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Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« on: December 09, 2016, 10:26:13 PM »
Just finished this build off of a layout from
http://effectslayouts.blogspot.com/2015/06/maestro-fz-1a-fuzz-tone.html#comment-form

This was my first perfboard build.  I got the small wedge enclosure from Frys Electronics.  It was a bit difficult to work with because it was made from steel, but I got it together.

I used Krylon Glitter paint for the sides, and just sealed it with glossy enamel and cooked it in the toaster oven at 150degrees for about an 30 mins.

I used Testors Decal paper for the logo and decals, it came out great at first but for some reason when I sprayed it with enamel to seal it, it bubbled and it didnt come out as good as I wished but its fine.

Got the transistors from Small Bear with the bias resistors, he was such a great help with that side of the build.

The original is 1.5volts but luckily the effects layout had worked in a voltage stepdown so I was able to run it with a 9volt power supply.  I just had to reverse all the diodes and Caps, and make sure you order NPN Transistors not PNP.

Anyway thanks for everyones help, this site has made building really fun! Enjoy!

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Re: Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 10:36:04 PM »
What a great build, how does it sound?


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Re: Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2016, 02:44:08 AM »
Thanks.. I dont have an original to compare it to, but it sounds amazing to me.  Sounds like the records!

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Re: Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2016, 03:35:20 AM »
That is amazing indeed!! Excellent work! Now I'm curious about the circuit too... :)

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Re: Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2016, 06:25:55 AM »
Very nice! Looks great with the enclosure and the graphics. The knobs are a cool choice too.

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Re: Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2016, 08:08:32 AM »
That looks terrific! You should enter that in the BOTY contest...just sayin'.

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Re: Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2016, 08:09:47 AM »
That looks terrific! You should enter that in the BOTY contest...just sayin'.
Agreed!  That's an awesome build.

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Re: Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2016, 10:00:15 AM »
Gorgeous build. Speed knobs are the best!

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Re: Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2016, 10:41:38 AM »
great build all around. Gotta love slanted enclosures.
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Re: Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2016, 09:09:26 AM »
Looks good Fred! Love that enclosure.
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Re: Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2016, 11:45:56 AM »
Looks good Fred! Love that enclosure.

Thanks for all your help!

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Re: Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2016, 03:29:57 PM »
That's very nice!
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Re: Maestro Fz-1A Fuzztone
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2016, 04:33:33 PM »
That looks terrific! You should enter that in the BOTY contest...just sayin'.
Agreed!  That's an awesome build.


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