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

Pitch control for cassette players

Figured I might as well post this stripboard layout that I did for the cassette player speed mod. It is based on a drawing from the old Casper Electronics website. Only requires a small piece of stripboard (4×6 ) and 5 components. There are other ways to affect the speed of a tape player motor … Read more

Hing Hon EK-001 by POTAR

The Hing Hon EK-001 is a legendary circuit bending target. It is a pretty cool, toy square wave synth. This little keyboard sure packs a punch. Out of the box, this toy synth has a pretty unique square wave sound, and with the modifications installed by POTAR, you can really blast off into outer space … 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

Speak and Math MidiSpeak

When I saw the midi speak kit online I knew I had to have one for my Speak and Math. The circuit-bent Speak and Math is already a ton of fun to play with. Sick, sputtering, looping glitches, word fragments, and random number strings are common, so getting it to trigger along with your drum … 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

Circuit Bend a Toysmith Megaphone Voice Changer

Here is a handy diagram for circuit bending a Toysmith Megaphone Voice Changer. There are a couple more mods you can do to this bad boy but the ones pictured are the key to getting sound in and out via jacks, as well as pitch and feedback loop. These are really versatile in the studio … Read more

8 Monotron Delays and 8 Sequencers in one box

FROM 2012 : This is a project I started a few months back for a friend who is looking to sequence 8 Korg Monotrons for live performance… once the Monotron Delays get delivered I will most likely follow the great advice, directions, and tips at Steve Woodward’s site, he has compiled most of what is … Read more