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Messages - bigmufffuzzwizz

Build Reports / Re: Wolfshirt - Build Report
March 01, 2011, 10:19:47 PM
this pedal looks great. You did a really clean job! i really like the layout inside and how you placed the knobs. I'm sure this is a ripping fuzz! Looks almost like the original except the slight variation with the switch and knobs ;D

I'm thinking about searching for some nice velvet to make mine.  8)
Build Reports / Re: Aristocrat (aka Lebowski Super Drive)
February 28, 2011, 08:06:59 PM
hahaha. your artwork is awesome!!
Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Rangemaster Input Caps
February 28, 2011, 07:26:33 PM
sounds good. i would recommend focusing on trying different values first before you worry about "mojo" parts but your definitely on the right track.
Build Reports / Re: Low Rider: the Pearl Octaver
February 28, 2011, 07:16:11 PM
sounds awesome!! i can't wait to see it complete and for sale!
is that a purple pcb i see?
Requests / Re: SnackShack cap values for "dark" version?
February 27, 2011, 07:52:23 PM
there was a discussion on freestompboxes about this for a vero layout and the notes i jotted down were:
civilized standard version - 22nf for both
black & gold version - 100nf input/ 22nf output (really dark)
dark version - 470nf input/100nf output (which was supposed to be bassy)

ill look for the thread when i get back :)
wow! that paramix is cool!! i think i have to get one of those. i love the tails feature with delays. it can be really hard to go from super delay to just fuzz transparently.
yes you are right in the sense that those players didn't have as many options and they obviously weren't being marketed sounds in a box compared to previous existing players. in the analog man guide to vintage effects theres a interview with roger mayer where he talks about "achieving the tone of the greats" is all a bunch of bullshit. They try to compare a pedal to how a player sounds on a record but when you think about it on the record you hear that players tone mangled throught compressors and limiters and eq sections. when your pedal sounds like jimi live, then you can make that claim. also jimi and stevie ray vaughn and im sure many others had what you would call custom pedals. hendrix tryed many different fuzz faces at mannys before he left with the one he wanted. and i've heard something about cobain being given that pedal from buzz-o who influenced him into a lot of the stuff he was into.

im like you, when i build a pedal i don't know what to expect yet so i try to work with it and let it inspire me. with that being said i think there are many projects madbean offers you will get fun results with. don't limit yourself, build them all!!

yes sunn-O))) is probably the most epic band i've seen to date!! the asbestos was falling from the ceiling!! s100 are cool. have you seen the s2000?!? thats a sunn beast. i have 2 original grey face model t's(1973 and a 1974). i use pretty much all sunn gear live with the exception of my earth head and acoustic 470!
here's a piece of the collection minus a few cabs and my solarus ;D
Open Discussion / Re: Quesiton about stereo pots
February 27, 2011, 04:36:10 PM
quick google search:
Rotary -- Dual gang -- Single turn -- Stereo applications, or anywhere it is desirable to change two separate resistances at once. Nearly all dual gang pots have equal resistances and tapers, but it may be possible to rebuild a dual gang pot using intestines removed from another pot of the same make and type (not needed very often though) 

is this what your asking??
i've built the gruntbox which is very similar to the mudbunny and i love it. The two i've built are to violet rams head spec and it is very great sounding and very unique for a fuzz. Plus with the mudbunny you can build it to the other specs if you choose! what kind of sound are you interested in/looking for?
nice!! you got a crazy looking set-up! The uproar pedal sounds totally awesome!
Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Kokbox problem
February 27, 2011, 03:16:33 PM
Quote from: pandadandan on February 26, 2011, 11:48:04 AM
That's right.
Were you careful with your BS170s?  They're extremely static-sensitive.

what would be the proper way to handle theses if we don't have a static ground wristband?
Carefully with 2 sets of pliers??
Build Reports / Re: Several FATpants Builds
February 26, 2011, 03:05:05 PM
Quote from: Beerdog80 on February 26, 2011, 02:04:39 PM
I hate painting on unfinished enclosures.  Always shows the imperfections of the surface below the paint.

Have you tried doing a wet sand before painting them? I use 400 grit and then move to 2000 grit and i end up with a super smooth enclosure. sometimes i don't even wanna paint it afterwards!
Tech Help - Projects Page / Re: Kokbox problem
February 26, 2011, 07:38:34 AM
did you get signal again with the test box? that LED issue has happened to me with a few of my builds. the LED stays light with no cables plugged in. but it doesn't happen with a battery so i don't worry about it!
General Questions / Re: Using different transistors
February 26, 2011, 07:33:03 AM
check the hfe of the different transistors and experiment. There are so many different trannys you can use for a big muff circuit!
General Questions / Re: Eliminate 9V Battery?
February 26, 2011, 07:29:42 AM
what a simple solution. now i know!