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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An early US-made fuzz that used silicon transistors and diodes for clipping. Traced from an original unit, this build optionally has a tone control upgrade that provides more tone-shaping functionality.
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.
The Electro-Harmonix LPB-1 is a classic, straight-to-the-point silicon transistor boost. It’s great for pushing a tube amp into breakup, and it is a favorite in front of Big Muffs to get even more saturation. This is a simple effect, and a great first turret board project.
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.