Tag: PCBWay

  • New PCB Day

    New PCB Day

    Here are some new PCBs. I ordered these from PCBWay.com. The best deal there is ordering 10 boards 100 by 100mm. Since shipping can be high, ordering several designs brings shipping down to reasonable rates. This order with 6 designs came out to about $1 per board, very reasonable. In this batch I have a […]

  • Ugly Face blue

    Ugly Face blue

    A blue Ugly Face. I used PCBs from PCBWay.com and put everything into a blue powder-coated enclosure from Tayda. I wanted to put some blue knobs on this enclosure but didn’t have any on hand. I didn’t want to place an order for four knobs. Looking through my parts bin, I found these pink aluminum […]

  • Tremolo-Matic XVIII Build

    Tremolo-Matic XVIII Build

    This is a tremolo built around a couple inductors, its from the Stompboxology newsletter: Going Discreet issue. If you’re not familiar, Stompboxology was a newsletter produced by Nicholas Boscorelli around 2002. It had many stompbox ideas, including circuits, layouts, and analysis. The Going Discreet issue is about building circuits with transistors. This issue has the best description […]

  • Titan Boost build

    Titan Boost build

    Here is a build of John Hollis’ Titan Boost. I built this a long time ago and liked the sound. There is also a mod to turn it into an octave up. John Hollis was involved with the early DIYStompbox community. He posted some amazing and original designs on his site. The site seems to have been […]

  • Timmy clone

    Timmy clone

    Timmy is a boutique overdrive by Paul Cochrane. This pedal generated a lot of discussion over the ethics of cloning pedals. A couple companies were accused of cloning Timmy. Most of the most popular boutique pedals out today are clones of something. In the case of Timmy, Paul is a small manufacturer, who does all of […]

  • New PCB day!

    New PCB day!

    I have a few new PCB projects in the mail today. Flatline Compressor by John Hollis Titan Boost by John Hollis Tremolo-matic XXVIII from Stompboxology Distort-o-matic XI from Stompboxology Bobtavia by Bob Starr John Hollis John Hollis was one of the first people I ran into posting DIY designs on the internet. All of his […]

  • Tremolo-matic XXII v2

    Tremolo-matic XXII v2

    This project was originally from the Stompboxology newsletter. In a discussion about the circuit, the question came up about an extra op-amp used to create a second bias voltage buffer. This appears twice on the schematic as IC1B and IC2. IC2 seems redundant. I decided to test this out by making a second version of the […]

  • 6 new PCBs from PCBWay

    6 new PCBs from PCBWay

    I got 6 new boards made at PCBWay.com. The PCBWay.com service is a great deal the biggest cost is shipping. The best deal is to order multiple boards at once since the shipping is combined. This time I waited til I had 6 boards designed and ready to go before ordering. As long as your […]

  • Vulcan 1.2

    Vulcan 1.2

    I made a couple small updates to the first Vulcan PCB. Got the new boards and did a build to confirm they are working as expected. Everything works as it should! This is a pretty good sounding overdrive distortion. The best part is the ability to clean up the sound by rolling off the volume. […]

  • New PCBs

    New PCBs

    I had a few new PCB projects manufactured. Here are three projects I had been working on. These were drafted up in Eagle. I had these made at PCBWay.com.the cost was about $45 for 30 boards. I order 10 of each of three designs, they sent me 11 of each, which was a pretty reasonable […]

  • 22/7 4069

    22/7 4069

    First build of 2022! This is a 4069 version of RunOffGroove’s 22/7. The original uses the 4049 hex inverter. This the same circuit using the 4069. Both chips contain 6 inverters but the they differ in format and layout. The 4049 is a 16 pin DIP and the 4069 is a 14 pin DIP. One […]

  • UBE Screamer 4069

    UBE Screamer 4069

    This is a version of the UBE Screamer using the 4069 in place of the 4049. Essentially these chips are the same. They both contain 6 inverters. The 4049 is a 16 pin DIP while the 4069 is a 14 pin DIP. Electrically the should the same but the pin arrangement is different. The original […]