Author Topic: X FUZZ  (Read 147880 times)

WhiskeyMadeMeDoIt

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #180 on: May 26, 2014, 07:08:06 AM »
Using an emitter follower before the tone control does remove the interaction of the bias knob. It works as expected now with the noted exception that the splatty synthy kinda sounds aren't as noticeable now when dialed back.  :icon_cry: Ill post a schematic in a few days when I get some free time. 

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #181 on: May 27, 2014, 03:08:28 AM »
I'm liking it so far just wished I could dial the bias around without having to readjust the tone.  Does this occur with the SWTC? 

the SWTC has enough top end when using the synthy side of it, thats why i kept it simple and stuck with it really,

it caters well for both synthy and rocky too..

also as you bias to synthy it does go quieter, but there is plenty enough vol on this thing to adjust for that too...

i have a really bad cold/cough at the mo, its really pissing me off as i can't sleep or get on with stuff without going hot/cold and sneezing/coughing,
just got to ride it out...i @#$%ing hate feeling ill. :icon_evil:


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WhiskeyMadeMeDoIt

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #182 on: May 27, 2014, 04:00:56 AM »
I'll go back and try it out see what happens. I am also fighting a cold.  Stay strong and get well soon.

bluebunny

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #183 on: May 27, 2014, 04:04:53 AM »
i @#$%ing hate feeling ill. :icon_evil:

You need medication, mate.

      (Medical advice c/o Dr. Bunny)

Edit: both of you!
« Last Edit: May 27, 2014, 04:07:04 AM by bluebunny »
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deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #184 on: May 27, 2014, 06:15:32 AM »
^ tried that...usually works, but this is a biggun.. :(
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Jdansti

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #185 on: May 27, 2014, 07:10:53 AM »
Sorry for going OT on ya, but in the best interest of the X Fuzz...  ;D

I keep these in my medicine cabinet to reduce symptoms while getting over a cold. I take the individual drugs rather than the shotgun approach to tailor the remedy to the actual symptoms.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) for runny nose. (Don't take if you have glaucoma).  :icon_cool:
Pseudo ephedrine (Sudafed) for nasal congestion. (Don't take if you have trouble peeing).  :o
Guaifenesin (Mucinex) for chest congestion. (Drink lots of water with this).
Dextromethorphan (Delsym) to reduce cough.

All of the above can be taken simultaneously. Read the precautions before taking.

To help sleep, take NyQuil, but watch out for duplicate drugs contained in other meds and avoid alcohol. This one has potent sedatives and hypnotics.  :icon_twisted:  I haven't ever taken this but just mention it because you have trouble sleeping.

You probably have your own remedies, but just thought I'd mention what works for me. Remember, I'm not a doctor, I just play one on TV. ;)

Oh, while you're at it, stop smoking!  (Easier said than done. :( ).

Ok, enough mommy talk. I tend to ramble when I'm not completely awake yet.  ;D
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bluebunny

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #186 on: May 27, 2014, 07:33:27 AM »
@John: where in your treatment regime does the Grouse fit?   :icon_twisted:
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WhiskeyMadeMeDoIt

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #187 on: May 27, 2014, 08:14:20 AM »
Rob I think we have the same crud.  Cough , congestion, sore throat, nasal problems , fever , chills,etc.  luckily I have to work a twelve hour shift so it's all good  :-[  I am gonna lay down with a bottle of whiskey and see if I can scare it away.  The OTC stuff didn't phase it.
Now back to the fuzz.  I played around some and actually wired some switches so I could play and test.  It's fairly decent.  I will post schematic in a few minutes if I can figure out how to do it. I'm sure there are some horrible problems with this just waiting for someone to point out ;)

WhiskeyMadeMeDoIt

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #188 on: May 27, 2014, 08:35:31 AM »


So what i have here is both the x-rock and x-fuzz clipper sections combined and they are selectable. followed by the emitter folower to buffer the tone control so it doesn't get loaded by the clipper stage. The tone control is an AMZ style BMP with the values I got from playing around in Duncan Tonestack Calculator. Following the tone control is two different output sections that are selectable. It would probably be good practice to tie those input high or low when the switch is flipped using a 3pdt. I haven't done that yet. Seems to work fine as it is.  I don't have sound clips right now but you are welcome to breadboard it and test if you want to. This will fit on a small breadboard. I am going to take a long rest before work so i will respond to any questions later tonight.

