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Trash Panda
« on: January 03, 2021, 07:45:54 PM »
First build of the new year. I used to have a solidgoldfx clone and this reminds me how great a fuzz this that was. I love  the octave on this thing. Such a 70s sounding pedal, this is going on the board tonight. Rocket is constantly getting called a fox like creature so who better than the trash panda for the enclosure. Gotta crank this thang!

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Re: Trash Panda
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2021, 07:58:30 PM »
Nothin' trashy about this, great build!
Also: can you let me know which settings of the mid range switch you dig most? Just one position or do they all have their place?
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Re: Trash Panda
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2021, 08:07:03 PM »
Looks awesome! 8)

I think this is my favorite fuzz circuit.  I'm also curious about the midrange switch.

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Re: Trash Panda
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2021, 08:37:08 PM »
Thanks guys it's a fantastic fuzz, with or without the octave. I feel the midrange switch is a useful addition. I can't describe it any better than Kevin does in the build doc:
Midrange switch
The biggest flaw in the Tone Machine is the tone control. Itís reminiscent of the Big Muff in its topology,
but missing a resistor to ground on the treble side to complete the filter, and with a very low value for
the treble capacitor. By changing the capacitor to a higher value, the frequency range is increased and
the treble side of the control becomes a lot more usable.

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Re: Trash Panda
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 08:45:44 AM »
This is totally one of my favorites too and I need to build another one. I sold my first build of this as it was so darned ugly, inside and out. I think it was my third or fourth build maybe? Anyway, this looks awesome! What transistors did you end up with?

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Re: Trash Panda
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2021, 09:55:08 AM »
This is totally one of my favorites too and I need to build another one. I sold my first build of this as it was so darned ugly, inside and out. I think it was my third or fourth build maybe? Anyway, this looks awesome! What transistors did you end up with?
Thanks, I ended up going with 2n3565's. They worked and sounded good so I went with it. Build doc said 2n5089 for modern equivalent, just use hfe's over 400.
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Re: Trash Panda
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2021, 10:15:51 AM »
I preferred those in my earlier build as well. I had gains from mid-200s all the way up to 400-ish and they all sounded good honestly. I bet you will be doing a Super Fuzz soon as well!

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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2021, 10:25:35 AM »
I preferred those in my earlier build as well. I had gains from mid-200s all the way up to 400-ish and they all sounded good honestly. I bet you will be doing a Super Fuzz soon as well!
So I have to do a parts order of course come i'm out of quite a few things at the moment but I do have a superfuzz pcb from aion and a standard fuzz from jmk on deck that is awaiting some parts. I know they are similar but the input stage is different I believe so therefor the octave is different in the two. Should make for an interesting shoot-out!
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Re: Trash Panda
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2021, 01:00:31 PM »
Great looking build and who doesn't love a fuzz shootout!!

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Re: Trash Panda
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2021, 01:13:15 PM »
Looking good! The Foxx Tone Machine is a crazy fuzz.

Gotta ask, so what is Groot going to be on?

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Re: Trash Panda
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2021, 01:25:17 PM »
Looking good! The Foxx Tone Machine is a crazy fuzz.

Gotta ask, so what is Groot going to be on?
I did dancing baby groot on a magnavibe I did last year. I'm thinking of of putting the OG big groot on something coming up.

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Re: Trash Panda
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2021, 01:38:41 PM »
We are Groot in this community, are we not?  :)

I did the JMK Standard Fuzz a few years back and it's a firm favorite. It just has such an evil, metallic tone to it. I think the octave is a bit more pronounced than a Superfuzz, but I haven't tried the SF just yet. Hoping to pick up the Aion board as well. I really appreciate the tracing work that Kevin did in figuring out what transistors work best.

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Re: Trash Panda
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2021, 07:26:00 PM »
Just an update...I redid the decal on this in the no film waterslide that John (bio77) uses. With his help I was able to to get a very nice turn out on my first attempt. It almost rivals silkscreen. Look forward to a tutorial in the future on this. Compare this picture to the original in this post, so much cleaner looking and durable as well.

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Re: Trash Panda
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2021, 08:44:58 PM »
Looking tidy as!  8)
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2021, 09:10:35 AM »
Yeah, that comes out great! Looking forward to a tutorial. I always notice John's builds look great, but somehow the no-film waterslide part didn't register in my brain. Where do you even get that?