Here's a collection of vero (stripboard) and tagboard guitar and bass effect layouts that we have put together covering many classic and popular effects in growing numbers. Many of these have been posted on freestompboxes.org, so check that site out for great discussions on building your own effect pedals. Enjoy the builds and please also visit us on Facebook and Twitter
"A boutique pedal homage to the unique onboard overdrive circuit in
vintage solid state Vox Conqueror amps that George Harrison used on the
White Album and other Beatles recordings. The White Pedal has four
knobs that control volume (overdrive), gain (fuzz), treble cut, and a
bass cut knob that acts as a mid-boost, while a fifth knob (the Yoko
knob) selects the midrange frequency to boost for a parked wah sound"
Original FSB thread and schematic available here. Schematic should be correct but it's not verified yet.
"The Friedman Buxom Boost may be the most powerful tonal solution you
ever put on your pedalboard. Like its namesake amp head, this pedal
pushes a pure, clean signal to conjure the absolute most from your tone.
Turning the boost control is your ticket to volume increase, pushing
the front of your amp for thick harmonic overdrive, or balancing between
two guitars with varying output. Whether you're after a tone tailored
by its active mid, treble, and bass controls or the pedal's ability to
achieve total transparency - thanks to its onboard EQ Bypass switch -
it's all in there. We've even added a useful tight control for reigning
in your tube amp's bottom end when boosted. As expected, every Buxom
Boost pedal is crafted with the attention to detail and fine ear for
tone that comes with Dave Friedman's name. Your tone, just more of it. Just like the Friedman
Buxom Betty amp head, the Buxom Boost sings with a completely clean tone
that makes every nuance of your performance shine though. Simply flip
the pedal's onboard EQ Bypass switch and you have a completely
transparent signal, adding muscle to your guitar without ever changing
its fundamental character. Tuned for your rig. Though the Buxom Boost can be
tonally invisible, its active 3-band EQ and powerful Tight control
enables it to be anything but. With a stomp of a switch, you're able to
balance the voice and output of two different guitars or push certain
frequencies for a solo tone that cuts. With the Buxom Boost's
high-quality components, you'll be astounded at how well it works for
fine tuning your acoustic-electric guitar's plugged-in voice."
Schematic from Bugg available here.
There are 2 layouts (circuit runs at +/-9V).
The first one with the original bipolar voltage converter.
The second one without it.
You must then add the original or a regular one (not sure of the noise difference)
Since I just poster the original Vox Distortion Booster, I figured I'd post the second version while i was at it. Just like the V8161 the V2 is also a Fuzz Face
variant. The Vox
Distortion Booster V2 is similarly as rare as the V8161, but being a
Fuzz Face variant I'm sure we all have an idea of how it will sound.
First layout of the new year!! Figured we'd start off right with
another classic fuzz. The original Vox Distortion Booster is a Fuzz Face
variant unlike the reissue, which there's a layout posted. The Vox
Distortion Booster V8161 is stupid rare, so no video clips, but being a
Fuzz Face variant I'm sure we all have an idea of how it will sound. The Distortion Booster V8161 was made to be plugged directly into your guitar, similar to other effects of the time period.