Thursday, 17 November 2016

Smallsound/Bigsound Team Awesome Fuzz Machine

Original description:
"The TAFM was designed for low end heaviness with the ability to cut through a mix, to simply keep your guitar’s pick attack while having a really saturated fuzz-tone or just to have a subtle background fuzz behind your main keyboard sound. the TAFM excels at versatility and fitting in with almost any instrument in almost any musical setting.
the thick, gnarly fuzz is perfectly complimented by a slightly gritty clean blend which retains all the low end you’d need… plus more. rough overdrive, howling feedback, clean boost with fuzzy sparkles, even phase-cancelled signals for pseudo octave-up/weird discordance and everything in between."
Original FSB thread and schematic available here.


8 comments:

  1. Well it sounds amazing. I blame this blog exclusively for my disgusting infatuation with fuzz.

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  2. so on the layout, what is the red on/off block (Three on/off) ? It looks like the switches are all external as per usual.

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    1. It's an internal DIP Switch like this:
      https://www.amazon.com/uxcell-2-54mm-Pitch-Positions-Switch/dp/B007QAJXGO

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    2. I figured as much.. What purpose do they serve in this particular circuit? I'm always leery of switches inside an enclosure.

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    3. They toggle jfet buffer on and off

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  3. Amazing contribution.
    Next I would love to work on the F**K Overdrive. We were SO CLOSE in the requests section... between here and FSB, a few people had figured out a super-close workalike, using JFET gain stages biased by envelopes via the DrQuack circuit, or something like that.
    How can I help those people who are already close finish the job? I can promise.. if you haven't played through a FO yet.. it's worth it.

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    1. Instead of looking at DrQuack, it is easier to use immediately the Tonegod Punisher circuit to misbias the second gain stage. So i think you can take the mini, drop the bias pot and replace it with the output of the tonegod punisher. The input of the Punisher comes from after the first stage of the dirt circuit.

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  4. Anyone want to split an E-bay order of 40-60 MP35's so we can build one of these? :P I'd love to get this one going.

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