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, May 22, 2020

SoloDallas Storm

Had a couple requests for this one. Very cool design and story behind this circuit. Note, the 120pF cap right below the Boost pot, and the 10uF cap just above the LED are present in the original design, but not connected. Check out Aion's trace blog for more info and schematic. Also, use the 1981 DRV drill template for this one.


17 comments:

  1. Super, David!Will start to build on monday!Thanks you very much!

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  2. my bet this week was on terminal fuzz, but this one is really impressive too! thanks a lot for your extensive work!

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  3. You can tag it as verified, David.

    I just finished boxing it and putting it through the paces. My Back in Black has never sounded blacker! None more black!!!

    It even sounded OK with non-AC/DC songs. XD

    I didn't have any BAT42's in my stock, so I subbed in some 1N60p diodes for now. I'll add the BATs to my next order so that I can swap them out. Still... sounds like they're doing the job just fine.

    As always, thanks for the awesome layouts!

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    1. One other note:
      I used a CLM6000 for the led/ldr. Very close to the NSL-32 from what I can find.

      Another sub would be a Vactrol VTL5C3. There are a lot of sellers on eBay posting them for cheap, but I don't think they match the specs of the genuine VTL5C3.

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    2. Wad, so you are Speedy Gonzales!How could you do =)?

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    3. I just wanted to be super cool... like my good buddy and mentor, Zzoyd! You keep me motivated to build and learn more about circuits.

      I couldn't let you beat me to finishing this one. ;)

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    4. I blushed with modesty...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjgjHRSbQGU

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  4. is the same as SoloDallas Schaffer Replica TSR??

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    1. Slight differences...

      https://solodallas.com/storm-or-schaffer-replica-classic

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWQGSg4-lro

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  5. i couldnot find VTL5C3,CLM6000,NSL-32 in our country, so i used ldr Gl5528 & red led. Limiter working good. Very transparent boost, I got slight overdrive only with humbuker. Working good before or after another pedals. Going to try this strange beast.

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  6. Hi, please add post about DSL Omnicabsim

    http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com/2018/10/dsm-noisemaker-omnicabsim.html

    Thank u so much

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    1. not so good comments about that pedal, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMBS7Oj_iP0

      so, look at this https://effectslayouts.blogspot.com/2018/02/multicab-sim.html

      very fine cabsim. THe best cabsim is not analog, like this, the best are impulses of cabinets! https://amt-sales.ru/cabsim/pangaea-series/cp-16/

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    1. BAT42 is a Schottky Diode: https://www.vishay.com/docs/85660/bat42.pdf

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  8. i'm confused about the vactrol. they usually have 4 legs, right?

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  9. I built it. It's pretty dope. kind of like a compressor and a really good sounding boost circuit all at once. Thanks for this man!

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  10. hello I do not understand the ldr nsl !! she has 4 legs no?

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