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How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Potentiometer selection
« on: August 03, 2017, 10:58:46 PM »
Is there a method in selecting the optimal variable resistor (potentiometer) for your DIY pedal project?
Eg: Bazz Fuss: Volume, Tone and Fuzz control. At the moment I'm using what ever I have on hand, but I assume there is some sort of method. I tend to prefer Linear to Audio taper. Maybe Audio might sounder better for Tone and even Fuzz, haven't tried that combo yet.

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Reduce Bazz Fuss noise
« on: July 31, 2017, 05:37:36 AM »
I've breadboarded a bazz fuss circuit. I've added tone control and fuzz control I'm using MPSA 13 transistor. Works and sounds great. As I imagine there is a lot of noise with a pedal like this will noise be reduced when built in a metal enclosure? Is there any way to reduce unwanted noise?

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Bazz Fuss tone pot problem
« on: July 14, 2017, 01:00:02 AM »
Hi All I asked this question a while ago and I got replies thanks. I tried to implement the cap blend tone control
without success. I'm not too clued up with schematics. I'm at breadboard stage, and won't commit to perf board until sorted.
This is exactly what I've built (I've added a volume control, not shown) My end result is no change to tone which ever way I turn
pot. I'm obviously doing something wrong for it not to work, it's doing my head in, please help. Thanks Paul   

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / How do I add tone control?
« on: July 07, 2017, 12:22:03 AM »
Hey All, where and how do I add a tone control pot to this circuit (bazz fuss) I've tried to work it out on my own with no results. Advice would be greatly appreciated as I am a newbie to all this. Thanks in advance Paul

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / Reduce output of MPSA13
« on: June 15, 2017, 03:39:21 AM »
Hey all I've built a Bazz Fuss and I'm tweaking components I've upped the resistor to 100k,
changed C1 to 10uf C2 10uf added a gain control pot B2k connected to emitter leg of trans then back into socket. I was wondering if I put a resistor on the collector leg of trans I may be able to knock back output vol at full so it doesn't damage my amp. I know I can control volume with pot I just want to experiment reducing maximum pedal out put if I can. I like the tone of the MPSA13 Cheers PC

General Questions / Bazz Fuss farty break up
« on: June 13, 2017, 03:28:29 AM »
He All built a bazz fuss using wiring diagram attached. Checking on youtube on how they sound
this one doesn't sound like anything I've heard, cuts in and out farty kinda break up fuzz sound not the smooth fuzz I was expecting. Can anyone suggest what the problem may be? Cheers PC

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / ZVex Wooly Mammoth clone problem
« on: June 01, 2017, 10:59:20 PM »
Hey All I've built (attempted to) a Wooly Mammoth Fuzz clone from wiring diagram I downloaded. See attached. Output signal and Fuzz are both very weak to the point of reducing volume of amp. Has anybody built this pedal and experienced the same problem?
If so could you please shed a bit of light on the possible cause and suggest a fix. Thanks Paul

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / What components do what?
« on: May 22, 2017, 03:20:09 AM »
Hey All I'm playing around with pedal sounds by swapping out components to see what happens, I was wondering if there is available online or in book form of what each components can do e.g. what combination of components gives me a fuzz sound, overdrive etc. How to add a tone control to a basic boost pedal etc. Cheers Paul

Hey All I'd like to build a pedal the works like the master volume and channel volume on an amp where by If I crank up channel volume and lower master I get an overdriven sound or crank master vol and a lower channel vol and I get a clean sound. Is this possible without the use of tubes? Can anyone point me in the direction of a wiring diagram? Cheers Paul

Hey all I've built a soft distortion unit from a guitar projects book I have it uses a single potentiometer listed as a - 4k7 min nor preset. All it seems to do is turn effect on with no variation in distortion nor variation in volume, just on or off. How can alter this so I can control volume? Change potentiometer for a greater value? (The distortion produced is like a thick fuzz, not soft as the name suggests-I don't mind sound)

How Do I? Beginner's Paradise. / LED resistor value
« on: May 01, 2017, 10:59:21 PM »
Hi All - what resistor value should I use with 9 volt power source to run a single LED in a pedal.
Is there a one size fits all for any colour LED? Cheers Paul

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