Posts Tagged: boost

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

Project 002 – Pedal board build

I have a habit of tearing apart and rearranging my pedal board for just about every tour that I go on. Earlier this year, I had switched the entire board over to a 6-channel true bypass strip and ran all

Project 002 – Pedal board build

I have a habit of tearing apart and rearranging my pedal board for just about every tour that I go on. Earlier this year, I had switched the entire board over to a 6-channel true bypass strip and ran all

CWS008

CWS008

Boost with six-way tone rotary switch. This pedal is yet another progression of the boost circuit found in pedals CWS001–CWS004, consisting of a volume and tone control. Instead of the continuous tone control as found in CWS004, this pedal has

CWS008

CWS008

Boost with six-way tone rotary switch. This pedal is yet another progression of the boost circuit found in pedals CWS001–CWS004, consisting of a volume and tone control. Instead of the continuous tone control as found in CWS004, this pedal has

CWS004

Boost pedal built with military grade metal film resistors and Sprague orange drop capacitors. This pedal was built for personal use and combines all of the elements of CWS001, CWS002, and CWS003 that I preferred for use in my own

CWS004

Boost pedal built with military grade metal film resistors and Sprague orange drop capacitors. This pedal was built for personal use and combines all of the elements of CWS001, CWS002, and CWS003 that I preferred for use in my own

CWS003

Boost Pedal This is a dual JFET boost, using the mu-amp/minibooster circuit. The controls for this pedal are—a 2-way gain switch, volume knob, tone knob, and a 3-way bass switch. The two fixed biases, selectable with the gain switch, were

CWS003

Boost Pedal This is a dual JFET boost, using the mu-amp/minibooster circuit. The controls for this pedal are—a 2-way gain switch, volume knob, tone knob, and a 3-way bass switch. The two fixed biases, selectable with the gain switch, were

CWS002

This pedal is another mu-amp JFET transistor boost using two 5751 transistors in a stacked configuration. The controls for this pedal are—a volume knob controlling overall output level, a bias knob which controls the gain level of the transistors, and

CWS002

This pedal is another mu-amp JFET transistor boost using two 5751 transistors in a stacked configuration. The controls for this pedal are—a volume knob controlling overall output level, a bias knob which controls the gain level of the transistors, and

CWS001

This is where it all began. When looking for a first project to build I stumbled on Jack Orman’s version of the minibooster circuit, which I used as a building block for the first pedal. This circuit, also called a

CWS001

This is where it all began. When looking for a first project to build I stumbled on Jack Orman’s version of the minibooster circuit, which I used as a building block for the first pedal. This circuit, also called a