Pedal Parts / DIY
¼" Jack - Cliff, Solder Lug, Non-Switched, Plastic Nut
Solder terminals, non-switched. Used in many vintage pedals and amplifiers. For the switched version, see S-H902-X. Features:
- Low-noise Ni-Ag® Alloy Self-Cleaning Contacts for superior performance and reliability
- Tough, molded grade 1 black Nylon body.
- Made in the U.K.
- Supplied with a black nylon hexagonal mounting nut
- Designed to receive both mono and stereo ¼" jack plugs
- Withstand Voltage: 2000VDC Min.
- Maximum Current: 5A
- Temperature Rating: -10°C ~ +70°C
- Life (Minimum): 10,000+ Operations
- Nominal Contact Resistance: < 50 mΩ
Lock Washer - Grounding, for S4 jack socket
EMI / RFI screen (grounding washer) for S2 and S4 Cliff jack sockets. This lock washer is added to S2/S4 Cliff jacks to provide a chassis/shield connection for the connection. Jacks sold separately.
Knob - Brass Insert, Set Screw, Fits ¼” Shafts
Brass inserts for knobs. Fits ¼” potentiometer shafts. Features a slotted set screw. These inserts are a great option for repairing knobs with stripped out set screws or for building DIY knobs using resin molds, 3D printing, or any other method.
Chassis Box - Hammond, 1590J, Diecast, 5.7” x 3.7” x 1.9”Large 5.709” x 3.37” x 1.933” Hammond 1590J enclosures. This enclosure is a great option for dense builds and is a popular choice for vintage style fuzz pedals with plenty of room for point to point wiring.
- Rugged, diecast aluminum alloy (tough yet easy to machine), electronic instrument enclosure.
- Lap joint construction provides protection against access of dust and splashing water. Also provides for improved EMI/RFI shielding.
- Vibra finished for a smooth surface with no sharp edges.
- Four 6-32 x ½" machine screws secure lid - into tapped holes.
- Designed to meet IP54.
- Low side wall draft angle (2 degrees or less) for easy P.C. board mounting.
- Dimensions shown are exterior dimensions.
- Add 0.16" to enclosure depth for lid.
Standoff - M3 Threaded, Adhesive Backing
Adhesive backed standoff with M3 threading. The high-strength adhesive tape allows the standoff to be securely mounted, providing an easy option for mounting PCBs in enclosures. These standoffs use a captive metal nut in a strong nylon plastic base for a durable and lightweight solution.
Resistors - 0.5 Watt, Carbon Composition
Package of 5Carbon composition resistors are made by mixing carbon particles with a binder molded into a cylindrical shaped, and then baked. Resistance decreases as temperature increases. Resistance is more prone to drifting than with other types. Standard 'classic' resistor. Sold in multiples of 5. 10% tolerance.
Transistor - AF101, Telefunken, Germanium, SO-2 glass case, PNP
AF101 PNP germanium transistors made by Telefunken. The AF101 is a PNP transistor recommended for mixer and IF stages and works well in effects that use germanium transistors such as fuzz and boost pedals. This transistor is in a unique SO-2 package and features the long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
Transistor - ASY76, Germanium, TO-5 case, PNP
ASY76 PNP germanium transistors. The ASY76 is a PNP transistor recommended for audio frequency amplifiers and drivers and works well in effects that use germanium transistors such as fuzz and boost pedals. This transistor is in a TO-5 package with long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
Transistor - BC149C, Silicon, Lockfit case, NPN
BC149C NPN transistor in a rare Mullard Lockfit package. The BC149C is the equivalent of a BC109C but in the Lockfit package rather than a TO-18. The BC149C was used in a variety of audio and radio equipment and works well for fuzz and other effects. It can be found in the Brian May treble boost and the Electrolabs Fuzz.
Transistor - BC183A, ITT, General Purpose, TO-92 case, NPN
The BC183A transistors manufactured by ITT. The BC183A is a general purpose NPN transistor in a TO-92 case. It is commonly used in fuzz pedals and has a reputation as a warm sounding silicon transistor for fuzz. A version of the BC183A, the BC183KA can be found in some vintage Fuzz Face pedals.
Transistor - AC162, Siemens, Germanium, TO-1 case, PNP
AC162 PNP germanium transistors made by Siemens. The AC162 is a popular PNP transistor among fuzz builders and is a great option for effects that use germanium transistors. This transistor is in a TO-1 package that is unique to Siemens transistors and features the long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
Transistor - OC84N, Germanium, TO-1 case, PNP
OC84N PNP germanium transistors. The OC84N is a great PNP for fuzz pedals and boost effects. It is the TO-1 version of the OC84 which can be found in many fuzz pedals such as MKII Tonebender and Supa Fuzz clones. This transistor features long leads commonly found on germanium transistors.
