Make it: Guitar Effects Pedal

Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 4:00pm to 6:30pm

MIT Edgerton Center, 77 Massachusestts Avenue, Cambridge, 4-409

Explore the different effects archetypes, categories, and flavors - what does a phaser sound like, and how is a flanger different? What even is the difference between a distortion and an overdrive? What makes “vintage” effects so special (and are they really that great?)

Prototype, customize, solder, and assemble a Fuzz or Tremolo effect circuit. Learn how to prototype on a temporary breadboard, and then solder it onto a pcb to make it permanent. Experiment with different modifications and components to customize your sound. Assemble and decorate your pedal to make it yours.

We will have a couple small amps and a guitar or two in the shop, but bring your own instrument if you’d like!

$20 Material Fee, payable by cash or credit card at the first session.

Space is limited to 16 people. Registration closes on January 9th and lottery winners will be notified by 5pm the next day.

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