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.

Friday, May 22, 2020

SoloDallas Storm

Had a couple requests for this one. Very cool design and story behind this circuit. Note, the 120pF cap right below the Boost pot, and the 10uF cap just above the LED are present in the original design, but not connected. Check out Aion's trace blog for more info and schematic. Also, use the 1981 DRV drill template for this one.

Friday, May 15, 2020

German Tooth Fuzz

If you've got a bunch of NPN germanium transistors kicking around, this Fuzz Friday's for you. Here's Zzoyd's adaption of the Basic Audio Spooky Tooth for use with germanium transistors. The first 2 stages each use 2 germaniums in a Darlington pair, with the 3rd stage using either a 2N7000 MOSFET or an NPN silicon transistor (pinout is CBE on Q5 if using a BJT in place of the MOSFET). Trimmers are for biasing the Darlington pairs, so adjust till it sound right to you.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Frantone Lo-Tone Classic Fuzz

Here's an interesting one from Frantone for Fuzz Friday. Think the first half of a Big Muff into an LM386. Schematic over on FSB here.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Boss FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz

Happy Fuzz Friday everyone! The Hyper Fuzz is Boss's take on the Univox Super Fuzz with a load of modifications. Schematic for reference here. Fits nicely in a 1590BB.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Death by Audio Sound Saw

Not quite a Fuzz Friday, but a Filter Friday I guess. Goes hand in hand with some fuzz though. The Sound Saw has two different passive filters selected by the Channel footswitch. The filters then share a 2-transistor gain recovery stage. Here's the schematic for reference. You can use a common cathode LED for the Channel switch or 2 individual LEDs if you prefer. See wiring diagram below. Laid this out for a 125B, but should be easy enough to adapt for 1590BB if you prefer. Will probably be doing a fabricated version of this in the near future as well.

Sound sample:

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Fortin 33

This one's a monster of a boost. Runs off ~36 volts, which is converted internally from a 9v supply (don't try and run it off a 12 or 18v supply or things will fry). Also make sure your electrolytic caps are rated at 50v for this one. Schematic found here. Forgot to put it in the notes, but the Out is from Volume 2.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Double Llama

Had a request for 2 Red Llamas on a single board, and my initial reaction was, "Just build two," but since there are 4 unused hex inverters that could easily be used for a second Llama, my reaction changed to, "Why not?" lol Designed to fit in a 1590BB, but might fit vertically and sideways in a 125B.