Monday, November 5, 2012


There's no reason for the name besides the sticker I cut up and put on the top.

This was an Ibanez sound take distortion. Now it's a box full of bees buzzing and high squeals. There are obvious sweet spots with the knobs. It's best to work with the volume and the distortion levels and see how they interact with each other. The pedal is a sound-maker on it's own, but using this in feedback loops is ESPECIALLY fun. Either way, it will give you a lot of possibilities.

The sound clip is once through just dry, pure pedal. The second clip is the same exact thing but with some delay and reverb on it, so you can hear how the pedal can nicely drone and also do some crazy stuff.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Dirty Rotten Scalpel

I first tried to create a solid internal feedback loop and go from there, but the technology crammed in some of these things make altering the circuit pretty difficult. I was able to make two alterations that make this thing squeal and sputter pretty nastily as long as you have it in a feedback loop. Preferably a mixer feedback loop, or at least one with an EQ pedal. Testing the volume and gain knobs on the pedal with an EQ in the loop is what brings this to life. You'll get the most "action"when the pedal's knobs aren't up all the way and you are not feeding the signal chain a ton of the pedal's signal. Basically, you can experiment on your own, but after messing with this thing for an hour, I've found it's sweet spots. Which you can do as well. It will generate sound without an input but it's basically just hiss or a boring oscillation tone.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012


This thing is nuts. Each toggle and the button do a lot. So do the original volume and drive knobs on the pedal. I haven't tried it in a feedback loop. The sound clip is the pedal alone. The sound clip sort of speaks for itself since I can't really sum of the variety of sounds you can get out of this thing. Mostly in the high range, though.



This is a one-off for my friend Andrew Pigue. I recorded a video demo but I lost it somehow. Screw it. Just listen to the sound clip. Look at the  description to see exactly which mode is toggled when, and when the feedback loop is switched on.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


This one is entirely not interesting. It only really produces one kind of sound. I wired it to the LED. Click on the sample to hear it. It looks bad-ass though. If you want people to think you're a total nerd, you should buy this. Or you could get super creative with it and run it through a cool effects chain.


Saturday, September 1, 2012

Squeaky Universe

This was a DOD envelope filter. 4 toggles, one of which is a 3-way. It sounds absolutely nothing like it originally did. All sorts of squeals, clicks, pops, etc. The sound sample is the pedal in a CTRL room > mixer channel feedback loop. The sensitivity and range knob work quite well with the toggles. The third toggle's affect is very subtle and is really only apparent with certain settings.

The complete fucking morons at Mediafire deleted my sound sample MP3 of this pedal because it somehow violated some terms of service. What in the living hell? Anyway, about a minute into this video you can hear this pedal at work. It's mixed in with other stuff so I know it's not very discernable. But you'll hear the kind of stuff this pedal can do.


Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Sore Soarer

Here is an awesome device that requires no input or feedback loop. In fact, if can be used in a feedback loop but it's fairly uninteresting without being processed by anything. By itself, it is sort of similar to the Bit Swash I posted on here a long time ago. You can hear it's flanger-like tendencies in the cycle. It's a droner and doesn't really glitch or sputter. Just long, harsh oscillations that move as fast as you have the speed set. I prefer the speed all the way down. Each toggle combination is a different kind of soaring group of frequencies. When a toggle is flipped, the cycle often starts over and it sounds really cool. Like a super loud, robotic plane taking off.


Monday, April 30, 2012

Eclectic Druidess

Here we have a circuit-bent Electro Harmonix Deluxe Electric Mistress with the infamous SAD1024 chip. This is the old version with it's own power cord. This was a difficult one to bend. It was tough finding the right connections to make. Finally, I came up with something that really utilized the rate circuit and made things very rhythmic, even in the filter matrix mode (honestly, switching the two won't give you incredibly obvious differences in the behavior of the pedal). Two potentiometers and one toggle. The sample is in a mixer headphone feedback loop. Both outputs of the pedal (the flanged and the direct) are running into a separate mixer channel. The pedal knobs and switches are all being messed with as well as the EQ on the mixer channels. This one is a little tricky to get used to because some settings doing react to knob-twisting or switch-flipping and others do a LOT and very sensitively. A little practice and you'll be making the most wackly, mangled sounds possible. Just listen to the sample.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Extreme Broccoli

