Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by TubeStack, May 7, 2015.
Would this be hard to do? Easily reversible?
Just found this, nice!
I've wondered about that type of thing. Also wondered if it will cause humming etc....
would work fine, except you need to put a battery in your guitar and need a 3pdt toggle switch, as well as a hole for the LED
Not a bad idea; my old Zvex Drip guitar had an on-board Super Hard-On.
It had an overdrive as well....
make that a 4PDT because you would need a switch for the battery too, since it would be "always" plugged in and basically drain the battery. Not sure if that would cause a pop where there isn't one now since the input jack engages the battery.
Ah, good point!
I don't understand why one would want to install it in the guitar - it's not like it takes up much space on a pedal board...
Also, I don't put my EP booster first in the chain, my wah and fuzz pedals wouldn't like it.
You could do it. But you may have to take out some wood in your guitar to get it to fit. That could be a big hassle.
once you take it out of the metal enclosure, could it be wired in series to a stereo jack like an EMG pup? so its only ON when the guitar is plugged in.
I've been very impressed by this little unit.
Another: the Alembic Strat-o-blaster (or one of its variations), referenced in the linked article and available here:
Or you could replace the jack with a TRS or switched type
I put it 2nd in my chain, after wah. Forgot that it'd be in front of the wah if it was installed in my guitar, thanks. Will have to try it there first.
As for putting it in the guitar: sometimes I plug straight in, no pedalboard, using different amps, and it'd be nice to have EP circuit without needing a pedal.
I'm totally addicted to the EP Booster and what it does for my sound!
I was thinking of just the internals, not the actual pedal.
I was thinking about putting a Wah Wah pedal in my guitar and activating it with a Parson's White String Bender. I think the up and down motion of the guitar when using it would be so entertaining.
You could change to a stereo jack and wire it as a switch so that plugging in the guitar connects the battery. Alternatively, get a little 2pdt switch for activation. You should be able to find diagrams for how to wire either of those up if you don't know how.
+1 on the emg afterburner. It's tailor made for what you want, but if you are totally in love with the ep, you can probably do this custom.
One benefit is that you would have nice buffered output right from the guitar, like having active pickups.
Several EBMM model's now have onboard boosters activated by a push-push pot. Work extremely well
Yeah I'm thinking the guts would fit pretty easily - if you thought out the wiring some you could actually build the circuit on a piece of perfboard and attach it directly to the terminals. I'd actually like to do something like that but with more than just a boost control... Hmmm.