Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Shin-Ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz with mods
Did this layout a while back and built it. Where the original FY-2 is sluggish on output level and the overall sound is quite thin and nasal, i noticed a couple of nice mods for the circuit. GGG has added simple one transistor amplifier at the output to deal with the volume issues and I<3Fuzz forum has a thread of people giving the circuit a mid scoop control. This adds a lot of versatility to the circuit. I've also included a series polarity protection. It is pretty damn wild sounding thing with slow attack and the general feel brings thick mushroom cloud to mind. Definitely over the top vintage feel to it.