Tag «Guitar Effect»

Fuzz Distortion with Wave Shaper

Based on the squaring property of two back-to-back diodes connected across output and inverting input of the op-amp, IC1B forms a rather straightforward fuzz circuit. The squared output signal coming from IC1B is converted into a triangle-shaped waveform by IC1C and related components. IC1D is wired as a virtual-earth mixer, summing the linear, squared and …

Dynamic Compressor, Self Powered Circuit Design

This dynamic compressor will give about 20dB compression, at very wide input signal range 100 mV to 10 V.  Another advantage of this circuit is that this circuit doesn’t need any power supply, we call it self powered, or more accurately, signal-powered compressor. Here is the schematic diagram of the circuit: A part of the …

Carlin Fuzz Compressor: Two Guitar Effects in One Box

It’s easier to manage if we put the distortion and the compressor effect in one box. This Carlin fuzz compressor use unique method to give sustain and distortion effect in mixed circuit. Seem that the circuit do the dynamic compression and distortion in a single negative feedback loop. Here is the circuit schematic diagram: The …

Ibanez Fat Cat Distortion Pedal

Ibanez Fat Cat distortion pedal (Ibanez FC-10 Fat Cat Distortion) is good for blues, rock, pop, alternative, but not for metal. You can hear the fat tone even at maximum overdrive. Here is the circuit schematic diagram. You can see the the first transistor 2SC1815/BC546 is configured as voltage follower, giving a high impedance for …

Blackbox Sustain, An Audio Effect for Electric Guitar

Sustain effect in electric guitar is similar with compressor effect. The purpose of this effect is to make the note last longer when the string is plucked. The mechanism is actually work by controlling an amplifier gain, where the gain is automatically increased when the note fade out, therefore the note will be sustained to …