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, March 21, 2016

JHS Honeycomb Deluxe

Here's JHS' Honeycomb Deluxe tremolo. Or something close to it anyway. It's a modified EA Tremolo with an extra switch to control speed and a extra footswitch to switch between speed controls. Ian McDermott came up with a work-a-like for it, so this layout follows his schematic. This layout features board mounted pots and because of the 2nd footswitch I've laid it out for a 1590BB enclosure. Also this is laid out for film box caps like these, though others will work just fine.




15 comments:

  1. this one is verified.
    I use 1mOm pot as Depth pot because 250k was not enough
    and instead Q1 i put russian-made transistor кп501, with j201 as q1 i got weak and distorted signal

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    1. Cool. Thanks for the build report and for verifying!

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    3. Verified? That layout to me did not work for me. What modification did you make?

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  2. hi i want to build it and need to know switch wiring plz help
    Tnx

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    1. the bypass footswitch as usual, for the speed switch you can use a dpdt.

      the speed sw5 pad it is speed led +

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  3. cant make it work, i´ve tried different fets, j201,j112,2n5457, 2n5458. sound distored, and no tem at all. any idea?

    thanks!

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  4. It does not work. there is a clean sound and tremolo noise separately, but the guitar sound is not processed. I did twice from scratch

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    1. 10k resistor is lost, you should put 10k resistor at +10 uF capacitor and ground

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  5. I've made it and with tottaly same with in the layout.

    I get the tremollo effect on output sound, but that sound have some noise, like "hiss" noise.

    Anyone can help me to solve this noise problem?

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    1. I'm forget to tell one else, the gain/level volume is too low, and when I incrase the gain/level, the noice incrase too

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    2. I'm forget to tell one else, the gain/level volume is too low, and when I incrase the gain/level, the noice incrase too

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  6. One switch selects between the two different speeds, and what about the other switch?
    Thanks

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    1. Both switches affect the speed. The footswitch selects between 2 different speed pots, the the toggle selects between 2 different speed modes for the overall effect. Much like the toggle switch in the Heartthrob Tremolo.

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  7. ok, i get it now. Looking at the layout also helped... dughh
    thanks :)

    still, it's a little strange why anyone would need this, because one of the switches only changes the min/max speed for the overall effect and that could be achieved with different pot values.

    wouldn't it make more send to have different values for the speed pots, like speed 1 50K and speed 2 with 100k?

    i know you didn't created this effect, i'm just sharing my thoughts

    thanks again

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