modular …

Somehow I had always lusted after a modular rig (like for 20 years) and was convinced it was too expensive or inaccessible.
A couple of weeks ago it just downed on me that these days it was not much more expensive than buying pedals …

So I got some 2nd hand basic bits to get started

Put them in an old wine case. I had actual rails along with the doepfer supply kit I bought but when I started to mess with the tiny nuts and screws I just thought to heck with rails, to heck with standards and mounted them directly onto some wood rails ..
Will see how that holds up.

while I was shopping I also got a korg sq1 which is a ton of fun

Iketara Iku – Dual EQ

As I found myself constantly tweaking my EQ, especially between mid boost/mid cut settings I thought it would be nice to have 2 presets available so I ended up making this dual EQ with 2 identical 3-band Baxandall filters and an 18V charge pump to give enough headroom and boost. It’s specially useful to sculpt the sound coming out of a fuzz or distortion.

Clips recorded with a Jazzmaster into a Yamaha THR10 using an AC30 setting. Fuzz is a Giant Hogweed.

The idea itself came from using a PCB I had been offered by a Madbean forum user, M-Kresol, the erbium EQ, which itself was based on SJ effects’ Tonmeister.

In this case I used the textbook 3band baxandall filter with some very minor tweaks.