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.

Friday, November 18, 2016

BearFoot FX Candy Apple Fuzz

For Fuzz Friday, here's the BearFoot FX Candy Apple Fuzz. It's a unique silicon/germanium hybrid designed by Bjorn and it rips. Originals use 2N1308 NPN germanium transistors, but others can be used. Pots are all board mounted and it will fit nicely in a 1590B. Here's the schematic for reference.


  1. Awesome! Thanks!
    Btw, you can replace 2n5952 with j201, it will alter the tone a little bit, but not too much.

  2. i built it and it sounds great so you can verify it.

  3. Yay! Gutshot:
    I've tried it with 1n1308 and MP35. MP35 sound more pleasant to my ear.

    TY again!

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  5. Hi, I've noticed that in this schematic ( there's also a 1k resistor that goes from 22uf to Q4, like the one that goes from another 22uf to Q3. I's not a huge difference, but I like it more with that 1k resistor, it brighten up the sound a little bit and make it a bit more precise.