We’ve got a trilogy! The very first tracing journal we ever did was the Dinosaural OTC-201 Opticompressor back in August of 2019. A few months ago, we took apart the Tube Bender. And today, we tackle the last …
Here’s an interesting one. The Crowther Hot Cake is one of the original boutique distortion pedals, dating all the way back to 1976. They’ve been hand-built by Paul Crowther in New Zealand for the past 44 years. And …
I got to hang out (virtually) with Todd, Jared and Tony at The Guitar Knobs for an episode of the podcast that dropped today. Check it out: A few of the topics we covered— Fender’s new reissue CuNiFe …
Just over a year ago, I was able to quit my day job to do Aion FX full time. This followed a career as a web developer, something I’d been doing my whole professional life. (Or longer, really—I …
Last year went over pretty well, so we decided to try it again. Not one, but two new Cornish pedals traced and releasing today!
Cornish says the CC-1 is an all-original design, but how accurate is that? Have a look underneath the goop.
We tear open a Cornish ST-2 to answer the question once and for all: is it an Overdriver?
New projects for the Dinosaural Tube Bender, Mad Professor Little Green Wonder, TC Electronic Integrated Preamp. and an updated for the MXR Distortion+.
There are only 150 of these pedals in the world. We were able to trace one of them. Check out the photos, schematic, and a DIY version you can build.
Between now and Monday, July 6, take 20% off all PCBs. And check out re-releases of 8 classic fuzz and boost effects.
We took apart these three Xotic pedals to get definitive, accurate schematics.
Based on the Blackout Effectors Whetstone, this tricked-out analog phaser has several switches and knobs for an expanded tonal palette.
COVID-19 has had a significant impact on international mail service. Here are some changes we’ll be implementing for international orders.
Four of the new projects are Runoffgroove favorites, and then four more drive circuits are joining the family.
Take 25% off all PCBs through Monday, March 23. This is the biggest discount we’ve ever done!
COVID-19 is on everyone’s minds around the world right now. Read how the virus will impact Aion FX. (Short answer: not much, hopefully.)
Save big on all PCBs through Cyber Monday (December 2). Three new projects launching today as well!
Over the summer, I teased a Cornish trace that got a lot of attention. Well, today I can share a surprise: I actually traced two of them.
Check out the tracing log for a schematic, 50+ photos of the degooping process, and… X-rays?
The second new Cornish pedal today is the SS-3 Soft Sustain. The SS-3 is an update of his earlier SS-2 circuit, an 1970s-style overdrive with roots in the MXR Distortion+. The SS-2 had already been traced… sort of. …