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Title: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: Cybercow on March 02, 2020, 03:32:17 PM
MadBean was kind enough to grant me one his "Sacred Cow" prototype PCBs and I finished it. I call it "Cheese Fuzz". A gnarly fuzz with a rotary selector for different tone shaping values and compression levels. It's based on the Big Cheese / JHS Cheesball fuzz. Itís like a fuzz face wrapped in a op-amp and is capable of a high degree of compression/fuzz/ filtering. I retained the A10K volume pot instead of using MadBean's suggested A100K to better tame the output. Tried it out on a couple of solid state amps (cheese little Johnson 12 watt with a 6" speaker & a Line 6 Spider Jam 75 watt with a 12" speaker) and a tube amp (Vox MV50 AC with Marshall 4x12" cab) and it sounds great on all 3 amps. Anyway, here are some shots of the enclosure and a bit of circuit porn . . . . . .

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Gut and build shots . . . .
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Title: Re: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: jimilee on March 02, 2020, 03:37:20 PM
That looks fantastic man. I have a big cheese that I built out of the Osh Park section.
Title: Re: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: Drew Hallenbeck on March 02, 2020, 04:14:47 PM
Very nice looking build!
I think you've done the bean proud!
Title: Re: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: TGP39 on March 02, 2020, 04:43:59 PM
Very nice looking build!
I think you've done the bean proud!

Could not agree more!  Well planned and executed build.
Title: Re: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: Bio77 on March 02, 2020, 07:42:29 PM
Fantastic build!  What does it say under that A10K pot that is making that cow want to end it all? 
Title: Re: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: benny_profane on March 02, 2020, 07:54:34 PM
Fantastic build!  What does it say under that A10K pot that is making that cow want to end it all?

DIY Does It Better.

Still canít make out the graphic though!

Title: Re: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: madbean on March 02, 2020, 08:20:08 PM
cowww
Title: Re: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: benny_profane on March 02, 2020, 08:28:58 PM
cowww

Oh my, Brian. I see it now, but wow I missed that haha.

EDIT: Cybercow, thatís an incredible job! Tight build in and out. Whatís going on with the DC jack assembly?
Title: Re: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: Thewintersoldier on March 02, 2020, 08:32:05 PM
clean guts and epic graphics, those colors. love it!
Title: Re: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: Invertiguy on March 02, 2020, 10:35:18 PM
Great build dude, I really dig the graphics!
Title: Re: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: jjjimi84 on March 03, 2020, 04:13:59 PM
The graphics are really interesting, I love the lettering and such clean work! Nice job
Title: Re: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: Bret608 on March 04, 2020, 08:45:34 AM
Yes, this is a winner for sure! I hope Brian releases this board at some point.
Title: Re: Cheese Fuzz (Sacred Cow prototype)
Post by: Cybercow on April 15, 2020, 11:57:17 AM
Thanks for kind responses everyone. Been busy putting together MadBean's "Pork Barrel" & "Man-O-War Dlx" and a few other builds this past month.