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Title: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: eniacmike on August 10, 2010, 01:14:28 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4880088370_65e2a322aa_z.jpg)
wolfshirt: based on the foxx tone machine octave fuzz.

The bottom two wolves light up red when you turn the effect on, the top wolf lights up when you flip the switch on. This was a really fun ridiculous build with side mounted knobs and top mounted jacks.

The fuzz is really ripping and the octave sound is obscene. I can't even try to sound good with it on it is so harsh. a bunch of houston guitarists use the foxx tone machine a so I wanted to find out what I could do with one.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4074/4879480035_f95ca3933c_z.jpg)
BLACK pcb and vintage 2n3565 transistors (little black dome with gold legs). also vintage germanium diodes 1n34a (green clear and red christmas looking diodes). I found both of these parts at EPO in houston, and wiped them out of their entire stock.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4093/4879480911_aa7d786970_z.jpg)
you can kind of see the paint here it is a navy sparkle called DeJa Blue from TESTORS one coat lacquer. also I used chrome bezels for the leds.

artwork and name are from the amazon.com item the mountain and three wolfs t-shirt read the reviews if you haven't yet it is really hilarious.http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Three-Wolf-Short-Sleeve/product-reviews/B002HJ377A/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1 (http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Three-Wolf-Short-Sleeve/product-reviews/B002HJ377A/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1) pretty hilarious.
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: madbean on August 10, 2010, 01:27:02 PM
Makes me so proud...sniff :)

That is really really awesome!
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: eniacmike on August 10, 2010, 01:40:54 PM
When I turned it on for the first time and all the leds lit up I was filled with so much joy and I was smiling for 5 minutes straight. Thanks Brian! your boards are awesome!

This is the coolest pedal I have ever made and the coolest name!

Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: jkokura on August 10, 2010, 05:38:00 PM
That's an awesome job! I laughed when I saw the pedal, the name suits it. I think the Large LED's look good on stage, but I think you should have gone with no bezels and 3mm LED's so we could see more of the wolves...

Great job. I like the Mojo parts.

Jacob
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: gtr2 on August 10, 2010, 07:14:54 PM
I watched the video review on amazon...So funny!!!  I wanna make a wolfshirt tone machine to give me super power playing :o

O yeah nice work!!! ;D
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: eniacmike on August 10, 2010, 07:27:04 PM
That's an awesome job! I laughed when I saw the pedal, the name suits it. I think the Large LED's look good on stage, but I think you should have gone with no bezels and 3mm LED's so we could see more of the wolves...

Great job. I like the Mojo parts.

Jacob

actually I was going to go with 5mm leds with the small black plastic bezels but I drilled too far and the hole ended up being too big so I went with the bezels to save the enclosure. I also couldn't put the top wolves led in his eye like the other two because of clearance issues with the jack. I haven't tried to put leds in crazy places or even done a build with more than 2 leds so this was kind of a big project for me.

I will probably order another board and make another one. I'm thinking about using glow in the dark ink on the top underneath the waterslide.
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: maysink on August 10, 2010, 10:18:27 PM
it still looks damn fine--that's good work right there!
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: jkokura on August 10, 2010, 11:01:10 PM
yeah, looking at the board again - very clean looking, awesome mojo with the funky parts - That's an awesome build.

Jacob
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: gtr2 on August 12, 2010, 08:34:11 AM
What size enclosure it that?
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: eniacmike on August 12, 2010, 06:06:49 PM
hammond 1590BB
119 x 93 x 34 mm
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: gtr2 on August 13, 2010, 04:43:14 AM
Thanks!  I was thinking of building one and utilizing a footswitch to activate the octave.  I should have enough room for two foot switches...
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: eniacmike on August 13, 2010, 09:23:41 AM
There is enough room in that 1590 bb for two switches. I am currently working on a grapevine (dirty little secret clone) and I am going to put the rock/rawk toggle on a footswitch
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: eniacmike on August 19, 2010, 02:43:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXfmeQEjaXY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXfmeQEjaXY)

demo video of wolfshirt with bass.
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: gtr2 on August 19, 2010, 07:53:14 PM
The wolves are growlin'!
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: madbean on August 19, 2010, 08:14:23 PM
Nicely done!
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: rosettastoned on August 28, 2010, 11:51:55 PM
i've made it to but  got a problem with the octave switch, wen i turn it on  de efects stops the sound for a half of a second.  any of u have the same problem??   i made it with a toggle switch and then changed it for a stomp switch  but the problem keep bodering me..

please some help to fix it??

as soon as i can i'll upload som pics of mine.


Ps. excuse my poor English.
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: maysink on August 29, 2010, 10:17:37 AM
I think that's normal. I made one of these from guitarpcb.com and there is a brief interruption of the signal when I engage/disengage the octave.
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: madbean on August 29, 2010, 12:49:31 PM
I'll pull mine out and take another listen. Honestly, I don't remember.

On a positive note, I finished the design last night to have this one manufactured, too.
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: eniacmike on September 11, 2010, 03:38:22 PM
I have built two and they both cut out briefly when you turn the octave switch. another reason I decided against using a stomp switch for the octave effect. you need different sustain and tone settings when you have the octave on anyways, its more an EITHER OR effect.
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: rosettastoned on September 13, 2010, 03:45:48 PM
ok guys, this is my  clone i did with madbeans PCB but made some changes to made a Ultimate octave, also y did some test with Fat/Bright switch caps.

(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/332/img4358e.jpg) (http://img411.imageshack.us/i/img4358e.jpg/)
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: madbean on September 13, 2010, 03:51:31 PM
That's awesome! I love the vibe of that enclosure.

It's interesting you mentioned the Ultimate Octave thing...I was thinking about updating the docs to include the necessary mods. I haven't tired them myself, but there's only 3 or 4 changes that need to be made.

Nice work!
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: gtr2 on September 13, 2010, 06:16:44 PM
Sweet enclosure work! :o  What's an ultimate octave??
Title: Re: WOLFSHIRT - foxx tone machine
Post by: rosettastoned on September 13, 2010, 09:28:22 PM
just google it....  basicaly is an octave fuzz based on Foxx Tone Machine.