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2-in-1 Ge Fuzz Face and Rangemaster build
« on: December 26, 2019, 05:14:15 PM »
Hi all,
Just completed this build using a Black Horse Effects 1968 Fuzz PCB (thanks to electricb for the board).
Fuzz Face side uses two Mullard OC77s and the Rangemaster uses a Mullard CV7005.







Graphics are a nod to analogman's SunLion and came from a one-month trial subscription to Adobe Stock.
This is my first pedal build in a few years and the first time using filmless decal paper (from sunnyscopa.com).
The knob labels are a little off centre - I must have nudged them in Illustrator without realising, but not going back for a re-do.

Very happy with the result - the Rangemaster masters range and the fuzz fuzzes as expected.
Next, a couple of 1590A builds in progress - a hipster and a rabbit hole. I may be developing a fuzz addiction!



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Re: 2-in-1 Ge Fuzz Face and Rangemaster build
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2019, 09:36:45 PM »
Really nice job.  I love the pcb's electricb puts out. Wiring is super tidy also.  Very impressive.   Keep them coming.
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Re: 2-in-1 Ge Fuzz Face and Rangemaster build
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 10:41:34 PM »
Super tidy and excellent all around! Decal came out spotless spiffin', did you have a hard time getting it right or did it work first time and what was your process? I still haven't gotten around to use the filmless one...
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Re: 2-in-1 Ge Fuzz Face and Rangemaster build
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2019, 12:24:57 AM »
Mine looks nowhere near as cool but I love this board.  I've been using a Line6 wireless setup so I can still stand in one spot and collect dust, which destroys this thing but if I run my rig with a cable and put this at the front it sounds amazing.

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Re: 2-in-1 Ge Fuzz Face and Rangemaster build
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2019, 09:04:35 AM »
Very nice! That board makes for a tidy build.

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Re: 2-in-1 Ge Fuzz Face and Rangemaster build
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2019, 09:22:44 AM »
Wow, that looks really great.


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Re: 2-in-1 Ge Fuzz Face and Rangemaster build
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2019, 11:20:36 AM »
Very nice.  Mine has been waiting to get cased for quite some time.  I gave away my first one (had a weak moment).  Thanks for giving me the inspiration to finish mine up.

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Re: 2-in-1 Ge Fuzz Face and Rangemaster build
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2019, 04:07:56 PM »
Super tidy and excellent all around! Decal came out spotless spiffin', did you have a hard time getting it right or did it work first time and what was your process? I still haven't gotten around to use the filmless one...

The decal process took a couple of attempts to get right. Once applied it needs a short bake in the oven before removing the carrier film, then a wipe over with alcohol to clean up leftover glue, followed by another trip in the oven to harden the ink.

I followed the instructions at Sunnyscopa's website but went for the higher end of time and temperature, and didn't squeegee out all of the air bubbles properly, so it crackled and looked awful.  I then made the mistake of following the instructions to remove with acetone but forgot that acetone also dissolves powder coating  >:(.

So cue a fresh enclosure, a bit more care, and lower oven temperatures and it came out really well. I've since completed two 1590A pedals and the results were just as good.

Thanks to all for the comments and encouragement. More builds on the way!


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Re: 2-in-1 Ge Fuzz Face and Rangemaster build
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2020, 10:01:16 AM »
Very classy build, inside and out!

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Re: 2-in-1 Ge Fuzz Face and Rangemaster build
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2020, 10:11:13 AM »
Looks fantastic. Do you have a link for where to find that PCB by any chance?

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Re: 2-in-1 Ge Fuzz Face and Rangemaster build
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2020, 05:52:20 PM »
Looks fantastic. Do you have a link for where to find that PCB by any chance?
Send a PM to electricb on this forum - he may still have some available