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.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

TC Electronic Integrated Preamp

Here's a loud one for you (I am not responsible for any blown speakers that may happen as a result of you building this thing! haha)! It's a popular preamp and used as a booster by the metal band Meshuggah. It apparently sounds best run at 18v. I didn't include an onboard charge pump since I know a lot of you prefer different methods for that. Should be plenty of room in a 1590B for a daughter board with your preferred charge pump. Schematic can be found here.


  1. You always amazing. Nice layout
    Can put in 1590A with offboard.

    Btw, you have schemo for Fredrik Thordendal mods?

  2. great layout!
    is this something like a boss fa1?
    i will try tonight


  3. works great!
    i used b50k potis for the tone controls, and bc547c for the trannies!
    a little agressive highs, but i have to try it in the studio.
    many thanks again!
    ( it,s always a pleasure to build one of your layouts!)

    greetings from austria

    1. Thanks man! (And yes, it's similar to a FA1, but super loud haha)

  4. you,re right " pretty loud" ( even a low cost strat with the cheapest chinese pickups drives your amp insane) hi hi hi

    one question:
    did anybody a single sided pcb layout for the "tiny little giant amp"???
    ( i could buy a double side pcb but i like to do it by myself )

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  6. So I tried to make this and it's not working and I'm really not sure why sadly. Done alot of diagnosing and I realized there were a couple things I forgot to ground, but I fixed that and it still doesn't work sadly. I wish I got a pcb so then it would've been so much easier but yeah :(

  7. I made it but it has lot of noise. Run with 9v