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#2445171 - 10/13/12 05:35 PM stupid pedal tricks: heathkit fuzz ressurection
pinkjimiphoton Offline
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#2445209 - 10/13/12 09:57 PM Re: stupid pedal tricks: heathkit fuzz ressurection [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
Larryz Offline
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Looks like you had a little extra work converting it to a 9volt input system, but you came up with a very cool sound and posted it for free for the DIY'ers...cool.

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#2445532 - 10/15/12 10:00 AM Re: stupid pedal tricks: heathkit fuzz ressurection [Re: Larryz]
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thanks,
all my stuff is free for ALL the diy'ers.

the 9v system i had help with from them guys, in fact..in the end i adapted steve daniel's <smallbearelectronics.com> circuit for another old fuzz, and dropped the voltage from 9.47 (wallwart) to 1.7v after the diodes...made it a much more robust pedal, it doesn't sag as much as with the penlight (which sagged to the point of being unusable) and has a really nice, useable tone.

i need to ressurect my old p-bass case pedal board, i think, to fit all this crap into! wink

over 50 builds at this point..probably close to 70 or so.

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#2446309 - 10/18/12 09:33 AM Re: stupid pedal tricks: heathkit fuzz ressurection [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
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Great sounding OD Fuzz. Being a old guy, I like fuzz but can never get that sound out of my Big Muff. It seems to always be to much OD for me. Really like your videos.

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#2446351 - 10/18/12 11:55 AM Re: stupid pedal tricks: heathkit fuzz ressurection [Re: Junior 1]
pinkjimiphoton Offline
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hey junior, can you solder? if so, i can tell ya how to make your muff play nicer.

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#2446368 - 10/18/12 12:56 PM Re: stupid pedal tricks: heathkit fuzz ressurection [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
Junior 1 Offline
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Na, I bought an op amp once for a cigar box amp and pretty much melted the thing trying to solder on it. 1/4 inch jacks are about my speed.

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#2446690 - 10/19/12 06:57 PM Re: stupid pedal tricks: heathkit fuzz ressurection [Re: Junior 1]
pinkjimiphoton Offline
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always use sockets for ic's if you can...makes it much much easier!! wink

bummer, cuz man, there's a lot of fun things you can do to a bmp

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#2447044 - 10/21/12 11:15 PM Re: stupid pedal tricks: heathkit fuzz ressurection [Re: pinkjimiphoton]
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