#1
So, I was looking around for a simple (HA!) effect that I could use as a starter to get my feet wet. And I found the LoFo MoFo...

http://www.generalguitargadgets.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=155&Itemid=189

I went down to RadioShack, dropped some bucks to get myself some stuff to start working with. This is just my rough 'draft' of the effect, as I wanted to test it and play around with it, before I messed things up by trying to solder it together on the first go around. Eventually, I will put it on a perfboard and into a box, but for now, it's sitting on my staples paper box :S

The effect sounds alright, but I do have some buzz problems, probably just because I have everything so crossed and something may not be grounded properly :S But, it gives the effect intended... a LoFo MoFo... I did have to improvise on a few things from the original schematic. The "Distortion" pot is supposed to be 500K linear, but the only thing I could find at RadioShack was a 1M linear. And for whatever reason, it doesn't feel like turning that knob really does anything to the sound.

Also, the schematic calls for a true bypass switch, but there wasn't one at RadioShack... so, I had to find another schematic for an effect that didn't use a true bypass switch and infer from that how I should wire this up. And and all, I spent a few hours working on this. I may end up using this effect just in some of my recordings to give me that lofi sound. When I get the chance, I will record some samples of the LoFo MoFo.

Oh, and here's some pics...

http://half-dimes.com/pics/circuit1.jpg
http://half-dimes.com/pics/circuit2.jpg
-George

Gear:
'52 RI Fender Tele Hot Rod (*drool*)
(93) 1994 40th Anniversary Fender Strat (American)
Michael Kelly Patriot Q in Amberburst
Marshall JCM2000 DSL401
Crate V8 Palomino 5W Tube Combo
#3
may i be the first to say that there are very few parts in there.
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Thanks
-George

Gear:
'52 RI Fender Tele Hot Rod (*drool*)
(93) 1994 40th Anniversary Fender Strat (American)
Michael Kelly Patriot Q in Amberburst
Marshall JCM2000 DSL401
Crate V8 Palomino 5W Tube Combo