These in-guitar effects kits look interesting –

The MODboard concept is simple- Take the best vintage style analog guitar effects, miniaturize them, and mount them on a completely modular circuit board. Add the right output jack, knob setup and switching setup to accomodate your guitar, and you’re ready to roll. A few simple solder connections for input and power, then everything plugs in with instantly removable modular connectors.

Offered in tremolo, wah, compressor, delay, chorus, and tube distortion flavors. While the “best vintage style” description is of course very subjective, the concept seems sound[npi]. Glancing down toward ones feet during a dimly lit gig is never fun – moving at least your most important effect’s controls onto the instrument body sounds like a smart idea. Any music-makers out there ever used these? Or have any good tips for mounting your own effects ‘in-instrument’? – MODboards

Of course, one could always just duct tape a pedal to their axe a la DEVO –