I recently was inspired to convert an old walkman into a guitar pedal. This modified walkman features a guitar pedal foot switch to trigger the unit on and off. In this video, I’m triggering a handmade tape loop as a backing track and looping improvised guitar parts over it.
This is one of my favorite pedals, with artwork by Eric Drooker (Please don’t be mad Eric, I love your art, I have this same image on a PM Press T-shirt that I got from Bound Together Books, SF). One of my favorite pedals yet, it never leaves my pedal board. The name I picked for it was a joke (isn’t everything on here a joke?). It was my first all black pedal and literally resembled a “black block…”
A concoction of my own, I call it the Doom Face! It’s a COT50 (acting as a sort of pre gain/boost) going into a silicon Fuzz Face (Q1 - MPSA13 Darlington Q2 - BC108) that then goes into a Stratoblaster to push the amp input stage harder. Also put a rotary input tone cap switch on the FF to dial in extra low end and also more gain. Big caps all round for max low end. The result is a massive saturated wall of fuzz, perfect for dooming up!