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Huis-clos - distortion guitar pedal

To prevent my brain from frying during 2020 lockdowns I started a new personal project : create guitar effect pedals. My electronics skills being close to none, I had to learn everything, from soldering to reading schematics and understanding the role of each component. Finally I was able to copy some existing circuits and make some sound.
After a lot of rookie mistakes I built my first 2 stompboxes. They sound really well so I am very proud to use them on my own pedalboard.
Huis-Clos : dirt simple distortion pedal, clone of the Earthquaker Devices Acapulco Gold with an additional volume control because this pedal is insanely LOUD. It is modeled after the sound of a cranked vintage Model T amplifier, which gives a dynamic and very powerful crunch.

Arnaud Arduini
Senior Industrial Designer Metz, France