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AMZ is a resource with information about diy guitar effects pedals, stompboxes, audio circuits and tips on how to build them. There are fuzzbox schematics, signal booster projects, audio mixers and much more available free. Take some time to browse the site and discover information that can help you with your next DIY effects pedal project. You might decide to build your own clone of a classic!

AMZ Mini-Booster moduleBrowse the free pedal building info in the Projects section, the Lab Notebook, the Guitar FX blog or many of the links in the left column. Enjoy!

PC Boards are available for purchase for many of my projects, including the AMZ Mosfet Booster, Mini-Booster, SOS overdrive, dpdt relay switch, power supply pcb and more!


Latest posts from the AMZ blog page:

  • Low Input Impedance Fuzz
  • Low input impedance is not really the issue making a fuzz incompatible with a buffer. A fuzz face has a lot of gain.... VERY high. I ...<more>

  • How Charge Pumps Work
  • Charge pumps are fairly simple devices. They involve charging a capacitor to the voltage of the supply, and then stacking it on to ...<more>

  • Bodge wire
  • It looks like the pcb on this Daphon E20CM compressor was supposed to have a square cutout in the top left corner to match the one ...<more>

  • Mini Boards
  • I ordered a selection of prototype mini-boards from Oshpark, including tiny boosters, fuzz, and more. Here is a mini fu ...<more>

  • Compressor Testing
  • I asked the manufacturer of my audio analyzer instrument to modify one of their plugins to be able to measure compression. They did so ...<more>

  • Power Jack Ratings
  • Did you know that DC power jacks have a voltage and current rating, and they may not be as high as you would think? I often buy ...<more>

  • Pickup Simulation
  • A popular article on my web site is the one about pickup simulation, and questions come up several times every year about the tran ...<more>

  • Inside Ge Transistors
  • The inside of germanium transistors can be interesting due to the differences in how they may be constructed. The Ge transistor p ...<more>


Some of the projects that can be made with the AMZ pc boards:

  • Jfet mu-follower boost
  • Mosfet booster pedal
  • Guitar Direct Box
  • Dual Output Booster
  • Boost and Buffer
  • Dual Buffer
  • Re-amplifying Interface
  • Silicon Transistor Booster
  • AMZ Muffer
  • AMZ Muffmaster
  • A Dirty Boost
  • AC128 Germanium Transistor Booster
  • PNP Rangemaster-type Treble Booster
  • Germanium Transistor Buffer
  • Jfet Transistor Booster
  • Jfet Transistor Buffer/Line Driver
  • Mosfet Transistor Booster (not the AMZ Mosfet Booster)
  • Mosfet Buffer
  • Power Supply Filter
  • 9v-to-18v charge pump
  • True Bypass Relay System
  • and more!

NOS AC128 transistor GERMANIUM TRANSISTORS: I have plenty of the 2N1309 and 2N404 germanium transistors, fully tested and guaranteed. They work great in fuzz or booster circuits. Order a pair before they are gone.


 
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•   The Case Against True Bypass?
•   Is it Legal to Clone?
•   How to wire a DPDT Switch
•   Fretboard Care
•   My Homebuilt AX84 Amp
•   Free Soundcard Oscilloscopes!
•   How to Solder
•   Dr. Quack, Mosfet Boost, Mini-Booster and more!
•   Capacitor FAQ
•   Info About Copyrights
•   AMZ Sitemap

Update - Read about the history of the AMZ Mini-Booster circuit, its origins, and pre-Internet status.

NEW ARTICLES! Bypassing the BMP tone control is a new article in the Lab Notebook section of the site. The Double Tone Control, Tone Clippers and the basics of Pedal Impedance are also recent additions.

The Mosfet Booster, Mini-Booster, Overdrive Pro, Shaka 5 and other complete, ready-to-build guitar effects are located on the AMZ Projects page. Top quality and Excellent sound is Guaranteed. Build one today!

Is it Okay to Clone? Get the info about circuit cloning and copycat pedals!

The Q&D Compressor articles are still available here but the SSM2166 chips are sold out.

The previous AMZ home page is still available as it contained a few links not on this revised version.


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