Using Acrylic To Make A Guitar Stomp Box

14 Sep


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Make Your Own Overdrive Stomp Box

This effects unit was inspired and a slightly modified version of “Joe’s Easy Drive” by Joe Davisson from the Guitar Effects Projects website. I added a DPTP stomp switch into the schematic to allow you to turn the unit on and off (overdrive / bypass).

I have also included some Maplin Electronics codes for ordering the parts since this can sometimes be a slight issue. If you live outside the UK, the parts should still be easy to find if you have a RadioShack or similar store. I have built my unit into a transparent blue acrylic box. Maplin Electronics has this down as an iMac feel box or something along those lines. I decided to give it a try as the standard white acrylic and the aluminium boxes looked a little dull. If you decide to use a metal “project” box, please ensure that you opt for the plastic 1/4″ jack plugs otherwise you will short out the connections.





Posted by on September 14, 2007 in Acrylic, DIY, Fabrication, Recreation


2 responses to “Using Acrylic To Make A Guitar Stomp Box

  1. anonymous

    September 27, 2007 at 6:45 am

    Nice project

  2. Alex Holsgrove

    May 18, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    This article has now moved on my site to a new location:


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