Imagine you are playing an instrument, a guitar. Sometimes you want a strange sound from a normal. Use these ideas of fuzz box circuits and fader controller.
You may change the mood of your guitar playing. Let’s change the boring time with your own creations.
I am going to show you 3 circuits below:
1# Simple Guitar fuzz box circuit
If you have little time and are learning electronics about op-amp circuits, this is a good option.
How this circuit works
See in the circuit below. This circuit we use IC-741 op-amp. Normally use a Dual power supply(+/- ground). But, this circuit uses a single power supply to easy to operate.
Figure 1 is a schematic of this project.
The input signal is fed to C1 to pin 3 of IC1. Which this has gain equals the value of (VR1+R2+R3)/R2. And the gain change from 6 to 92, depending on the adjusting VR1.
However, the output voltage is less than 600mV. Since connecting both diode D1-D2 in the feedback circuit. And connecting a signal attenuation circuit by R6, R7.
Therefore, the signal output from the IC was down to only 150mV.
How to build
In the building circuit, we can use a perforated board or a normal PCB as Figure 2.
It is an actual-size of the single-sided copper PCB layout.
Figure 2 the copper layout
And assemble parts on PCB as Figure 3
Figure 3 the component layout
For switch-S1 is available to choose. Will continue to play with the direct signal or the signal through the circuit.
Parts you will need
IC1: LM741, single op-amp or LF351 (Better low noise FET op-amp).
D1, D2: 1N4148
R1: 100K Resistors 0.25W
R2: 1.2K Resistors 0.25W
R3, R4, R5: 10K Resistors 0.25W
R6: 3.3K Resistors 0.25W
R7: 1K Resistors 0.25W
C1, C3: 0.1uF(104) 50V Ceramic or Mylar capacitors
C2: 10uF 16V or 10/16V Electrolytic capacitors
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2# Fuzz pedal schematic
This is Fuzz audio converter circuit. It uses two diodes as a feedback circuit of OP-AMP IC, LM324.
Also, this can make a musical sound that has unusual characteristics. And it will limit output voltage, give a hand net between 0.7Vp-p waves square signal.
Which this result will proportionate big compose harmonic be the odd number. It resembles the sound of a donkey.
The VR1-resistor is used to adjust the depth of fuzzy audio. It will use fine the level top waves slitting goes up. And the VR2-resistor adjusts the intensity of the output signal.
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3# Signal Automatic Fader using LF351
This is a Control signal Automatic Fader circuit. It helps to adjust the decorate or control sound signal highly or low as you want.
In the model the automatic convenient for the system electricity guitar, Audio sound operation.
Look in the circuit below. It uses the FET as a preamplifier. Then, it has the high-frequency op-amp, in low noise FET model, LF351.
Which it has disturbed lower. The S1 for adjusting the pitch High or Low get, and have decorates the pitch done to a turn VR1, VR2.
You can the detail adds in the circuit.
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