Saturday, 3 March 2018

Vertex Steel String

Original info:
"The Steel String Clean Drive faithfully recreates the tonality and feel of the iconic Dumble Steel String Singer amplifier in a stompbox format. Designed alongside a real Steel String Singer (#001), this 100% analog tone tool will do it all from Overdrive, to Fat Boost, to Compression, to EQ shaping and more. Get the unmistakable Crystal-Clear Overdrive and Fat Clean Tones from albums like "Texas Flood", "Venus Isle", and "Continuum" through any clean amp platform"
You can find Bugg's PCB and schematic here.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Deluge Bass Distortion

Spotted this over at General Guitar Gadgets and thought it sounded nice. It's a modified
big muff that supposed to be tuned for bass, and from the clip it sounds pretty nice, but then again how can you go wrong with anything with big muff origins.

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Baja ENG Overdrive

Bajaman's overdrive circuit based on the Engl 530 preamp with switchable tone stack.
Original thread and schematic available on the FSB forum here.
The layout should fit in a 1590B box.

Baja MDR Overdrive

Bajaman's overdrive/distortion circuit based on the Mesa Dual Rectifier high gain channel with switchable tone stack.
Original thread and schematic available on the FSB forum here.
The layout should fit in a 1590B box.

Baja Highway 1

Bajaman's overdrive/distortion circuit based on a modified Boss DS-1 with an active high and low tone control section.
Original thread and schematic available on the FSB forum here.
The layout should fit in a 1590B box.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Baja JVM Overdrive

This is based on a Marshall JVM410.
You can find Bajaman's original thread and schematic on the FSB forum here.
There are two versions:
First one with just one toggle switch to select between Cruch, OD1 and OD2.
The second one uses separate footswitches, Gains and Levels.
You need to add an extra pole for LEDs.
Can use any small signal N channel JFet for the buffers (mind the pinout).

Monday, 5 February 2018

Lovepedal Jubilee

Schematic available here.

20/02 Layout updated! Changed the 47nF cap to 4n7 as suggested by Music6000

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Laney Supergroup 100 MkI Preamp

Laney Supergroup 100 MkI

What can I say about the Laney Supergroup. The supergroup was based on the same Fender Bassman architecture just like the Marshall JCM800, Sunn Model T, Mesa Dual Rectifier, and a whole host of other legendary Rock,H Hard Rock, and Metal amplifiers. One of the best descriptions I've ever heard of the Supergroup is that it's like a Marshall JCM800 with more balls and gain. It's just an all around badass heavy amp. And for all my lovers of tall things heavy it was used by the legendary Tony Iommi for years, and Laney even went through the trouble of recreating it to reissue it as a special signature amp for Iommi.

Both Channels with a selector switch

Separate Inputs

Both Channels running together (jumping channels)

Treble Channel

Bass Channel

Monday, 29 January 2018

Brunetti Taxi Drive

"Taxi Drive is the Brunetti booster/overdrive. It is endowed with “FET-DIODE” hybrid technology, class A gain structure, to shape the sound in an original and innovative way. These features make Taxi Drive very versatile: you can use it as a simple booster or to obtain a very warm and winding crunch sound, moving easily from bluesy to tweed shades. Thanks to sensitive and very effective controls, you can mould and color the sound as much as you like, respecting the basic and typical qualities of your instrument. Taxi Drive is perfect to boost crunch sounds into lead field or as a stand-alone effect, it gives excellent results in every situation!"
Original FSB thread and schematic available here.

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Jext Telez White Pedal

"A boutique pedal homage to the unique onboard overdrive circuit in vintage solid state Vox Conqueror amps that George Harrison used on the White Album and other Beatles recordings. The White Pedal has four knobs that control volume (overdrive), gain (fuzz), treble cut, and a bass cut knob that acts as a mid-boost, while a fifth knob (the Yoko knob) selects the midrange frequency to boost for a parked wah sound"

Original FSB thread and schematic available here.
Schematic should be correct but it's not verified yet

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Death by Audio Octave Clang

There was already a layout in the forum section but not on the main page.
This version should easily fit in a 1590B box.
Original FSB thread and schematic available here.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Friedman Buxom Boost

"The Friedman Buxom Boost may be the most powerful tonal solution you ever put on your pedalboard. Like its namesake amp head, this pedal pushes a pure, clean signal to conjure the absolute most from your tone. Turning the boost control is your ticket to volume increase, pushing the front of your amp for thick harmonic overdrive, or balancing between two guitars with varying output. Whether you're after a tone tailored by its active mid, treble, and bass controls or the pedal's ability to achieve total transparency - thanks to its onboard EQ Bypass switch - it's all in there. We've even added a useful tight control for reigning in your tube amp's bottom end when boosted. As expected, every Buxom Boost pedal is crafted with the attention to detail and fine ear for tone that comes with Dave Friedman's name.
Your tone, just more of it. Just like the Friedman Buxom Betty amp head, the Buxom Boost sings with a completely clean tone that makes every nuance of your performance shine though. Simply flip the pedal's onboard EQ Bypass switch and you have a completely transparent signal, adding muscle to your guitar without ever changing its fundamental character.
Tuned for your rig. Though the Buxom Boost can be tonally invisible, its active 3-band EQ and powerful Tight control enables it to be anything but. With a stomp of a switch, you're able to balance the voice and output of two different guitars or push certain frequencies for a solo tone that cuts. With the Buxom Boost's high-quality components, you'll be astounded at how well it works for fine tuning your acoustic-electric guitar's plugged-in voice."
Schematic from Bugg available here.
There are 2 layouts (circuit runs at +/-9V).
The first one with the original bipolar voltage converter.
The second one without it.
You must then add the original or a regular one (not sure of the noise difference)

Saturday, 13 January 2018

ZVex Jonny Octave

Original FSB thread and schematic available here.
Special thanks to Bugg for providing new schematics.

Sunday, 7 January 2018


A different overdrive that uses a Korg Nutube.
If you live in UK you can find them here.
Original project and schematic available here.

The only sample I could find starts at 2:15 (first version without Tone knob)

Monday, 1 January 2018

Vox Distortion Booster V2

Since I just poster the original Vox Distortion Booster, I figured I'd post the second version while i was at it. Just like the V8161 the V2 is also a  Fuzz Face variant. The Vox Distortion Booster V2 is similarly as rare as the V8161, but being a Fuzz Face variant I'm sure we all have an idea of how it will sound.

Vox Distortion Booster V8161

First layout of the new year!! Figured we'd start off right with another classic fuzz. The original Vox Distortion Booster is a Fuzz Face variant unlike the reissue, which there's a layout posted. The Vox Distortion Booster V8161 is stupid rare, so no video clips, but being a Fuzz Face variant I'm sure we all have an idea of how it will sound. The Distortion Booster V8161 was made to be plugged directly into your guitar, similar to other effects of the time period.