A week or so ago I figured out what I was going to do with the feedback pedal I had found in my local guitar shop’s parking lot sale. See my solution here.
Once I figured out what I was going to do, I had to gather all the parts and figure out when I could do it. First, I pulled spare wires and parts from this broken Fender Stage Lead II I got out of the dumpster at my local guitar shop (with their permission).
I already mentioned the installation of the switch to easily change the pedal from an effects loop to a feedback loop. I also installed an old 9v power supply plug that I had from a failed project I had undertaken years ago. I used my 1/4 paddle drill bit (I don’t know what they are really called), which worked on the aluminum case, but it wasn’t a perfect circle for some reason.
I then set up everything on a table in the tv room so I could work on it while my wife and I caught up on Doctor Who episodes. I mean what else are we going to do on a Saturday night besides solder guitar pedals and watch Doctor Who?
Unfortunately it was too late to test it out (both the noise factor for the sleeping kids and I was too tired), so I hoped for the best and went to sleep.
The next afternoon I finally got a chance to plug everything in and try it out. Here’s my new guitar pedal chain.
As you can see, it doesn’t all fit. And the first test of the loop pedal was to plug in my Digitech RP200 (which I generally keep at work to play during my lunch break using headphones), which I’m using to try to recreate an organ sound. It isn’t nearly as good as the POG2, but I’m getting somewhat closer thanks to tweaking other people’s web postings about the settings they use.
Anyway, my current effects line goes: Boss TU-2 Tuner, EH Big Muff Pi (American), Marshall Guv’Nor +, Morley Wah, EH Pulsar Tremolo, Digitech FX-75B Stereo Flanger, Effects Loop (with Digitech RP200 set to Organ attempt in the loop), Ernie Ball Jr. Volume Pedal, Mod Tone Analog Delay, EH Holy Grail Reverb, Boss DD7 Digital Delay, Morley A/B/Y (connected to the Marshall and Fender preamps of my Frenzel Super Sportster Champ head). All the pedals are powered by a Voodoo Pedal Power 2 plus.
Did I mention that the feedback loop works too?!? It does! The only thing that doesn’t work is the LED indicator to show when the effects loop/feedback loop is on. I’ll have to figure that one out another night.