the dba fuzz war got re'd a ways back on freestomp, and some requested a vero layout for it. since i've been trying my hand at the strip layouts lately i thought i'd give it a shot. it's a pretty cool sounding fuzz from the clips that i've heard, extremely thick and nasty. the internal drive control was brought outboard for an extra control, and i added some power filtering as well as deleting some components that weren't being used. you can check out the thread on this unorthodox fuzz design HERE.
the main gain stages in the fuzz war use transistors that are reversed in orientation from the way they would normally be. by placing them backwards, you can take advantage of what is called the reverse beta of the transistor. this is basically how much gain a particular tranny has when it is reversed. check out more in jack orman's article HERE.