Author Topic: X FUZZ  (Read 131624 times)

pappasmurfsharem

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #140 on: May 12, 2014, 12:27:43 PM »
after messing around with the X ROCK again, ive settled with the last schemo above...its  a good all rounder. 8)

i had some interesting sounds with moving the 'starve' Q2 pot to the before the led diodes instead, and it was better volume matching wise to when full anti clockwise etc..

but really the sucky strainy synthy sounds were better where it was...so i'll stick with that.

as for switching between X ROCK /X FUZZ i think i'll just build them seperately in the end...

now i have the X ROCK sorted, i'll pop back to the XFUZZ and tweak that again....


finally found my 2N5088s and breaded your last posted schem above minus the recovery stage after the SWTC. Definitely sounded like it should.

It sounded great through my fender combo.
Not so great through my mesa half-stack.

Through the halfstack it became fairly thin sounding, Up'd the input cap from 4N7 to 68N but it turned it into a decent sounding FUZZ. I'll need to play with it on the Breadboard some more.
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deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #141 on: May 12, 2014, 12:39:19 PM »
cool , glad your tinkering with it and getting better results.. :icon_cool:
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pappasmurfsharem

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #142 on: May 12, 2014, 12:44:50 PM »
cool , glad your tinkering with it and getting better results.. :icon_cool:

Yeah I need to try and find a happy medium to get good lowend on both my amps without the circuit getting into fuzz territory. I think it's just a result of the combo having perceivably more lowend than Mesa.
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deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #143 on: May 12, 2014, 12:47:52 PM »
yeah i hear ya, my marshall combo is quite fat sounding anyway...
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pappasmurfsharem

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #144 on: May 12, 2014, 01:03:51 PM »
yeah i hear ya, my marshall combo is quite fat sounding anyway...

I wonder if 68N is just to much I'll have to try and slap in various values.
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deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #145 on: May 21, 2014, 09:50:14 AM »
i decided to do a full demo of the 'X ROCK' FUZZ..its really quite versatile... 8)

tweaking the Q2 pot..

guitar-breadboard-DI box-mixer.






« Last Edit: May 21, 2014, 09:52:09 AM by deadastronaut »
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Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #146 on: May 21, 2014, 02:30:47 PM »
Rob...amazing, as always!
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kingswayguitar

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #147 on: May 22, 2014, 02:32:33 AM »
yeah baby


Elijah-Baley

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #148 on: May 22, 2014, 05:01:28 AM »
i decided to do a full demo of the 'X ROCK' FUZZ..its really quite versatile... 8)

Forgive me my dear friend  :icon_neutral: .

What is the schematic you used in this video? (xfuzzdone or xrockdone)?

Thanks  8)

There's nothing to say... It sounds really good!

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deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #149 on: May 22, 2014, 05:25:23 AM »




hi elijah, yep, this one... 8)

cheers guys, \m/   :icon_twisted:  \m/

stick it on ya breadboard, its screaming out for a nice tone stack really, but i found the SWTC is nice anyway... 8)
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bool

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #150 on: May 22, 2014, 06:15:09 AM »
If you are looking to get more tonal control, you can quickly mod your swtc with additon of two caps.. in place of the C5, solder a 10n cap. The removed 4n7 cap should be soldered across the lugs 1-3 of the pot, and add a 1n cap (or something smaller for more treble) between lug3 and ground. Easily added "mid-shift" control with pot-position extremes similar to a standard swtc.

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #151 on: May 22, 2014, 06:23:11 AM »
cheers bool, i'll give that a go...

i'm still on breadboard.  8)
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axemurderforhire

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #152 on: May 22, 2014, 10:04:18 AM »
i decided to do a full demo of the 'X ROCK' FUZZ..its really quite versatile... 8)

tweaking the Q2 pot..

guitar-breadboard-DI box-mixer.








Where do you get such wonderful toys, this sounds amazing

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #153 on: May 22, 2014, 11:04:32 AM »
From the wonders of the breadboard... :icon_wink:

 8)
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seedlings

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #154 on: May 22, 2014, 11:49:29 AM »
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The 'half wah' honk/bite is lovely - play it for days.

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deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #155 on: May 22, 2014, 02:19:51 PM »
yeah it really rips with a crybaby in front of it... :icon_twisted:

 8)
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Jdansti

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #156 on: May 22, 2014, 06:30:14 PM »
Pretty dang awesome!   8)
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vigilante397

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #157 on: May 22, 2014, 06:41:32 PM »
This may very well become my new go-to fuzz.

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Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #158 on: May 22, 2014, 07:14:45 PM »
Pretty dang awesome!   8)

Naw. It's just the magic in Rob's fingers!  :o
Really does sound very nice. Thanks DA.
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Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #159 on: May 22, 2014, 07:53:15 PM »
With your only gain control at the input, how is the white noise when you clean it up by attenuating at the 480k pot?
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