How to Breadboard

Learn from Josh Scott as he introduces you into the world of DIY with a CopperSound breadboard effects build

By Paul Atkins

Let Josh Scott guide you on your breadboarding journey

Dive into The Fascinating World of Breadboarding with Josh Scott.

Looking to delve into the captivating world of breadboarding but unsure of where to begin? Well, let Josh Scott of JHS Pedal fame shine a light into the DIY pedal building darkness for you.

Over the years, the JHS Show has been a treasure trove of entertainment and education for all music gear enthusiasts. It's an invaluable arsenal of knowledge for anyone with an interest in guitar effects and music equipment.

Explore Breadboarding with the 'Short Circuit' Youtube Series

Recently, Josh dove deeper into the captivating universe of breadboarding through his Youtube series 'Short Circuit.' 

Here, he showcased the awesome CopperSound DIY breadboarding items in action.  CopperSound Pedals are a boutique effects and DIY pedal company based in Massachusetts, USA and are the brainchild of Alex Guaraldi who is the founder and lead designer. 

Initially drawn to the unique appeal of CopperSound DIY products, Josh identified their immense value and decided to highlight them in his Short Circuit series - a testament to his innate desire to benefit his community.

The JHS Show videos make it incredibly simple to absorb a wealth of information, detailed insights, and a healthy dose of Josh's signature humour, (and if you haven't caught any of the JHS Show on YouTube yet, I highly recommend you do so asap!)

Simplifying the Breadboarding Process

The journey towards mastering breadboarding can appear intimidating. For those curious about CopperSound DIY products but unsure about taking the first step, the 'Short Circuit' video series is your guiding light. It provides a crystal-clear understanding of beginning the breadboarding process.
Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast or an entrant into the pedal circuit arena (or as Josh lovingly refers to us, 'nerds'), this video is a goldmine. 

In this first video Josh constructs a single effect on a CopperSound breadboard from scratch, explaining breadboarding's fundamental aspects in a simplified manner along the way.

From Schematic to Execution - Watch Josh in Action

The first video, located on this page, is an essential primer for all aspiring breadboarding enthusiasts. It provides detailed insights into the components' roles and offers an in-depth view of the breadboarding process. 

Follow along as Josh creates an Electro Harmonix LPB-1 Boost (probably the most famous boost ever made in his own words) from a Jack Orman schematic. He also shares valuable tips on how to prepare and setup for breadboarding.
Josh highlights the versatility of the CopperSound breadboards here; as he uses one to create his own effect from scratch, but to make your initial journey even easier, CopperSound have also developed their own Cir-Kit component bundles

These are kits of various effects to build such as a Mosfet Boost, Silicon Fuzz, and Single Transistor Overdrive, and all come with all the required components and wire needed to finish the build, and a complete build guide for you to follow along with.

Alex and his team at CopperSound have developed many more DIY tools beyond the breadboards and Cir-Kits, including their innovative Substitution Boxes, which Josh also provides a short and valuable introduction to in this video.

So what are you waiting for!?

Experience the Magic of DIY with CopperSound

Still on the fence about CopperSound DIYI can't recommend watching this video enough as it might just be the push you need to immerse yourself in the creative and deeply satisfying world of DIY pedal building.

We'd love to hear about your CopperSound DIY projects and experiences! Drop a comment below and share your journey with us.

Thanks for being part of our FX Pedal Brotherhood. Your support means the world to us! And remember, we're always here, ready to help you elevate your sound.

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