Matt posted the steps he took to build a proper stompbox development platform –
Designing and building your own guitar effects is a great way to combine a passion for electronics and guitar.Â However, when testing new designs, IÂ found the fragile circuit on the solderless breadboard was difficult to connect to patch cords and control the potentiometers.
The answer was simple:Â build a guitar pedal just for prototyping!
A thoroughly sturdy design, including a custom cut/drilled & folded aluminum enclosure with standard hole sizes for swappable pots and switches. Check out the project’s instructable for details.