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Based on the classic Colorsound "Fuzz Box" of the 60's with a huge influence on both 70's and Doom style Fuzz tones. Unique to our version designed by Bruce R. is a tweaked resistor to stabilize any Fuzz issues as well as the addition of
A/B pads at the output for further modification if you so desire. Finally each board contains Pads for the direct mounting of a potentiometer directly on the board for an easy build.
Those who know the history or have played one before know that while it may have been a One-Trick pony it sure was a Sonic Eargasm of Fuzz Tone. In the style of GuitarPCB in an effort to add options or enhancements A / B pads are included at the output for mods that will be listed in the Layout Gallery.
History: A One-Knob Fuzz is made to simply sound good. The Colorsound Fuzz Box was surprisingly versatile, using your guitar's controls. Its great chunky rythymn tone was the original design of Engineer/Guru Dick Denney. Not so much for soloing this circuit is a monster for all out chord moshing. Sometimes all you need is One Knob to get it right.
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for each individual circuit for the most information, mods and tips, that are not contained in the basic build document above. Layout Gallery Page A must have Fuzz Circuit for an Fuzz Fan's collection!
While the original calls for a combination of BC108 and BC109, we have found that 2N5088's also work very well and other Transistors can be considered.
We recommend a socket and see approach if you wish to experiment.
For example you may wish to try 2N5089, 2N4401, 2N3904 or 2N222.
Dimensions - 1.20" by 1.08"
While this will fit into a 1590A we recomend a 1590BB.
Recommended accessories: 1. Barry's Famous Pot Condoms™ . 2. 3PDT Wiring Boards . 3. Barry's Best Pedal Hookup Wire.
4. DC Power Jacks 2.1mm