New Releases, 11/26/2021

Six new BOSS® circuits releasing today, and new JFETs to match

Today we’re releasing six new projects, all based on BOSS® classics. Four of them are circuits that no one else has done in PCB form before. The original timing would have been legendary: National Boss’s Day was October …

CMOS mayhem: two new traces and eight new projects

There’s a theme going today: six of the eight new projects use overdriven CMOS inverters for clipping. We’ve got classics like the Hot Tubes and Red Llama alongside modern interpretations like the Darkglass Microtubes B3K and the Mad …

Tracing Journal: Darkglass® Duality Dual Fuzz Engine

Here’s an interesting one. The Darkglass® Duality is an all-original bass drive circuit that features two parallel fuzz paths that can be blended together in any ratio. Here’s a demo video showing what it can do. The first …

Tracing Journal: Catalinbread® Supercharged Overdrive

We’ve traced a whole bunch of Catalinbread pedals, and we’ve still got a few more on the way. The Supercharged Overdrive is an earlier design from their first few years as a company, predating their “Foundation” series of …

Eight new projects releasing today, plus two new tracing journals

We’re releasing eight new projects today. Four of them are brand new, while the others are updates of existing projects. Along with these releases, we’ve got two new tracing journals for you. The first new trace will no …

Tracing Journal: Nordland ODR-C Custom Overdrive

The gear community is not known for restraint when hyping cool pedals. But you don’t have to be part of the DIY pedal scene for long before you start to understand that very few of the drive-of-the-day pedals …

Tracing Journal: Xotic BB Preamp (five variants)

Some companies like to keep their product line as small as possible so customers don’t get choice paralysis. Xotic is not one of those companies. Think you might want a BB Preamp? Well, a few minutes of research …

Intersound IVP Preamp releasing today

Another big one today! It hasn’t even been a month since we released the Lovetone projects—but they sold out in four days, so you can imagine that provided a bit of motivation to follow up with something equally …

New projects: Hypercube, Epsilon, and Gaia Mk. I

A few new circuits dropping today going into the USA Memorial Day weekend. Hypercube: BOSS FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz First up: the BOSS® FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz. This is a beast of a circuit, definitely the highest part count of …

Tracing Journal: Catalinbread® CB30

The Catalinbread CB30 was first released in the summer of 2011 as their Foundation-series take on the Vox AC30. The tireless heroes at Freestompboxes traced it within a few weeks of release, with extensive photos detailing the process. …

Tracing Journal: Catalinbread Karma Suture (Germanium & Silicon)

The Karma Suture is Catalinbread’s take on the Interfax Harmonic Percolator, a unique and extremely rare fuzz/drive from the early 1970s. As with most of their pedals, they don’t settle for straight clones, instead using classic circuits as …