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.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

D*A*M Meathead

I realized after posting the Meathead Deluxe I hadn't made a layout for the one-knob Meathead. Anyway, the Meathead is one of most well known 1-knob silicon Fuzz Face variants, thanks to the like of Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, among other guitarist. Q2 is a BC182L, which has an ECB pinout instead of the more common EBC, so be careful of that.


  1. havent been able to make this one work, got any link to the schematic ?

    1. Think I used this schem

      You using a BC182L for Q2 or something else? It's laid out for ECB instead of EBC there.

  2. I built this on a pref board and could not get it worked, thanks dtgehring of your comments. Looks like it could be a problem from the Q2 layout, I will check it against the schematic later and will share my findings with you all. Hope I can get it worked after the checking. Thanks.

  3. I re-checked my BC182L with my multimeter and found that the pinout order is in CBE (not same as your layout), I do not have a clue about this. Anyway, I twisted the pinouts and got it installed and the pedal works! Thanks again.

  4. Can you make this layout with Q2 E-B-C? In my country i can't found BC182. Thanks.

  5. Si funciona solo hay que fijarse en los pin del transistor lo hice con 2 npn