Tag: Distortion

  • The Crank by Mark Hammer

    The Crank by Mark Hammer

    This is interesting variation on the Tube Screamer style diode clipping. Read more about it at Mark Hammers site here: https://hammer.ampage.org/files/The_Crank.gif In a nutshell the goal seems to be less distortion. More of a booster to overdrive effect. I’d say this circuit meets that goal. The sound is mostly clean with some gravel or grit […]

  • UBE Screamer 4069

    UBE Screamer 4069

    I wanted to do something a little more artful as a box. The Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures has a very iconic image. I don’t know what the secret sauce of this image is but it’s very compelling. From what I read the image appeared in Scientific American 1971 and was described as “stacked plot” of […]

  • Smash Drive Aron Nelson

    Smash Drive Aron Nelson

    Smash Drive is a DIY community project by Aron Nelson, who runs the DIYStomboxes.com forum. Smash Drive is a overdrive/distortion built from the LM386. Its simple and easy to work with. you’ll find the 386 in many guitar circuits. its cheap and easy to get. Projects that use the LM386 RunOffGroove Ruby Earth Quaker Devices […]

  • PWM demo

    PWM demo

    This is a demo of Tim Escobedo’s PWM. see my build page for more info about this circuit: http://www.super-freq.com/tim-escobedo-pwm-pcb-build/ Here is another song demo where the PWM was used on one track in the mix.

  • DS-125b

    DS-125b

    A few months back I rehoused a few pedals into some Boss DS-1 enclosures. This left me with some left over Boss DS-1 PCBs. I rehoused three new effects into DS-1 enclosures. That left me with three leftover DS-1 PCBs. Here is a more detailed look at putting the DS-1 into a 125B enclosure. Here […]

  • Big Muff

    Big Muff

    Here is another Big muff. I had these boards manufactured at PCBWay.com. The idea was to make a Big Muff PCB that could be used to easily build any version of the standard Big Muff. The board has an on board LED with all of the off board wiring along the bottom edge. This makes […]

  • Ugly Face Build

    Ugly Face Build

    build your own Ugly Face! Ugly Face is a racus squarewave guitar synth oscillator disguised as a fuzz pedal. Originally created by Tim Escobedo on his Circuit Snippets web page, it’s become a DIY classic. The ideas here are great and inventive there are a lot of building blocks. Out of all of these the […]

  • Vulcan Build

    Vulcan Build

    The Vulcan is a heavy over to distortion by Joe Davisson. Check his Analog Alchemy page for more of his designs. Here’s a discussion of the circuit over at the DIYStompboxes forum. I created a PCB you can order at OSH Park. Part Value C1 100n C2 100n C3 100n C4 2n2 C5 100n C6 […]

  • Parentheses Fuzz #5

    I think this is #5 I’m losing count. These are so much fun to play the world needs a couple more! I used matte black sand textured enclosure. Which give this a good industrial vibe. This is a pretty easy build for what you get. The board is a good size and parts are comfortably […]

  • Parentheses Fuzz #5

    Parentheses Fuzz #5

    I think this is #5 I’m losing count. These are so much fun to play the world needs a couple more! I used matte black sand textured enclosure. Which give this a good industrial vibe. This is a pretty easy build for what you get. The board is a good size and parts are comfortably […]

  • Boss DRV-1981

    Boss DRV-1981

    This is a clone of the 1981 Inventions DRV rehoused in a Boss DS-1 enclosure. I used the PedalPCB Informant PCB and the MadBean Softie for this project. The “Boss” DRV-1981 Why? Good question! I suppose I saw the ridiculous prices people were paying for the Boss Tone Benders that had come out recently and […]

  • Parentheses Fuzz #4

    Parentheses Fuzz #4

    This is a clone of the Earth Quaker Devices Life. Which is a great octave fuzz. The foot switches left to right are: Boost, Octave, Bypass, The knobs left to right: Boost, Distortion, Filter, Volume, Octave. The center top knob is a four position switch that chooses the clipping type. The circuit uses an octave […]