Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby reneshelle » 22 Apr 2011, 22:05

Then just ad the loop if he wants it. The switched jack solution is superb. I personally run my wah first so...
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby DaveKerr » 22 Apr 2011, 22:09

If you know where in the chain you'd want to insert an effect, it shouldn't be all that tough, should it? Just throw in a couple switched jacks for send/return?
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby Dr Tony Balls » 22 Apr 2011, 22:13

ahhhh I suppose thats true! A simple post-dirt effects loop would do the trick. You're either gonna want to add something before the dirt, in between the dirt and the modulation, or after the modulation. So in that case you could really just do one following the fuzz/boost. awesome!
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby GuitarlCarl » 23 Apr 2011, 02:27

A bank of dip switches could decide if you want to stay connected internally, or go to external jacks. OR maybe just an extra stompswitch to turn on the external loop for off board pedals... I do agree with the earlier post, if you keep each effect on its own board, you can rewire the order of the pedals inside without physically moving your pots and stomps around... as far as overdrive before or after the distortion you could as easily switch your dist diodes in and out with another switch, effectively turning the dist into an overdrive. I've been thinking along similar lines, dis/drive then modulation then echo, but the external loop idea...yeah...after the modulation.
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby reneshelle » 23 Apr 2011, 06:50

Dr Tony Balls wrote:ahhhh I suppose thats true! A simple post-dirt effects loop would do the trick. You're either gonna want to add something before the dirt, in between the dirt and the modulation, or after the modulation. So in that case you could really just do one following the fuzz/boost. awesome!


That's the way to go I would think. I have a Boss be-5m and the idea here is almost the exact same. the boss can be programed but I always put it in manual mode. I would prefer to own the be-5 (no M) because of the simplicity actualy.

I would not bother making the loop to begin with. I never use the loop on my be-5m. But that's just my way of using it. Others do other things. And otters do otter-things I suppose.

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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby Dr Tony Balls » 23 Apr 2011, 17:18

reneshelle wrote: And otters do otter-things I suppose.



HA! I laughed.
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby Dr Tony Balls » 27 Apr 2011, 15:41

THANKS for your help and ideas, everyone!!!

Everything came out great, and as usual, I got so excited with it that I forgot to take gut shots before I delivered it. The single effects loop after the dirt was totally the right way to go! Simple, yet it allowed for function where you needed it.

Here's the finished product. From right to left (input to output): fuzz face, double boosters (one always on), effects loop send/return, analog delay, tremolo, phase 45:

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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby Hides-His-Eyes » 27 Apr 2011, 15:45

very smart looking, well done!
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby Greenmachine » 27 Apr 2011, 19:44

Hides-His-Eyes wrote:very smart looking, well done!


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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby p_wats » 27 Apr 2011, 20:16

Very nice. I've built a few simple multi-effects, but never this involved. The effects loop is a great idea!

Hell, I'd just love to get my hands on a bunch of those enclosures! Nice job.
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby Duckman » 27 Apr 2011, 20:21

Well done! Congrats! :applause:

Gut shots?
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby reneshelle » 27 Apr 2011, 20:29

:applause: Turned out very nice. Nothing like a usefull piece of gear! :applause:

Hope your friend loves it!
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby Dr Tony Balls » 27 Apr 2011, 21:53

p_wats wrote:Hell, I'd just love to get my hands on a bunch of those enclosures! Nice job.



The enclosures arent hard to get ahold of, but they arent cheap!

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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby Duckman » 25 Oct 2012, 05:50

You always can put some switched jacks where the wha is supposed to be inserted.
If you don't plug anything, the signal just flows.
Oh, wait...2011?... Dammit, you've already solved, right?
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby myonus » 25 Jan 2018, 20:27

Try a modular approach- like a old Moog Synthesizer. remove, change order, excempt, insert, bus out, etc at will. 8) :hmmm:
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby Jan1966 » 25 Jan 2018, 20:39

You are replying to a thread that is 5 years old. maybe you will maybe you wont have your advice taken.
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby myonus » 25 Jan 2018, 22:05

Jan1966 wrote:You are replying to a thread that is 5 years old. maybe you will maybe you wont have your advice taken.


Yes, i figured as much, but i at least wanted to share the idea to the string :)
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby ballfire » 21 Mar 2018, 09:13

just buy a guitar multi effects..you can swap the effects and it has loop settings..

for example a zoom pedal...
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby soulsonic » 15 May 2018, 03:51

wish the pics weren't gone. I'm curious what it looked like.
Still haven't done the multieffect box I've wanted to do for years. Haven't been gigging playing guitar in at least the same amount of time so it doesn't seem like a good use of my time. Still want to do it sometime, though, just for kicks.
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Re: Building a multi-effect unit (a la Cornish, etc.)

Postby Dr Tony Balls » 15 May 2018, 13:51

Sorry.....had to lose and remake my Flickr account. Dont think I have any guts from the original one but here are some pics:

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And while looking for those pics I found this one I did sometime later for someone else. From R-L thats a muff variant, an octaver, and a delay with momentary slam switch.

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