Anyone else there building effects? I've just started getting into it and having a whale of a time. As per Norio's request in the General Discussion forum I'm going to post some of my builds.
First up is a Fuzz Face clone using silicon transistors as per Jack Orman's schematic (see www.muzique.com and a layout on strip-board by "Dragonfly" I found at www.aronnelson.com/gallery/v/DRAGONFLY-LAYOUTS_0/album18/album144/SILICON_FF_VERO_001.gif.html. All the bits for this I ordered online from a local company Yeboo Electronics (see www.fort777.co.za), they are absolutely fantastic, good prices, cheap shipping and fantastic service. Anyway, here's a couple of photo's of the outside and then the all important gut shot showing how simple these things are (my first build so the layout was not the best):
Here is the board for a tube reamer, a tube screamer clone (minus all the buffer circuitry from the original). The design comes from runoffgroove (http://runoffgroove.com/tubereamer.html
) and the layout by Giles Charon(http://www.gtechblues.com/Projects/Tube_Reamer2.pdf
). This photo is just the raw board without the leads for the input/output sockets, switch and pots. It uses a socket for the op-amp which hasn't been populated in the photo. Yebo have a 4558 Op-amp which should be identical to the one used in the original Ibanez pedal (which goes for around $500 US second hand). I put a 5c cent alongside to give an idea of scale. This one is slightly more complex than the fuzz face but still easy enough to build from less than R50 worth of components.