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Homemade OD--Homemade radio?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Viviuos, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. Viviuos


    Jul 15, 2004
    Nehawka, Nebraska
    I just made my first pedal, (its a dod 250 emulation) and when i turn it on i get AM radio, (good ol' 1020, omaha local station that i listen to sometimes) my bass will still come through however. Someting is acting like an antenna but i dont know what. Is there some way to shield this? Also I get lots of fuzz, until i touch the imput jack and less when i touch both input/output, what causes that.

    Here is a pic. The protoboard is from school (ITT) and so are all of the parts minus the jacks. I hope this will help a little.
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  2. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Just putting the whole thing in a metal box might help. You might also want to ground the box.
  3. SirPoonga


    Jan 18, 2005
    Also read around the diystompboxes.com forums. BTW, can you record sound clips? I like listening to something I haven;t tried yet.