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Pedal Building Class

Build your own pedal! AM Guitar Works will be conducting a Pedal Building Class Saturday May 14, 2016 from 1:00 pm to around 5 pm. You can choose from several pedals listed below.

The class will cover:

  • Soldering Techniques
  • Electronic components - identifying and understanding what they do
  • Pedal theory - how they work
  • Pedal assembly and wiring

Models, Descriptions and Pricing (price includes parts and class):

  • Piledriver Power Boost - Clean boost with up to 38 dB of Gain.  Use it to push your preamp or as a line driver in your effects chain $139
  • Thunderdrive Overdrive - Signal boost at low gain settings and distortion at higher gain settings $139
  • Thunderdrive Deluxe - Same as above, but with Turbo switch and LED  $159
  • Rattler Fuzz - 60's and 70's vintage fuzz tone $159
  • Tea Philter - Fixed wah tone.  Every guitar/wah combination has a sweet spot.  Dial it in with the Tea Philter $159
  • Trill Tremolo - Speed and depth control  $159
  • Persuader Vacuum Tube Overdrive - Smooth tube overdrive and distortion using actual 12AX7 tube.  Experiment with different tube types.  Volume and gain controls $189
  • Persuader Deluxe - Same as above, but add a boost switch and 4 tubes that can be interchanged for versatility and experimenting with different tones. $219
  • Ring Resonator - All analog octave up fuzz for 60's type sounds. Harmonically rich sonic textures and synth-like tones.  Can also produce sitar-like sounds. $189
  • Wah Pedal - Classic wah tone with a hint of extra bite and growl. $199
  • Tube Screamer (Can be configured as a TS-808 or TS-9) - Classic tube type distortion without the tubes.  $189
  • Blues Breaker - British blues warm tube tone.  Very warm breakup and bluesy tone $189

The pedals feature quality components in a sturdy steel case.  All are true bypass switching. Pedals are painted or brushed steel.  Use as is or add your own artwork/graphics.

The class will run from 1:00 pm to around 5 pm Saturday May 14, 2016.  Deadline for registration is May 6, 2015. For more details or to register, e-mail or call 563-370-6810. 

 AM Guitar Works - 5259 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport, IA 52807 - Phone 563-370-6810 - email