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.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Maestro FZ-1B Fuzztone (2 transistor version)

This was (I believe) the 3rd iteration of Maestro's Fuzztone fuzz pedal. The first 2 used germanium transistors and AA batteries. This marked the changed to silicon transistors and a 9v battery. Originals had 2N3860 transistors, but 2N2222s or 2N3904s would probably work just fine. Couldn't find any info on the diode, so socket and experiment. I also couldn't find any demos of the 2 transistor version (there is also a 4 transistor version of the FZ-1B), so you'll just have to make it to find out!


  1. whats the size of this pcb? and the Jordan BossTone too? :) thanks for answer me question.

  2. This one's 1.8" wide and 1.1" tall. The Bosstone is 1.8" wide and 0.85" tall

  3. This layout is verified :D, sounds good.