Just completed an EA Tremolo pedal build!!

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Deaj, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Deaj

    Deaj Silver Supporting Member

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    I just finished building a Tremolo pedal using the modified EA Tremolo schematic at Runoffgroove.com. I mostly followed their layout though I moved a few components and mounted some resistors vertically to make the perf-board fit neatly into a Hammond 1590B enclosure. It sounds fantastic!!

    Aside from a brief false start (wired in LED with polarity reversed - oops) it was a straightforward build with no hiccups. The only thing left to do is swap the current input jack out for a stereo jack and hook up the negative lead for the battery terminal. I ran out of stereo jacks and the new ones haven't arrived yet so I used a switching jack I had lying around as a stand-in to test the pedal. The bright blue LED pulses in sync with the tremolo rate when the pedal is on. Very cool!

    Here are some pics:

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    Too much fun!! :BOUNCE
     
  2. auratnik

    auratnik Member

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    Congratulations, great build!!!
     
  3. Deaj

    Deaj Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks! I'm enjoying it a lot. :)
     
  4. TAVD

    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't suppose you've tried the GGG build. I'd like to know how the mosfet compares to the fet/transister version.
     
  5. Deaj

    Deaj Silver Supporting Member

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    I haven't myself. My only experience with a GGG kit is the ITS8 w/L'DO mods. That one is on my board to stay. I'd be interested in hearing about the GGG tremolo kit from someone who has built one.
     

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