BYOC Chancellor

I love the sound of a Marshall in the morning… I absolutely love my ATV100 amp.  With one clean channel with presence control, and two overdrive/distortion channels (one slight crunch, the other similar to a JCM800), it’s fantastically versatile and sounds tits.  Only problem is, I got it second hand so I don’t have the…

The Sad Story of the BYOC Bypass Looper….

This is the first post of a failed project So about two years or so ago, I realised that running a single line of pedals one after the other wasn’t for me.  I needed to be able to change from one distortion/OD/fuzz to another at the tap of a single footswitch.  Plus I wanted to…

BYOC 5 Knob Compressor

First Circuit Board build! I won’t bore you too much with the blurb on the BYOC 5 Knob Compressor, as it can be found on their website here. This was the first experience I have ever had of populating a circuit board, and I have to admit it was pretty straightforward, even though it might…

First DIY Build – Bypass Looper

Here’s where the pedal building obsession started: Yup, this cute little box. I’ll try and make this a short post simply because of the simplicity of the pedal.   For those that don’t know, a bypass looper is pretty much a pedal that allows you to turn on an entire loop of pedals.  Why might you…

Jackie Part 2 (Replacing the tremolo bridge)

Why replace a tremolo bridge with one of the exact same type? Because it’s rusted to hell and looks infectious, that’s why. Being a cheap beginner’s guitar, Jackie has cheap parts. The tremolo started getting rustier and rustier of it’s own accord. Generally speaking, I’m a fan of the “rustic” look, but this was getting…

Jackie Part 1 (re-wiring)

Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of Jackie when I first got her. This is the closest I have to her in her original state, with the stock pickups and so forth (bog standard H-S-H configuration, one volume, one tone, one 5-way switch); Like I said before, she isn’t exactly a work of art, what…

In the beginning…

There was the Squier P-Bass that was given to me by my brother: A couple years after playing this I bought a second bass, an Ibanez model.  This freed me up to have some fun with the P-Bass…                 P-Bass spray-painted green, before it had a complete overhaul…