The simplest guitar pedal circuit ever


This is the first pedal I ever made. It's the perfect place to start - the circuit has just five components: a transistor, a diode, a resistor and two capacitors. Even a gumby like me can manage it. Search for 'bazz fuss' and you'll find it.

What does it sound like? Here's a track I recorded for my young bass students at the local primary school.

The signal chain: