November 17th, 2011, 09:06 PM
IM only making 1 pedal for the now and near future and am looking to keep it under $25. From what I can tell having a PCB custom made is pretty expensive and dont have the tools to make one. Is there any other cheaper method that is still simple to use?
November 17th, 2011, 09:20 PM
This (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103799) or this (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2104052) or similar items, depending upon your circuit, or maybe this (http://www.amazon.com/KIT-1590B-Diecast-Aluminum-Unpainted-PR1590B/dp/B0040Z6R1M).
November 17th, 2011, 09:42 PM
There are a number of places that sell ready made PCB's for pedals and they may already have made what you're looking for.
What kind of pedal do you plan on making?
November 17th, 2011, 09:54 PM
I was going to make a Fuzz Factory and a Bigg muff in one pedal but TX TEle Man suggested will probably work, unless they make pre made pcbs for those 2 cheap.
November 17th, 2011, 10:40 PM
Sorry to double post but, if I use the Dual Mini Board from radio shack how do I link the transistors and capacitors, I feel like they would just be in non connecting holes?
November 18th, 2011, 07:10 AM
You can buy a Big Muff board for about $8-9 from Madbean Pedals.
The Fuzz Factory is simple enough to build on perfboard or stripboard or you can buy one for $9 from a member on Madbean's forum who makes MB PCB's that are out of production.
It's the Zombii that is the Fuzz Factory clone.
You use jumper wires or just bend the excess leads of the parts over to the next connection to make connections between pads.
November 18th, 2011, 02:26 PM
The method Jeff B. suggests is good and cheap.