Sunday, 14 February 2016

Seppuku Fuzz Overloader

Nice and rather interesting modernization/take on the Fuzzrite.



11 comments:

  1. That sounds so ragged and blown out in the demo. I'm sold. The 180nf caps are cock blockin me for now though. Don't really wanna do any series or parallel action on an otherwise neat and compact board

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    1. Got any 220s? Those should work just as well.
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    2. The schematic shows a 100n cap from the second transistor's base to ground but I don't see it on the layout.

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    3. Thanks. Fixed. Rather crudely, but fixed.
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  2. I have some very small 100n ceramics that would be perfect, so not crude in my book.

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  3. I've built this and it works. Sounds great. Quite extreme.

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    1. I think OP added it because it's not in the schematic I'm seeing. It's a reverse polarity protection diode. http://www.muzique.com/news/reverse-voltage-protection/

      You don't really need it, per se, but it's like having insurance. Try 1N5817 or any 1N4001/4007 should work. The only downside to using it is it drops your voltage slightly which may or may not have an audible effect from circuit to circuit. If you're breadboarding this ahead of time try it with and without.

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    2. Forgot to note it, but 1N5817 is the way to go. Low voltage drop.

      Every single pedal in the world will receive the "i'm just trying this power adapter quickly to see if it works with this pedal" treatment at one point of their life as 99,9% of the population are stupid (me included). Thus, the negative effects of having ~0,2V drop in supply voltage vs. the semiconductors burning out with reverse polarity - in my mind, at least, the former will outweight the latter easily. The parallel protection is even more of a joke. Unless it's done with polyfuse and proper current limiter..
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  5. Enjoying this one. Its a bit like a darker version of the Maestro Super Fuzz. Some nice octaves. Sounds great with bass as well. Thanks Miro.

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