The Firemace is a distortion pedal kit built for Cal Poly SLO chapter of the AES club.
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Firemace

The Project:

Distortion pedals are one of the most basic and most used types of guitar effects pedal, and this project serves as a good introduction into the world of guitar effects building. The Firemace is based on Robin Tomtlunds Red Fuzz design. This project is designed to be an easy to build kit with possibility of modification and customization.

The Objective:

Learn the inner workings of distortion pedals, and the common techniques involved in building most guitar effect pedals. Build your skills in circuit assembly and circuit analysis, and use your creativity to personalize the pedal. The project builds skills including op-amp and transistor analysis, soldering, enclosure building. Along the way you will get an introduction to PCB design, electronics prototyping, electronic components, common circuit blocks, time and frequency domain analysis.

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While you are here, check out the schematic, the potential modifications, or view the PCB front and back. You can also get the bill of materials.

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