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mudbunny
FX TYPE: DISTORTION

OpenEndedBigMuff

PCBartworkm2011madbeanpedals
Releasedate:01.05.11

TheMudbunnyisanopenendedprojectinwhichyoucancreatenumerousversionsofthehugely
popularElectroHarmonixBigMuff.TheBigMuffisastapleofmodernrockandhasbeenused
andpopularizedbyinnumerableplayersinthelastthreedecades.Acomponentslisthasbeen
includedbelowcoveringsomeofthemanyvariationsofthiseffect.Ablankcomponentslisthasalso
beenincludedforyoutofillinyourownvalues,shouldyouwanttocreateauniquevariationofyour
own.
TheMudbunnyalsoincludestheJackOrmanPresenceControl(labeledMID).Thismodallows
youtoaltertherangeoftheTONEcontroltocreatefrequencysweepsnotofferedinthetraditional
BigMuff.ByusingtheMIDcontrolontheMudbunny,youcancreateflattenedorboosted
frequencycurveswiththeturnofapot!ThismodcanbeaddedtoanyexistingBigMuffvariation.
Thecontrolsareasfollows
SUS:Theoverallgainoftheeffect.
TONE:Acombinationofhighandlowpassfilterswiththeturnofapot.
MID:TheJackOrmanPresenceControl.Atypicalvalueforthispotis25kB,althoughhigherand
lowervalueswillwork,too.
VOL:Theoveralloutput.

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PanasonicECQB/VfilmcapsorTopmayboxcaps
CarbonfilmResistors1/4Wand/ormetalfilmresistors1/4W
16velectrolyticradialcaps
Ceramic/SilverMicacaps(forpFvalues)
16mmAlphaPots

Notes

IfyouwishtoexcludethePresenceControl,simplyleavethepotoffandjumperpads
3&1ontheboardwheretheMIDcontrolislocated.ThiswillconnectR18directlyto
ground.

TherearemanytransistorsyoucanuseintheMudbunny.Alternativestothe2n5088
includeBC549C,BC550,BC182L,2n5089,andMPSA18,aswellasmanymore.Using
differenttransistorswillcreateuniquevariationsintone.Becarefultousethecorrect
pinouts,however.Sometransistors,suchastheBC549Cwillneedtoberotated180
fromthesilkscreendrawingonthePCBduetoitsreversedpinout.Alwayscheckthe
appropriatedatasheetforyourtransistorBEFOREsoldering.

Youcanalsocreateuniquetonesbyusingdifferentdiodesinplaceofthe1n914(orthe
equivalent1n4148).Differentdiodessuchasgermanium,LED,andmosfets(wiredas
diodes)offertheopportunitytocustomizetheMudbunnytoyourpersonaltaste.Typical
alternativesinclude1n34a,1n270,BAT41,redorgreendiffused3mmor5mmLEDs,
and2n7000mosfets.

UsinggermaniumdiodesintheD3/D4positionwillsometimescreateaverylightoctave
effect.IfyouusethemforbothD1/D2andD3/D4youmaygetaslightbloominthe
notedecay(aVERYCOOLeffect).Ifusingamosfetforclipping,simplysolderthegate
anddrainpinstogetheroneachmosfetandusethetwoleads(sourceandgate/drain)
asthediodeinabacktobackconfigurationontheD1/D2and/orD3/D4positions.

Youcansockettheclippingdiodes(D1D4)toallowyoutoswitchoutdifferenttypes
atanytime.Alternatively,youcoulduseeitheranSPDTorDPDTwiredineitherspotto
allowyoutoswitchbetweendifferentdiodetypesonthefly.

Oneusefulwaytodevelopyourownvariation(insteadofbreadboarding)istousea
PCBasadevelopmentboard.BysocketingmostofthepadsonthePCByoucaneasily
swapoutdifferentvaluesandcomponenttypestogaugechangesintone.Youcould
alsousepinheadersforthepotstoeasilyswitchoutdifferentvaluesforthem.
Experimentationisthekeyhere,andthisisaneasywaytousetheMudbunnyasa
learningtool.

fabbed Version

NOTE
Thereisasmallmanufacturingareaonthesilkscreenof
theMudbunnyPCBs.C10andR24wereoverwrittenwith
valuesontopofthecomponentnamelayer.Pleaserefer
totheimageabovewherethesetwoareasarenotated.

