Guitar effects that I make. 
Audio / Video - Musical works led to filming the construction of guitars. Video "how to" instruction focused on cigar box guitars led to an interest in their history.  Books - Interest in the history of cigar box guitars led to interviews and years of concentrated study. Interest also led to the acquisition and expansion of the cigar box guitar museum.  Cigar Box Guitar - Build, play, record, write about, etc.  The Cigar Box Guitar Museum (the one you can't see).  BellyJelly Music - Record label and retail sales channel started in 2003.  Guitar Amps that I make. 

My Guitar Effects

I've been a tinkerer since I was 10 years old. Around that time I built my first computer from scratch and started learning to play the guitar. Building (or hacking) guitar effects was a natural thing for me to try. Some of my experiments even worked.

If I do have some effects to sell, you can [ Check My Reverb Shop ]



Fuzz Aldrin ~ It's not very original but they sold really well.

I made a version of this fuzz years ago for my main 'dirty' tone. Controls are as easy as they can get:
Volume knob will control the output from silent to screaming loud when the effect is active
True bypass switch activates the fuzz effect (and lights the LED on Fuzz Aldrin's helmet)
Requires 9vdc power supply (not included) 2.1mm, negative center (it's the Boss standard most effects use these days)

About Fuzz Aldrin: The Fuzz Aldrin image originally came from a project, "committed to cats, donating 5% of proceeds to animal rescues through Sadie's Fund ... in order to raise money for various local ... animal rescue organizations and shelters." By using the same Fuzz Aldrin image, SquidWerks will also donate 5% of the proceeds to local animal rescue organizations and shelters such as the North Alabama SPCA and ASPCA.



A Modular Approach

I've been creating circuits or modifying off-the-shelf electronics for a long time. On every project I kept having to make the same sections over and over. Why not just make that section once and reuse it for some quick prototyping?

Thus, the idea for a modular approach came to me. I could have an input buffer, output buffer, tone shaping, delays, oscillators, and so on, all interchangeable. I could connect them in any order or combination to try something new quickly. It's not an entirely new idea (checkout Pittsburgh Modular Patch Box system which is sadly no longer available). Rather than approach modular guitar effects like a modular synthesizer, I wanted to approach it from a more familiar stomp box perspective.



4.11 Split/Gain

When I started to use multiple amps, I needed a way to split my guitar signal into a few buffered paths. Rather than just buffer the signal, I added a 20dB gain stage in there as well. It adds a nice uncolored overdrive to the sound.

Another use for this effect is to form the first stage in modular guitar effect design. Rather than having to build a buffer for every new guitar effect idea I have, I can just use 4.11 Split/Gain to have a head start.



4 n2 1 mix down

This is basically the opposite of the 4.11 Split/Gain. With the 4 n21 mix down, four inputs can be mixed together with simple volume knobs. Output volume of the result can be adjusted as well.

Another use for this effect is to form the last stage in modular guitar effect design. This is a simple way to blend wet and dry signals into an amp.