Delayed shipping until October 3rd 2018 (15% off sale!)

15% off Everything in the store until October 3rd!  It’s time for some time off here at General Guitar Gadgets.  We will be taking some Holiday time off.  The store will open, but shipping on orders will be delayed from now till October 3rd.  The good news is...

Fuzz Face Replica Kit Demo

  Most stompbox authorities would probably scoff at the idea of a Silicon transistor version of the Fuzz Face with the “common” 2N3904″ transistors.  However this is exactly what it is and it is my (JD’s) favorite version of the kit that...

Marshall Stack/Speaker Patch Box

View this is a youtube video demo of the Valve Junior with a Marshall Mini Stack  and the description of a Speaker Patch Box.   The demo music is an abbreviated version of my best recollection of a song (Cover of Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say”)...

J1 Booster Demo (StratoBlaster)

This is a Demo of the General Guitar Gadgets “J1″ Booster (StratoBlaster Replica with an input cap).  We demo’ed a bit of the boosted sound and then what you can do with the “J1″ into a distortion stompbox and then the “J1″...

Reviving the “Marshall Stack”

Several years ago, I bought some speaker cabinets (cheap) from the bass player in the band I was playing guitar for at the time.  It was a Fender Bassman cab from the mid 60’s and a couple of those single 10 inch Marshall speaker cabs that make the little mini...

Groovy Enclosures!

Some of you who have been involved in do-it-yourself guitar effects for more than a decade will probably remember the days when all 125B enclosures had grooves all around the inside of the enclosures.  This was probably 10 to 15 years ago.  The word was that the...

“Work”stations?

I have a hard time keeping up with all the modern “lingo”.  Seems like a new word or acronym is “in vogue” every day.  BOGO is a new “word” I discovered lately.  Who knows maybe it’s been around for years, sometimes I’m...

We Got ToneBenders!

Many regular browser of our site might not realize all of the many the Tone Bender variations we have on the site.   We have a plethora of Tone Bender variations, some of which are shown in the photo above.  They vary greatly in sound and tone, but they all have...

General Guitar Gadgets – Who We Are – Part 2

General Guitar Gadgets started as a small website in the year 2000. We went under the name “Guitar Effects Projects” when we started. After some careful thought we felt that the name was a bit generic so we changed it a few years later to General Guitar...

General Guitar Gadgets – Who We Are – Part 1

In an effort to let you know more about our business practices, this blog is about our business philosophy. We strive to provide the high level of quality products and service that we ourselves would wish to receive when we buy online from other companies. We want to...

New Kit and transistor set

We have a couple of new compressor kits.  They are based on the Ibanez BP10 Bass Compressor and CP10 Compressor.  These are really great compressors that were somewhat over-shadowed by the bad reputation and unpopularity that the short lived “10 Series”...

DIY Stompbox Work Bench – Desolder Tools

In this installment of tool discussion, we will talk about desoldering.  In my opinion, it’s one of the most difficult aspects of building guitar effects.  If you are perfect, you may never need to desolder any parts and that’s great, but…...

DIY Stompbox Work Bench – Hand Tools

We are starting a series of blogs that will give some insight and opinions on the tools we use to create DIY guitar effects here at General Guitar Gadgets. This will take several installments, but it will be informative and interesting. Hopefully other builders will...

Tom Scholz – DIY Superstar!

When I think of the “stars” of DIY guitar effects I usually think of Craig Anderton, Robert Penfold, Nicolas Boscorelli or John Simonton.  Or, I think about my internet heroes, such as R.G. Keen, Jack Orman and Aron Nelson.  The other day I was thinking...

The Beautiful Guitar

I attended a talent show last night.  After the show I was talking to one of the guitar players in the band that had played earlier.  He had only been playing guitar for less than six months.  He said a couple things that made me think.  1)”There’s always...

The New Schematics Tab

You may have noticed that there is a new “Tab”* on the website labeled “Schematics“.  Long ago we thought it would be a good idea to have a central place where all the schematics were listed on one page.  So the page has been buried in the...