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Overdrive/Distortion Effects

Fuzz Face

From Fuzz Central:

Etching the Circuit Board

First, the circuit is traced out in permanent marker and then the copper is etched in ferric chloride. Here, a Green Ringer PCB is being etched as well:

Wiring

Two different Fuzz Faces (one using OC83 transistors and one using AC128s):

Finished

Love it !

A new fuzz face - in a smaller enclosure

This time, I calculated the leakage and gains of my AC128s:

Build was very easy:

Sounds really good...


TS808 Tube Screamer

A TS808 Tube Screamer clone, circuit board bought from Vibe-O-Tronic, and other parts sourced randomly.

Awesome sound !!! The tone know as standard (25 K B) is a bit poor though...
Second one:


MOSFET Boost

A MOSFET boost from Jack Orman's site.

Does what it says on the tin...


Lovepedal Eternity Burst

A Lovepedal Eternity Burst clone from Freestompboxes forum. It was built quickly on stripboard...

I ended up using a JRC4558D in the end. I much prefer it to my Tube Screamer.


Distortion Plus

An MXR Distortion + clone from General Guitar Gadgets. The circuit board was etched (far right):

and populated:

Really cool, old-school overdrive - I'm loving it !


Klon Centaur

A Klon Centaur clone based on madbean's layout.

Lovely - fantastic overdrive...