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Building a Fuzz Face Clone – Assembly

After the introduction and analysis, then breadboarding and experimentation, I’ll complete the pedal. I’ll do the final schematic and bill of material, then do the soldering layout for a protoboard. I’ll plan out the enclosure, and finalize the enclosure. I’ll finally assemble it and do test and demo. Final Schematic Trying out different things last […]

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Breadboarding Fuzz

Building a Fuzz Face Clone – Experimenting

After the introduction and breadboarding it, let’s see if we can get a bit different sound. Fuzz Face had lots of different versions throughout time, a testament just how tweakable the design is. I’ll explain some possible experimentation that can be done with the effect first and I’ll just jump straight into trying various options […]

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Breadboarding Fuzz

Building a Fuzz Face Clone – Breadboarding

After the introduction let’s see what’s the sound of the clone is. I’ll breadboard it and try it out to make sure everything works as expected. I’ll do a breadboarding diagram, bill of material and then do the actual breadboarding. Finally I’ll test the effect. Breadboard Diagram Here’s the Fuzz Face diagram once more: It […]

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Analysis Fuzz

Building a Fuzz Face Clone – Intro & Analysis

In the next couple of posts, I’ll build a guitar fuzz pedal. More specifically – a Fuzz Face clone. It is a simple, yet, iconic pedal. It’s been out there since ’60s. Used most famously by Jimi Hendrix, but essentially used by many others like Gilmour, SRV etc. Even more specifically 🙂, I’ll be doing […]

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Boost Effect Builds My Designs

Building a Simple Op Amp Booster – Assembly

After the introduction, analysis and breadboarding of two op-amp based guitar boosters, I’ll complete the pedal. I’ll do the final schematic and bill of material, then do the soldering layout for a protoboard. I’ll plan out the enclosure, do some artwork and finalize the enclosure. I’ll finally assemble it and do test and demo. Final […]

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Boost Effect Builds New Article

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 […]

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Announcement

Hello world!

Hello everybody. With everything happening in this crazy 2020, I got back into playing guitar and actually got interested into guitar effects. I tried some DIY guitar effects and thought to share some of my journey through this exciting world. Hopefully I’ll learn some more along the way and at the same time I hope […]