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New Ram’s Head

November 18, 2014 Leave a comment

Just another AWESOME Ram’s Head Pi…

Ram's Head 4 Ram's Head 5

Man is this pedal awesome.  Just walls of thick, creamy, bass fuzz goodness.

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Categories: Effects Pedals, Fuzz

Ram’s Head Muff Sound Clips

October 21, 2014 Leave a comment

These clips are pretty raw, and there is a reason for two clips.  In the first one, I discovered a short.  When I hit the Klip switch to change the clipping diodes (from LED to 1n34A) – silence!  I fixed it, and made the second clip.  LOL…

Here you go!

First Clip – HERE

Second Clip – HERE

Categories: Effects Pedals, Fuzz

Woolly Bully

October 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Here is the latest – the Woolly Bully!  Its a Woolly Mammoth clone done on the Mastadon Fuzz PCB from GuitarPCB.com.  It is just a monstrous fuzz pedal.  Still exploring all of the tones.

Lessons learned:

(1)  I don’t like the graphics, the black on dark green is too hard to see.

(2) I recycled an old enclosure that was drilled for another project.  I made this work, but it was not ideal.  Should have used a better enclosure.

(3)  I love thick, woolly fuzz for Bass!

 

Pics:

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Guts:

photo (8)

 

Categories: Effects Pedals, Fuzz

Ram’s Head Muff!

September 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Just completed (FINALLY) a Ram’s Head Muff.  No, I didn’t get the first board working (yet!), but I did learn a lot about some mistakes I have been making which will hopefully serve me well.  A few comments:

(1)  This pedal is just awesome on bass.

(2)  Here is a link to the project and PCB – Muff’n!

(3) A huge shout out to Barry, petevig, Jeffro, and the rest at the Guitar PCB forums for all of their help.

(4) The flexibility of this pedal is really amazing.  I added the Mid Scoop Control, MuffBender, and Pi Tone Control Bypass mods.  These, combined with the diode selection switch that is already part of the circuit just gives you an amazing variety of tones.

(5)  I hope the Russian translations are correct…LOL.

(6)  I will never again use Rustoleum Clear coat.  What a disaster.  As you can tell from the pictures, the clear coat is too thick, and never evened out.  Its been drying for a week and a half, and still needs to cure.  Ugh…  I have used Testor’s clear lacquer with GREAT success.  Its more expensive, AND TOTALLY WORTH IT.

(6)  Come hell or high water, I will debug the first Muff’n build and get it working as well.

On to the pics!

Ram's Head 1

Knobs – FUZZ, TONE, MIDS, VOLUME

Toggles – BENDER, CLIP

Footswitches – BYPASS, POWER

And in the center – “RAM’S HEAD MUFF” (I hope!)

Ram's Head 2

Another view…

Ram's Head 3

Gut shot.  It ain’t the neatest build, but I am still learning…

ON TO THE NEXT ONE…

Categories: Effects Pedals, Fuzz

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!

Categories: Effects Pedals, Fuzz

Marshall Supa Fuzz

April 26, 2014 Leave a comment

See pics in the debugging post below.  Works now.  Thick, woolly fuzz and sustain for days.  Kind of a one trick pony, but a great fuzz tone to lock in.

Here’s the project…http://www.guitarpcb.com/apps/webstore/products/show/3051599

 

More debugging fun…

April 26, 2014 Leave a comment

Marshall Supa Fuzz (GuitarPCB Pumped Up Tonebender with Bass Mods)…

Works awesome on the board…can’t seem to get the power flowing when it is boxed up.

Some pics

Supa Fuzz!

Supa Fuzz!

Supa Fuzz Boxed up...no juice :(

Supa Fuzz Boxed up…no juice 😦

Supa Fuzz Powered by the board - works great!

Supa Fuzz Powered by the board – works great!