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, November 2, 2016

All-Star Reverb

Found this one over on FSB. It was designed by Induction and takes elements from the GGG D-Verb, BYOC 2-Knob, and CultureJam's Box of Hall. Like those designs it uses a Belton BTDR-2 reverb brick, which can be mounted directly to the board from the solder-side. If you want a wetter sound, replace the marked resistors with the values listed in the layout below. You may be able to fit it in a 1590B, but I'd go with a 125B. Here's the thread of FSB for reference.


12 comments:

  1. finally I got my belton-based reverb
    mark this one verified bud.

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  2. Do you recommend the vertical mount btdr2 or the horizontal mount? I have never used a btdr2 so I'm not sure how big they are.

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    1. Horizontal mount for sure. They're about 1.5 x 1.25 inches, so it will fit nicely under the board.

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  3. Update:
    My build has too short decay compared to the sample video above, not even half of it. I use the exact value of components listed in the layout, and i use btdr-2 medium. I have no idea where to start to fix it. Any suggestion buddy?

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    1. Seems like the reverb sound is cut or gated

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    2. Don't know why it'd sound gated. The BTDR-2s can be inconsistent in my experience. It's likely that the one in the demo is using a BTDR-2 long (longer delay times than in the medium). I'd bust out your audio probe on this one.

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  4. If I want to reduce the overall output, is the 470R the one I should increase? Tihs pedal gives a slight boost when engaged.

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  5. thanks for layout,,,,,,, mantab bro https://youtu.be/aXy71DMdsTY

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  6. I have made this pedal. Sound good but when reverb is active, volume drop a little. I reduced 470r to 330r but it's not enough. Guitar signal sounds from behind

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