Here are various projects I've built over the years. Many were completed. Some where not.


Optochopto - Fun with the Colorsound Wah

Modifying the Colorsound Inductorless wah circuit to a digital lfo driven fun pedal, or a cocked wah, or a simple booster.


Take five fuzz circuits and put them all in one enclosure with various mods. The first real Beavis build!


Noisy Cricket

A half watt, battery powered guitar amp with vol/gain/tone controls. Based on the LM386 chip, a fun and simple project that yields a usable practice amp.


Wiring diagrams for a whole bunch of TB switches, loopers and the like.


Digital Sequenced Wah Filter

AKA the Precision Ass Tornado. Using an arduino microprocessor to generate variable LFO signals which feed a variable low-pass filter.

Four Knob Rat (FKR)

Four Knob Rat distortion pedal with switchable clippers and lube. Using the Ruetz mod, and LEDs, MOSFETs and standard diodes for clipping.


Arduino Punk Console

A microprocessor controlled tone sequencer using the wicked cool Arduino Board. Includes schematics and source code.

Frank Zappa's Digital Delay

Wherein I have the honor to fix a dead rack delay from the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen.


Double Rat Rack

Proco once put two Rat distortion pedals in a single rack-mount case and called it the R2DU. In this project, we mod an R2DU to make it a double-FKR, or, an eight-knob Rat.

fuzzLab Jr.

A fuzz with 10 knobs, sort of the junior version of the original fuzzlab. Schematics and notes included.


Large Hadron Delay Collider

Re-housing a Malekko E600 delay and mating it to a homebrew Powerglove for real-time controllability.


Big fuzz with plugs for patching


Tufnel Distortion

The world's loudest guitar pedal? Named after Nigel "It goes to 11!" Tufnel.


Watch me build a completely impractical 2x12 cab out of wood trash cans and various bits of hardware detritus from my garage.


Trotsky Overdrive

Single transistor low gain overdrive--super easy build. My version uses vintage soviet transistors.

Screamer Lab

One box, one tube screamer, all the mods. Several folks have built their own take on this, loads of fun.


CMOS Synthesizers

Build lo-fi tone generators from CMOS chips.

Tube Cricket

A redesign of the Noisy Cricket Half-Watt amp, this time with a 12AU7 tube preamp stage and a modified tone control.


Custom Pedalboard

Turn standard pedal boards into something more usable and fun.

Armageddon Processor

Modular whack box with a load of patchable effects. Never finished, but some interesting schematics came out of it.


Stutter Pedal

Build a passive stutter pedal. One of the easiest builds in the world.

Doppler Box

Concept of idea to simulate rotating speaker effect. I wonder if this would actually work?


1/2 Watt Class A Amplifier

My build of Tim Escobedo's whimsical power amp, complete with simulated LED backlighting.

Motors and Gears

Adapt a vibrating pager motor into a hillbilly device. Complete with video that reveals the super secret Beavis Design Methodology!


MFOS SubCommander

Big complex guitar synth effect from Music From Outer Space. Never got it to work.


Eliminate hum from crappy power supplies with this easy to build beginner project.


Frequency Analyzer Rehouse

A true-bypass rehouse of one my favorite pedals ever, with CV In mods.





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