welcome to Apocalypse Audio, your haven for DIY guitar effects in the end times. so, start prayin to the fuzz gods, savin up those parts, and remember, when the big one goes off- keep your transistors shielded from those pesky electromagnetic pulses!



i thought i'd take a little time to show you guys how i build my prototypes. this is a new fuzz i've been working on that is a kind of cross between the fuzz face and the fuzzrite. usually when i build up a proto for the first time, i'll just grab a piece of vero and start populating, and that's what i did here. i'll try to cut a piece of vero that looks like it's got plenty of room, but this time i think i just made it.;) the boxes that i usually use are these computer switching boxes that i bought on ebay for super cheap. i think i got 8 of them for 15 bucks or so. sometimes i'll stip the paint off with acetone, leaving the box sit in the chemicals for days. what ends up happening is a really cool weathered and corroded finish that lightly rusts and changes with age. i really like the look of it. the pots i've been using are these used mil spec Allen-Bradleys that you can get on line for a buck a piece. i'll spray clean and lube them up to try and bring some life back into them if they need it. knobs will be whatever i've got lying around. many times my pots and knobs don't match, but i don't really care, it's just for me to use. i've got a number of pedals that i've made up for myself like this. usually i'll etch a pcb and put it in a nice box from PE.com if i am happy with the sound. hopefully this helped some of you out there with building your proto effects!

I put this guy through hs paces the other day with great results! I'll post a full write up soon.


  1. marmora23.2.11

    Looks good. I've built a few in those with the controls on the front as a tabletop/amptop device.
    Great deal on those enclosures, I don't think I've ever found any that cheap.
    PE.com = Pedal Enclosures?

  2. thanks! yes, pedalenclosures.com. they always seem to have the best prepainted boxes in the larger sizes that I like. and yes it was a great deal on those boxes. you can usually find them for cheap in eBay, as they are the kind of thing that get phased out as people upgrade or go more "in the box" with their setups.

  3. you know, i just realized i order boxes from pedal parts plus!! doh. :?)