Tag: OSH Park

  • PCBWay PCB Service

    PCBWay PCB Service

    Tried a new service: PCBWay.com. I used one of the boards I had designed in EAGLE PCB. PCBWay PCBWay looks like a larger service with more to offer. They have a lot of options and it’s a bit of a maze to navigate. For your effort they also offer some services not offered by OSH…

  • Two Haunting Mids!

    Two Haunting Mids!

    Here are two more Haunting Mids fuzz. These came out pretty good. Check out the project page you can order PCBs from OSH Park and build your own! This is a great sounding Big Variant. It’s unique in that it does have a tone control. The tone section is removed and the output is taken…

  • Fuzz Factory #3

    Fuzz Factory #3

    Another Fuzz Factory clone. I used silicon transistors for this build I didn’t have any germanium transistors with the right gains. I think lower gain silicon works best here. I used a couple 2N5401 with gains of 115 and 120. These were about the lowest gain I could find in my parts bin. I ordered…

  • 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…

  • RunOffGroove 22/7 Build

    RunOffGroove 22/7 Build

    Here is another 22/7 build. It’s a Big Muff variation. This unique circuit replaces the transistor stages of the classic Big Muff with CMOS inverters. It’s a unique flavor of Muff. CMOS inverters have their own unique flavor of distortion and have been used in many classic pedals like: Craig Anderton’s Tube Sound Fuzz, Way…

  • Haunting Mids Reflection

    Haunting Mids Reflection

    The goal of this project was to build three Haunting Mids, keep one and sell the other two, hopefully coming out ahead! This post covers the original Haunting Mids Fuzz. Note! This is not the JHS pedal with the same name. What is Haunting Mids? Haunting Mids is a Big Muff variant. Besides careful choice…

  • RunOffGroove  UBE Screamer

    RunOffGroove UBE Screamer

    This is another great RunOffGroove project. It’s a unique twist on the classic Ibanez Tube Screamer. The UBE Screamer replaces the op-amps and transistor stages in the Tube Screamer circuit with inverters from a 4049UBE hex inverter. I built this from a PCB I designed. The board is project on OSH Park. Check out the…

  • Haunting Mids project

    Haunting Mids project

    What’s Haunting Mids? Haunting Mids is a Big Muff variant. In a nutshell it’s the input buffer, and first two clipping stages from the regular Big Muff circuit. It drops the tone control and the output buffer of the original circuit. There are a few other changes in part values but the the circuit is…

  • Super Frequency

    Super Frequency

    The most fun DIY build you can make! This is my version of the Ugly Face Tim Escobedo. Great box with a unique sound . Not your typical fuzz or distortion box. Build your own from my OSH Park PCB project or buy one of my builds from Reverb.

  • New work in progress

    New work in progress

    A nice opamp big muff PCB  Mad bean Shark Fin. Based on the maestro filter sample and hold. I’m obsessed with this circuit, I’ve built several versions of it and own some boutique iterations. Ooh look an ugly face, this is another effect that had become a minor obsession. I’ve built more than a few…

  • Super Hard On – OSH Park

    Super Hard On – OSH Park

    Three Super Hard On’s built from PCBs from OSH Park. This layout was compact and well arranged. Off board pads were all arranged in a row on one edge, I used four conductor ribbon cable for neat wiring. The ribbon cable I have I got at Radio Shack, some years ago, it’s solid core, with…