I’m working on rolling out a series of pedal kit build tutorials that walks you through building one of our tagboardeffects DIY guitar effects pedal kits and here’s the first part of that series. One of the goals I’ve had for a while now is to try and make it as easy as possible for people new to building electronic circuits to do so and our guitar effects pedal kits are a great way to dive in. So I am creating a complete walk-through of building a kit, showing you step-by-step how to do it and explaining it well enough that you should be able to build your first kit with minimal problems.
Probably the most complicated thing to grasp for first time builders is in regards to the offboard wiring. Mark at tagboardeffects has a great explanation in his Offboard wiring page, but sometimes the generic board just isn’t enough. After all, “Where do the potentiometers go?”, “How do I wire the ground wires?”, etc. just isn’t shown in the diagrams. So I decided I would make a practical application showing a kit completely wired (minus the jacks) so you can see how it works.