Thursday, 27 July 2017

DAM Fuzzsound

Here's four different versions of the DAM Fuzzsound, all of which are a mix of the MKIII & MKIV Tonebender.

From the captain:

Fuzz Sound MKIV (used to be badged as the MKIII) Basically a pimped out version of the Tone Bender MKIII and MKIV but with more tonal scope, more muscle and packing space age features.
First up, a few quick words on the differences between a Tone Bender MKIII and a MKIV. They do both use the same circuit blue print if you will but there are subtle and noticeable differences to each pedal in the tone department. Without over complicating matters, as I do what to get to the point, the Sola Sound made MKIII and the MKIV basically sound of their time. The early MKIII's sound fuzzy and choppy, later MKIV's sound smooth and distorted. Then there's a blurry line in the middle. Basically the biasing evolved to the point that the pedal became more overdriven than fuzzy. Ya know, I guess, to suit the needs of Musicnauts of the day.
The FS-75 is the blurry line in the middle and some. It's not a direct replica of either but the flavour I have gone for is an all out balls to the wall, big hair, big boobs, fat cars, fast food, dirty denim, dirty hippies, 8-track stereo cranking, 3-D glasses rocking fuzz tone. To quote, its: "1970 rollin' in sight"




Btw, yes it does bass



Fuzzsound FS-75 Jr



 Fuzzsound MKIII


Fuzzsound Black on Black



Fuzzsound R&G



10 comments:

  1. I think the 2.2M resistor in the DAM FS-75 and DAM Fuzzsound needs to be on the other side of the 100n input cap.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's an easy fix. Just move the lower lead of the 2.2M resistor up one row.

      Delete
    2. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
  2. is this like a Park Fuzz Sound?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No. But I did a layout for the park Fuzz awhile ago and it's in the contributions section of the forum.

      Delete
  3. corrected an error in each layout and updated all of them.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What do I do about this negative voltage?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You can add the Negative Voltage Inverter daughterboard, found here:
      http://tagboardeffects.blogspot.com/2012/05/negative-voltage-inverter.html

      Delete
  6. What Transistors does this call for? I'm relatively new to building and I can't tell just by pnp GE.

    ReplyDelete