I will be making my own guitar pedal based on the Zvex Fuzz Factory https://www.zvex.com/products/fuzz-facto…). The Fuzz Factory is a fuzzbox, which is used to make a distorted, fuzzy effect to the signal from an electric guitar. The pedal provides a type of distortion by clipping the clean signal, adding various overtones and sustain.
I play guitar in my spare time and record my own music. However, I’ve never actually purchased actual guitar pedal hardware, so I thought it would be fun and practical to build my own! In addition, along the way I’ll learn what’s going on under the hood in pedals that make a “fuzzy” effect. It definitely helps that the Fuzz Factory schematic is readily available online and seems to be the perfect scope for a final project.
I found a sample schematic of the Fuzz Factory:
Another representation that’s a bit more pictorial:
With these as guidelines, I will construct / solder up the circuit and place it within an enclosure, just like a commercial pedal!