Thursday, November 20, 2008

Burns Buzzaround transistor shootout

Matt from the states wanted some soundclips of the Buzzaround using different transistors, so here we go with the Buzzaround shootout!

Buzzaround AC-128

All the recordings are DI and the Buzzaround was set on full sustain, with the Timbre set full to the darker Tone.  Halfway through each clip I turn the sustain down.  

Circuit Bent Speak and Spell

Based on Reed Ghazala's Incantor bends.

LM386 Chip Guitar Amp (more pics)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

LM386 Chip Guitar Amp

Guitar Amp based on the Ruby/Little Gem schematics.  Uses a LM386 chip to amplify the signal, has volume and gain controls, red l.e.d. power indicator, and a built in voltage regulator.  Power from 12v dc adaptor only.  I have used it with my 8ohm speaker, it will apparently work with 4ohm and 16ohm speakers as well.  For a 1/2 watt amp its surprisingly loud with a nice crunchy overdrive using the gain control.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Brett Smiley

Great performance of Space Ace, then an interview with Brett and Andrew Loog Oldham.  What were they on?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bass Fuzz Face

Bass Fuzz Face.  Larger value capacitors than stock, and socketed NTK-274 germanium transistors with adjustable bias resistors.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Mosrite Fuzzrite

Mosrite Fuzzrite clone, an agressive sounding Silicon Fuzz pedal, controls are Volume and Depth. Soundclip here.

Preset Volume Pedal

Simple volume pedal for Steve.  Allows you to drop the guitars volume level to a preset level when switched in.

Mosrite Fuzzrite Vero

A vero layout I made for the classic Mosrite Fuzzrite. The BC-108 transistors can be substituted for similar Silicon NPN transistors (the emitters are orientated towards the bottom of the board), for example I tried 2n3904s which sounded a bit harsher than the BC-108s. Will post a pic of one I have made later.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Kraftwerk - Ruckzuck (Live on WDR TV in 1970)

Can't beat a bit of Kraftwerk, wonderfully zonked audience too!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tube Booster

Another Tube Booster, this time in a Hammond style case, sanded then clear coated.  This has a Zaerix ECC82 tube, extra large MXR style knobs, Blue l.e.d. and Mullard input capacitor. Listen here.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Signal Generator

Thanks to Damion for giving me this ex local college signal generator, just need to fit a new mains cable to get it up and running.  Anybody got a spare oscilloscope they don't want? ; )