Veteran synth and effect pedal builder Travis Johns, reviewed by Guitar Player, leads us through making a sweet five-knob stomp box with a custom PCB and metal enclosure.
So hey gang – another DIY electronics workshop from the good folks at VauxFlores! This time, we’ll be building a 24, which, for lack of better description is one of those versatile fuzz pedals that has more controls than a WWI-era biplane – allowing you to tune in just about everything from a minor fizzle to a full-blown electric explosion of 64-foot long bee creatures (bees not included).
It does some pretty cool stuff – it sputters, it chirps and sans input it makes a pretty good oscillator of sorts – provided you think that sounding broken is cool. I do, but that’s just me. It can also sound pretty un-broken at other settings, and wholesomely thick on the ones in-between. And while I may not be anywhere close to one of those guitar guys who get a throng of fans drooling over their pedalboard after every gig, this has been one of the most consistent boxes I’ve personally used in the past 5 years. So there’s that – not that you should take my word for it.
It can also be used with guitars, basses, amplified hunter horns, electric buckets or any other instrument intended to raise the dead, afflict the living or just keep the deer out of your yard. You could probably also use it to jam some killer jazz-funk fusion, but not knowing much about said genre, I can’t personally vouch for that claim. But fusion or no, rest assured, this box will scare deer. Either way, whatever your intention, this thing may just be the droid you’re looking for. For sounds and more info, please check out this site for reference and edification: https://vauxflores.com/
So logistics – the workshop will go from 2 PM – 6 PM and all materials will be provided. No prior electronics experience is needed and yes, you get to keep the pedal at the end of the workshop. Price is $100 and we recommend bringing a guitar or any other amplified goodies you might want to plug into your pedal for jamming and socializing once complete. As with previous VF workshops, we strive to keep the atmosphere casual, informative and friendly – so feel free to bring a snack and a story and hopefully we’ll all leave as buddies at the end of the day. For this workshop, attendance will be limited to 7 and a small VauxFlores pop-up shop will also be on-site for anyone interested in nabbing a box without having to solder it themselves.
Learn more about Travis Johns, VauxFlores, and this pedal at https://vauxflores.com/electronics/number-24/
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