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, October 12, 2016

Menatone King of the Britains

Here's a Menatone design that emulates a Marshall JCM800. Like many Menatone circuits, the King of the Britains has had several iterations over the years. For this layout I went with the 6-knob version (and is essentially the same as the Electrictabs JCM800 emulator). I've laid it out specifically for a 125B enclosure with all the pots board mounted. Here's the schematic for reference. I would have liked to included trimmers for biasing the J201s, but there just wasn't enough room. So it's probably a good idea to socket the resistors feeding the drains and reference the schematic for voltages.


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    1. Read the description above. Voltages are listed in the linked schematic.

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  2. Nice one, buddy! You're on a roll!

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    1. can you do a layout for the menatone none more black me and jok3rx traced

      all the info is on FSB and theres already a few vero layouts but i would much rather build on etched boards and its already verified thanks to the amazing people on the forum

      its truly original in the fact it uses 6 j202s in the 18v version i own that we traced and 5 in the 9v

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  3. hi,...
    pin on +9v between left picture and right picture are different,,,
    CMIIW

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    1. Sorry about that. The labels got mixed up. It's fixed now.

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  4. Any major difference between Menatone's design and this:
    http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/117384-a-fun-little-pedal-project-im-doing/

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    1. Other than the trimmers, not really.

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    2. Thank you. BTW you've doing a really nice work. Cheers from Brazil.

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