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.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Run Off Groove Eighteen

The ROG Eighteen is an overdrive/distortion circuit based on the classic 18watt Marshall amp of the late 60s. It uses JFETs in place of tubes, like many other ROG amp-based drive effects. J201s are specified, but socket and try some other JFETs (2N5457, MPF102, etc.) The Volume control will probably act more like a gain control, though there is no resistor limiting the minimum amount of signal sent to ground when it's at zero. For the schematic and more info on the circuit see the ROG article.


  1. Those layout with on board mounted potentiometers on the solder side are awesome, I really like to see the component side of the board when everything is wired.

  2. Just built this, sounds great! Good for Rock/Blues, rolls off to clean very well, whether with humbuckers or singles. Singles get less grit, of course, but either way it sounds very nice.