Author Topic: X FUZZ  (Read 149410 times)

seedlings

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #220 on: May 31, 2014, 11:49:16 AM »
What keeps the noise floor down on these XFuzz circuits?  With all that gain, they're dang quiet.

CHAD

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #221 on: May 31, 2014, 11:58:19 AM »
^ no idea on that...but yeah pretty damn good for hi gainers...massive volume out too... 8)

@mario: mine are both around 300 hfe..5088's
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duck_arse

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #222 on: May 31, 2014, 12:37:48 PM »
mario - the bc548B or the bc549B will be just about right for hfe of 300. the bc54xC will be more like the 2n5089.
I went full circle.

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #223 on: May 31, 2014, 01:49:29 PM »
to those that have built (boxed ) this



whats it like 'pop' on/off  wise?...just curious . i haven't built it myself yet  ::)
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Mario44

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #224 on: May 31, 2014, 02:09:41 PM »
Just found 3 old BC109. Two of them have 300 and one has 350 hfe. Just put them in, they seem to be more noisy than 3904's, but still there is no synthy sound. Bias pot does its job and nothing else, no magic.
DA: To clarify the matter, which schematic did you use when you were recording demo?

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #225 on: May 31, 2014, 02:16:27 PM »



@mario this one...

try to get some 5088's they are always handy anyway,  your 3904 will be fine for Q3 though..
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WhiskeyMadeMeDoIt

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #226 on: May 31, 2014, 03:27:47 PM »
I have not boxed it yet but my test rig doesn't pop at all when I hit the stomp. I have a Beavis board kinda thing.  I'll let you know when I get it all finish if there are issues. 

Quick question does the x rock use red LEDs and the x fuzz use yellow?

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #227 on: May 31, 2014, 03:43:24 PM »
cheers whiskey,  thats good to know, my breadboard (truebypassed)  pops, hmmm...

yep red leds for xrock..
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WhiskeyMadeMeDoIt

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #228 on: May 31, 2014, 04:05:05 PM »
Rob I went back and changed the LEDs and noticed that it does have a pop. I apologize for the misinformation. I had my amp down low and didn't hear it. It's isn't a loop pop but it is there.

Mario44

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #229 on: May 31, 2014, 04:17:01 PM »
DA: thanks!
I'm gonna test it soon  ;)

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #230 on: May 31, 2014, 04:53:00 PM »
@whiskey:

hmmmm... whenever ive used 'tonepad wiring 5' for the 3pdt  ive never had a pop, ...

i take all grounds to input jack...


could you clip a 1M across your input jack just to test it... :icon_idea:

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WhiskeyMadeMeDoIt

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #231 on: May 31, 2014, 05:06:26 PM »
I will do as soon as I get back home.  I left right after I posted. 

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #232 on: May 31, 2014, 05:21:23 PM »
okey dokey... 8)
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WhiskeyMadeMeDoIt

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #233 on: May 31, 2014, 09:29:34 PM »
Ok so I went in and added the resistor and it did not help. When I took it out again I noticed no pop again. I had moved a few wires around changing the LEDs before and then again when I fiddled with the resistor.  I cranked the amp up to ear bleed levels and clicked it over and over. You can hear a faint pop, but at that level it still nothing serious.  So i had not noticed pop, changed led and them did notice it , added resistor and it got worse, took it out and it is back to not noticeable.  What I think is happening is just layout related.  I will be boxing it this weekend and will report back any troubles. 

Mario44

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #234 on: June 04, 2014, 04:14:59 AM »
Just recived a bunch of 2N5088's from postman. HFE is about 435, pluged them into breadboard and the result is still the same, no synth.
Any ideas?

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #235 on: June 04, 2014, 04:36:38 AM »
you have the 10k from 9v going tp a 250k pot lug 3, then lug 2 to collector?..

leds light up?

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Mario44

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #236 on: June 04, 2014, 04:54:45 AM »
I have 470k trim pot there with 10k resistor, LED light nicely

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #237 on: June 04, 2014, 04:58:22 AM »
hmmm... 4.7nf - 10nf from pregain lug 2?..
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Mario44

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #238 on: June 04, 2014, 05:06:08 AM »
4,7nf
on both 4,7 and 10 had the same

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #239 on: June 04, 2014, 05:14:46 AM »
so the bias pot changes nothing at all??..weird. ???
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