How to build an electric guitar without a real pedalboard?
The DIY movement has long been associated with the DIY-er, but for those who want to get into the act, there’s a new breed of DIY-ers who are trying to create their own electric guitars with the same tools and electronics that most traditional guitar builders use.
You can get into this new trend by watching the video below, or you can head over to YouTube to see how you can build your own guitar from scratch with a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino board.
But first, a bit of history.
This video was filmed in 2016 by Steve Dyer, an electric bassist who went on to create a successful solo career as an actor.
The video was shot by the late Steve Williams, who recorded his own video in 2010, with a small collection of equipment that includes a cheap, cheap guitar amp and a couple of small pedals.
In 2011, Dyer and Williams teamed up to create an online store, Guitar Parts Express, to sell their parts and to offer advice on how to build and maintain the parts they had assembled.
After a while, Dyers gear started to deteriorate, and the two decided to turn to YouTube and to ask their YouTube viewers for help building an all-electric guitar.
In 2014, Dyers son Chris began creating the YouTube channel Electric Bass, and in 2016, he and Williams began their second YouTube channel, Electric Bass 2.0, which has amassed nearly 2 million subscribers.
Chris Dyer told New York magazine in 2017 that the two videos on YouTube are mostly his dad’s thoughts and inspirations, and he hopes they will help inspire others to build their own guitars.
“It’s like we are the only guys out there who do this,” he said.
“We can do it.
It’s just a matter of us having the right tools.”
It’s easy to start making your own electric guitar, and you don’t need to have a huge budget, either.
Here’s how to get started.