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, May 29, 2015

Run Off Groove Condor Cab Sim

Part of the last request included a cab simulator to run the headphone amp through. The ROG Condor is a great cab sim and has a fairly low parts count. It uses a JFET amplifier at the input, boosting the signal to drive the following 3 filters (Bridged-T notch filter, High-pass filter, and Low-pass filter). Much more info on the circuit can be found here, as well as a few mods. J201 apparently sounds the best for Q1, but similar DSG pinout JFETs will also work. Any dual opamps can be used for the 2 ICs, so socket and try the usual candidates (TL072, JRC4558, etc).


  1. layout tested , works fine , gorgeous pedal, would like to see after the modifications to Marshal this layout. thank you

  2. hey,
    How much should be the glow on the transistor?
    How much value to expose on the variable

  3. This pedal can replace an amp
    Can i use this in a live session and go direct to PA?

    1. You'd still need something like a direct box to go to the PA, but theoretically yes.

  4. Replies
    1. Yep. Sweep might be a little off but it’ll still work

    2. Which comes at the end of the chain - this or looper?

  5. Can i add a di box after this cabsim?
    (Guitar -> cabsim -> di box)