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The Great PCB

THE GREAT PCB HAS MOVED...

Thegreatpcb is now tonepad.com.

Complete guitar effect projects.

When I first looked on the internet for schematics of guitar effect pedals (about 6 years ago) I didn't find any PCB layouts for them, so I had to learn how to make them myself.
This is my contribution to the guitar effect building comunity.

Last Update: January 29, 2002
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Greetings

In this web site you will find neatly designed PCB layouts.

One of my main objectives was to have the PCB fit inside a Hammond 1590B size box, so the PCB couldn't be wider than 2.1". All boards except Smallstone (wich is 2.1") are 2.0" wide.

Another objective was to be able to use as little wire as possible, and this shows in the position of the control potentiometers and the pads for input and output, as well as the location of +v and ground. You can also mount the potentiometers in the pcb (when there are only 2 knobs), designed to acomodate standard 16 mm pots.

The last objective was to make the copper traces and the pads as wide as possible for easier etching.

With all this in mind and some intuition I was able to come up with the designs posted here.

Enjoy,
FP

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You can now buy fully tested, drilled and ready to populate PC boards of my designs.

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for details on the great deals for Great PCBs!

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August 7, 2001:
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August 6, 2001:
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August 5, 2001:
Added feedback page.

July 31, 2001:
Pictures page updated.
Added a few pictures.

July 30, 2001:
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July 29, 2001:
Changed the url to http://f-pea.tripod.com/thegreatpcb/
Thanks for the info Rob Strand!

July 28, 2001:
Home page updated.
Removed projects from main page.
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July 27, 2001:
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