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...

Some New Kits On Sale! 10% off

With all the Fall Holiday celebrations going on last week we forgot all about updating the Monthly sale for October. On sale for the month of October, great sounding Ibanez compressor replica complete kits and four of our great tone booster complete kits. As a special...

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...

September Sale now!

Everything in the store is 15% off until September 8, 2015.  Get some great deals on some great tone!  Use coupon code:     sept2015

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...

June 2015 Kit Specials

This month the Dallas Arbiter™ Fuzz Face™ Replica Kits  and the Way Huge™ Red Llama™ Replica Kits are on sale for 10% off.  A couple of classic stompboxes that are great to have at your...

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...

A Little Known Fact About Our Monthly Specials

Every month we put two kits on sale at a special price 10% off.  What most people don’t know is that the monthly specials overlap for a few days.  So there are actually 4 kits on sale for the first couple of days each month: last month’s and this...

Inside the Marshall The Guv’nor

  Analog Man wrote an excellent article for Reverb.com about Marshall’s distortion pedal “The Guv’nor”.    Check out the article HERE.  In the article he mentions that there are kits available.  That would be us, General Guitar Gadgets!...

Bells-and-Whistles Vs. Simplicity

In our world of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) stompboxes, the possibilities are limitless. One of the main attractions to DIY effects is that you can add “bells and whistles”, extra controls for all kinds of parameters.  I am a heavy-duty DIY stompbox builder, but...