Here is a bent DOD Flanger. It does some seriously exaggerated cycling through frequencies as you'd imagine a flanger in a feedback loop would do, as well as clicks and squeals. You know, the usual. Three 2-way toggles. Works best in a mixer feedback loop. The sound sample has the pedal in a headphones feedback loop and both outputs (it's stereo) on the pedal go into two separate channels on the mixer. You can get a huge variety of sounds from this pedal while messing with the knobs as well as the EQ on the mixer channels. Subtle movements create insane textures.


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Classic Bone

Here is a DOD Classic Tone I just circuit-bent. No extra knobs or switches. Basically, whatever you feed into it, it will distort and oscillator overtop of it. As you mess with the drive and tone controls, the oscillating distortion will begin to decimate or bit crush the signal. The knobs are touchy and you can get a huge variety of sounds by tweaking the knobs little by little. The quiet of a sound you feed through the pedal, the more range you have with the damage. It also works completely fine on it's own to produce crazy sounds. Some of the sounds are the pedal itself, another is a Rush song fed through it, and another is a silly voicemail from a friend.


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Squeaky Clean

This is one of the nicest modifications I've ever done. Mainly because it's a fairly dynamic instrument. The entire extension is built off of the regeneration control in the (originally DOD Stereo Phaser) pedal. Therefore, when the Regen knob is turned down, the device gets quieter and less sensitive to the controls. In fact, anything below about 3 o'clock becomes inaudible. I thought about installing a different voltage pot for more dynamic range but... I am not that good at this stuff and I didn't feel like it. The speed knob works as it should. The toggle on the bottom right switches off the cycle so that the speed knob doesn't do anything. The sound clip is half pure-pedal, with no input, and the second half is an octave down, lots of distortion and a little delay.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Just a simple "shaker box." The contact mic is permanently mounted to the top of a tin in which you can open to use separately, or to put whatever you want inside. The soundclip is with no effects, and then with a ton of distortion. You can plug this into anything that will take a quarter inch jack (i.e. guitar pedals, mixers, amps, etc.).


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Orange Shit Ball

This was a Boss DS-1 I bent a while back but then I busted one of the toggle switches and stopped using it. I'm glad I did, because the position in which the toggle was in when it got busted was what really made this pedal awesome.

The sound clip is of the pedal in a mixer feedback loop. I am messing with the EQ on the mixer as well as the knobs and the one toggle on the pedal. It does some crazy super high pitch soaring frequencies as well as crunchy and glitchy madness. Pretty harsh and all over the place.

I am selling this one cheap because there is a broken toggle switch on the right of the pedal that does not work. I pried out the knob on it so it's not in your way. It was also heavily used by me for a while, so that's another reason to sell it cheap.

The sound clip is awesome, though, so don't judge it by it's looks or wear and tear.



Just finished this little gem. Works fine in and outside a feedback loop. It sounds best and has more range in a loop, however. I strongly suggest this pedal be used in a feedback loop with a strong and manipulatable single such as a headphone feedback loop in a mixer so that you can control the headphone level as well as the EQ on the mixer channel. Run in a loop with an EQ pedal is fine, too. The reason I suggest having it in a loop with an EQ is because you can get a lot more out of this pedal working with sending it high frequencies from the EQ, and minimal amounts of signal using the volume of the EQ pedal (or the headphones level on a mixer). Otherwise, running low frequencies and super hot signals will produce not much more than uninteresting clicks.

The first of the sound clip is just the pedal on it's own. No feedback loop and just a dead cord plugged into the input. The second portion is the pedal in a feedback loop using a mixer. I am manipulating the two toggle switches as well as the added potentiometer along with the headphone output level and the EQ in the channel the pedal is running into.

If used how I have instructed, you can get a huge variety of harsh sounds out of the pedal. There are some nice sweet spots with the pot that you can find, too. The pots the pedal came with also work. The overdrive level knob will do all sorts of things. The volume knob works as a volume but also feeds the circuit more signal as you turn it up which will increase the pitch of squeals and make the pedal act crazier the higher it is.