The 0415 Guitar Synth V.2 is a fun a simple pedal that transforms the signal into a square wave, up to five octaves apart: one or two octaves up can be mixed with one or two octaves down for super synthy sounds.
Since this circuit is based around a PLL VCO, it doesn't scramble chords like octave up fuzzes normally do, and it tracks well over the entire fretboard. Single note playing still works best to avoid ?octave jumping? but simple chords can sound really cool.
This circuit works best with high output pickups (although I had decent results with single coils aswell). It is a gated circuit by nature of the schmitt trigger that turns the signal into a squarewave. If you are using single coils and need more sustain, try a boost or compressor in front. To improve the octave tracking, use your neck pickup with the tone rolled off.
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Here´s the parts list: Parts List (BOM)
This kit contains all parts you need to build a fully functional effect pedal. Not included in the kit, but also good to have:
- Aluminium enclosure: select one from top
- 9V DC power supply
- 2 nice knobs for the potentiometer, up to 20mm diameter and for 6.3mm shafts
- Decal, transfer or transparent sheets for labeling
0415 Guitar Synth docs.