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, March 14, 2019
Yamaha DI-01 Distortion
This is currently on hold till I figure out the tone control issue or someone can shed more light on this circuit. Build at your own risk.
I stumbled across the schematic for this effect and thought it was another variation of the Marshall Bluesbreaker circuit. But realized it actually predates the Marshall circuit by several years. Korg made a re-labeled version for Yamaha, the DI-01, and both still fetch decent prices. Apparently they were built like tanks. Sounds pretty decent too. Not sure what clipping diodes were used, but 1N4148s are probably a good place to start. Easy fit in a 1590B.