This is a library of perfboard and single-sided PCB effect layouts for guitar and bass. I'm not an electrical engineer by any stretch of the imagination, just a DIY'er who likes drawing layouts. It is meant for the hobbyist (so commercial use of any of these layout is not allowed without permission) and as a way to give back to the online DIY community.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Ibanez NB-10 Noise Buster

Had a recent request for this one and thought it'd be a nice break from overdrives. Part of the Ibanez 10-series, it's a noise gate that utilizes the LM1894 noise control chip. You can still get the chip off eBay and the SMD version is available from Arrow, Mouser, etc. You can wire it for true bypass or if you want buffered bypass that option is available as well. Should work in either a 1590B or 125B. Schematic for reference.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

DOD 210 FET Preamp

Got a little simple boost/preamp for your Thursday. Should be a pretty easy fit in a 1590A. J113 alternatives would be J201, 2N5457, and probably a couple other JFETs that are obsolete. 😑

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Apocalypse Audio Four Horsemen

Stumbled across this circuit a little while back and thought it would be a nice change from most of the opamp-based overdrives out there. Should fit nicely in a 1590B.

Friday, October 4, 2019

EarthQuaker Devices Life Pedal

For Fuzz Friday here's the coolest Green Ringer + Rat pedal around! (To be fair, it's an awesome combo) The Green Ringer is on a JFET blend and the Rat section is pretty standard. There's also a fairly generic MOSFET boost on board as well, similar to a SHO or Black Eye. This should all fit nicely in a 1590BB with board mounted pots.

As requested, here's the schematic:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

EarthQuaker Devices Plumes

Today's layout is the EQD Plumes. It's based on the Tube Screamer but with a load of tweaks, including the usual BJT buffers replaced with op amp buffers, selectable clipping, and a charge pump to provide a bipolar supply. Should fit nicely in a 1590B.

Here's the schematic as requested:

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Clark Gainster

Here's a pretty simple drive that everyone says sounds amazing. Original units had mojo parts and point to point wiring. Should fit nicely in a 1590B.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Brunetti Taxi Drive

Here's a pretty interesting lower gain overdrive. There's a an opamp gain stage with soft clipping going into a JFET stage that pushes a modified BMP tone stack, followed by a BJT output buffer. One of the diodes in the opamp stage is unknown, so socket and experiment. I also took a few liberties from the original using a TL072 instead of a TL071 for layout purposes and using the second opamp to buffer the voltage reference. Should fit nicely in a 1590B. Schematic available on FSB.