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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:

  • Good Free Band Names
  • Okay, maybe "good" is subjective, but they are FREE! I have updated the band names page for the second time for 2017. Ch ...<more>

  • Guitar Effects Explained
  •                    More than ever before, guitar players are using effects pedals to ...<more>

  • Modeling the Stringz-n-Thingz Synth
  • I bought the Native Instruments Kontakt sampler a while back (when it was on sale) as I wanted to use it as a multi-functional instrume ...<more>

  • Why Bypass Switches Pop
  • Why Bypass Switches Pop: updated to dispel the myth of static electricity. Lab Notebook: Why Bypass Switches Pop ...<more>

  • Emitter Follower Clipping
  • Electronic Design magazine has an interesting article on clipping caused by simple transistor buffers: http://www.electronicdesign.c ...<more>

  • Mod Box Distortion
  • I found this old distortion project while searching through a magazine archive. Back in the late 1990s, Thomas Henry and I collabo ...<more>

  • Boss SD1 More Mids
  • This is the basic tone control section of the classic Boss SD-1 distortion pedal. I got interested in the tone section when I was ...<more>

  • SD-1 vs. TS-808 Response
  • After reading a recent forum post, I got interested in the basic frequency response of the SD-1 compared to the classic TS-808. I ...<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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•   How to Solder
•   Dr. Quack, Mosfet Boost, Mini-Booster and more!
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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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AMZ Big Muff and Rat ebook
A Close Look at The Big Muff and Proco Rat
by Jack Orman
Our Price: $7.00
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. 14 pages (Nov 2001) - sent via email!
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Big Muff Pi Distortion

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AMZ mini-booster schematics
Analog Music Projects v1.1; Mini-booster Issue

by Jack Orman
Our Price: $12.00
Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours. 20 pages (Feb 2001)


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