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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.




9 comments:

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

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

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    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.

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

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

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

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    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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