Transistor - BC108C, Philips, TO-18 case, NPN
BC108C NPN silicon transistors made by Philips. The BC108C is a popular NPN choice for fuzz pedals and other effects such as vintage silicon Fuzz Face builds and Big Muff clones.
Transistor - BC181, Texas Instruments, TO-92 case, PNP
The BC181 is a general purpose PNP transistor manufactured by Texas Instruments. This low-power PNP bipolar junction transistor is in a TO-92 case.
Parts Kit - Iss 1 Fuzz Pedal, Standard Version, Premium Build
PCB and parts kit for the Iss 1 fuzz built in the style of the standard germanium Fuzz Face. This kit includes all of the resistors, capacitors, and transistors used on the included circuit board. The germanium PNP transistors are not included such that customers can select and test their own.
Tool Set - Rocket Sockets, Pepers’ Pedals, Complete Set
Rocket Sockets by Pepers' Pedals allow for the tightening of various nuts for jacks, potentiometers and switches on guitar effects pedals without scratching the enclosure and damaging the graphics or paint as the typical metal tools will do.
Tool - Better Setter, Pepers’ Pedals, Knob Alignment
The Better Setter tool is essentially a mini set square for control knobs ensuring the knobs are lined up perfectly every time. The U-shaped slot is fitted around the pot shaft and the adjustable straight edge is then aligned and set to the edge of the enclosure. The two white lines on the U-shaped slot can then be used to set the knob to the beginning or end of the pot’s travel. Works best with 7mm bushing potentiometers.
Parts Kit - V828 Italian Fuzz Pedal, PCB Version, Premium Build
PCB and parts kit for the V828 fuzz pedal. This is based on the classic Italian-made V828 Tone Bender. These were also sold under the Jen brand. This kit includes all of the resistors, capacitors, and solder tags used on the included circuit board. The germanium PNP transistors are not included such that customers can select and test their own.
Parts Kit - MKII Fuzz Pedal, Stripboard Professional Version, Premium Build
PCB and parts kit for the MKII fuzz pedal. This is based on the classic stripboard Tone Bender Professional. This stipboard fuzz circuit was also used in some versions of the Supa Fuzz as well as some other fuzz pedals. This kit includes all of the resistors, capacitors used on the included circuit board. The germanium PNP transistors are not included such that customers can select and test their own.
Battery - AA, Carbon Zinc, GP, Greencell, Extra Heavy Duty
Extra heavy duty carbon zinc batteries from GP. The GP Greencell AA is a favorite for fuzz pedals like the FZ-1 / FZ-1A and is the stock battery for many boutique builders such as Pigdog and others. Additionally, these batteries are a great choice for any low current battery powered pedal or other devices.
Knob - Aluminum, Baldwin-Burns Style, Set ScrewSolid aluminum knobs with set screws. These circular knobs are a close match for the classic knobs used on Baldwin-Burns guitars and effects such as the Buzzaround. They feature a solid aluminum construction with a concave top and a vertical knurl for grip. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
- Height: 0.442 in.
- Diameter: 0.722 in.
- Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
Knob - Solid Brass, Vintage "Cupcake" Style, Set ScrewSolid brass knobs with set screws. These circular knobs are a vintage radio style used on many amplifiers such as the Blonde / Brown era of Fender®. They feature a plated brass construction with an infilled indicator line and a vertical knurl for grip. They also feature a counterbore which allows the knobs to hide pot bushings for a clean look. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
- Height: 0.469 in.
- Diameter: 0.787 in.
- Fits ¼" shaft with set screw
Knob - Phenolic, Set Screw, Fairchild Style, Small Pointer, 30mmSmall phenolic pointer knobs with a set screw and brass insert. These distinctive pointers are close matches for the classic knobs used on Fairchild compressors like the 660 / 670. Each pointer features a V-shaped painted inlay indicator. Fits ¼” (6.35mm) pot shafts.
- Grip Diameter: 0.559 in.
- Skirt Diameter: 0.746 in.
- Length: 1.177 in.
- Height: 0.550 in.
Bracket - for PCB mounting, replica of Vintage Fuzz
Mounting bracket for vintage fuzz PCBs. This bracket is an exact replica of the bracket found in the Italian made Vox Tone Bender V828 pedals. The mounting width for the board is 1.35” which fits the P-PC-FUZZ-JEN, P-PC-BEND-MKII-BRN, and any other vintage spacing (0.15”) stripboard. The PCB mounting holes are threaded for M3 screws (sold separately). The two potentiometer holes are spaced 1.95” center to center and fit potentiometers with ⅜” bushings or smaller.