As a start to this pedal business, we figured a nice fuzz box would do. After all, fuzz is one of the most common trip hazards. Just ask anyone with a cat.
The Trip Hazard 1 features an NTE109 germanium diode paired with a 1N914 silicon diode in the opposing direction. Clipping occurs on the top and the bottom of the waveform but with a slight asymmetry, due to the different diodes. So the sound is rich and full.
The Trip Hazard 1 can be powered by 9v battery or with a standard center pin-negative 9v DC power supply. A red LED will light up when the effect is engaged. The stomp switch is a 3PDT true bypass.