Wiring diagram showing diodes set up for symmetrical clipping.

What’s The Difference Between Symmetrical And Asymmetrical Clipping?

July 17, 2024

When it comes to clipping sound signals, typically in guitar pedals, you’ll often hear about symmetrical and asymmetrical clipping. Although clipping guitar signals (and any audio signal for that matter) can be done through a variety of ways, when talking about symmetrical and asymmetrical clipping, people are specifically talking about clipping diodes in guitar pedals. […]

A wiring schematic showing a basic voltage divider.

What Is A Voltage Divider?

May 23, 2024

Most guitar pedals use a 9 volt direct current. There are pedals out there that use something else, but 9 volts is the most common, especially when it comes to DIY guitar pedals. However, what do you do if you need something lower than 9 volts? What if your pedal needs both 9 volts and […]