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    Just built my own Fuzz effect!

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    So the A/B box wasn't enough. I had to do something with a circuit.

    So I made a Fuzz box.

    Not a pedal because I just wanted something is use for recording and practice.
    So no fooswitch, but that is fine because I never really cahnnel change in the middle of songs anyways. Never have and don't forsee I ever will. Plus its nice to have something "different" once in a while.

    Its battery operated only with the standard power switch being the input jack. The DPDT toggle switch is just for being able to by-pass (true by-pass of course) the fuzz so I can record clean if need be.

    So here it is.

    Input on the top, output on the bottom, toggle, volume, fuzz.

    http://www.berntson.us/fuzz/fuzz.jpg
    http://www.berntson.us/fuzz/front.jpg
    http://www.berntson.us/fuzz/inside.jpg
    http://www.berntson.us/fuzz/board.jpg

    My recording equipment is in storage but maybe one day I will record a sample of it. I don't wanna use my computer mic just becuase it does sound good and I don't want to degrade it to that level.

    This is fun. I think the next is going to be a clean booster or a compressor. Maybe a genuine to spec Hendrix Fuzzface. I don't know. But I love it. This is so much fun.

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    Where did you get the "plans" or info and parts you needed to make it?
    I've tinkered quite a bit with my tube amps, but haven't delved into making any pedals yet.
    "Is this thing on"??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldtopchas
    Where did you get the "plans" or info and parts you needed to make it?
    I've tinkered quite a bit with my tube amps, but haven't delved into making any pedals yet.

    Small Bear Electronics has the schematic for this one.
    http://www.smallbearelec.com/home.html

    There is a lot of info on the net. That page has links to most of the good ones though.

    I haven't ordered from them, so I am not vouching for any purchases made...I am just posting the link cause they have good info and the guy who owns it helped me out with a few questions.

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    Cool!!!!! Thanks for the info.
    "Is this thing on"??????

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    I was trying to make one of those as well a few months back.
    Didn't have a job at the time so I didn't have a lot of money to spend.

    Ended up buying the wrong circuit board and stuff and couldn't get it to work.
    I really need to work on it again. I was trying to get it to fit into a cassette tape case. Would have been cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloan
    I was trying to make one of those as well a few months back.
    Didn't have a job at the time so I didn't have a lot of money to spend.

    Ended up buying the wrong circuit board and stuff and couldn't get it to work.
    I really need to work on it again. I was trying to get it to fit into a cassette tape case. Would have been cool!

    A cassette tape case? Wow.

    If you figure out a way then let me know.


    One of my next effects after I get better at making everything perfect with zero screw ups is going into a special enclosure.

    As you can see the guitar will "tap" in at the top and it will come out to the amp through the lower front portion.


    Very fitting if I do say so myself.
    I have 5 liters of space.


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    do you have the schematics for the ab box and the fuzz pedal?
    when the dust all settles and all of us have gone our life ways, the only thing anybody will care about in those recordings is the content. The songs and how they are performed. - SouthSIDE Glen

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    Quote Originally Posted by notbradsohner
    do you have the schematics for the ab box and the fuzz pedal?

    Check post #3.

    The A/B is on Fulltone.com

    They have a dumbass means of showing how it works. Not the best layout in the world. Took some general logic to make it work since they just give a half assed color dotted pictured.

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