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, August 7, 2015

Escobedo Punch-In-The-Face

Today's #fuzzfriday offering is the Punch-In-The-Face, designed by Tim Escobedo. It's based on the Fuzz Face, but with a JFET in Q2. Here's what Tim had to say about it:

The latest Fuzz Face inspired offering. The big difference is the "Trauma" control, when used with the Gain control, will yield tones from hard fuzz to octave up to sputtery pulse to "soft attack" fuzz. Good clean up with the guitar volume knob. It may be good to choose Q2 from a lot of J201s to give the best "soft attack" fuzz and octave up effects.

The pots can be board mounted using common short leg PCB pots, with the board vertically mounted in the pedal. Trauma and Volume pots mount from the component side, and Gain from the solder side.


  1. Verified!!! I used 2n5457 for Q2 and changed the 470r to 33k. I didnt try the J201 yet but i think the J201 works best in this build yet this fuzz pedal is amazing! Planning to build more fuzz pedals :D

    Thanks for posting and sharing this layout

  2. Verified. A very nice layout and fuzzface sound, but it can go glitchy gated fuzz factory weird mode.

    Thank you for your amazing website.