Germanium Fuzz using MP16b PNP transistors

The perfect layout for using the MP16b transistors that I have been importing from Russia. This layout is based on the Sabro Fuzz Face layout. I moved the bias from inside to the top so you can go from scuzzy velcro to full-on fuzz. I also dropped a line from the vero that was unused. … Read more

1590bb style enclosure drilling template

There are many different ways to mark your enclosures for drilling, from measuring and marking with a pencil to freestyle marking or even taking a drill it and see approach. After many years of suffering from lopsided drill holes and jacks that came dangerously close to pots and switches, I started printing out drilling templates … Read more

SUPER-FUZZ clone time

From underground alt-punk legends like the Butthole Surfers and The Cramps to full-on heavy metal icons like Black Sabbath, the SUPER-FUZZ pedal has a distinct sound that is heavy, fuzzy, and righteous all at the same time. The Univox Super-Fuzz pedals are the most common version of the circuit but Shin-ei licensed the design to … Read more

PT2399 Noise Ensemble delay

The Noise Ensemble is an extremely noisy delay that can easily be pushed over the edge into self-oscillation. Based around the PT2399 IC; it has a built-in VCO, 2 op-amps, and 2 low pass filters crammed into a 16 pin dip case! It can get very loud! Check out the datasheet. I have built more … Read more

Noise567

I have been building a couple of these ultra simple Noise567’s here and there, what a great little circuit! Super noisy, accepts an input, and has the craziest distorted ring modulator/fuzz depending on pot position. The only drawback so far has been that it has a constant VCO running that you play over. It’s fine … Read more

Finished another couple of Power Starve Pedals

power starve pedal

 I like to call them power sag pedals but from what I have been hearing and now reading the correct term is Power Starve or Voltage Starve.. Dying Battery Simulator is still acceptable. Anywho.. 2 more have been built and shipped off to Hollywood where they will no doubt become the star of the pedalboard … Read more