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Steben

Fat Germs FUZZ sound clips retro
« on: January 02, 2018, 05:30:15 AM »

"Master we foundz it the way to Mordor!" as Gollem spoke.
Fat Germs circuit I made in another galaxy far far away. Anyone here remembers?
I dug up some soundclips of the bastard I made ages ago (don't mind the playing).
Mind you it was a Cort HSS strat into fat germs circuit, into cheapo solid state Park 5Watt 8 inch speaker amp.  It was recorded by mike on computer.
I thought it was astonishing a couple of germs and a cheapo sound box could make this sound.

http://www.angelfire.com/droid/burvenich/humbucker_100_.mp3
http://www.angelfire.com/droid/burvenich/hey_joe.mp3


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iainpunk

Re: Fat Germs FUZZ sound clips retro
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2018, 08:38:22 AM »
Sounds good man, especially that hey joe sound. What tranny's did you use?
I think i might try the circuit out when im finished with my valve crasher (modded to within an inch of its life valvecaster)
If we don't study the mistakes of the future, we're bound to repeat them for the first time.
-Ken M

Steben

Re: Fat Germs FUZZ sound clips retro
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2018, 08:55:09 AM »
Sounds good man, especially that hey joe sound. What tranny's did you use?
I think i might try the circuit out when im finished with my valve crasher (modded to within an inch of its life valvecaster)

AC128 ( I used PNP in mine, - supply and switched polarity of caps)
remember those 25k's are trimpots..... you should get 6-7 Volts at the Q1's collector as in a rangemaster and trim Q2 by ear.
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mac

Re: Fat Germs FUZZ sound clips retro
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2018, 12:21:34 PM »
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Fat Germs circuit I made in another galaxy far far away. Anyone here remembers?

Yes, I remember. I like it very much.
As you push the collectors higher you get wierd tones.
With some tweaks it works with silicons too.

mac

Steben

Re: Fat Germs FUZZ sound clips retro
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2018, 01:27:46 PM »
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Fat Germs circuit I made in another galaxy far far away. Anyone here remembers?

Yes, I remember. I like it very much.
As you push the collectors higher you get wierd tones.
With some tweaks it works with silicons too.

mac

Actually I never tried it with silicon, but it should work yes. More gain and edgy I suppose?
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mac

Re: Fat Germs FUZZ sound clips retro
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 06:02:14 PM »
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Actually I never tried it with silicon, but it should work yes. More gain and edgy I suppose?

I tried it with MPSA42, or 2SC1213?, hfe~130-150, which I always use to siliconize germ circuits.
Just more edgy.

mac