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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Carlsbro Fuzz-Tone

The Carlsbro Fuzz-tone is a lesser-known 3-transistor germanium fuzz unit from the 1960s. Though later Carlsbro fuzzes were built by Sola Sound using one of their 3-knob Tonebender circuits, the early Fuzz-Tone used 2 knobs and a unique circuit topology that is not known to have been used elsewhere.

Fuzzz Boxx

An early US-made fuzz that used silicon transistors and diodes for clipping. Traced from an original unit, this build optionally has a tone control upgrade that provides more tone-shaping functionality.

Höfner Buzztone - Layout Only

A pedal layout for the Höfner Buzztone, an uncommon 3-transistor fuzz from the 1970s. This may progress into a full build guide in the future. Layout provided for those interested in putting it together on their own.

Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz Tone

The Maestro FZ-1 Fuzz-tone is the fuzz pedal that started it all. Released in 1962, it was the first commercially available guitar effect in a stompbox format, and its iconic use on The Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” is what kickstarted the fuzz trend in the 1960s.

Tonebender MK1

The earliest of the legendary Tonebender line, the Mk1 was made in very small quantities. It is a modified version of the 3-transistor Maestro FZ-1 circuit running on 9V (instead of 3V like the FZ-1). There are only a handful of surviving original units. Notable users include Paul McCartney, Jeff Beck, and Mick Ronson.

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.