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Old 04-24-2009, 08:24 AM   #61
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I have a Roger Mayer Axis Fuzz, which is a sexy sexy silicon fuzz.

I'm gonna be building a germanium Fuzz Face with bias, contour and voltage sag knobs and possibly a bright switch, and if that turns out well, I might sell them to people here, if anyone's interested.

Depends on how I like Brett's but I may be interested in that too
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Old 04-24-2009, 09:53 AM   #62
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@rchp_freak: Adding a bright switch when you already have a contour isn't really that necessary if you ask me, they both do more or less the same thing.
External bias combined with a voltage sag pot is a great idea though, it really skyrockets the FF's versatility.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:03 AM   #63
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@rchp_freak: Adding a bright switch when you already have a contour isn't really that necessary if you ask me, they both do more or less the same thing.
External bias combined with a voltage sag pot is a great idea though, it really skyrockets the FF's versatility.

Ah? You made the silicon fuzz face with the bright switch, right? That's where I got the idea from.

Yeah, I wanted to make a fuzz face kinda thing with a lot more tweakability.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:51 AM   #64
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I made a fuzz face with switchable transistors, so it's either silicon, germanium or two flavors of hybrid
And the other stuff I did was the volume boost, power supply filter cap (just in case), external bias, voltage sag, bright switch (more a bass cut than added treble though) and an enormous bass boost that is rather useless because of it's volume drop. It's still quite funny when you sag the voltage down to about halfway and crank the other knobs though.

By the by, just as a general warning: voltage sagging does not work on silicon fuzz faces, as soon as it drops below 8ish your sound is cut.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:20 AM   #65
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Wow, that sounds pretty coo'. What are the two hybrid modes like?

I remember it having a DC jack, right? I think I'm gonna wire my fuzz with a DC jack instead of a battery snap.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:27 AM   #66
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I'm guessing Si first Ge later or Ge first Si later ?
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:51 AM   #67
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^Yup, I just added a switch for Ge/Si for each transistor and yes I added a DC jack. All my DIY pedals don't even have battery snaps since I never use them. (Read: haven't got room left to fit a battery in ). Well, both actually.
I really like the hybrid modes for a different flavor, especially Q1:Ge and Q2:Si sounds really good, it tightens up the sound, gets rid of a bit of excessive bass and adds a tad of gain without losing the warmth you get out of Ge transistors.

Damn I feel like building pedals right now, if only I had the money to buy some enclosures/switches. Ah well, better mod my Muff first and see if it becomes a keeper.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:43 PM   #68
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:50 PM   #69
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Devi Ever fuzzes = God. Where was I when this thread started? I love fuzz

Don't you have a Disaster Fuzz? How is that?
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:56 PM   #70
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By the by, just as a general warning: voltage sagging does not work on silicon fuzz faces, as soon as it drops below 8ish your sound is cut.

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ok when i get round to doing my fuzz it's going to have to be germanium then
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:08 PM   #71
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oh, i should mention this in here.

i got to play an original muff a week ago, through a alpine white SG and a orange-tolexed stiletto.

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Old 04-24-2009, 03:13 PM   #72
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oh, i should mention this in here.

i got to play an original muff a week ago, through a alpine white SG and a orange-tolexed stiletto.


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Old 04-24-2009, 03:18 PM   #73
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add to the original muff a skreddy and a few marco's.


the young guy who works at west chester music is a fuzz god. who plays through an OR50.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:21 PM   #74
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i'm not sure if it counts as a Fuzz, but the Durham Crazy Horse is sweet. i'm GASing hardcore for one.
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i'm not sure if it counts as a Fuzz, but the Durham Crazy Horse is sweet. i'm GASing hardcore for one.



i'd call it a fuzz. an OD/fuzz. a really badass OD/fuzz. with volt sag control. did i mention it is badass?
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:29 PM   #76
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ok when i get round to doing my fuzz it's going to have to be germanium then

A little tip for you: in The Hague there's a shop called Radio Twenthe on the Stille Veerkade were you can get NOS parts I bought a few AC127s there, those are NPN versions (positive ground, yay!) of the AC128 and they sound great in my Fuzz Face.
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Hmmm, I need to email banzai effects or something to ask them if I should use high-gain AC128s or medium gain ones. The high-gain has lots of octave and overtones on higher notes, and the medium is more balanced. I want as much octave up as possible, but I don't want it to sound thin.

I might just go for the high-gain, and if it's too much, I'll turn the fuzz and bias down a bit. I also think the high-gain would be more versatile.
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A little tip for you: in The Hague there's a shop called Radio Twenthe on the Stille Veerkade were you can get NOS parts I bought a few AC127s there, those are NPN versions (positive ground, yay!) of the AC128 and they sound great in my Fuzz Face.

i have a set of high gain AC128s lying around that i got from banzai but they're not NOS - how much does this shop charge for awesome trannies?
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Hmmm, dyou guys think I could fit a small circuit, 5 knobs, an LED, input, output and a DC jack, a 3pdt switch and possibly a battery snap in a B enclosure?
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Don't you have a Disaster Fuzz? How is that?

Disgusting, but in a good way. It sounds really trebly and harsh in my clip, but through a cranked amp it's MASSIVE.
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