After working on tube amps (with mixed results
) and doing little builds here and there, I just started breadboarding again.
My plans are to get back experimenting with bbds, but I decided to start from simple things before attempting more ambitious projects.
Yesterday night I could not sleep and, thinking about future diy guitar electronic plans, I started to wonder if anybody ever tried a bazz fuss circuit with op amps... then I decided to wake up and give it a try.
It worked at first try - but -I only tried a UA741 single chip. I also got some TL071 to try out.
It's the same parts count as the bazz fuss! And it sounds good (a lot of things to tweak, of course)
You can also bias pin 3 of the IC at 1/2 supply power (tried resistors from 33K to 2,2M) and it works, of course, with more output and a different sound; I have to experiment a little, but it can be a nice way to control the bass content. Without biasing it gets a little bit less fat and more overdrivey than fuzzy... like 'em both.
I tried 1n34a germanium diode (little volume and little distortion), a couple of different leds (nice), but the plain old 1n4148 was just perfect; A couple of back to back diodes was not so interesting to me...
Have fun on your breadboard mates.