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Sunday, 28 February 2016

Red Wizard Fuzz Stripboard Layout

this is the 3rd guitar effect in the "wizard" collection.
As anyone who has followed this site for long enough will know, I always make my pedals very minimal when it comes to controls but if anyone does add to this circuit I'd love to see what you've done.

anyway, enjoy.


  1. Sounds really nice. How would you add a gain control? I assume swapping one of the resistors for a pot?

    1. maybe stick a 470K pot in place of R6 or R2

    2. Hey Kinski, it's not uncommon to see a 500k pot across where R2 lies and a log 100K pot off the output for volume.
      Paul this is a nice sounding fuzz in a similar vein to the muff fuzz but a lot nicer. Time to build.

    3. aye it's kind of like that but less "muddy" and a bit less gain than the muffs

    4. One additional question: Will the 500k pot replace R2 (what about minimum restiance?) or should be parallel to it? Thanks!

    5. replace it or even put it in series with it, experiment. it won't harm it.

    6. Finally I built it. And it sounds great with my Rhodes! I found that it sounds best when the 500k is in series with R2. In this case i have your suggested resistor value as default and can increase gain with the pot if i need a fuzzier sound.

      Thanks for that great circuit!

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