Working in a small-time business guitar shop, there is always a few hours of downtime in work day. My last few days working in this shop, I managed to pass a few hours by contriving some devices that don’t necessarily have revolutionary purposes.
This first little bit features my “External Electric Guitar Tone Control” device. Otherwise known as “Little Hack No. 1” ( LH-1 ).
I’ll warn you now – this device is the exact same thing that is found already installed on 95% of electric guitars from the factory. This article is just to shine some light on how simple guitar electronics can be, and is merely a practice project demonstrating skills in contriving a device on the spot with minimal components and tools.
- 2x 6.35mm mono, jacks – pulled from crate guitar amp
- 50k potentiometer – pulled from unknown / off brand powered mixer
- 0.022µ polyester capacitor – pulled from junk box
- random copper stranded wires from junkbox