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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2015, 05:48:58 PM »
I was like... :o .....then I was like  8)

very cool indeed

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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2015, 01:46:27 AM »
Thanks, guys.


I've had a lot of irons in the fire and haven't gotten back around to this guy yet. The good news is the things I've been working on in the meantime have given me some good ideas.


Here's the todo list:
+Run the JFETs at a higher voltage. I'm looking at 24V.
+Better (and more) low-pass filtering.
+New tone stack (James sounds good in theory, but I find it kind of boring and I want this to have some character)
+Use a single JFET for the OD instead of the MuAmp
+Tweak the gain in each stage of the Muffish


Not sure when I'm going to get around to it, though. I'm changing jobs and moving in the next few months, so life's going to get interesting.
Thanks for the update Jason. New ideas sound cool (execpt ditching the MuAmp... nobody cares about MuAmps no more :P ).
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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2015, 07:20:58 AM »
I don't know how I missed this when you first posted but holy shit! That enclosure is amazing! I'm equally impressed with the circuit but the shock factor definitely comes from the enclosure.

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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2015, 02:21:53 PM »
Man, I'm glad to see this one get bumped. This pedal represents an insane amount of creativity, planning, and hard work. I see tons of chances here for stuff to not work out, and look how perfect it is. Copper?!?!? Come on!

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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #49 on: April 08, 2015, 02:32:50 PM »
Thanks, guys.


I've had a lot of irons in the fire and haven't gotten back around to this guy yet. The good news is the things I've been working on in the meantime have given me some good ideas.


Here's the todo list:
+Run the JFETs at a higher voltage. I'm looking at 24V.
+Better (and more) low-pass filtering.
+New tone stack (James sounds good in theory, but I find it kind of boring and I want this to have some character)
+Use a single JFET for the OD instead of the MuAmp
+Tweak the gain in each stage of the Muffish


Not sure when I'm going to get around to it, though. I'm changing jobs and moving in the next few months, so life's going to get interesting.

The guy who puts out a masterpiece like this and then says "I can make it better", is the guy I want to buy pedals from in the future. Sky's the limit Jason. I'm excited to see what you create in the future.

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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #50 on: April 13, 2015, 08:36:41 PM »
I didn't see this thread when it was originally put up but holy crap...

Whether you build good sir I  want one of.... Incredible stuff here

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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #51 on: April 13, 2015, 09:02:33 PM »
Holy cow man, that is epic on so many levels.

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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #52 on: April 14, 2015, 07:04:20 AM »
Here's the todo list:
+Run the JFETs at a higher voltage. I'm looking at 24V.
+Better (and more) low-pass filtering.
+New tone stack (James sounds good in theory, but I find it kind of boring and I want this to have some character)
+Use a single JFET for the OD instead of the MuAmp
+Tweak the gain in each stage of the Muffish

It almost sounds like a jfet based OD hooked up to a muff? Or I wonder if you could have a gain stage using the fatpants switching system so essentially the front end is a jfet boost and then you add in (for example) on one setting 2x1n4148 to ground, then beyond that add another jfet with some 1n4148s in a negative feedback loop (which is a pretty gainy 1 transistor design actually:



Man not to derail but this thread has me thinking lol.

At any rate I love the design and enclosure.

Edit: sorry for the double post

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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2015, 07:59:21 AM »
The first and last stage are simple jfet boost stages.

I should really do a block diagram so you guys can see what's going on.

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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2015, 06:57:22 PM »
zomg jason thats more than epic!  :o 8)
very very impressive man

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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2015, 07:20:22 PM »
Holy Cow! - just saw this badass beyond belief!
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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #56 on: April 15, 2015, 01:54:21 AM »
Incredible. Hats off.

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Re: Brazen Bull No. 1
« Reply #57 on: April 15, 2015, 07:05:11 AM »


In addition to echoing what everyone else has said, as someone who etches, I am also blown away by how accurately you achieved the 3D "wrap around" on your enclosure etch!
I had once thought about attempting something similar, but decided it wasn't doable. Obviously, I was WRONG!
How you got the vertical lines that run parallel to each corner to bend and still match up on top of the enclosure so precisely is way beyond my skill set...