Diy Fuzz Face pedal
This is a basic Fuzz Face with true bypass switching, a "pre gain" pot
and external power only (I donīt like batteries). I was aiming at a
traditional / vintage sound using NPN transistors so I selected
transistors with as little gain as I could find from my storage. I
think I got close enough, this pedal sounds pretty nice with a strat.
The hFE of Q1 is 134 and 173 for Q2, not much for npn transistors. I
made the true bypass with a relay. I added the gain pot because I donīt
want to use guitarīs volume pot to adjust an effect. Capasitor C2 is
here to prevent rf interference (like when you hear a radio broadcast
from your amp!). I also changed some component values to suit my taste
(C1, R3, C4, P3).
ĐJukka Korppi 2015