One of the most satisfying things is assembling a pedal kit. It’s fun, interesting and challenging, especially if you’ve never built one before. But that moment when you plug your guitar in.. and it WORKS! Wow. That’s a great feeling. For me personally, it really changed a lot of things for me. From owning my first soldering iron, I’ve been assembling multiple tools and working on some fun and cool projects for myself and with friends. It’s really easy to get the bug when it comes to electronics, but what makes it awesome is connecting it to something you like doing – like playing music.
The knowledge gained from tinkering and having fun is extremely useful. Now, when things break, the possibility of fixing it is there. The possibility of working on broken pedals, cables and instruments will be something bringing yourself closer to the gear that you use daily. When on stage, you want to make sure everything is in tip-top shape, use these skills to make that happen.
So for this give away, I’m really excited, because it’s combining a couple of things I’m into. Like I mentioned earlier, building is fun so this MOD Kits DIY Verb Deluxe build is great, and I specifically picked a reverb. I wanted a kit that was a little different than the traditional dirt / fuzz pedal.
MOD Kits DIY has been a long time supporter of EffectsBay.com, and is an awesome resource for building kits, be it pedals, reverb tanks or amps. Kits are convenient – all the parts are sourced, PCB ready and labeled and the enclosure are all there. You can check out their website here.
You’ll need some extremely basic electronics knowledge, and that is where the fun begins. Learning about resistors, ICs, capacitors, diodes, potentiometers, true bypass switching, LEDs, etc. If you don’t know any of these things, it can be intimidating, but once you start, you realize it’s not that bad.
MOD Kits DIY Verb Deluxe is built around the Belton Digi-Log mini module and includes Dwell and Mix controls. Mix handles the dry signal with the effected signal while the Dwell adds extra flexibility to the reverb sound.
Looking at the instructions, the kit uses turret board, or terminal points for mounting the components.. a little different than standard PCB kits, but will still be easy. Check out details – sound clip, instructions, schematic and photos here
So how do you get your hands on the pedal kit? Read below.. and spread the word!
I’m going to pick a random entry on October 15th. I will email that random entry asking for the answer to the question listed below. You will have 24 hours to respond with the answer. If the 24 hours passes and I don’t hear from that finalist, I will select a new random entry and repeat the process until I receive confirmation from the winner. This is open to everyone. Yes, that means international! Also, one entry per person. Please read that last sentence again… “one” “entry” “per” “person”.
The submission form will be open until October 15th (Thur) 2PM MST.
Please take a moment to Tweet, Share, Email this give away to your gear friends. We all like free gear right?
So the question is…. “What is your favorite local brick and mortar music store? And why?”
GIVE AWAY IS CLOSED