Pedal Layouts & Build Guides
Below, you can find a list of our pedal build projects, with layout drawings for eyelet board, turretboard, and stripboard builds of classic effects. We carry everything you would need to build these pedals, and we have included a bill of materials for each build with an easy option to add everything to your cart. Keep in mind there are a variety of options that can be used to build these effects, and feel free to experiment with different boards, transistors, and other components.
We carry a variety of stripboard, turret board, and eyelet board in various layouts and spacings to accomodate various build types and sizes. We also carry blank FR4 boards and fiberboard, eyelets and turrets, and staking tools for installation if you would prefer to make your own layout.
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A pedal project build featuring an NPN Fuzz Stripboard layout. Includes a bill of materials and layout for a Blackout Fuzz guitar pedal.
Burns Buzzaround (Eyelet Board)
A pedal project build featuring a Burns Buzzaround on eyelet board. The Buzzaround was made in very limited quantities in the 1960s, and was famously used by Robert Fripp of King Crimson.
Designed by Dan Coggins of Lovetone, the Dinosaural Tubebender was intended to be a tonal hybrid of a Tonebender and a Tube Screamer. It is a fairly unique 4-transistor circuit that leans more towards distortion than fuzz. Dinosaural claimed the pedal as being capable of creating "valve-like (tube) distortion without a valve amp".
The MXR Distortion+ is one of the earliest pedals that used the now-ubiquitous op amp into shunt diodes distortion method. This build is a unique take on it, using a metal can op amp for a turret board build.
An odd, lesser-loved vintage fuzz pedal with a very unique circuit topology. This pedal uses an op amp only for both gain and clipping, and features a very unusual "Filter" control along with the typical volume control. This build uses a metal can op amp for a turret board build.
Harmonic Percolator - Albini Version
The Harmonic Percolator is a fuzz pedal from the 1970s that used an entirely unique circuit topology. It is most well-known for its use by Steve Albini of Big Black and Shellac, and is capable of a wide range of tones, from subtle, warm saturation to harsh, cutting fuzz distortion. The Albini version tends to sound smoother and less compressed.
Harmonic Percolator - Stock Version
The Harmonic Percolator is a fuzz pedal from the 1970s that used an entirely unique circuit topology. It is most well-known for its use by Steve Albini of Big Black and Shellac, and is capable of a wide range of tones, from subtle, warm saturation to harsh, cutting fuzz distortion. The stock version tends to have a more untamed, compressed sound.
Perhaps the most well-known of the Tonebender line, the Mk2 was most notably used on the early Led Zeppelin albums. Following the unofficially-named Tonebender Mk1.5, which used a 2-transistor Fuzz Face topology, the Mk2 added an additional transistor gain stage in front which provides more saturation and sustain.
The Tonebender Mk3 is a 3-transistor fuzz circuit like the Mk2, but their circuit topologies are quite different. The Mk3 is perhaps most similar to the Burns Buzzaround, used by Robert Fripp in King Crimson. In addition to the Volume and Fuzz controls found on many early fuzz effects, the Mk3 has a simple-but-effective tone control for additional tone sculpting.
Are you looking for a turret board layout for an effect you do not see here? contact us with your suggestions, and we will take them into consideration for a future build project.