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Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« on: April 03, 2012, 01:18:08 PM »
Here is my latest FUZZ project. I used a road rage and a wicked board from Haberdasher. A pair of Russian GT402's that sound pretty good right now. Socketed a bunch of parts to experiment.

The enclosure is from Mouser. I got a couple funky ones from them to try out. I am sure they will be posted soon.


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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 01:24:24 PM »
Such a nice build! I love this enclosure. Unfortunately, shipping from mouser to EU is prohibitive...

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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 01:25:14 PM »
That is one cool fuzz! I'm a sucker for that finish from Hammond, durable as hell! Kinda looks like a UFO......

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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 01:27:15 PM »
Such a nice build! I love this enclosure. Unfortunately, shipping from mouser to EU is prohibitive...

He night-B, I'm not sure what you mean by "prohibitive", but a few weeks ago I got free shipping when I ordered over 75 euro's....

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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 01:54:44 PM »
very cool!

love the bakelight knobs

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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 02:05:26 PM »
Man that is one cool lookin pedal!  Do the enclosures come prepainted Scott?
Nice job 8)

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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 04:01:34 PM »
Hey Paul!
I think my order wasn't big enough 'cause I had nearly 20 of shipping to France. I'll give it a try with a bigger basket ;)

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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 06:07:29 PM »
Dude, that is bad!
Love those knobs too.
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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 09:29:40 PM »
Man that is one cool lookin pedal!  Do the enclosures come prepainted Scott?
Nice job 8)

I got this enclosure already coated. They had 5 or 6 colours and plain. Pretty Funky Purple will be the next one I post up.

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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 10:32:52 PM »
Much like everyone else, I'm digging those knobs...do you have a link for those, by chance?

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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2012, 01:52:22 AM »
Such a nice build! I love this enclosure. Unfortunately, shipping from mouser to EU is prohibitive...

He night-B, I'm not sure what you mean by "prohibitive", but a few weeks ago I got free shipping when I ordered over 75 euro's....

Paul

Didn't you have to pay customs and taxes (invoerrechten en BTW) for such a large out of EU order? BTW, Musikding.de also sells an enclosure that looks like this one! I don't know if the sizes are the same though: http://www.musikding.de/product_info.php/info/p3107_Hammond-1590STPC.html They're based in Germany, so shipping within the EU will probably only be slightly more expensive than within country.

At the topic starter: I have some Russian germaniums just like that, GT404's. They are the NPN version of your GT402 and sound great in fuzzes! Uber cheap, just the GT402's, and can be used without a Road Rage board.

Looks great with the large knobs btw! Did you socket nearly every resistor? What were the results?
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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2012, 12:25:33 PM »
The knobs are the WKRCA from Weber seen here:
https://taweber.powweb.com/store/knobord.htm

They are awesome and worth the price tag hahaha. The bigger the better. I see these on Universal Audio preamps and they have an even bigger version of these. Wish I could find them.

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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2012, 10:26:55 PM »
Thanks for the link...definitely going to be on the lookout for an excuse to use those in the future.

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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2012, 11:34:35 PM »
cool  build man... how much are those enclosures running?
also, did you try the it308s in there?  did the 402s sound better?  this is gonna be my first build with the zygote and ill experiment for sure, but just wondering what youve found?

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Re: Zygote build, Black Fuzz
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2012, 02:25:11 PM »
Both kinds of trannys sound awesome but I had sockets in this one and the legs in the 308's are so scrawny and fragile they don't like to stay in. They work fine in the SIP sockets but these larger ones for vintage trannys are a bit bigger.