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Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« on: March 04, 2015, 04:06:48 PM »
Fuzz Unit
I built myself a '76 Jumbo Tonebender (1776 Sucker Punch PCB), which got snagged by a dude in Norway. So I ordered myself another board, which got snagged by a dude into Imps...

This only differs in that it's got a switch to change a Cap and a Resistor, as they're the only differences between the 76 JTB and a B&M Fuzz Unit (Edwyn Collins). I stuck it on a switch because the FU setting is much more scooped than the JTB. So it's nice to have the options. But yeah, it does 'that' sound.

So, once again I've ordered a PCB from Josh to make mine... Except this time I've ordered a spare!






Arcadiator
Rully's PCB for Fredrik Lyxzen's quite mad Arcadiator.  I decided to put it into a 125B because I'm trying to take up less space in my storage, which was silly. Also it means that after realising it'd be awesome with an LFO on the PWM, I'd run out of space to add one (another switch and two knobs). Also I screwed up the decal (Thresh should be Vol). Ah well.

What's there to say about this other than it's actually capable of some really usable glitchy octave fuzz tones, as well as sounding like a broken 8bit computer.






Alice v2.5
I gave Cleggy the last Alice as I had some grand plans for a newer madder Alice with parallel Uglyfaces... Which didn't quite work out. So I ended up making myself a new Alice with a couple of changes. I've swapped out the P90 for a Maestro Phaser and I've added a Maestro Sample and Hold on a switch with the Tremolo.

It's been mostly successful. There's a small amount of clock noise from the S&H on the Trem. Unsurprising given their proximity and shared pots (dual gang). Normally I'd sort this out, but bizarrely, when you engage the Uglyface it vanishes. Not only that, it's a noise machine, so it's not like once you're up and running you could ever tell.

This is also the first build to feature shelves! As I had no way of securing the Sharkfin or the Phaser. Bit of ali, riveted to the case, bobs your uncle.

Overall, I think the one Cleggy has is probably more sensible all round (this wasn't an easy build), but you've got to try these things.



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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 04:12:44 PM »
A 125B Arcadiator? John, you are crazy man. Top mounted jacks and optical switching, simply insane. Great job on all of them.

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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 04:33:13 PM »
Wonderful! One day, you'll run out of these fancy drawn half nude chicks graphics if you keep on building at this pace ;)

A 125B Arcadiator? John, you are crazy man. Top mounted jacks and optical switching, simply insane. Great job on all of them.

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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2015, 06:42:41 PM »
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Wish I could make pedals that cool dude, well played :)

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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2015, 06:44:56 PM »
Awesome stuff man!

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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2015, 06:45:36 PM »
Wowsers.


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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 08:58:54 PM »
Looks great, as usual. I love the graphics. The video game map reminds me of Bionic Commando.
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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2015, 09:16:54 PM »
I only wish I could make my graphics half as good as yours.


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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2015, 06:36:56 AM »
"after realising it'd be awesome with an LFO on the PWM"

I've done this to mine, actually not an LFO but something similar with a vactrol and it sounds bitchin'. Expect a build report soon :)

Loving all of these builds Juan, the Arcadiator looks awesome in that enclosure with that orientation actually. Love it.

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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2015, 07:25:05 AM »
There is a whole lot of fantastic madness in those builds.
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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2015, 09:05:20 AM »
Insane Alice is insane  :o :o
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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2015, 10:42:41 AM »
Yikes!
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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2015, 01:50:09 PM »
Fantastic, every one, but I love that Alice!  8)
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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2015, 11:02:49 AM »
Nice graphics Juan! The shelf idea is brilliant, I'm expecting the enclosures to get deeper and deeper from now on...
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Re: Fuzz Unit / Arcadiator / Alice 2.5
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2015, 01:07:50 PM »
Perfection!  8)