MUST SEE---> Necronomicon Fuzz (nos oc81d TB mkII)

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So happy with how this turned out. Both this and the germanium fuzz face next to it were scratch builds by me. The best this is it sounds even better than it looks.






Only issue is it doesnt bias correctly unless I say the words correctly...

Klaatu!! Verata!! Necktie?!?

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgvXtexdgAM[/ame]

Full demo and build report coming soon so sub away.

Thanks to JT at Left Hand Asylum for his work on making my vision become reality.

http://lefthandasylum.com/
 

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ok, so here's how this went for me.

1) love the design

2) man, is anyone really THAT into transistors anymore?

3) remember what i paid for the OCs in my Tonebender MKI clone

4) still love the evil dead, even though the first one i saw was Army of Darkness (at the cinema!)
 

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Dude, that thing is absolutely awesome. I wouldn't care if it sounded like the worst pedal in the world, it would be on my board. Two thumbs, way up.
 

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ok, so here's how this went for me.

1) love the design

2) man, is anyone really THAT into transistors anymore?

3) remember what i paid for the OCs in my Tonebender MKI clone

4) still love the evil dead, even though the first one i saw was Army of Darkness (at the cinema!)
I think there is still a decent following for nos OCs though without a name behind it (DAM, Jerms, etc) you dont seem to be able to charge the big bucks.

Also the new Ash vs the Evil Dead series on Starz was great. Hard to match the originals but they maintained the feel of humor and horror.
 

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a shootout between the Fuzz Face I made and this pedal.

Volume starts loud but turn it back up after 52 seconds
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLjhzNJWZww[/ame]


Some build shots from the Necro









Box by JT Blake at Left Hand Asylum
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeftHandAsylum

Transistors from
http://www.ebay.com/usr/cassianius?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754

Fuzz Face Build













Oc81 from
http://www.ebay.com/usr/mean_audio?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754

Germanium set from
http://www.ebay.com/usr/toneloco123?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754
(was kind enought to send extras to test)

enclosure by
http://www.ebay.com/usr/mwalker2895?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2754
 

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I like it, well done man! Sick design and tone is rockin!

And hell yes people are still into transistors :dude: Just scored 50x NOS MP38A Russian transistors that I will be getting right into ;)
 

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I like it, well done man! Sick design and tone is rockin!

And hell yes people are still into transistors :dude: Just scored 50x NOS MP38A Russian transistors that I will be getting right into ;)
Thanks I built the FF first and then decided I wanted something with a bit more cut. The both are great. The FF is big and bassy and saturated. The TB has more cut and cleans up slightly better. The TB also has a ton more volume (partly because of the input knob on the FF) and fuzz.
 

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i reckon you did a good job there, I am a Bender fan and working the Fuzzface myself ATM. Loads of bloom make them great for single notes and double stops, I will also be trying an axis soon as those transistors arrive :)

Curious, what input cap value did you use for the FFace, if you dont mind me asking..., and do you have a bias trimpot or is it set resistance? Mine is a Silicon and while im finding great synthy tones, its a bit sharp for vintage creamy tones. Will try a buffer before it later, apparently hendrix had the same issue with silicon and found it helped, germanium seems to be the way to go with the FFace, & what seems to tickle me for a more realistic guitar sound.

That TB is great! Not an easy one to get right at all, hats off! I actually gave up and bought a Ramble FX... I just couldnt get it to sond like they should, but I didnt fork out on the right trannies...
 

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i reckon you did a good job there, I am a Bender fan and working the Fuzzface myself ATM. Loads of bloom make them great for single notes and double stops, I will also be trying an axis soon as those transistors arrive :)

Curious, what input cap value did you use for the FFace, if you dont mind me asking..., and do you have a bias trimpot or is it set resistance? Mine is a Silicon and while im finding great synthy tones, its a bit sharp for vintage creamy tones. Will try a buffer before it later, apparently hendrix had the same issue with silicon and found it helped, germanium seems to be the way to go with the FFace, & what seems to tickle me for a more realistic guitar sound.

That TB is great! Not an easy one to get right at all, hats off! I actually gave up and bought a Ramble FX... I just couldnt get it to sond like they should, but I didnt fork out on the right trannies...
I used this schematic but the input cap maybe 24 or 25uf



Bias and input both have knobs. Input knob basically just cleans things up before it hits the pedal. I wanted to be able to run the JTM very dirty and have the pedal cause boosted cleans at 2-3 on the vol all the way to Thunder at 10.

1k output resistor

The different trannies impacted warmth/clarity.

I have a buffer before everything.
 




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