Author Archives: Chad Morgan-Sterenberg

CWS025

This boost was made for Arun Bali of Saves the Day. It was constructed in a similar fashion to the boosts CWS017-019, but with a bass switch on the top of the case which switches between flat (down), tight (center),

CWS025

This boost was made for Arun Bali of Saves the Day. It was constructed in a similar fashion to the boosts CWS017-019, but with a bass switch on the top of the case which switches between flat (down), tight (center),

CWS023-024

Channel switcher for Fender Super Bassman. Removable 1/4″ cable on left side. Dual LEDs correspond with the channels on the amp. Powered by 9V battery or external 9V (power not required for operation). This mini pedal board was constructed for

CWS023-024

Channel switcher for Fender Super Bassman. Removable 1/4″ cable on left side. Dual LEDs correspond with the channels on the amp. Powered by 9V battery or external 9V (power not required for operation). This mini pedal board was constructed for

CWS022 – Dual Mute

The Dual mute independently mutes two signals which pass through it. When the LED is on, the signal passes unaffected. Switching either side of the effect will mute the signal and turn off the LED.

CWS022 – Dual Mute

The Dual mute independently mutes two signals which pass through it. When the LED is on, the signal passes unaffected. Switching either side of the effect will mute the signal and turn off the LED.

CWS021 – Boost Preamp

Dual footswitch boost with tone bypass. The right switch acts as the master bypass for the effect, while the left switch adds in the tone control for an additional boost. This pedal is used by Vicente Elizondo as a preamp

CWS021 – Boost Preamp

Dual footswitch boost with tone bypass. The right switch acts as the master bypass for the effect, while the left switch adds in the tone control for an additional boost. This pedal is used by Vicente Elizondo as a preamp

CWS020 – PTP Boost

This pedal was my first attempt at building something point to point on turret strip. I started making this boost without a plan or a diagram, and was pretty amazed at how nicely everything fit together. Sprague Orange Drop capacitors

CWS020 – PTP Boost

This pedal was my first attempt at building something point to point on turret strip. I started making this boost without a plan or a diagram, and was pretty amazed at how nicely everything fit together. Sprague Orange Drop capacitors

CWS017-019

These three pedals were built as refinement to the concept in CWS016. The main circuit is the same as found in CWS008, with the addition of a switch that controls a large or small boost in the bass frequencies. The

CWS017-019

These three pedals were built as refinement to the concept in CWS016. The main circuit is the same as found in CWS008, with the addition of a switch that controls a large or small boost in the bass frequencies. The

CWS016

Boost pedal with modified tone section. The capacitors were selected from extended use with CWS008, to be the exact same circuit when the pedal was in its most utilized setting. From this starting point, CWS016 is able to reduce (or

CWS016

Boost pedal with modified tone section. The capacitors were selected from extended use with CWS008, to be the exact same circuit when the pedal was in its most utilized setting. From this starting point, CWS016 is able to reduce (or

CWS015 – Dual Momentary Footswitch

Two button footswitch with TRS jack. This pedal uses momentary switches to select up/down settings on a jamman loop pedal. It is a smaller version of the FS3X schematic with the exclusion of the mode switch. Here is the switcher

CWS015 – Dual Momentary Footswitch

Two button footswitch with TRS jack. This pedal uses momentary switches to select up/down settings on a jamman loop pedal. It is a smaller version of the FS3X schematic with the exclusion of the mode switch. Here is the switcher

CWS014 – Tremolo Optical mod

Another tremolo based on the circuits found in CWS006, CWS007, CWS009, and CWS012. This circuit was modded with two switches, one to bring in extra depth, and another that switches in an optical component. A NOS photoresistor was used in

CWS014 – Tremolo Optical mod

Another tremolo based on the circuits found in CWS006, CWS007, CWS009, and CWS012. This circuit was modded with two switches, one to bring in extra depth, and another that switches in an optical component. A NOS photoresistor was used in

CWS013 – Flute Filter Fuzz

This pedal has been in the works for a long time. I suppose the story starts years ago when I scavenged an old roadside Gulbransen organ, thrilled to find it overflowing with nice reusable poly caps, resistors, switches, pots, wire, and

CWS013 – Flute Filter Fuzz

This pedal has been in the works for a long time. I suppose the story starts years ago when I scavenged an old roadside Gulbransen organ, thrilled to find it overflowing with nice reusable poly caps, resistors, switches, pots, wire, and