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|5/3/2003 9:53 AM|
||Folk Fuzz help|
Anyone ever heard of the Folk Fuzz?
I copied the schematic off the web but cannot
remember from where, built the circuit and it
sounds interesting but the volume is so low it seems
to be well under the noise floor, checked and
re-checked the circuit and cannot find any
errors in my work.
I have built 13 pedals
so far and 90% of them worked on the first try
and the rest had obvious problems and were
easily fixed, I am stumped on this one but cannot
place a link to the schem, if anyone wants to
look over the circuit please email me and I will
send a jpeg copy, I think there is a glitch in the circuit
which has a 1meg "fuzz" pot fixed at the input
(kind of like the 50K pot at the input of the FF
with the fuller mods) and a 1meg from the wiper
and pot 3 to ground, from the pot the signal goes
through a .047 film cap and then through a 47K resistor
feeding two MPSA06 which is then clipped by the
B. E. junction of an NPN MPSA06 and a PNP MPSA56
on to a 100K "volume" pot.
As I said, the little sound that I hear is interesting
and I would hate to scrap the board ( I don't design pedals
I just have fun building them) if any one would care help
please email me.
|5/3/2003 10:57 AM|
False alarm, I just realized my mistake.
This is by far the biggest niggle I have ever
made, I left out a trace on the pcb, no signal
from the collector of t2 to the clipping
section due to no trace connecting them.
This is a unique circuit and after jumpering,
the pedal works fine and sounds great to boot.
More crunch than fuzz and the
original signal seems rather nicely intact.
See, this forum can help just by making
you question yourself.
Well, then if anyone is interested I guess I
can share the cleaned up schematic.
Thank you ampage,
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