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.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ibanez CM5 Classic Metal Distortion

This one was a request. I removed the input/output buffers and the original switching scheme to allow for true-bypass switching. There is one jumper (the original had 6!) and a couple things that bug me, but I'm probably the only one who would care, so I won't worry about it. 

Update Feb 25, 2022: Had a few things wrong with the original layout. Apparently the old layout worked, but I'm sure didn't sound correct. Here's the schematic.


8 comments:

  1. Good job!

    Unfortunately the tone is not working ...

    Some light?

    Thanks!

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    1. Try increasing the value of the two 22nF caps to 220nF.

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  2. В схеме имеется ошибка. Приставка не работает.

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  3. Can I request for DOD-FX59 Thrash Master please. WWould be so apreciate, thank you.

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  4. Gave it a try but overdrive pot biggest change can be heard between 9 and 10, below 9 there's very low signal. Maybe because I used 2n5089 instead of 2n5088,idk. Everything else seems to be fine, however I noticed way lower output gain than in any other pedal I made. Any hints? Distortion 1&2 legs are connected together as the scheme says. Fresh 9v bat

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    1. 2N5089s are fine. I went back over this layout, cuz it's 7 years old. There's a few errors I made, though you should still be getting more output. The original has a C10k pot for the distortion pot. If you don't have a C10k on hand, you could try using a larger value linear taper pot.

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    2. Wow you fix stuff quickly. I'll certainly give it another try soon. Thank you!

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