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Old 08-03-2006, 10:33 PM   #1
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TWO Sweet Fuzzes

Hey all . I have been working on a Marshall SupaFuzz with Volume Boost and a ColorSound ToneBender MKII Pro. These I have built for two people. I am very close to finishing these pedals. They are on their finishing touches like DC Jack, Power Switch, Enclosure.

I will have to do like triple post because it keeps freezing up when I try to do all of the pictures. Very sorry mods.
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:34 PM   #2
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So I will first start off with the ColorSound ToneBender MKII Pro.... Here we go:
Circuit Board:

Underside:

With Offboard and Germanium PNP Transistors:

Germanium PNP Transistors:

Finished Board:


Finished, Ready For Testing:
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:42 PM   #3
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Now for the Marshall SupaFuzz with a Volume Boost:
Fuzz Circuit and Underside:


With Volume Boost and Underside:


With Some Offboard:

Germanium PNP Transistors:

Finished Board:


Board Ready For Testing:


Thanks all for now guys. They sound great! Soundclips later.
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Old 08-04-2006, 03:08 AM   #4
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Hahaha, awesome! I like it! Very clean! VERY well done! And the off switch for your pedal is a good idea too. It can be a pain in the ass to remember to unplug your input. XD Especially on a peadlboard eh?
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Old 08-04-2006, 05:29 AM   #5
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nice nice...but nothing compared to what i just finished,...

a 4 led circuit for my amp
ooooh

looks good, are the enclosures gonna be posted?

ps, not familliar with soldering onto a board, do you just push the connections through to the other side and solder over enough to cover the connections?

if theres something im missing or should really get, can you explain please?

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Old 08-04-2006, 07:53 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. Yea the first pedal I did (Marshall BluesBreaker), I made it so power is on when you plug in. But the second one I changed my ways. I will go back and mod the BluesBreaker when I feel like it. :P:

powerage- The enclosure pics will be posted when I drill them and mount. When you solder to a board, you put the component through the holes you want, and then solder it in on the other side so it stays there. If your using perfboard, you need to take the leads/wires to connect parts to the right places. I am using a veroboard/stripboard so you have to solder everything to the whole and everything in a row is connected. You have to cut the copper traces most of the time in some places.
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:25 AM   #7
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Man thats nice clean work! Good job.

It makes me think that I should really get into this stuff. Is it really that difficult?
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:33 AM   #8
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Its a bit difficult at first because of the soldering iron and positioning it right. PCB is the easiest solution for a first build unless you do a simple boost pedal on a perfboard. Its not too hard, but it does get frusturating when you have tried everything and it wont work. Usually though its just the smallest problem that you cant see. My problem was that I had the transistors in backwards, and couldnt find the problem. I found it and switched it and it worked great! What a relief. Just keep everyone on here up to date so that if you have problems we can help.

EDIT: Im sure its way easier than your guitar/bass customizations and builds.
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Old 08-04-2006, 08:44 AM   #9
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You got any soundclips yet?

and do you not run into trouble building brand name pedals for people?
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:07 AM   #10
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kerry dude thats amazing i wish i could do that. *cough* you should teach me *cough* i agree with the sumoftwo sounclips

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Old 08-04-2006, 09:25 AM   #11
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I will get soundclips today probably. I dont get into trouble but I feel that all this stuff is on the internet, and if Marshall or Colorsound is going to post their schematics on the web, its free game. Heres a thread that was discoused on this matter and if you read the first guys post it totally makes sence.

"what if someone asks you to build a pedal based on someone's design? I don't see any problem with charging them for parts but what about labor? What's the difference between making a profit and charging for my time and effort?"
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:17 AM   #12
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YAY a few soundclips!!! Ok now this is the Colorsound ToneBender MKII Pro. This is only a temporary box to test it out. I dont have the LED mounted yet either. Oh, and dont mind the knob settings, they are just laying on there, so whatever setting it says is wrong. haha.

1. Paranoid (Just a bit of it. Fuzz- Full, Volume- Full): http://media.putfile.com/Paranoid-15
2. Panama (This uses the ToneBender but also uses my Marshall BluesBreaker to give it a little bit of boost and more treble. At the end, you will hear me turn off the ToneBender and the BluesBreaker will be on for a second and you will hear that its only giving a little boost.): http://media.putfile.com/Panama-63

EDIT: dont mind my double post...
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:23 AM   #13
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Some of the solder joints on the bottom look hazy, but nice job. I personally would wire it up inside the enclosure though, because you can keep the wires shorter and therefore have less hum.
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Old 08-04-2006, 11:25 AM   #14
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I cleaned up in between the strips. I will drill the bigger enclosure today so I can mount it in there. I like to keep it seperate from the enclosure until the end. And theres no hum so its all good.
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Old 08-04-2006, 04:19 PM   #15
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I say! Your pedal WINS! Nice buzzy tone!
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Old 08-04-2006, 04:26 PM   #16
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Wow man...that sounds awesome.
Hopefully I'll have the money right when I sell my crap. Untill then...broke. Sorry.
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Old 08-04-2006, 04:59 PM   #17
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Ok. Yea it does sound great. Its one of my favorite fuzzes. Sell your stuff quick. Cant you just borrow some money from the parents...
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thanks again, sounds nice
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Ok. Yea it does sound great. Its one of my favorite fuzzes. Sell your stuff quick. Cant you just borrow some money from the parents...

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Ok. Yea it does sound great. Its one of my favorite fuzzes. Sell your stuff quick. Cant you just borrow some money from the parents...

The customer is always right.
My mother is sick. Should I strip her of eighty dollars she can use to buy medicene?
She is also a widow, and paying for every single thing in this house herself. Please think of the customer first. It's not like you're sending me the pedal untill I pay you. I already explained why it is difficult to sell my things at the moment. Please be paitent.
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