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Rooster Booster

Recently I've tried a bunch of booster desings and found that many of these simple circuits are worth to be presented to the musicians. So here it comes again, a booster post. This time the subject is Jack Orman's AMZ Mini-Booster. There is not much...

The Roar Of The Grizzly

I was listening to some fuzz demos when I found KMA's Fuzzly Bear effect. I immediately fell in love with the sound, so I looked it up. Turns out it is a slightly modified Jordan Bosstone. It scratches and cracks, even some octave effect can...

oomph

Today's entry is about a wider group of effects: the boosters. What is "boosting"? Well, quite simple: amplification of the signal. Ok, but doesn't our amp do that? Yes, indeed, but the signal coming from your guitar is amplified already in your amp in several...

Piece’O’Cake

I have created a PCB layout and also built my Xotic AC Booster clone quite a while ago when I suddenly needed it and learned to appreciate its sound and capabilites. I was looking for an OD for bass. I knew the Xotic BB Preamp...

Operation Fuzz

Already in the previous entry we talked about a very simple distortion design, but now we aim for a level of simplicity that can't really be beaten. It is an own drdFX design, inspired by the Earthquaker Devices' Bellows fuzz. I was searching for some...

Simple but effective

Among the more known companies probably Earthquaker Devices is the one that creates effects with the weirdest names. The one in today's post is one of them, it is called Chrysalis. The name might refer to the potential in this pedal, or maybe EQD just...