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Marshall Super Fuzz – Update

July 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Here is the finished Marshall Super Fuzz, built from the GuitarPCB.Com Tone Bender PCB.

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This is sort of a one trick pony, but puts out great, thick, woolly fuzz.  Really no low loss of low end due to the “Supa Fuzz” mods.

Here is a gut shot as well.  Note the carbon comp resistors and the germanium transistors.  Old school!

Supa Fuzz Powered by the board - works great!

Supa Fuzz Powered by the board – works great!

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Categories: Effects Pedals, Fuzz

AMZ Q&D Compressor

July 11, 2014 Leave a comment

This is my second attempt at this build, and it is a real winner.  I had some trouble with the first build.  I think that arose from a faulty SSM2166 IC, a faulty potentiometer, or some other gremlin that I can’t figure out.  Rather than give up, I did a second build.  All I can say is wow.  I need to experiment with it more, but it really seems to just make my basses tone so much more…present, I guess.  More reviews to come, but here is the finished project.

Finished AMZ Q&D Compressor

Finished AMZ Q&D Compressor

 

Gut shot

Gut shot

 

A HUGE thanks to Jack Orman at AMZ FX for his willingness to offer advice during the first build.  Also, a hat tip to my mates at the diystompboxes forum for their help as well.

 

Categories: Compressor, Effects Pedals