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Finished a JFET Booster

I finished building a simple JFET booster over the weekend. I had to do some extra designing of a JFET amplifier to make it boost since the breadboarded version wasn’t boosting the signal. The design is only slightly more complex than previous efforts. You can check out the dedicated build page here.

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Building a JFET Booster

The next in line for building is a JFET Booster. I chose a Fetzer Valve circuit. This one is a bit different, I had to go through measuring my JFET components and then go through calculating correct component values. I then breadboarded it in two different versions. It was interesting, something different, check it out.

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Finished Building AMZ Mosfet Booster

I finished building a simple MOSFET booster today. Simple but effective pedal, clean boost with flat response and great input/output characteristics. Or check out dedicated build page for it.

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Completed Prototypes for Thunder Boost

Last week I finished prototyping my Thunder boost pedal. I got boards some time ago, so I got onto soldering all those SMT components. The final result looks nice I think: The finished boards look pretty much like the 3D model in KiCad which is actually great. I was freaking out about soldering the components, […]

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Building a MOSFET Booster this Time

I started building a simple MOSFET booster this time. BJT booster is done, and now something a bit different, but similar enough :). I chose AMZ Mosfet Booster. I’ve done analyzing it and breadboarding it, so have a look.

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Prototype Boards for Thunder Boost

I just got some boards for my booster pedal design. I call it Thunder Boost. I’ll do a write up on it at some stage. This is my 2nd prototype board design – this time in SMT. I’ll try to assemble it in next few days. I ordered it from Aisler, the boards look good, […]

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Finished Building LPB-1

And this is it, finally, the pedal is finished. After breadboarding it, then experimenting some with the effect, settling for final list of components to use, last time I finished the enclosure. Today, I soldered it and finally assembled it into it’s final form. Check it out.

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Finishing Enclosure for my LPB-1

After testing it and experimenting with simple booster pedal, I decided which components to use. Now is time to finally start putting everything together. Lets prepare some colourful enclosure for this pedal. Check it out.

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Choosing components for the booster

Next step in building the LPB-1 effect is choosing components. There is a number of choices needed to finalize the design: enclosure choice, protoboard or PCB, powering the pedal, jacks, pot etc. Check it out.

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Experimenting with the Booster

Following the first article, in the new article I’m going through several different transistors and trying them out in the original circuit. The whole point of having a breadboard is to be able to experiment with your creation. Have a look, and I hope to follow up soon with the next step – choosing the […]