[Courcirc8] was a giant fan of the ALP AD-80, with the journey guitar being a surprisingly competent instrument regardless of its folding form-factor. Nevertheless, the onboard headphone amp left one thing to be desired, so it was time to get hacking.
To attain higher audio output, [courcirc8] determined to buy an iRig HD 2 guitar interface, and put in it contained in the physique of the compact guitar. The unique quantity pot on the guitar was as an alternative spliced into the iRig circuit, and a swap hooked as much as permit the guitar to output clear tones to an amp or the digital audio output of the iRig as an alternative. It’s a good match inside, nevertheless it all nestles in there slightly neatly when completed.
The result’s a compact guitar that has a succesful digital FX platform in-built to the physique; all one has to do is hook up a smartphone to realize entry to a broad collection of software program results. It makes the guitar far more of a Swiss Military knife when enjoying on the street.
We’ve seen others earlier than putting in guitar results into the instrument itself; it stays maybe among the finest methods a hacker can specific themselves with a totally particular person instrument!