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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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.
One Knob Fuzz Face
Most one knob fuzz pedals are modified versions of the Fuzz Face circuit with different component values, resulting in different voicings from original Fuzz Face pedals. This build uses the exact Fuzz Face values, but with the Fuzz amount control internally set to max.
One Knob Tonebender MK1
The "Attack" control on the Tonebender Mk1 is a way of adjusting the bias of transistor Q2. There is often a "sweet spot" on the knob where the pedal sounds best. This build sets the attack control internally to the max (as if the knob was turned fully clockwise), though a trimmer can be used as an internally-adjustable Attack control.
One Knob Tonebender MK2
With an additional gain stage added to the Tonebender Mk1.5 circuit (which is similar to the Arbiter Fuzz Face), the Tonebender Mk2 is known for providing a more saturated sound with very long sustain. This build is a compact Mk2 with the Attack (gain) control internally set to max. The level of saturation can be controlled to some extent by using the volume knob on the guitar, but a Mk2 typically does not clean up like a Fuzz Face.
Park Fuzz Sound 2-Knob
The Park Fuzz Sound is a Tonebender Mk3 variant. It was made in a 3-knob version like the Sola Sound Mk3, but there was also a unique 2-knob version which had the Fuzz control internally set to max and kept the Volume and Tone controls on the panel. This build is a compact, 1590B build of that 2-knob version.
Originally designed as an amp-top box, the Rangemaster was intended to sit on top of the user’s amp and tended to be used in an always-on configuration. It is a classic treble boost effect which was notably used by Brian May and Tony Iommi. This pedal build makes a few small tweaks to make the circuit better-suited for a modern true-bypass pedal.
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.