#1
Wanting to build a pedal, specifically a compressor. Anyone ever made one worth while and if so do you have the plans?
#5
Yes they're kits. You're interested in building form scratch, just for the challenge? Even my amp tech mate doesn't do that, and he's very good with a soldering iron. He been buying GGG kits, and mods them to suit his tastes, but I don't think that the instructions and plans are as explicit as BYOC.
#6
Tony Done
Ive built a fuzz pedal from scratch so i thought a comp would be basically the same so i just wanted a schematic cause i couldnt find one online
#11
The 5 knob byoc is a great little comp and is cheaper than buying parts separately. It also comes with the added bonus of having a pre printed circuit board.  A comp has a lot more parts than a fuzz so it's a bit of a different beast.  A fuzz is easy to make without a printed board but a compressor isn't.  I wouldn't attempt to make one from scratch if you can't print a board or buy a printed board.
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Last edited by CorduroyEW at Jul 16, 2017,
#12
I've built a few BYOC pedals (never a compressor) and after the first one I looked into just buying the parts separately and "doing it myself" and it ended up being a huge hassle finding all the parts and it was going to be more expensive than just buying the kit, plus you get a nice printed circuit board instead of having to wrangle together a working mess out of perfboard. I made a tiny little amp using a schematic, getting all the parts myself, and rigging it on perfboard. It was fun in a way, but it was a super simple and small design. Anything more complicated would be a nightmare.