If you've never ventured into electronics, but always wanted to make your own guitar pedal, then this video is for you. The guys at DIYguitarpedals created this ultra-easy tutorial using the least amount of parts possible.
That's it. Get a soldering iron and you'll be crankin' leads to Blue Cheer songs in no time.
I was thinking the same thing. One could always use two diodes to achieve more of a true fuzz tone. I built a muff fuzz clone with unknown transistors and parts harvested from a an old 70's radio. I built an enclosure for it from left over cigar box scraps, similar to Scott aka Ted Farmer's. I had to shield the inside to keep the noise down at full throttle. I'll see if I can post a pic of it.
that is a quick and dirty circuit, He has quite a few more sophisticated kits available. As a bonus all the schematics are there on the website so you can roll your own.
I have just bought 1 kit and 2 other PCB's classic boost, dirt and boost and the last is a surface mount boost kit. going to use the boost circuit as a preamp for a small class d amp board i got off ebay.
didn't we have another thread here about using diodes in the git to get a clipping effect, a DIY of a magic black cube thingy?
A fuzz works great on a bass.