build into my guitar. I have a wiring diagram for an FF but i dont really know how to wire it into the electronics on my guitar. Could i just connects the wires from the Input on the FF to the output on the guitar?

I know that this also means changing the battery cables or something so that when a lead is connected to the new output the battery will come on but when there isnt a lead its off.

How can i do all this?
#3
Thanks! Im not sure i understand though. Im new to building effects and electronics and stuff
#4
get a kit of the pedal you want to build. they come with detailed instructions, customer service, etc.

the diagram i posted is pretty straightforward. study it carefully. what do you not get about it
#5
Well you cnt get FF kits. Plus i want to build it from scratch. I dont really know all of the circuitry symbols and stuff yet so what is the big rectangle in the middle? And the circle at the bottom?
#7
Quote by JohnnyRainbow
Well you cnt get FF kits. Plus i want to build it from scratch. I dont really know all of the circuitry symbols and stuff yet so what is the big rectangle in the middle? And the circle at the bottom?

then get a kit of something else. this post proves that you are not ready for scratch builds yet. in fact, it seems you have quite a way to go.

fuzz face kits are prolific and easy to build. buildyourownclone.com has a crapload of kits of all kinds, from boosters to dirtboxes, wahs, choruses, and loads more.
#8
you should probably start building something easier that has a really easy to understand schematic and to build it out of the guitar first
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#9
I tried making a Fuzz Factory from scratch as my second build attempt and failed pretty hard. Germaniums are perilous things. As for building things into a guitar... that's pretty fancy stuff, jumping in the deep end will cost a lot of money and probably lead to a lot of disappointment, especially with a FF.
Even if you don't end up using it I would try a simpler circuit in a stomp box first of all. An MXR Distortion+ is a pretty forgiving circuit.
And definitely brush up on yer electronics theory a bit. Even with a kit you will eventually have to figure out something that the instructions or whatever doesn't cover and it'll definitely help to understand what everything's doing.
http://beavisaudio.com/techpages/
There's a good start.
Last edited by Geddiz at Sep 5, 2010,
#10
an LPB-1 booster or silicon fuzzface are probably your best bets. alot less complicated than a D+ and easier to build. like geddiz said, germanium components are harder to work with because they are extremely sensitive to temperature.

putting it in a guiitar would be the easy part. route a space and stick it in, make a cover plate.