Emerald Ring is designed to be an easy add-on , to just about any Fuzz, or Gain circuit you wish to add an Octave tone to. By driving the Emerald Ring with a Fuzz Face [nice tonal variety] or other, such as Angry Red Camel , Emexar 2 (Dist+), result in much stronger octave/harmonics and less gating splatter.
FX gurus will remember at some point Way Huge marketed a couple of octave effects. The Purple Platypus™ and the Piercing Moose™ . Now you may build a similar project and save the $500+ price tag on eBay. Also trying different diodes, such as Germanium, you may also achieve other wonderful tones as used by the Foxx Tone Machine, Superfuzz, Kay, and others.
The Emerald Ring works extremely well with Fuzz Face, Tonebender, Big Muff, Emexar 2, and other Fuzz/Gain circuits. The sky is the limit where creativity is concerned. Just drive the Emerald Ring, in series with your favorite circuit, for an always on application.
For my Demo, I have the Angry Red Camel first in line from the guitar input, then from the output of that to the input of the Emerald Ring. The Output of the Emerald Ring is then wired to the Output Jack.
A Mod option is to wire up (2) of my 3PDT Wiring Boards to the Inputs and Outputs for each circuit. Then wire connect the first 3PDT to the input of the second 3PDT (controlling the Emerald Ring circuit) then through to the output jack. Experiment with clipping diodes to create similarly sounding projects such as the Foxx Tone Machine or Fender Blender™. Silicon or Germanium diodes yield different results.
Board Dimensions (W x H) 1.15” x 1.40” board design by Bruce R.
The best part is the Emerald Ring is carefully designed to sound right.
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