I’m excited to share news about my stompbox design, Half Wave Fuzz. It is a similar design to the Depletor standalone effect, using a discrete transistor for shaping the sound. I also decided to include a preamplifier stage using the TL062 JFET input opamp, to boost and preserve tone before any further treatments in the circuit. The effect produces a very classic sounding fuzz across the entire range of the electric guitar that definitely stands on its own without any compression or further boosting. It has a single potentiometer for drive control, affecting the initial gain stage. This adds more or less grit to the overall tone.