Author Topic: Fuzz face with q2 reversed sounds great  (Read 1044 times)

JebemMajke

Fuzz face with q2 reversed sounds great
« on: September 14, 2019, 11:49:35 AM »



I tried reversing the q2 and biasing it to 6 v and it sounds like heaven.

So what is the deal with this? Is it because they are germaniums?

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Re: Fuzz face with q2 reversed sounds great
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2019, 01:28:08 PM »
Early (most) Germaniums did not process collector and emitter junctions very differently. Some are actually made and rated "symmetrical".

Shifting the process one way or the other in each junction will improve emitter efficiency (hFE) and collector breakdown. By the time of Silicon mass production this was standard processing. So reversing a Silicon creates a very different amplifier; maybe not in Germanium.
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JebemMajke

Re: Fuzz face with q2 reversed sounds great
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2019, 01:52:45 PM »
Thnx :)

This way sound is much more interesting and has more harmonics.

I tried reversing both, but i didn't like the sound. I mean it was a mean booster/od, but it didn't have enough gain or wool to be a fuzz.

Perhaps 1st reversed and second oriented normally will sound different.

I ll give it a go later.