The Bacon Boost - Schematics and Infos



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The Bacon Boost - Schematics and Infos

Postby Schlatte » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:12 am

Hi all!
First off, the Bacon Boost! :joy:

It's a simple one-transistor boost with adjustable gain and switchable clipping stage, to get distortion/fuzz going! I has huge output and can drive almost anything into saturation. Due to its simplicity and low parts count, it can be built on perfboard or even point-to-point in a small 1590A sized enclosure.

Schematic:
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I just pictured the signal flow, the 3PDT switch or input/output jacks are not pictured for better readability.

Suggestions for tinkering/improvements:
-) Try different transistors! Lower gain, higher gain, whatever you have!
-) Try different clipping diodes! Silicon, Schottky, LEDs in different colors, asymmetrical, etc.
-) Replace the SPDT switch with a 3-position On-Off-On switch to get different clipping settings in! You could then switch between no clipping and two diode combination of your choice!

The schematic drawing can be downloaded as a pdf from my Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JuT_TfnYy5uXVPb-uqkZuwehWYHpEId5/view?usp=sharing

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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Re: The Bacon Boost - Schematics and Infos

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:01 am

I sent one of these away and I still occasionally miss it. The sound of this maxed out is :joy: :joy: :joy: :joy:

Might try to build :thumb:
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Re: The Bacon Boost - Schematics and Infos

Postby Schlatte » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:35 pm

coldbrightsunlight wrote:I sent one of these away and I still occasionally miss it. The sound of this maxed out is :joy: :joy: :joy: :joy:

Might try to build :thumb:


Do it! It's fun and easy to build! :!!!:
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Re: The Bacon Boost - Schematics and Infos

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:37 am

Yeah it does look easy enough even I might have a chance... And I think I have all those parts.
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