New Product: DIY Stompbox

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January 11, 2013
It’s a Boost!
January 18, 2013

In designing some new products our wacky engineer came up with another new product we thought you all might like. We revealed a prototype of it a while back, we’re calling it the DIY Stompbox. This unique new product is basically a skeleton pedal with a prototyping area for you to add your own effect circuit.  The DIY Stompbox is setup with all the basic components you’d want in most pedals. It has a stomp switch setup as a true bypass and LED indicator for when the pedal is active. The DC jack disconnects the battery when a DC source is present to save your 9v battery. The circuit also has a reverse polarity protection diode so you can’t blow up your circuit if you happen to plug in a DC adapter with the wrong polarity.  The remaining area of the PCB is setup with pads and holes for adding your effect circuit.

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The DIY Stompbox is designed to fit inside the 1590B for a clean professional look to your custom effects pedal. You can get a plain 1590B and drill the holes for the DC jack, stomp switch and 1/4″ jacks or you can buy a pre-drilled 1590B which will have those holes plus 3 more for switches or potentiometers from your circuit. You could also mount the LED to the PCB such that it is visible from pre-drilled hole above the stomp switch and use the remaining 2 holes for potentiometers and switches from your circuit.

This product is just waiting for your ideas and creations. If a person were industrious they could open a boutique pedal shop just using this kit as the base for their own one of a kind projects. We can’t wait to hear and see what people do with this.