Triangle
Resistors
R1
1M
R2
3K3
R3
82K
R4
390K
R5
820R
R6
22K
R7
1K
R8
8K2
R9
omit
R10
390K
R11
150R
R12
12K
R13
8K2
R14
82K
R15
390K
R16
820R
R17
22K
R18
39K
R19
39K
R20
390K
R21
100K
R22
12K
R23
2K7
R24
100R

C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
C10
C11
C12
C13
C14
C15

Caps
100n
omit
100n
100n
560p
50n
100n
560p
50n
4n
10n
100n
100n
100uF
100n

Diodes
D1D4
1n914
D5
1N4001
Transistors
Q1
2n5088
Pots
SUS
100kB
TONE
100kB
VOL
100kA
MID
jumper

Violet Ram's Head


Resistors
R1
1M
R2
39K
R3
100K
R4
470K
R5
100R
R6
15K
R7
1K
R8
8K2
R9
100K
R10
470K
R11
100R
R12
10K
R13
8K2
R14
100K
R15
470K
R16
100R
R17
15K
R18
39K
R19
39K
R20
390K
R21
100K
R22
10K
R23
2K7
R24
100R

C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
C10
C11
C12
C13
C14
C15

Caps
100n
470p
100n
100n
470p
100n
100n
470p
100n
4n
10n
100n
100n
100uF
100n

Diodes
D1D4
1n914
D5
1N4001
Transistors
Q1
2n5088
Pots
SUS
100kB
TONE
100kB
VOL
100kA
MID
jumper

Green Russian
Resistors
R1
1M
R2
39K
R3
100K
R4
470K
R5
390R
R6
12K
R7
1K
R8
10K
R9
100K
R10
470K
R11
390R
R12
12K
R13
10K
R14
100K
R15
470K
R16
390R
R17
12K
R18
22K
R19
20K
R20
470K
R21
100K
R22
10K
R23
2K
R24
100R

C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
C10
C11
C12
C13
C14
C15

Caps
100n
470p
100n
100n
470p
47n
100n
470p
47n
3n9
10n
100n
100n
100uF
100n

Diodes
D1D4
1n914
D5
1N4001
Transistors
Q1
2n5088
Pots
SUS
100kB
TONE
100kB
VOL
100kA
MID
jumper

Civil War
Resistors
R1
1M
R2
39K
R3
100K
R4
470K
R5
390R
R6
12K
R7
1K
R8
10K
R9
100K
R10
470K
R11
390R
R12
12K
R13
10K
R14
100K
R15
470K
R16
390R
R17
12K
R18
22K
R19
20K
R20
470K
R21
100K
R22
10K
R23
2K7
R24
100R

C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
C10
C11
C12
C13
C14
C15

Caps
100n
430p
100n
100n
430p
47n
100n
430p
47n
3n9
10n
100n
100n
100uF
100n

Diodes
D1D4
1n914
D5
1N4001
Transistors
Q1
2n5088
Pots
SUS
100kB
TONE
100kB
VOL
100kA
MID
jumper

Mayo
Resistors
R1
1M
R2
33k
R3
100k
R4
470k
R5
100R
R6
18k
R7
820R
R8
8k2
R9
100k
R10
470k
R11
100R
R12
10k
R13
8k2
R14
100k
R15
470k
R16
100R
R17
18k
R18
33k
R19
33k
R20
390k
R21
100k
R22
10k
R23
2k7
R24
100R

C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
C10
C11
C12
C13
C14
C15

Caps
100n
500pF
100n
100n
500pF
100n
100n
500pF
100n
4n
10n
100n
100n
100uF
100n

Diodes
D1D4
1n914
D5
1N4001
Transistors
Q1
BC550
Pots
SUS
100kB
TONE
100kB
VOL
100kA
MID
jumper

Creamy Dreamer
Resistors
R1
1M
R2
33k
R3
82k
R4
470k
R5
jumper
R6
22k
R7
1k
R8
15k
R9
82k
R10
470k
R11
jumper
R12
22k
R13
15k
R14
82k
R15
470k
R16
jumper
R17
22k
R18
39k
R19
39k
R20
470k
R21
100k
R22
22k
R23
390R
R24
100R

C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
C10
C11
C12
C13
C14
C15

Caps
100n
560pF
100n
100n
560pF
50n
100n
560pF
50n
4n
10n
100n
100n
100uF
100n

Diodes
D1D4
1n914
D5
1N4001
Transistors
Q1
2n5088
Pots
SUS
100kB
TONE
100kB
VOL
100kA
MID
jumper

Resistors
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
R7
R8
R9
R10
R11
R12
R13
R14
R15
R16
R17
R18
R19
R20
R21
R22
R23
R24

Resistors
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
R6
R7
R8
R9
R10
R11
R12
R13
R14
R15
R16
R17
R18
R19
R20
R21
R22
R23
R24

Caps

Diodes
D1D4
D5
Transistors
Q1
Pots
SUS
TONE
VOL
MID

Caps

Diodes
D1D4
D5
Transistors
Q1
Pots
SUS
TONE
VOL
MID

C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
C10
C11
C12
C13
C14
C15

C1
C2
C3
C4
C5
C6
C7
C8
C9
C10
C11
C12
C13
C14
C15

Wiring guide for fabbed Version

Single Sided Version For Etching


ThisPCBdoesnotincludethePresenceControlmod.
08.03.11TransistorsshownwithBC549Cpinout.

2.09Wx1.77H(includingborders)

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3knob
1590BBLayout
4.64Wx6.69H

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4knob
1590BBLayout
4.64Wx6.69H

ThisproductisintendedforDIYuseonly.Commercialuse,includingthesaleofPCBs,
kitsorpedalsutilizingthisinformation,isstrictlyprohibited.

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