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.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Lovepedal Kalamazoo

Here's another overdrive from Lovepedal, the Kalamazoo. Somewhat similar to the Timmy/OD11 but with different tone controls. D5 on originals is a 1N914/4148 (they're pretty much the same diode), but a 1N5817 or even a 4001 would probably bet better (it's for polarity protection). Also, I've included pads for the capacitor labeled "Cx" on the layout. Some find adding a 820pF capacitor there helps improve the sound, but if that value cuts too much high end, try something in the 47-470pF range.


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  1. this one is verified.
    I use 1N4148 on D5 and a 100nF capacitor on labeled Cx cap, but I'll do some experiments on the cap.
    hardly hear the difference when I turn the tone pot around, but I guess it's because I use 2.7k resistor instead of an exact 2.74k.
    anyway, this one will surely stay on my pedal board.

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  2. Hello where is the transfer because not found in the Dropbox folder Lovepedal !
    Tanks

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    1. Sorry about that! Forgot to upload it. Should be there now.

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  3. How do you wire the input and output?

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    1. You mean like to the footswitch? Check out the General Layouts Notes tab at the top of the page. Or just google footswitch wiring.

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