Very basic guitar pedal foot switch bypass.

What Is True Bypass In Guitar Pedals?

July 11, 2024

Whether you’re looking to learn how to build guitar pedals or just into guitar pedals in general, you’ve probably heard the term “true bypass.” While it’s somewhat obvious what the term true bypass implies, personally, I was 100% certain what it was and wanted to better understand what it is. Also, if there’s a true […]





Diagram showing how to wire a 2.1 mm power socket for centre pin ground.

How To Wire A Guitar Pedal DC Power Jack

June 26, 2024

Although it’s important to correctly place and solder in every guitar pedal component, at the end of any pedal build, perhaps the most important thing to get right is wiring the power supply. Sure, there are passive pedals out there that don’t require a power supply, but most of what you’re building is going to […]





Mono 6.35mm socket showing where to wire ground and where to wire live.

How To Wire 6.35mm (1/4″) Socket

June 4, 2024

Before launching into this quick article on how to wire a 6.35 mm socket, I’m going to tare the band-aid off and talk vernacular. The thing pictured here goes by many names: 1/4 inch jack or socket if you live in the U.S.A. 6.35 mm jack or socket if you live anywhere else. Guitar jack […]





Wiring schematic for an Ibanez Tube Screamer's input buffer.

How To Read A Circuit Diagram

May 27, 2024

Even if you’re just doing PCB kits or following strip board layouts, learning how to read a circuit diagram really comes in handy when building guitar pedals, or for electrons in general. So, if you stumbled onto this article with no interest in guitar pedals and just want to learn how to read circuit diagrams, […]