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fuzzo

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12860 on: June 28, 2010, 04:44:24 PM »
just a question I wonder for a long time , why a 10n cap at output ? I mean, that's very "harsh" and "nasal" with a such little cap . It was present on the first fuzz face?

 I always change it for a 100n (or less) to add basses and "grit" .

Like the 1K pot totally useless ? what was the idea in putting the gain control here ? nobody in the 70's noticed it does nothin 'till the max ?  :icon_lol:


tubelectron

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12861 on: June 28, 2010, 05:07:44 PM »
just a question I wonder for a long time , why a 10n cap at output ? I mean, that's very "harsh" and "nasal" with a such little cap . It was present on the first fuzz face?

 I always change it for a 100n (or less) to add basses and "grit" .

Like the 1K pot totally useless ? what was the idea in putting the gain control here ? nobody in the 70's noticed it does nothin 'till the max ?  :icon_lol:

I agree, fuzzo.

The 10n output cap is the stock value on both Ge and Si vintage FF, so that's why I used it... On some versions I used 47n input cap and 47n output cap an it sounded very consistent (no mud on the bass range).

About the pot - well - it's not useless... But not very progressive, sensitive... There's a complementary thing to do then : see the "sensivity" control of my Saupiquet Tuna Fuzz Face below. This controls acts somewhat like the volume pot of the guitar.



and its funny box...



A+!

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John Lyons

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12862 on: June 28, 2010, 05:10:35 PM »

This is a 21st B-day gift for a guy's son.
Panel Bias Adjustment, Input cap Blend.
Increased output level...




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tubelectron

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12863 on: June 28, 2010, 05:20:28 PM »
Nice finishing decal job, John Lyons... Again and again. And I do not speak about the innard job.
It seems that the Q's are 2SBxxx and you blend the input cap between 10n and 2u2 by a pot - am I right ?
Good idea, nonetheless.
I apologize for my approximative english writing and understanding !
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Zero

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12864 on: June 28, 2010, 05:26:13 PM »
Time for me to finally post something again!

ADA Flanger - Moosapotamus' SAD1024 version...  I was lucky enough to get one of the last of those chips. Made the harmonics switch footswitchable, added the stereo output option. The speed footswitch just switches between two pots.

Finished pedal:




Mandatory gut shot.

Slade

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12865 on: June 28, 2010, 05:30:17 PM »
Nice build, Zero. I like the enclosure you used, where did you get it?

marlin

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12866 on: June 28, 2010, 05:35:58 PM »

This is a 21st B-day gift for a guy's son.
Panel Bias Adjustment, Input cap Blend.
Increased output level...






Amazing.
You have a lead snippet in the upper left corner though hehe. How do you fasten the board above the pots? Do you have a pic? Did you use waterslide for the graphics? Very very nice build, looks like $$$$$ boutique.

fuzzo

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12867 on: June 28, 2010, 05:38:10 PM »
just a question I wonder for a long time , why a 10n cap at output ? I mean, that's very "harsh" and "nasal" with a such little cap . It was present on the first fuzz face?

 I always change it for a 100n (or less) to add basses and "grit" .

Like the 1K pot totally useless ? what was the idea in putting the gain control here ? nobody in the 70's noticed it does nothin 'till the max ?  :icon_lol:

I agree, fuzzo.

The 10n output cap is the stock value on both Ge and Si vintage FF, so that's why I used it... On some versions I used 47n input cap and 47n output cap an it sounded very consistent (no mud on the bass range).

About the pot - well - it's not useless... But not very progressive, sensitive... There's a complementary thing to do then : see the "sensivity" control of my Saupiquet Tuna Fuzz Face below. This controls acts somewhat like the volume pot of the guitar.

and its funny box...


A+!



Actually the sensivity is the "fuzz" control I put instead of the regular 1KL , more interesting and useable.

Again today , I finished another one for a guy who wanted keep the  regular fuzz pot (2K2L) and still nothing on all the curve of the pot.

anyways, the circuit is really amazing , you can have a lot of different tones in changing on component .

Strategy

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12868 on: June 28, 2010, 05:42:45 PM »
John cool graphic, is that Ralph Steadman's illustrations for Hunter S Thompson "Fear and Loathing??"

Awesome! That "inky" drawing style is really etching friendly

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This is a 21st B-day gift for a guy's son.
Panel Bias Adjustment, Input cap Blend.
Increased output level...






Amazing.
You have a lead snippet in the upper left corner though hehe. How do you fasten the board above the pots? Do you have a pic? Did you use waterslide for the graphics? Very very nice build, looks like $$$$$ boutique.

Zero

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12869 on: June 28, 2010, 05:47:12 PM »
Nice build, Zero. I like the enclosure you used, where did you get it?

Muchas gracias Slade!
I bought the enclosure from a German webshop called Tone Toys (www.tone-toys.de) some time ago. The sell mostly guitar strings and accessories, but for a few months they also had pedal enclosures. Apparently this is the same size used by Toadworks for some of their pedals. I could measure it for you, if you want.

I had a hard time fitting the PCB, 4 jacks and 3 footswitches into the enclosure, but once I put all the jacks on the side and bent their contacts sideways, it suddenly worked out.  ;D

Btw, you have inspired me to try my luck at etching enclosures... My mother is an artist and she used to do quite a number of copper etchings ("grabados" se dice en castellano, no?) , so I should have access to all the necessary supplies.  8)




Galego

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12870 on: June 28, 2010, 06:13:15 PM »
Can we post here the pedals we make for the 666 competition, or do we have to wait?

John Lyons

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12871 on: June 29, 2010, 12:28:37 AM »
It seems that the Q's are 2SBxxx and you blend the input cap
between 10n and 2u2 by a pot - am I right ?

