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, February 26, 2015

The Rocket

The Rocket is Aron Nelson's modified version of Gus Smalley's 3 Transistor Fuzz. Basically it's a Fuzz Face with an emitter follower in front of it. Just about any medium to high gain transistor will work. Not a bad idea to socket some of the capacitors and try different values (see Aron's schematic and notes for more info). The pots are meant to be mounted on board from the solder side with the board perpendicular to the bottom of the pots. Also, I tried something a little different with the PCB layout. I think it's a little more professional looking and should use less etchant, tho maybe a bit more printer toner.


  1. Checked, but it has a very serious sound, something is missing to be better, still testing. but it works