This is a pre-assembled jfet buffer. It has a clean, transparent sound and can be used in numerous ways on your pedalboard or even used to mod existing effect pedals. As can be seen in the photo, the board is not much larger than a postage stamp.
I often read posts on the pedal forums that claim that guitar effects circuits cannot be patented. The truth is that they certainly can, and many patents have been issued in the past, including those for the design of the Cry Baby wah, Univibe, Mutron Envelope Filter and the Pignose amp.
Tom Scholz from Boston, who created the Rockman line of effects, held a number of patents on circuit design for his electronics. Fender has a number of patents for circuits in their amps. Even vacuum tube circuits are still being patented.
I’ve made a page with links to over 50 audio related patents. Enjoy!
These are pc boards with all parts installed. No worries about hard-to-find through-hole mosfets or other parts. Small enough to fit in a 1590A aluminum box. This is the classic AMZ booster circuit and complete assembly instructions are sent to all purchasers of the modules. (Fairchild BS-170 transistors used on module.)
Modules are now available for purchase.
Pre-assembled Mini-Boosters now available for purchase.
These are pc boards with all parts installed. No worries about hard-to-find jfets or other parts. Small enough to fit in a 1590A aluminum box. This is the classic mini-booster circuit and complete assembly instructions are sent to all purchasers of the modules. (Fairchild J201 transistors used on module.)
New Pedal Day! Jamming on my Oxblood Overdrive while wearing my Keeley Electronics t-shirt:
Update: Also got some props on RK’s web page for the new Oxblood Overdrive
I launched the first web page in August 1995 when the first AOL members web storage spaces became available. You may have seen the http://members.aol.com/jorman/ web address on a few on my very old schematics. At the time, there were only 23,500 web sites on the entire Internet and there was only one other fx pedal related site called Leper’s Abode, but it was only a collection of a few schematics.
The latest Windows version then in common use was 3.11 though Windows 95 launched later in the month. There were plenty of DOS machines still in use too. It was a much smaller and more limited online world in those early days, and no web stores! You had to get paper catalogs to order from Digikey or Allied Electronics and call them on the phone to place an order — landline phone: most people didn’t have a cell phone as they were very expensive and quite large. They would not fit in your pocket yet.
The muzique.com domain name was registered in March 1999 and I moved the web site from AOL to the new server, where it has been since.
I hosted two fx forums over the years with the last one only shutting down when the free web forum service closed. Around that time, two new effects forums opened, including Ampage (created in 1999) and DIYStompboxes (created in 2001).
I’ll update this with more info as I look through my archives.
3 August 2015
I’ve updated the page of FREE Band Names… check it out if you need a name for your rock-n-roll ensemble!
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Jack Orman has been involved in FX design and construction since the mid-1970s.