Strictly FUZZ

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by chrismellotron, May 30, 2013.

  1. calfzilla

    calfzilla Cynical Hack

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    Is your chromebender silicon or germanium? And which iteration of BBB is that?
     
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  2. krz4fx

    krz4fx When too many really is TOO many... Gold Supporting Member

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    It's a BBB07 if I'm not mistaken and the chromebender is a germanium one (I'll have to double check that too)
     
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  3. turtleboy3

    turtleboy3 Member

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    Which lovepedal fuzz is your favorite?
     
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  4. krz4fx

    krz4fx When too many really is TOO many... Gold Supporting Member

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    And while I'm at it, here are most of my Lovepedals:

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  5. krz4fx

    krz4fx When too many really is TOO many... Gold Supporting Member

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    The black and gold dragon and the chromebender are the ones I like better, but in the end, I like them all!
     
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    KnowTalent Just SAY NO to "Creamy" Distortion

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    KnowTalent Just SAY NO to "Creamy" Distortion

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    My beloved FAT RAT is returning from Modest Mike Spiers via USPS...
    White LEDs replacing Si clippers...
    18V Turbo FAT RAT action awaits
     
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    Especially when it comes to being a gluttonous and
    self-absorbed consumer. ;)
     
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    KnowTalent Just SAY NO to "Creamy" Distortion

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    I've become a proficient ahole! :bonk
    Don't have to even try anymore, just comes naturally
     
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  10. shikawkee

    shikawkee The One True King

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    Looking for suggestions on this. HK gave this Codtone to me and it sounded pretty massive and crazy when it got here but there was something intermittent happening. Got it fixed and now it sounds like a great OD but not the Superfuzz variant it's supposed to be. @Tom Von Kramm played it too. Ideas? Changing transistors maybe? Thanks!

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  11. kdm1218

    kdm1218 Supporting Member

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    A loaded question, if one wanted a fuzz pedal to experiment with, where would you start? I know there are so many variants and I know nothing about them. Prefer under $10, definitely under $150, bonus points for able to order new with amazon for putting on my Christmas list in a few months versus clueless family members trying to find it in a smaller GC.
     
  12. Peps

    Peps Fuzzonaut / Fuzzombie / Fuzz Magisterium Bishop Gold Supporting Member

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    DOD Carcosa would be a good start.
     
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  13. Tom Von Kramm

    Tom Von Kramm Vendor

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    Yeah, that sounded nothing like any FY-2 variants I've tried. It doesn't sound bad, it just sounded like an OD. My first troubleshooting would be to see if one or both of the transistors have any legs touching and shorting out, because it sounded to me like one of the gain stages wasn't working properly.
     
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  14. shikawkee

    shikawkee The One True King

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    I think that was the initial problem if I recall what Ben at British Audio told us. Maybe I've got to try swapping some stuff but I'm guessing something else is out of place. Thanks Tom! Hope you made it home okay? Great pics from the road!!
     
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    I'm no expert. But after Tom mentioned this I looked and the transistor on the left does appear to have crossed legs. maybe try sliding a thin piece of guitar pick between there and see if that helps.
     
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    Phineas Ball Fuzz Silver Supporting Member

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    It's incredible, isn't it?

    Epic.

    I'm so glad I picked one up. It sounds massive! The SM is on its way back to Zak. Something's broken.



    Lately I've been playing a lot through the Princeton; something in its upper mids and somewhat mild treble response flatters fuzz tremendously. I'll make a clip eventually.

    Gott love the care that went into this "prototype."
     
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    shikawkee The One True King

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    Thanks brudda'! Will try.
     
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    shikawkee The One True King

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    Okay, so it's weird. It looks like two legs of separate transistors are touching at the same solder point but there's hardly any room at that spot to split them. It actually looks like it's where they were recently fixed. Anyways, may go back in the closet. Codtone is in Australia and that's too expensive to ship for a gifted pedal I already put $27. into.
     
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    I was wondering about this spot in particular:

     
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    shikawkee The One True King

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