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Walkman guitar distortion pedal

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Walkman guitar distortion pedal

Johan made a guitar distortion pedal from an old walkman, there are not a ton of details, but looks like it would be fun to build – “..I’ve taken a walkman and converted it to a guitar distortion pedal. This was pretty easy actually, and I got the idea from the net and I wanted to try it out myself. The theory is that you use the amplification part of the walkman to aplificate another signal then the zeros and ones stored on a casette tape.”Link.

4 thoughts on “Walkman guitar distortion pedal

  1. Emrikol says:

    zeros and ones?

    I, uhmm… nah… nevermind ;) You don’t need to know.

  2. gthing says:

    I’ll say it – cassette tapes don’t have no 0’s and 1’s. All analog baby.

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