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.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Wampler Hot Wired V1

The Hot Wired is a dual channel dirt box offering distortion and overdrive modeled after the tones used by Nashville session artist Brent Mason. I've laid it out for board mounted pots with the board mounted vertically in the enclosure. I laid it out with a 1590BB in mind, but you might be able to make it work in a 125B as well.


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    1. Although, I think you need to change the description for the diodes... D1,D2,D4,D5 red LEDS, not D1-D3?

    2. Yeah I made that confusing, eh? Fixed it.

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  3. Change on the layout 820K (FATB2 and 1 μF connection) to 820R. In the rest everything is fine, great sound. Thank you for the wonderful work!

  4. hi everybody!
    i buildt it and it worked perfect. but after if read about the blend function in V2, i added the split ń blend circuit to the overdrive section! and now......
    thanks very very much for this cool layout

    greetings from austria

  5. Friends....How to inter-connect the 2 3PDT between them?

    1. Another question... can I use different pots? the rev log are nearly impossible to find... can you recommend an online supplier that can provide them? Thanks again!

    2. You can use a linear taper in place of the rev log, but it won't have quite the control as the original. I end up ordering a lot of parts from Tayda. They generally have a good price on pots and have lots of values and tapers.