MOD Kits DIY has been a long time supporter of EffectsBay. When I started this blog about a million years ago (feels like), I was just experimenting with pedal building. I was fascinated with the ability to assemble simple circuits.. and create something.. that worked?!? These simple circuits introduced me to soldering and the tedious task of problem solving when something doesn’t work. It forced me into purchasing my first multi-meter, buying solder flux, hook-up wire, etc. All of these items I use today. I fix my broken gear. I fix my friends gear. It has been extremely satisfying and incredibly fun journey.
I know talking with other gear fix-it nerds.. the path is similar. If you have an interest in pedals, repair or creating your own circuits, the first steps is kits. Cheap, easy to do and hold up quite well. MOD Kits DIY is a great business that specializes in these kits. I would HIGHLY encourage anyone interested in pedals from the electronics point of view, to give these guys a look. Lots of options to choose from!
Orin from MOD Kits DIY contacted me today and wanted to let me know about a new product they have called the Wave Analog Tube Driven Spring Reverb Kit. If you like reverb and like tubes, this thing is worth looking at.
Here is the official press release:
The Wave is a versatile stand-alone, tube driven analog spring reverb unit kit. It can be used in front of your guitar amp or as a line-level analog reverb effect for the recording studio. Two controls allow you to serve up a wide range of wetness from just a touch to over the top psychedelia. The “dwell” control adjusts the input signal level driving the tank and the “reverb” control adjusts the level of output reverberations from the tank.
The Wave’s all tube design utilizes four dual triode vacuum tubes – three 12AX7’s and one 12AT7 – and comes with a MODTM three-spring reverb tank. MODTM reverb tanks are deemed the closest to the original reverb tanks from the 60”s made today. The Wave’s reverb function can be switched in and out pop-free via the front panel toggle or with a foot switch (purchased separately). The Wave has standard ¼ inch in-and-out guitar jacks in the front for use with your guitar and amp, and standard RCA in-and-out jacks in the back panel for use in a recording environment.
The Wave is equipped to be rack mounted using just under 3U of space and is approximately 11 inches deep front to back. Four large rubber feet allow the Wave to be safely placed on top of most contemporary guitar amplifier heads and combos for stage use, and it fits into a rack without having to remove the feet.
The Wave comes with a pre-punched powder coated steel chassis, easy-to-follow instructions and all necessary parts.
MODTM Kits and Assemblies are designed to give novice and experienced musicians the opportunity to build or modify their own amps, effects pedals and guitars. All kits come with easy-to-follow instructions and use point-to-point wiring. All effect pedals and amplifiers come with a pre-drilled enclosure and all necessary parts are included. All you need to provide are hand tools, a soldering iron and solder.
Check ’em out people!