Punch In the Face

Here’s another unique design by Tim Escobedo.

Punch In the Face

Punch In the Face 2


Minibooster

This is Jack Orman‘s Minibooster.

Minibooster

Minibooster 2


FET Driver

This is Tim Escobedo‘s FET Driver.

FET Driver

FET Driver 2


Jinx

This is another fine little Distortion by Tim Escobedo. I think this sounds pretty good. The sound can go from mildly distortion/overdrive to over the top almost metal. It can also get some splatty fuzz tones and a soft attack.

Jinx

Jinx 2


Push Me Pull You

This is Tim Escobedo‘s Push Me Pull You. It’s an octave up with an interesting design. Using an NPN PNP pair.

Push Me Pull You

Push Me Pull You 2


Psychtar

Another very original design by Tim Escobedo. This an octave up with a sitar like sound.

Psychtar

Psychtar 2


Titan Boost/Octave

This is design by John Hollis. It’s a booster that uses an inductor to generate a massive boost. It also has a switchable octave up. The boost sound is very warm and clear. The octave has a nice tone also.

There is a drop in volume between the octave and the boost, since the octave has to push the signal through a diode ring. This made it impractical to make the octave switchable with a foot switch. Hence the toggle.

I got the 3DPT toggle switches from FutureLec for a very reasonable price. I had to wait weeks for them. FutureLec is slow as mollasses, I would not recommend them if you are in a hurry.

Titan Boost/Octave

Titan Boost/Octave 2


Swollen Pickle

This is Way Huge Swollen pickle clone I made. This is basically a Big Muff with using a 14 pin DIP that contains 4 transistors. The tone control also has a pronounced mid scoop compared to the original Big Muff.

Swollen Pickle guts

I etched this design on the box. The design is based on flames in Tibetan art. I named the box the Shiva Sonic. I figure as the god of destruction and rebirth, Shiva was an appropriate deity for the sound of the Big Muff.

Shiva Sonic Box

This is a layout for the Big Muff that would fit in a B sized box. It is set up to use a 14 pin DIP since I used a quad transistor array. The pins on this chip are arranged such that you you could use this layout with regular transistors inserted into a 14 pin DIP socket. If you look carefully you can see that I’ve marked the pins E, B and C

Swollen Pickle Layout


FET Muff

I just built up Jack Orman’s FET Muff. This is Big Muff built with FET’s instead of BJT’s. When I created the layout I had the idea that I would keep all of transistors in line so I could use a length of milmax header. I think this made for a better construction. It led to a more organized layout. Though it did cause a couple headaches with component placement.

FET Muff

FET Muff close up


MOSFET Boost

This is Jack Orman’s MosFET Boost. This was an easy build. It sounds good, great clean boost with a lot of gain. Mos FET Boost


1590 B Perfboard Template

This PCB board includes all of the wiring for DC jacks, Input and Output and 3PDT Stomp switch, and a perfboard area of 18 by 21. ThePCB board fits in 1590 B sized box with room for a 9V battery. 1590 B PCB Traces Here’s a picture of the PCB with Switch and jacks. img_3161.JPG Here’s a picture of the PCB fit into 1590 B box from the bottom. Leaves just enough room for a battery. 1590 B PCB Bottom View


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