Build an Effects Pedal!

Hand Wire your own Boutique Guitar Effects Pedal!

(Note: Sign up deadline is Thursday, Jan 28. This is now a one day class – see details below!!!)

Starts Saturday, February 6

Have you ever wanted to build your own effects pedal?  No simple screamer – this pedal is based on the Lovepedal ‘Eternity Burst’ – a handmade boutique pedal from a master circuit designer!

The Lovepedal website says,

“The Eternity Burst features the warmest, woodiest tone of all eternity units… many claim we sprinkle magic dust into these.. :)”

Note:  a couple original Eternity Burst units were listed on Ebay as of 2010-01-07 and they were up to $140.— each…people like these pedals!

Wait there’s more!
In addition to bringing home a great effects pedal,  this class comes with an invitation to later ‘tone tweaking’ sessions with the instructor.  At these hack sessions, you can explore how components affect signals – hook up your circuits to the oscilloscope to get visual feedback – and potentially develop your own circuits/sounds.

Instructor Aaron Auberg has been experimenting with this pedal on and off for a year now – tweaking and sending the modified design to musician friends around the country – and he is hearing good things!

What you Need to Know

EDIT: now a ONE DAY CLASS:  Saturday, February 6

9:00am – 4:00pm

Bring a sack lunch for yourself!

Registration Deadline:  Thursday, January 28.  Sign up soon!

  • Starts Saturday,  February 6  and finishes Saturday, February 13
  • Both days 9:00am – 12:00noon.
  • Class is in Muscatine, Ia
  • Estimated build time: 6 hours
  • Difficulty level: Intermediate  (Participants should be able to solder small components and follow a PCB layout.  Our earlier ‘amp in a can’ project is good preparation for this class.  Contact Andrew if you have any questions about skills needed for this class.)
  • Class & Materials fees:  $45 Class Fee  +  $43 Materials Fee.   
    (The materials fee covers a complete parts kit including case, battery, adapter jack, input and output jacks, potentiometers, knobs, LED, foot switch, all internal components and wire.)
  • Participants should bring their own soldering iron and wire strippers (Aaron  recommends a good pair of scissors).
  • 6 Seats available.    Registration is required.   The materials fee is due at registration and is non-refundable.

Register by phone or email at:
Ph: 563 260 5556  or

Join us and get started building boutique effects pedals or push your skills to another level!

Feel free to contact Andrew if you have any questions or just want to know more about this class:

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