Something interesting happened after installing two yellow LED's in the clipping section of a distortion pedal recently. I burnt something out. This is probably a bad thing but I wanted to share the results with everyone.
The distortion when the LED clipping is selected has a lo-fi-amp about to explode-crappy fuzz characteristic to it. I think I like it!
Noobio
7/6/2012 10:01:14

Is there a way to disable/burnout a LED without touching it? I'm trying to disable a LED behind a case that I am unable to open, since it is molded in a particular way. This case has no screws and it doesn't open in any way. I also don't want to stick any tape in front of it.

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Jeremy
7/6/2012 10:24:38

What kind of enclosure is it in? I can't imagine not being able to open a pedal.

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Noobio
7/6/2012 16:07:41

The enclosure is some sort of box. There is no way to get inside it, except cutting it, then gluing it back somehow.

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Noobio
7/6/2012 16:09:55

I'm not a tech wiz, but I thought maybe there is a way to burn that led using some sort of a powerful <insert term here> field.

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5/15/2013 20:23:35

if you wanna smoke an led, simply attach the two terminals of a nine volt battery to it. one way it won't do anything. the other way you'll get a VERY bright glow that will turn some orangish color and then it will blink out. one blown led. ;) lol... that was a pretty cool sound man!

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Jeremy Rouse
5/15/2013 20:30:08

I don't know why it sounds like that to be honest. It can't just be the LED.

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8/7/2013 10:09:12

i bet they burned out and shorted instead of opened? or maybe if ya have enough gain, it bridges the gap? ya go me j!!

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8/7/2013 10:10:04

errrrr... ya GOT me, i mean 8)

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