Currently working on a few prototypes for some guitar effects pedals. I have my Fuzz pedal back from testing currently. Going to swap out transistors for something a bit hotter.

The current transistors are BC108. And I will be trying out some BC108C this time around. It is essentially a Fuzz Face with a few changes, and a whole different PCB layout.

I enjoy working on electronics. It is definitely a passion of mine! I have a couple more pedals that I have already built. And a bunch more that I would like to build!

If you have any questions feel free to ask!


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Comment by Trey Allensworth on June 23, 2022 at 9:02pm


  I will look into that when I get back on that project! I will get my hands on some of those transistors! I got 10K and 50K trim pots to replace the 8K2 and 33K resistors with. That should help with getting things just right!

Comment by BrianQ. on June 23, 2022 at 3:18pm

Have you tried a lower gain transistor for the 1st stage? Something like BC337-16 or BC547A with an hfe of (100-250) will tame the over saturation of the 1st transistor common in the FF circuit, making it smoother & more versatile? Lots of boutique style FF clones use this combo, it basically tightens things up & adds focus to fast play & single note runs. Cheers :)

Comment by Trey Allensworth on June 22, 2022 at 12:47pm


     I will have some in the future! Just getting started. But yes, that is on the "To Do List" for sure! Even have a few good pickers lined up from around the Cimarron River Valley. So it shouldn't disappoint!

Comment by ILL GREEN on June 22, 2022 at 12:41pm

Nice clean work! I would like hear some demo clips.

Comment by Trey Allensworth on June 18, 2022 at 12:20pm

Poorness Studios,

Awe shucks, I appreciate the kind words! I do try and do my best, even when you cannot see it. The one knob pedal is my "Barn Burner Boost". My fuzz that I am working on has the standard fuzz, and level knobs. I just got the trim pots yesterday to replace a couple of the resistors to be able to bias different transistors combos better. It is a work in progress for sure! 

I have three new prototypes that I am currently working on. Wanting on another load of parts. Going to experiment with germanium diodes on at least one. So looking forward to that!

One of the new prototypes will be a hand wired proto-board, perfboard, what ever you wanna call it. So I will post some photos when I get it finished!

Comment by Poorness Studios on June 18, 2022 at 10:15am

BTW, beautiful wiring and soldering. That's artwork!

Comment by Poorness Studios on June 18, 2022 at 10:13am

Nice. I've noticed most of the folks here are not super into tinkering with electronics. There are a few that love it like me, BrianQ, and a couple others. It's great to see this kinda stuff and let's face it... you can't go wrong with a 1 knob fuzz. I've made several.

Comment by Trey Allensworth on June 9, 2022 at 10:42am

Thank you 3 String Blues!

Comment by 3 String Blues on June 9, 2022 at 6:55am

I love it!

Comment by Trey Allensworth on June 2, 2022 at 3:57pm

BC109B are sounding really good. But I have ordered some 10K and 50K trim pots to be able to bias better. Also may add another filter cap to smooth out the first stage transistor a smidge. Been busy with a small run on my first production pedal, "The Barn Burner Boost". It is a single transistor boost with a big ole knob! This is just the prototype. It will be painted and such for the "production model".

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