#1
hey all I'm looking to get into custom pedal building, before moving on to potentially custom building a guitar. I have only a rudimentary knowledge of electronics and have been looking at a couple of books which may be able to help me. I'm just wondering if anyone has ever read these books and knows if they are any use?

They are: Electronic Projects for Musicians here

and

DIY Projects For Guitarists here

Thanks in advance
#2
Both of those books are good. Craig Anderton, the author of the first one is a very well respected person in the pedal building community (even though he was slightly more from the synth side of things, I think he was vice president of Kurzweil or something like that for a short while).

However it is a bit in the past (as the majority of it was written it in the 70s) but a lot of stuff in it is universal. Theres good stuff in there in general. No idea about the second one.


Theres plenty of stuff on the internet though:
http://www.diystompboxes.com/smfforum/ (great forum that should be able to answer most of your questions)
http://www.geofex.com/
http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=50
http://runoffgroove.com/
www.tonepad.com
http://www.muzique.com/
http://fuzzcentral.tripod.com/index.html
http://smallbox.zeonhost.com/


edit: I just realised that my desk looks like the title of that book
#3
Great! Thanks for your help. I'm really looking for something to take me right through from beginning reading schematics to my first basic project

(yes i am that much of a noob) :P

EDIT: the muzique website recommends both of those books as good ones to read
Last edited by fru_rocks at Jun 24, 2006,