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P2P Mosrite Fuzzrite

Using 2n2222 transistors..
I must say this sounds great. Responds well to volume adjustments, cleans up to overdrive. Very usable.
If you turn down the fuzz it gets all maestro fz1 engulfed-like in a way..
Very vintage and garagey.

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Point to point using tagboardeffects’ layout.. with mid cut/mid boost switchie.

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And boxed (looks like the lad out of the Crazy World of Arthur Brown!)

bea!
yours truly

Two pedals for my bro

My brother took up playing electric guitar again. He asked me for some boxes..

2n1307 texas instruments fuzz face
Q1 hfe 200
Q2 hfe 198
(leakage, wartsnall measurements)

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This Fuzzface sounds GREAT. The best i built so far, possibly. Very subtleties responsive, can be hard, soft, gainy, bluesy. Amazing basses.

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The other box is a repeat percussion-using BC547 instead of mpsa18.. very quiet sounding, no ticking.
Very happy about these two.

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Golden: fuzzface; toy car green: repeat/percussion.

bea!
yours truly

OC81D Tone Bender mk ii build

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Bought these trannies more than one year ago. Finally got around to build it. Sounding GREAT. Very violin like tails, good smooth fuzz.
Thanks Dr. Nomis @ freestompboxes for keeping an open mind over these new dsi transistors.. and helping me with my build!

Audio clip (pedal engaged set at low volume, mind you..still plenty volume on tap!):
http://soundcloud.com/masutomasuto/dsi-oc81d-mkii-build

And the finished pedal, boxed
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bea!
yours truly

Seuss fuzz (at last..)

Mosrite fuzzrite clone for garage band, Seuss.
After building three different fuzzes for them, the one who got boxed is this. It suits the garage sound better than the previously tested, germanium fuzzface and maestro fz1.

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The artwork is nos vintage stuff too!
My mate Rev (he plays the Vox organ in Seuss) complained about the Vespa the guy is riding. He’s a Lambretta scooterist.
Oh gimme a break.

bea!
yours truly

Gary Hurst Tone Bender mki builds

First build,

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Started going crazy after a while (the led zappeling in time with the q1 whizzeling until it died screaming).  Shame because it was a great build, sounded ace and COMPLETE: AC128 on q1, measured hfe of 30 (!!), some russian trannie on q2 measuring 138, another AC128, hfe 80ish.
Built from scratch again, same components, different trannies, 1n1307 on q1, hfe=136, and two AC128, 100ish, 80ish hfed.
Boxed in a rush to a recording session..
Video of my mate Alle playing his mean 1970 Ibanez thru a Laney valve amp and my mki pedal:

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Still room for improvement as it was backing off sustain when Alle would play way up on the fretboard.

bea!
yours truly