Author Topic: Astrotone- Photos, Schematic, Soundclip  (Read 2523 times)

DougH

Astrotone- Photos, Schematic, Soundclip
« on: October 24, 2008, 11:40:00 AM »
Did a quick sound clip of this thing. The partial schematic is how I wired the tone control.

http://www.aronnelson.com/gallery/main.php/v/DougH/fuzz/AstroTone/
"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you."

slacker

Re: Astrotone- Photos, Schematic, Soundclip
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2008, 12:09:28 PM »
Sounds really good Doug, the tone control looks like it would be much better than the original.

DougH

Re: Astrotone- Photos, Schematic, Soundclip
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2008, 12:10:41 PM »
Thanks! I think the original tone control was terrible. It got way too thin to be useful.
"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you."

frank_p

Re: Astrotone- Photos, Schematic, Soundclip
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2008, 12:20:04 PM »

I like it too. Great !


DougH

Re: Astrotone- Photos, Schematic, Soundclip
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2008, 02:31:04 PM »
Thanks!

It's a cool little fuzz box for such a simple circuit. :icon_wink:
"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you."

tcobretti

Re: Astrotone- Photos, Schematic, Soundclip
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2008, 02:32:38 PM »
That sounds great.  Was the fuzz maxed at any point?

DougH

Re: Astrotone- Photos, Schematic, Soundclip
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2008, 02:34:35 PM »
Fuzz was on max and the volume was around 70-75% (linear pots for fuzz and volume). Gain changes were done with the guitar volume control.

Thanks for the comments!
"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you."

DougH

Re: Astrotone- Photos, Schematic, Soundclip
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2008, 09:49:49 AM »
Shameless bump since I posted this at the end of the week when things were slow...
"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you."

John Lyons

Re: Astrotone- Photos, Schematic, Soundclip
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2008, 11:54:18 AM »
I think the clip sounds cool. The clean up, volume knob roll-off  sounds are nice as well.
Has a nice bold sound to it.
Did the dragonfly board not work out since you had to tweak the circuit?

john

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alex frias

Re: Astrotone- Photos, Schematic, Soundclip
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2008, 12:09:48 PM »
Very cool sounding fuzz, man!

But, my dear Doug, I will blame on you the consequences of knowing this one!

Beacause I will build another fuzz, the number 78 I think, and it certainly will let me crazy about what I can get in my pedalboard and what will be left out.
Pagan and happy!

DougH

Re: Astrotone- Photos, Schematic, Soundclip
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2008, 12:20:26 PM »
Alex, it is my pleasure to harass you further with another fuzz circuit, my friend.... :icon_wink:
"I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you."