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Old 07-02-2006, 02:40 PM   #1
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Talking 4uzz Pedal Build

Hey guys. I am almost ready to start my second pedal build. This one is special though. Its going to be a Fuzz type pedal with a twist. There is going to be 4 different fuzzes in one box. I call it the 4uzz.

Here are the fuzzes I am putting: Metal Face (Hi Gain Thrasher), Face MOS (Touch Sensitive), May Queen II (Treble Boosted), and Muscle Face (Arnold Schwarzenegger Tone).

Each one of these fuzzes start off with the same circuit but there are 2 capacitors and 2 transistors that are different in each. I am going to place these 4 switchable parts into sockets so I am able to do other fuzzes in place of the ones there already. The other switchable fuzzes are MOS Face-ish (Jack Orman-ish), 1970 Fuzz Face (Classic B.O.G.), 1967 Fuzz Face (Jimi at Monterey), and Easy Face-ish (Joe Gagan-ish). I would do the 1967 Fuzz Face (Jimi at Monterey) in my first line up, but it requires 2 NPN Germ. transistors and I dont want to buy those yet since they are mildly expensive.

So theres 8 possible fuzzes, and 4 of them will be availible at a time in the box.

I will have a rotary switch to switch between the 4 fuzzes. There will be a Volume and Gain/Fuzz pot for each circuit board.

The parts should be here around Wednesday so I will begin then probably.

If you have any questions or comments, please ask or tell.

Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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dude, i want to do that, can u send me a list of parts and a step-by-step on how u plan to make it?
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Old 07-02-2006, 09:11 PM   #3
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Mster. Have you built any pedals before? This is an easy build, but the making of 4 in 1 makes it a little more complex. If you have built before, it would be good for you, but if you havent, I can help you out with it so that you can still change parts and have 8 presets, but only 1 at a time. But I would love to help you out with it.
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:36 AM   #4
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Man thi ssounds awesome, good luck with it dude
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:21 AM   #5
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cant wait to see it

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Old 07-03-2006, 05:27 AM   #6
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Nice idea.

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Old 07-03-2006, 08:53 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. I cant wait either. It should be a really different build and im sure all of my friends will want to steal it from me

Everything should be here around wednesday . Check back!
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Old 07-03-2006, 09:06 AM   #8
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you could wire up 4 rotary switches you can mix and match everything into any combination you can think of (but you've allready ordered parts so...)
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Old 07-03-2006, 09:21 AM   #9
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No, since there 4 fuzzes, I dont really want to mix them, because that would make have all kinds of feedback.
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:18 AM   #10
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I mean like you have one rotary switch to choose between 4 different transistors in one place. Another switch to choose between the transistor in the second place. Another rotary switch to choose between the input capacitors (though you could do this one with a potentiometer without too much trouble to allow you to choose roughly any amount between a small and a large capacitor)...
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Oh. No I just want to do it the original way. Its easier for me and all. Thanks for the idea though. Maybe if I do another thing like this.
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:38 PM   #12
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Good Luck Can't wait to see how this turns out, any chance of you making it into a tutorial? I'd be intersted in building something like this.

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Old 07-03-2006, 12:40 PM   #13
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Sure. I can make it sort of like a tutorial since a few people seem to want to build this.
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:59 PM   #14
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Old 07-03-2006, 01:48 PM   #15
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Seems like a cool idea actually, good luck!
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Old 07-03-2006, 01:56 PM   #16
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i opened this thread to tell you to learn how to spell. Good job i read your first post. Sounds sweet! i may have to build me one of these, the way i see it, you can never have enough types of distortion.
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i opened this thread to tell you to learn how to spell. Good job i read your first post. Sounds sweet! i may have to build me one of these, the way i see it, you can never have enough types of distortion.


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^ youve built a pedal before, and youre based in the UK, where did you buy your parts from?
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Smallbear are american though. Pink Queen recommended them, they took paypal and I couldn't be assed searching for somewhere else at the time.
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Old 07-03-2006, 02:49 PM   #20
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also http://www.maplin.co.uk/ and http://banzaieffects.com/ (this ones in germany but delivery is pretty fast in general around europe, and shipping isn't too much unless you're ordering a ton of stuff...which I seem to always do but at that point its irrellevant anyway)


and I'm probably going to do a Electroharmonix Muff Fuzz tutorial soon.
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