The magical toolbox of effects

The magical toolbox of effects

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Arman wrote us with a confession –

I make strange things – music, movies, devices, pictures, software …

I like Make.

Fret not good sir, you are in good company! Though I have not seen many DIY multi-effects devices housed in such a way –

In the summer of 2002, I constructed a stereo effects unit inside a tool box.
I used:
Two phase canceling spring reverb units (a total of four reverb tanks) from PAIA.
Two square wave fuzz boxes from Craig Anderton’s book.
Two ring modulators (also from Anderton’s book).

The left and right channels both have two reverb tanks which are fed into the same amplifier. The phase is flipped on one which helps reduce some of the “boingy” sound inherent in spring reverbs.

It can be a challenge acquiring appropriately sturdy enclosures for stompbox building – this definitely fits the bill, maybe even upgrade it to a ‘kickbox’? – The Magical Toolbox

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