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, September 23, 2015

Lovepedal Englishman

Here's the Lovepedal Englishman. It's claimed to sound like a cranked Vox (either AC15 or AC30 depending on which clipping diodes are selected). Like many of Lovepedal's offerings, this circuit is built around a single transistor. Unlike many of Lovepedal's offerings, it's not based off the Electra Distortion. Instead, it draws from the EHX LPB-1 booster with switchable diodes at the output.



11 comments:

  1. What transistor should I use here? I have a good variety of si and some ge npn, just want your opinion on what hfe range to try and stay in. Thanks and I love this site.

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    1. Not sure how I forgot to include the transistor info. Sorry! Use a 2N5088. Hfe range shouldn't matter too much. But if you have any higher gain NPN germaniums, it might be fun to experiment with those.

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    2. Thanks, I have a few Russian npn ge that tested kinda high ~ 250 -300 hFE that I'll try. Appreciate your quick response.

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    3. 2n3565 is said to be a killer, a bit hard to get but will pay off in the end ;)

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  2. Hi! I made it and discover that the Gain Pot is reversed, can be? Great Pedal! I love it..

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    1. Shouldn't be. Maybe try jumping lugs 3 and 2 instead of 2 and 1.

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  3. What happen when the switch is "off" possion, it will be like a booster? i mean, won't have any clipping diodes to the ground.

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    1. The switch doesn't turn off the diodes, just switches between 2 different pairs. The sound will still be overdrive, it just gives you 2 different tones.

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    2. Got it .. tnks for the clarification.

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  5. hello again, a built it last week, and i just realize that the volume pot affect my master volume on my amp, even switch off this pedal. any suggestion? thanks

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