The simple Muff Booster. This is a very simple circuit distorting project. Surely many people familiar with the legendary Electro Harminix from Big Muff guitar pedal. Many famous guitarists among almost as standard tools. this circuit, only a part of the original. One distortion segment. The electronic parts type of not sensitive, feel free to experiment with different types transistors and diodes, so a little bit different sound can be produced.
The diodes and transistor should be placed in a socket to be easily and quickly replaced. We tried out the following components: 2N2222, 2N5088, 2N3904, 2N2222, BC108 transistors and 1N914, 1N4148, red LED, 1N34 germanium diodes. The diodes to number want change , symmetrical, asymmetrical way to connect.
The high voltage tube guitar preamplifier project is an adaptation of the famous tube preamplifier to suit the DIY’ers demands. Searching the net, I’ve never come across similar idea, so I decided to share this version of our very popular design. This a classic, conservative design, that easily matches other musical devices.
The preamp contains one channels of real-tube, high-gain circuit. This circuit uses JJ ECC83 (12AX7) tubes. Circuit uses a stabilized 12V DC voltage.
While playing the guitar many times there is a problem that unwanted noise can appear. Hence the need for a guitar noise gate. It happened specifically to a high-gain circuit is very sensitive to the surrounding radio signal.
This is a simple guitar vibrato effect, used to obtain the variation in pitch. The circuit of is fairly simple.
The oscillator is a standard transistor circuit, and has been used for this sort of application many times.
This is a simple 555-based high voltage inverter circuit. The high voltage DC to DC converter is suitable for small current (a few mA) but requiring high voltage electronics. For example Nixiu display, VFD, or a other vacuum tube circuit. We will use a tube guitar pre-amplifier.
It is a low voltage tube preamplifier, specifically guitar preamp. Uses 12AX7 or ECC83 tube. No complicated circuit. The circuit is similar to the famous old guitar amplifiers bright channel. Low voltage operation, does not require a separate anode and output transformer.
This circuit is the old and well-known NE555 integrated circuits based. DC to DC circuit is not complicated, little parts, and doing pretty much stable voltage. It produces with the 12V DC voltage of 30V to voltage. The NE555 constant operating frequency is set. The 3 pin voltage convert of 30V. D1- D4 and C1-C5 voltage tripler circuit. DC to DC converter is use in similar tube circuit.
Recently I found this interesting distortion fuzz circuit with 2n3904 transistors. The Howie’s Metal Simplex. I immediately liked, to build and testing. This is a silicon fuzz circuit. Interesting solution uses LED signal cut, although similar topology as old Fuzz Face.
This is an inverting op amp circuit. Proven operating op amp circuit that uses the old and popular LM741 (at Texas Instruments products, datapage ) circuit. Op amp inverting amplifier circuit is very simple, some spare part.
The operational amplifiers built a few dozen transistors attached to direct amplification circuits with high voltage. Often referred to as “op-amp”. Their properties vary widely depending on the model. Balanced inputs and outputs are usually asymmetric, high input resistance and very low output resistance. One of them is typical linearity and low cut-off frequency.
According to their structure can be constructed of discrete components or integrated circuits. The operational amplifier are historical reasons for designation, since this type of circuit during WWII analog computer developed.
Matsumin wrote in his drawings ValveCaster 2007, the goal was to create a real tube boost / overdrive pedal that can run on a single 9-volt battery. It worked! Unfortunately defecate 9V battery snap. Valvecaster run well in a 9 or 12-volt power supply. 12V will give you more headroom and cleaner sound. It is designed with single coil pickups. A 12AU7 is particularly suited to this, by virtue of being virtually identical to a 12U7 which was designed to be used at low voltages in old car radio circuits. Indeed some sources say that there isn’t really a difference between the two types and that 12U7s are just selected 12AU7s that have tested well at low voltages.
This circuit is a good example of the low voltage art!
Valve Caster tube effect circuit
Matsumin Valve Caster
This one is a pretty popular now overdrive the real tube. Very nice real tube amplifier has a voice, booster little overdrive sound. Many people rely on this effect. The circuit is quite simple, and best of all the ECC82 or 12AU7 tube operating voltage of 9-12. So many people are doing it from the circuit custom guitar pedal. It has a place among boutique guitar pedals. few circuit modifications everyone can find their sound. The design tube made with the point-to-point wiring. TONE potentiometer and capacitor (R6, C4) is a passive filter. The device structure is simple, the ECC82 dual triode circuit of the soul. This tube is designed to drive the tube is thus relatively little strengthening. but larger current running as the rest of the series (ECC83, ECC81, ECC85), and this is associated with low voltage. ECC82 only the electron tube may be, or of the same type, so 12AU7, 5814 etc vacuum tube. Interestingly enough ECC85 tube works well.