Alright Jemsiters--this is another "Alaskabat Gives Back To The Community" thread.
Ever since you folks found out that I mod pedals, then started building my own--a bunch of you have pounded me with questions. I know several of you are pretty handy with a soldering iron, too.
What I'd like to do is, conduct a series of "classes" that you could follow at your own pace. I won't post them here, but rather--on my DIY blog.
I'll start with some very simple mods, then work you guys up to a full, but simple build. I'll post diagrams for you to follow, pics of what we're doing and possibly a video or two.
I already posted a simple tutorial for my "nephew" Damian on how to just swap out a pedal LED indicator.
I'll only do this if I have enough interested members. While it's pretty simple, I don't want to waste time prepping the tuts if there aren't many members that will use them. Let's make 10 the magic number.
That said--use this thread as an interest gauge. Post a reply that just states you're interested
I don't need a PM or story on why this time...lol.
However, if you'd like me to cover something in particular, then shoot me a PM on your idea.
I'd really like to see you guys get into modding and building. It's great fun and you can turn an inexpensive pedal into a personalized pedal. It will also provide you with the building blocks for your future mods and builds. I'll even go into painting enclosures, adding graphics and the best tools for the jobs.
Even if you aren't interested in dabbling in the circuit world--you might still be interested in just refinishing your existing pedals with new paint or graphics
I'd like to get it started within the week, so please start replying here with interest.
I will tell you up front--I'm not sharing all of my secrets, but these lessons will give you what you need to hone your skills and provide enough for you to apply what you learn to your own ideas.
With that, I'll also be happy to help you guys out with your own mods and builds. Everyone who participates and shares pics and progress will get my "classroom" email address to correspond for Q&A and any other help you need.
All I ask in return for this valuable info, is that you pass on the info you learn and help others out someday with it.
So, let the fun begin.......
Here's one that's on my bench right now--Treva's special pedal.
Just to provide an example of what YOU'LL be able to accomplish after you've learned the basics:
Here's the tut I did for Damian on changing an LED:
Also, my blog covers other stuff--so please don't mind the geeky side.