Guitar Effects Pedal Builds

This gallery showcases guitar effects pedals that I've built over recent years. They are mainly based on PCBs and build guides from three amazing UK companies - Fuzzdog (FD Jeds Peds (JP) and Five Cats (FC)*

Components and enclosures were either sourced from the above or from
BitsBox, Gapco, Amazon and various eBay sellers.

Enclosure designs are mine.
* I'm not sponsored by any of the companies named.

Name: Squeezer
Effect: Compressor
Based on: Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Permanently on my board.

Name: Pig
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: Skreddy P19
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Gilmour-esque tones galore

Name: RAT
Effect: Distortion
Based on: Pro-Co Rat
PCB Source: JP
Notes: I've built 3 for myself and friends

Name: Tremshifter
Effect: Optical Tremolo & Filter
Based on: Deadastronaut design
PCB Source: Deadastronaut
Notes: My favourite tremolo … this week!

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Name: Stinky Cheese
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: Lovetone Big Cheese
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Variations of pure filth in a box

Name: Tubebender
Effect: Distortion / Fuzz
Based on: Dinosaural Tbe Bender
PCB Source: FD
Notes: I'm contractually obliged to have one

Name: Vesuvius
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: EQD Erupter
PCB Source: FC
Notes: One knob loud fuzzy goodness

Name: King Tut
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: Pharaoh
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Graphics based on a classic PB table

Name: Lemon Drop
Effect: Overdrive
Based on: Lumpy's Lemon Drop / ZII
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Vox 4 and 7 series amp emulation, think Beatles' Revolver and Led Zeppelin II.

Name: Echo Blue
Effect: Analog Delay
Based on: Deep Blue Delay
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Warm vintage tape echo + screaming oscillation

Name: Lord of This World
Effect: Distortion / Fuzz
Based on: Sabbra Cadabra by CatalinBread
PCB Source: FC
Notes: Demonic Sabbath tones

Name: Mix Tape Fuzz
Effect: Distortion / Fuzz
Based on: Demo Tape Fuzz
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Tascam tape deck fuzz

Name: Fuzzroom
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: Fallout Cloud
PCB Source: JP
Notes: A modern, improved version of the triangle era Big Muff

Name: Fuzzrite
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: Mosrite Fuzz Rite
PCB Source: FD
Notes: 60's skanky fuzzy goodness

Name: Morning Wood
Effect: Distortion / Fuzz
Based on: JHS Morning Glory
PCB Source: FD
Notes: A cheeky beefed up Blues Breaker with extra gain and more headroom

Name: Guv
Effect: Distortion
Based on: Marshall Guv'nor
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Stunningly good, my go to overdrive, cuts through the mix like a hot monkey knife.

Name: Phase 90
Effect: Phaser
Based on: MXR Phase 90
PCB Source: FD
Notes: A classic one knob smooth phaser

Name: Color Sound Fuzz
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: Coloursound One Knob Fuzz
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Legendary, rich creamy fuzz

Name: FoxxTave Dave
Effect: Octave Fuzz
Based on: Foxx Tone Machine
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Octave fuzz with fat / bright switch

Name: FoxxTone Fuzz
Effect: Octave Fuzz
Based on: Foxx Tone Machine
PCB Source: Music Circuits
Notes: Octave fuzz

Name: Nobels Andy
Effect: Overdrive
Based on: Nobels ODR-1
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Improved Tubscreamer

Name: White Light
Effect: Distortion
Based on: EQD White Light DOD/OD250
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Aww it surely do moves me

Name: Super Klone
Effect: Overdrive / distortion
Based on: Klon Centaur
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Pure gold, 3 knobs and 3 toggles

Name: Gobbles
Effect: Overdrive
Based on: Paul Cochrane Timmy
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Stacks well

Name: Dirt Dealer
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: EQD Dirt Transmitter
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Biting, ripsaw fuzz

Name: Deep Vibes
Effect: Optical Uni-vibe
Based on: EQD The Depths
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Tweakable, rich optical vibe

Name: Crazy Horse
Effect: Overdrive / fuzz
Based on: Durham Crazy Horse
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Neil Young's live and loud tone?

Name: Big Marsh
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: EHX Op Amp Big Muff Pi
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Heavy, grungy, fuzzy, a bit like me!

Name: English Gent
Effect: Overdrive
Based on: Lovepedal Englishman
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Vox AC15/30 emulator doncha know

Name: Foggy Twin
Effect: Dual Distortion
Based on: EHX Op Amp Big Muff Pi
PCB Source: JP
Notes: 4 clipping options, great tones

Name: The Hive
Effect: Overdrive
Based on: Mad Professor Sweet Honey
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Bright with the sweetest sting

Name: 3 Band Rat
Effect: Overdrive / fuzz
Based on: Pro-Co Rat
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Everything I could want from a rat

Name: ODD Overdrive
Effect: Overdrive
Based on: DOD Distortion+OD250
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Has to be done, a great overdrive

Name: Clone Bender
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: Sola Sound Tone Bender MkIII
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Classic 60's creamy fuzz

Name: Dr Boogie
Effect: Distortion
Based on: Doc Boogie
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Emulates a Mesa Dual Rectifier head, I'll take their word for it.

Name: Rat 81
Effect: Overdrive/Distortion
Based on: 1981 Inventions DRV
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Moded Whiteface Rat, love rats

Name: Bittern Fuzz
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: Anasounds Bitoun Fuzz
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Fuzz Face into a Shin-ei Super Fuzz

Name: Gunshot
Effect: Overdrive
Based on: Thorpy Gunshot
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Tonal Pulp Fiction perfection

Name: Death Rat Mini
Effect: Octave Fuzz
Based on: Sunn O))) Life Pedal
PCB Source: FD
Notes: A nasty, cutting, filthy feckin' fuzz

Name: Not Clear ! Knot
Effect: Tape machine delay simulator
Based on: Clarinot
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Slight vibrato to totally weird

Name: Supa-J Fuzz
Effect: Overdrive
Based on: Fuzz / Distortion
PCB Source: FD
Notes: 1970 Jen Fuzz / Marshall Supa Fuzz

Name: Erase-Record-Play Tape Delay
Effect: 4 head delay
Based on: No specific marketed pedal
PCB Source: JP
Notes: A great sounding analog delay. A complex build, a job to fit it all in the box. Did it!

Name: Bad Mofo
Effect: Bass distortion /fuzz
Based on: Ezekiel 25-17
PCB Source: FD
Notes: I've built two of these for bass players

Name: Granny's Fuzzy Box
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: FuzzHugger Doom Bloom fuzz
PCB Source: JP
Notes: "Oh my lordy levels of fuzz!"

Name: Granny's Fuzzy Box
Alternative fuzzier graphics

Name: Lunar Shot Tremolo
Effect: Optical Tremolo
Based on: Shoot the Moon Tremolo
PCB Source: FD
Notes: Trems? Love 'em!

Name: Ghoster
Effect: Sweepable-Mids EQ
Based on: JHS Haunting Mids
PCB Source: Music Circuits
Notes: Used as a mids boost

Name: Mammoth Fuzz
Effect: Fuzz
Based on: ZVEX Woolly Mammoth
PCB Source: Bitsbox
Notes: Ear-splitting fuzz

Name: Magna Vibes
Effect: Magnatone Vibrato
Based on: Bigfoot Magnavibe
PCB Source: JP
Notes: Simply lovely vibey tones