Saturday, 26 January 2013

Jen Fuzz III

Pretty close to the earlier version of Jen Fuzz, and i may have promised not to do Fuzz Faces nor Benders, but here i go again... Seems to be a classic - so some of you might want to clone this one to the specs too.


15 comments:

  1. Love this Fuzz. Had the uk version (JHS Fuzz). Slight difference in transistors had a 238b, but otherwise exact to this. Very bright snd excellent in front of a dark tube amp.

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  2. Is it a gated fuzz like the sustain and fuzz?

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  4. Tag it! It´s a great sounding fuzz and cleans up really well, sounds great before my ic big muff (which i made with the layout posted in this page) :)

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  5. It isn't just a little bright... it is more like a swarm of ice hornets attacking your eardrums with knitting needles.

    I have yet to decide if that is a good thing.

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  6. Would BC109 transistors work in this build?

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  7. Built one of these today, these are my suggestions for essential mods.
    Up the input and output caps from 10n to something around 20n, I went for 18n. Crucially, up the 1.2n cap to something around 10n, this pedal is painfully trebly untill you up this cap. If you suffering from oscillation, put a 100uf filter cap in, it completely solved this problem in my build. A nice pedal when you do those things, I used bc550 transistors.
    Cheers
    Dave

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  8. thanks... i used to own one and i've been dying to get it back... it will be my first build (but i am no stranger to the soldering iron)

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  9. Really nice one this.Using the Bloviator to give it that extra punch. Quite like the thrashy nature to this one. I am using BC109cs as only have one BC549c and it sounds good. Maybe the slighter lower volume is attributed to that. Will check when i make/get my next order. I use Bitsbox and Dr Tweek in the UK to get most of my supplies (shameless plug) and Dr Tweek should be back online again very soon hopefully.

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  10. Finally built this one! Sounds like it's supposed to, I think.
    I am going to up the 1.2n to see if it gets eq'ed lower than my dog's sense of hearing!

    PROBLEM: I have to back off my guitar volume to get any sound at all. Seems like till then the it is overpowering the first stage.
    Besides sticking a resistor before the input to, what do you think could be happening?!?

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    1. What kind of pickups does your guitar have?

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    2. Medium output humbuckers.

      I tried a 100k resistor in front, and had the same problem. A 220k works fine and you still get gobs of fuzz.
      Ended up with a .01uf cap in the middle, and it is bright by not silly. Plus, it looks cool with matched red caps!

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  11. Recently acquired a Ricken's branded version. Very piercing highs, annoyingly so. Since it's a later Vox Tonebender derivative, anyone building this should try adding a 10n cap from input to ground.
    +m

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