Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fuzz Face

Fuzz Face for Dave from Belfast band Slomatics.  Started out as a Dunlop Re-issue, I took out all the guts (pcb circuit) and added my own.  Circuit modified for more bass, and 9v DC input added.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tonebender mk1 #11

Stock Tonebender mk1, handmade turret board construction, bronze hammertone powdercoated case, OC71, OC45, and OC84 transistors.  Looks and sounds great!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shin-Ei FY-2 Companion Bass Fuzz

FY-2 modded for extra bass and with a silver Hammerite finish.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Bass Tonebender mk1

Tonebender mk1 for Francesco in Italy.  This one has slightly larger input and output capacitors than stock and more volume, same as the Doombender mk1.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

'Deluxe' Shin Ei FY-2

Shin Ei Companion Fuzz FY-2 for Dave Hammer in Australia with switchable input and fuzz control capacitors going from 'stock' to more bass.  Additional scoop control as well.  Capable of loads more tonal variety than the original FY-2 circuit.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Selmer ep200 Echo Boost

Selmer echo boost, blue smooth hammerite finish, handmade turret board, circuit half on board and half on the tube socket, tropical fish input capacitor, 12v dc power only.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Doombender mk1

This is basically a Tonebender mk1 with larger input and output capacitors for more bass, fixed bias, and a 1m2 output resistor for more volume.  Uses OC71, OC73, and OC45 germanium transistors and tagboard circuit construction.  Soundclip soon.

Maestro FZ-1

Maestro FZ-1 for Henry Kaiser.  Veroboard construction, AC128 transistors.  Soundclip soon.

Friday, November 6, 2009

'Moomin' Buzzaround

Moomin Buzzaround for Dave in Ireland.  Dave chose the image for the labelling, silver Hammerite finish, NKT214 transistors.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Rex's Buzzaround

Rex sent me this photo of his Buzzaround on his pedal board!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Laney Klipp combo

Laney Klipp combo I picked up last week, it's solid state and has spring reverb, tremolo, and 'klipp' (fuzz) effects built in, plus 2 x 12" celestion speakers.  Can't find any info on the internet about this version.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fuzz Face

Germanium Fuzz Face, stock circuit, carbon comp resistors, BC and Mullard capacitors, OC71 for q1 and CV7355 for q2, slim case, silver Hammerite finish with clearcoat, Bias control, red l.e.d. indicator, Ghost decal on bottom plate.  Soundclip here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

2 Burns Buzzarounds

2 Buzzaround clones for Rex in the USA.  He asked for a very specific spec for these pedals, ac-128 transistors, Wima input/output caps, BC Electrolytics, chrome LED Bezel, and shockproof input/output sockets.  These have the new "beehive" design too.  Also, some of you may have noticed the 'Ghost' labelling on these and a few other recent pedals, this is the new company name for my Guitar pedals!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Seeland live at Moseley Folk Festival

That IS my son dancing to them!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Univox Superfuzz

Univox Superfuzz for Scott in the USA.  2SC828 transistors, 1N34A germanium diodes, PCB by Mr John Lyons, hand painted gold Hammerite finish.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bass Shin Ei FY-2

Shin Ei FY-2 for Pierluigi in Italy, modded for extra Bass, and with custom labelling.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

JHS Treblebooster for sale

JHS Treble Booster clone for sale on Ebay.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Maestro FZ-1

Maestro FZ-1 for Neil from Seeland/Windscale.  Its for Bass so has a slightly larger value input capacitor, and a switch to choose between the stock value and a much larger value output capacitor.  2 x 1.5v batteries required!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

JHS Treblebooster with Blend section

JHS Treblebooster for Joseph in the USA.  Has a switch to choose between the original 0.01uf input capacitor and a blend section where you can use a knob to blend between 4700pf and o.o47uf input capacitors.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tonebender MKIII

Tonebender mkIII for Jon.  Stock circuit apart from slightly bigger input/output capacitors and no volume limiting resistor.  NKT214 transistors for q1 and q2, a CV7042 for q3. Soundclip here.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Kay Tremolo Boost in a Wah Wah shell

Kay Tremolo in a Cry Baby Wah Wah shell for Ben.  The treadle controls the rate of the Tremolo.  Other controls are Level and Depth.  Nice build and a true 'one off'.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wah Wah shell = Kay Tremolo Boost

Custom order for Ben in London.  He wants the Kay Tremolo Boost but in a Wah Wah shell like the original Kay Tremolo.  Been working on this for a while now, here are some before and after pics of the Hammerite paint job, and I will show more pics when it's done.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Elka Dizzytone #1

Elka Dizzytone (similar to the Burns Buzzaround), silver Hammerite finish, 24mm pots, NTK214 transistors, mixture of carbon comp, carbon film, and metal film resistors, tagboard construction.   Soundclip here.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Selmer Echo Boost

A Selmer ep200 echo booster with an added gain control for Tim.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Zonk Machine soundclip 2 (non mojo)

Another Zonk but built in a 'prototype' case.  No 'mojo' capacitors, plain carbon film resistors, and a trio of CV7355 transistors of the same rough gain values as the 'mojo' Zonk.  Soundclip here.

Zonk Machine soundclip 1 (mojo)

Zonk Machine with OC84, CV7042, and OC45 transistors, pretty full on, reacts well to guitar tone and volume control changes.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Zonk Machine

Version of the Zonk Machine with Carbon Comp resistors, 2 Mullard tropical fish caps, and trimpot to bias the 3rd transistor.  Still trying out different transistors but will put up a soundclip as soon as I'm happy.

Silicon Fuzz Face

Si Fuzz Face for Dave.  Tagboard layout, BC108/109 Silicon transistors, Carbon Comp resistors, Volume, Fuzz, and Bias controls, Gold Hammerite finish.