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, November 14, 2014

Monolith Oracle Fuzz

This is a pretty cool fuzz box. It's a cross (sonically anyway) between an early Vox Tone Bender and a Big Muff. It uses PNP germanium transistors, but still uses a negative ground power supply. Originals have OC76 transistors with hfe of around 100 for Q1 and 300 for Q2. 300 is high for most PNP germ. devices and might be hard to source, but I've read of people using trannies with typical Fuzz Face gains (70, 100) with good results. The switch on the original is a push/pull on the 250k pot, but a DPDT switch can also be used.

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