Stu's Pedal Building Adventures...

Wade Garrett

I am the projectionist.
Sorry guys I've been away for a while! We had a baby and its been a busy time for me :)

Thanks to everyone that entered the Reverb.com competition !

I'll be updating with more build info soon in the mean time heres an awesome demo of the Fuzz !

Congratulations dude!
 

bad alice

Easily distracted and...OHLOOKAGUITAR!!!
Sorry guys I've been away for a while! We had a baby and its been a busy time for me :)

Thanks to everyone that entered the Reverb.com competition !

I'll be updating with more build info soon in the mean time heres an awesome demo of the Fuzz !

Congratulations on becoming a Dad again @Stu_T!
I hope everyone’s healthy and happy (if possibly a bit sleep deprived):)
Btw a FB friend of mine, Chris, just received his TateFX Antares and is BLOOMIN DELIGHTED with it.
Also kudos, you officially give the best free stuff with your pedals...
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Awesome stuff bud!
:clap:
 

Stu_T

Well-Known Member
Congratulations on becoming a Dad again @Stu_T!
I hope everyone’s healthy and happy (if possibly a bit sleep deprived):)
Btw a FB friend of mine, Chris, just received his TateFX Antares and is BLOOMIN DELIGHTED with it.
Also kudos, you officially give the best free stuff with your pedals...
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Awesome stuff bud!
:clap:
Ahh yes! Chris is a good lad he has a Raise the Dead fuzz as well that he seems very happy with :)
 

Stu_T

Well-Known Member
So I've been away for a while I'd thought I'd add a bit more actual content to the thread!

Something that's very important for a pedal with low background noise is power filtering.

We will start with a 9V EHX adaptor, this is the 9V signal from the adaptor. The long spikes are high frequency noise which we do not want in the pedal. Have you ever plugged a pedal in that's instantly noisy? That's probably why!



In order for a nice low background noise pedal we need to remove these high frequency ripples from the supply line.

This is the very simple circuit I use in pedals. I also use protection against the wrong power supply but that's for a different post!



R1 47r resistor is in series from 9V feed, this with the 2 capacitors in parrel to ground acts as a a low pass filter which attenuates high frequency impulse noise.

There's a further discussion about the use and placement of decoupling capacitors around parts with a higher current draw like IC's etc but again that's another post.

This is the power signal after the filtering, you can see most if not all of the high frequency impulses have been removed. Giving a much lower noise floor in the pedal.

 
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