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #189 on: May 27, 2014, 12:55:26 PM »
@ Dr john: man are you a chemist?... i just got some dequitin tablets and they seem to have stopped my hacking sleepless coughing...for now

and the parecetamol seems to have slowed down the chills and sweats too...hopefully i'll feel better tomorrow.. ::)

cheers man,


@whiskey: man that's a lot more bits..

just a few notes:

i'm using a 4.7n at input, (xrock)...

love the clipping switching..nice n easy addition. 8) i'll have to experiment with that too.

on the XFUZZ i had a 470n from Q1 collector IIRC, then the clipping stage...


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Jdansti

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #190 on: May 27, 2014, 01:22:10 PM »
>@ Dr john: man are you a chemist?... i just got some dequitin tablets and they seem to have stopped my hacking sleepless coughing...for now.

If you mean what we in the US call a pharmacist, no. I've just studied which OTCs relieve which symptoms and only take what I need for the symptoms rather than taking shotgun drugs that contain several ingredients, some if which I might not need.

I couldn't find dequitin on the web, so I don't know what's in it. Paracetamol is what we call acetaminophen. You have to be careful to not take more than the listed dosage and avoid alcohol while taking it. :(  Mixing the two increases your chance of kidney disease.

Glad you've got some relief.
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WhiskeyMadeMeDoIt

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #191 on: May 27, 2014, 06:58:03 PM »
Yes it is more bits.  Pick any parts you want or none.  ;) I was just sharing what I had tweaked out on the breadboard.  The caps are different but I I like those better on my rig.

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #192 on: May 27, 2014, 07:10:13 PM »
cool,  its all good man... 8)

i'm messing with a tremmy filter thing at the mo too (as a seperate effect)  but goes nice with it too.. 8)
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WhiskeyMadeMeDoIt

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #193 on: May 27, 2014, 08:11:37 PM »
I tried an experiment while I was playing around with this.  Take a ldr and strap it across the collector and base in parallel with the 1 meg on the first stage.  Now pulse you a light on it.   I was getting a vox repeater type effect.  I'm sure with the right lfo and everything setup right it could be a nice effect. 

deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #194 on: May 27, 2014, 08:15:44 PM »
ha ha thats what i like to see, experimentalness...

i'm currently working on this too...too many projects at the same time to keep track.. ::)

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WhiskeyMadeMeDoIt

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #195 on: May 27, 2014, 08:39:15 PM »
Oh lord another project to suck me in.  I am building your abductor delay right now.  That is the effect that forced me to join here. I watch your videos on YouTube and was following that project for last few months.  I just need that damn 2meg pot and I'm ready.

PRR

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #196 on: May 27, 2014, 10:06:03 PM »
> I couldn't find dequitin on the web

I'm suspecting he mis-typed "Dequadin":
http://www.nhs.uk/medicine-guides/pages/MedicineOverview.aspx?medicine=Dequadin

Antiseptic lozenges.

Dequalinium, a topical bacteriostat:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dequalinium

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Jdansti

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #197 on: May 28, 2014, 02:49:50 AM »
Aha! That's a new one for me. Thanks.
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deadastronaut

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #198 on: May 28, 2014, 05:14:11 AM »
@PRR:

yep dats da wud... ;D


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Darksid

Re: X FUZZ
« Reply #199 on: May 28, 2014, 07:13:09 AM »
Collected from the first skhemy.Sound satisfied/MyTest  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oleBFVCqE5M