Thijs Beckers
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Guitar Input for Multi-Effects Unit

Preamp based on Ibanez TS9

Guitar Input for Multi-Effects Unit

In September 2010 we published a digital multi-effects unit. This circuit can only be used with line level signals, such as those used by keyboards and the effects loops of mixing panels. To make that circuit suitable for use with electric guitar signal levels we now present a simple but effective amplifier circuit.

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Gerber file

CAM/CAD data for the PCB referred to in this article is available as a Gerber file. Elektor GREEN and GOLD members can exclusively download these files for free as part of their membership. Gerber files allow a PCB to be produced on an appropriate device available locally, or through an online PCB manufacturing service.

Elektor recommends its business partner Eurocircuits as the company of choice for its own prototypes and volume production in selected cases.

Extra info / Update

- Easy to solder
- Powered from a 9-V battery or suitable adapter
- The character of the sound is easily changed
- Bypass-switch option for the distortion
- Adjustments for Drive, Tone and Level

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