Yes, 2SB172 transistors. And good eye on the input cap blend.
I find it very effective.
You have a lead snippet in the upper left corner though hehe.
Yeah I noticed that after I took the pic.  :icon_redface:
 How do you fasten the board above the pots? Do you have a pic?
I use this outdoor double stick rubber tape stuff.
Did you use water slide for the graphics?
Yes, just a laser printed water slide.

Thanks for the kind words fellas!
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joethugs

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12872 on: June 29, 2010, 03:00:43 AM »
Can we post here the pedals we make for the 666 competition, or do we have to wait?

I say post it now! hehehehe!  :icon_mrgreen:

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Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12873 on: June 29, 2010, 03:04:19 AM »
No, boo to that. the whole point is to post your 666 creations on page 666.  :icon_evil:

JKowalski

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12874 on: June 29, 2010, 03:23:24 AM »
Can we post here the pedals we make for the 666 competition, or do we have to wait?

I say post it now! hehehehe!  :icon_mrgreen:

A tactic to ease the competition by getting people disqualified?  :icon_lol:

deadastronaut

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12875 on: June 29, 2010, 04:32:23 AM »
Can we post here the pedals we make for the 666 competition, or do we have to wait?

I say post it now! hehehehe!  :icon_mrgreen:

A tactic to ease the competition by getting people disqualified?  :icon_lol:

ha ha ha ha...very funny....ha ha ha....oi!..no nobbling..ha ha ha... :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen:
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Magnus

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12876 on: June 29, 2010, 06:33:23 AM »
Hello together,

@tubelectron:
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And Thanks Magnus for the informations about your super-compact tube booster !
No problem  ;)

Thank you too for your informations about your SI Fuzz Face know-how!
Some time ago I made a Silicon Fuzz Face with Mosfet's and an Input-Cap-Blend-Control,
a really angry heavy-fuzz and a modified GE Fuzz Face too, so I am not new to this type of circuits
and I think I will be busy with this classic effect because its so much fun to modifiy and test something new  :)

Here's the Layout for the Fuzz I called "Screamin' Face":
http://forum.musikding.de/cpg/albums/userpics/17258/Screamin__Face.jpg

Here's a nice link for a better sounding SI Fuzz Face (since there are masses on the web):
http://www.muzique.com/lab/yaff.htm

@John Lyons:
Wow, a very beautyfull build again - I like that kind of wiring and mojo  :)


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Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12877 on: June 29, 2010, 09:48:39 AM »
I made a sustainer recently, as per Pete/PSW's guides. Pete is a great guy. I pm'd him before i started this build, and he's been emailing me back and forth for the last while giving me help, tips, advice, general discussion etc. I understand now why he sometimes gets a little frustrated with people, but, I do value his help. Really though, his tutorial is good, and you'd be surprised how many questions you answer yourself just by working through the project. I'm getting pretty good results, but it's a pretty tricky project that neads lots of tweaking. I'm still not 100% there on it, but, i am getting lots of sustain on the vast majority of frets. I'm hoping to have it 100% completed this week. Like i said, it can be tricky at times, but, it's not as difficult as i thought. Thought I'd post up a few pickchurs! :D

Firstly, a few shots of the driver whilst being built. I used balsa to block the bobbin up to 3mm. I used 0.21mm wire, and wound it to 8R. According to pete, you've a tolerance of anywhere between 7.5-8.5R, but 8 on the dot is the best. I think it took me somewhere between 160-180 winds. I used the same magnet that was originally in the pickup, and i used the coil with the screw pieces. Pete suggested i go with the other one, cos there's more steel in it, BUT, he did agree with me that the adjustable screws do provide a certain degree of extra adjustment. When the driver was done, I used the other coil as a dead slug, just for aesthetics. I wrapped it all back up like the original humbucker, and the finished product looked just like a humbucker really!
Finished Driver


As for the amp board, I used one based on the Fetzer/Ruby. I made a couple of little adjustments to it though. Pete recommended changing the output cap to 100uF, which does definitely make a big difference. My pickup in the bridge is really high output, and i find it's often a bit too bassy, so the circuit has a bit more treble in it than bass, just to compensate for the higher strings. The amp board was vero'd specifically to fit in the pickup toggle cavity. I've only 1 pickup in it now, in the bridge, so there's no need for that toggle switch. The battery also fits in there, and the switch, board and battery are all seperated by layers of foam. Also, the small piece of stripboard you see in the control cavity is just for organisation. Things like the amp pot that's there, common ground etc etc. Not the neatest of wiring jobs, i know, but it works.
http://i48.tinypic.com/17tfux.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/72uc6w.jpg

And then this is what the final product looks like:
http://i49.tinypic.com/2ezll03.jpg

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Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12878 on: June 29, 2010, 12:29:24 PM »
Can we post here the pedals we make for the 666 competition, or do we have to wait?

No, boo to that. the whole point is to post your 666 creations on page 666.  :icon_evil:

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Ronsonic

Re: Pictures!
« Reply #12879 on: June 29, 2010, 01:05:56 PM »
just a question I wonder for a long time , why a 10n cap at output ? I mean, that's very "harsh" and "nasal" with a such little cap . It was present on the first fuzz face?

 I always change it for a 100n (or less) to add basses and "grit" .

Like the 1K pot totally useless ? what was the idea in putting the gain control here ? nobody in the 70's noticed it does nothin 'till the max ?  :icon_lol: 

It is touchy, but then all that control really needs to do is let you back off slightly from being set full up.

If you use a C taper (reverse Log) pot it smooths out nicely.

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