In this first workshop, we’ll be looking at basic electronics principles, de-mystifying how the electric guitar works and we’ll build a Fuzz Face style distortion pedal.
You’ll be selecting and soldering the component parts to a pre-etched PCB (printed circuit board). After testing that your effects circuit works, you’ll fit it inside your own “stomp box” enclosure (for the more adventurous, you can even use our fully-fitted workshop to embed the electronics behind your scratchplate!)
Working from the classic Fuzz Face design, you’ll be able to blend different capacitor and resistors in your circuit, to create your own, unique, personal sound and tone. Help will be on hand to make and customise your own enclosure and we’ll be there to offer advice on electronic instruments in general.
To round off the day, everyone is invited to join in with a jamming session at the end, where you can try out your new effects pedals and show off your licks!
Attendees are invited to bring along their own guitars to try out the finished effects pedals, though we will ensure that there are spare instruments available for anyone who just wants to turn up and join in.
When & Where
Build Brighton Hackspace
We have a 1300 sqft warehouse that members can use 24x7 to realise their designs, and socialise with like-minded folk.
We are a not-for-profit community and all subscriptions go towards paying for the space and providing equipment, amenities and assets for the group.