I’ve recently realised that I need to be involved in music in some shape or form. My band has gone fully south now and having had some time away from gigging, it has shown me that I need a new music venture...
So, I’ve recently taken up the piano which I am really enjoying,
but I remember modding a couple of my guitar pedals years ago and loving the practical side and seeing how I could make my pedals sound even better from some quite basic mods.
The thing is, My knowledge of electronics is basically non-existent.
I've looked into books on this subject and whilst it is pretty thin on the ground I have come across Wampler’s ‘how to modify guitar pedals’, which looks pretty great. Does anyone know where I can get this for less than £55 in book form? I’d rather buy it than download a pdf online. Not only to support the author, but I won’t read it on the laptop.
The reason I’m looking into this is obviously the interest in pedals, but also the idea that in years to come, I could possibly start building and selling a few pedals on the side, if I became good enough of course. It would give me great satisfaction in being actively involved in the music scene (now that I’ve given in and realised that now I’m 25 years old, I’m never gonna be a rockstar
So, apologies for the essay, but does anyone have any advice or book recommendations for beginners with a bit of a dream? I’m assuming that any basic books on electronics is a good place to start...Then I can feed the knowledge into building pedals, and possibly amps at a later stage?
Let me know now if it sounds daft too- I can take it