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, February 24, 2015

AstroTone Fuzz/Sam Ash Fuzzz Boxx

Here's a quick one. Fairly simple silicon fuzz from the 60s. AstroTone marketed these under their own name, as well as making them for Sam Ash. I laid this one out so the board mounted pots are in a triangular layout. The Attack and Volume controls are mounted on the component side, while the Tone control is mounted on the solder side like this:

(photo credit: Fuzz Dog)


  1. no biggy, but a photo credit would be sweet, thanks. nice work by the way.

  2. Is it verified? Mine build fried the volume knob.

    1. Hasn't been verified yes. Did you try replacing the volume pot?

    2. Yeah! It fried again. lol. so hasn't been?

  3. I think there is a reissue schematic of this pedal using DS66 and 2n3565 transistor and the tone is 100k. I got the schematic from fuzzcentral. By the way thanks for the layout:)